Professor James Ephraim, the Former Vice Chancellor of Catholic University College, Fiapre has encouraged graduates of Bluecrest University College to have the burning desire to be hungry for success.
“Be passionate to succeed in your endeavours but do not rush to be successful. Do not follow the slogan that everybody is doing it, so it is good. Be determined and work hard towards your future goals”, he added.
Prof Ephraim gave the advice at the weekend at the 14th graduation ceremony of the College in Accra, on the theme “Nurturing Self-Sustainable Africa through Education”.
The students graduated in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resource Management, BBA in Banking and Finance and BBA in Information Systems, Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism and Higher Diploma in Fashion and Design.
He said the future belongs to the youth, who were consistent in achieving their aspirations, and that it behoves on them to have a future plan and work towards accomplishing the idea.
“Life is not straight forward. It is imperative for you to be assertive and always stay consistent in what you do to be successful in all your endeavours”, he said.
The Professor stated that, continuous learning was pivotal for one’s success, urging the graduates to upgrade their knowledge to meet the changing dynamics of the world, and to be competitive in the markets space.
He urged African leaders to provide the citizenry with access to quality education, quality water and sanitation, efficient healthcare system, and an improved housing facility for self-sustained development.
He advised all and sundry to protect the environment from all forms of destruction to ensure the needed sustainable development.
Prof Ephraim charged on the graduates to be ambassadors of change in their field of work and develop creative ideas to solving problems.
Dr Dev Varyani, the Chairman of the University advised the graduates to dream big and work towards achieving their future plans to meet the emerging trend development.
“Stay focus with want you want to do, people will criticize you, but you need to be steadfast and never give up in pursuing goals”.
Dr George Dandy Dampson, a Senior Lecturer, University of Education, Winneba (UEW) who represented the Vice Chancellor of the University urged the graduates to think ‘outside the box’ to solve challenges facing the society.
He encouraged them to take advantage of government social policies and develop an entrepreneurial skill to be self-employed and as well create job opportunities for others.
Dr Ernestt Akwasi Amponsah, the Dean of Student Affairs, UEW urged the graduates to be passionate about everything they do to enable them succeed in achieving their goals.
Ms Muneerah Ajoke Abdulrahman, who spoke on behalf of the graduating students, pledged their unflinching support to use their knowledge acquired to make the needed change in society for national development.
Ms Abdulrahman emerged the best student in Mass Communication and Journalism, Mr Patrick Osei won the best student in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Banking and Finance, while the best BBA in Human Resource and Management went to Mr Bassey James Okote.
Prince Hammond won the best BBA student in Information System, while the best Bachelor of Science student in Information Technology went to Mr Ahmed Jamaldeen.