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Ghana: ICUG graduates 220 students

The Islamic University College of Ghana (ICUG) last Saturday graduated 220 Bachelor of Arts students in Accra for the 2020/2021 academic year and urged them to stay honest and enter the job market.

The number, which consisted of 144 men and 106 women, were students who read religious studies (23), business administration (103) and communication studies (94).

There were nine first class honours, 75 in second class upper division, 117 in second class lower division and 19 in third class division.

The 18th Congregation ceremony, which also saw the enrollment of new students into the college, was themed “Providing Quality Education in the Midst of a Pandemic: The Critical Care Experience.”

Professor Yakubu Awudu Sare, Dean of the Business School, University for Development Studies, in a keynote address congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to speak the truth wherever they go, “this country is suffocating with a level of dishonesty without previous”.

He said knowledge without character produces “a doomed society”, so “let it be known that you can rise to the highest level of society that no one has ever imagined”.

Professor Sare, who stressed the need to embrace technology for higher education as it had become the new world order, called on private universities, including IUCG, to take information technology seriously and communication (ICT) to facilitate teaching and learning.

He also called on the government to help private universities with the necessary ICT infrastructure “such as a strong fiber optic backbone on campuses”.