THE VICE President of the Islamic University College Ghana (IUCG) in charge of academic affairs, Nana Dr. Kobena G. Erbynn, has urged parents with wards in the university to desist from neglecting their roles as care givers.

The newly admitted students taking their matriculation oathHe said parents are to continue with their supervisory roles and support their children in the university, as parental love and guidance were important in the upbringing of any young person.

?I call on parents not to abandon their guidance role, leaving everything to the university,? he said.

Nana Dr. Erbynn made this appeal when he addressed the twelfth matriculation ceremony of IUCG in Accra, over the weekend.

He said parents should see the education of their children as a joint venture between them and the university and therefore urged them to express their care through the payment of the fees of their wards while they are at IUCG.

?The tuition fee at IUCG is among the lowest charged by private universities. This, coupled with more humane method of fee-paying schedule, has made it possible for young men and women to afford tertiary education,? he noted.

He however stated that delays in the payment of fees by some students hindered the university from functioning properly, making it difficult for it to employ more lecturers and expand the number of academic programmes.

?I hope that parents and their wards can cooperate with IUCG administration on the payment of tuition and boarding fees,? he said.

Vice President in charge of Research, Alhaji Iddrisu Ibrahim Hussein, assured the new students that IUCG administration would do its best to provide the conditions necessary for studies to enable them to realise their full potential.

Alhaji Hussein furthermore urged the students to abide by the rules and uphold values of hard work, patience, respect, unity and tolerance which would help them perform well at the university.

?As fresh students you are bound to face some challenges; but these challenges should not drive you away from the university. Rather, the challenges should encourage you to work hard to succeed,? he urged.

One hundred and sixty candidates who met the admission requirements of IUCG were offered admission to read various courses for the 2012/2013 academic year.

Out of the 160 persons who partook in the matriculation ceremony, 101 persons comprising 48 males and 53 females were admitted to read a Bachelor?s degree in Business Administration with specialities in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Management Information Systems.

Forty of the matriculates consisting of 25 males and 15 females were given admission to offer a degree in Communications Studies with speciality in Journalism.

Ninteen persons comprising four females and 15 males were also offered admission to read a degree programme in Religious Studies.

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

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