The Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre has graduated its first batch of Master of Public Health (MPH) and B.Sc. General Nursing students during 18th Congregation with a colourful ceremony at Fiapre. In his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Daniel Obeng-Ofori, informed the crowd about the modest achievements of the University in the areas of staff promotions and development, fruitful external collaborations, scholarships and discounts. He further indicated that, as part of interventions to lessen the financial burdens of needy but brilliant students, the University Scholarships Committee had advertised for applications for the disbursement of the Rev. Fr. Prof. Michael James Schultheis scholarship Fund, to award scholarships to qualified applicants. Professor Obeng-Ofori advised Matriculants to take advantage of the available facilities to develop themselves in preparation for future opportunities and challenges. He cautioned the graduands that even though the formal education they had acquired was useful, they needed more than just certificates and formal qualifications to excel in their job roles and in life in general.He encouraged them to apply the knowledge they had acquired to serve humanity. In all 550 undergraduates, 41 MBA and 129 PGDE students were graduated

For his part, the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, reiterated the NPP governments commitment to collaborate with the private sector to ease the burden on education, in spite of the growing concerns of private universities who feel frustrated, struggle to pay their loans as others have been suffocated by unbearable tax burdens which is pushing some of the institutions into virtual collapse. He further indicated that soon, Ghana’s affiliation system will be a thing of the past under the Government of Nana Addo Danquah-Akuffo. He assured Ghanaians that the New Patriotic Party was in a hurry to rescue the private sector to drive innovation and assume its rightful, pivotal place in national development


He further hinted that the Ministry of Education is currently liaising with the National Council for Tertiary Education in working out modalities to define the status of grades like D7 as a way of giving hope to applicants to humanities for example, whose courses may not require mathematics, yet they are denied admission because of the D7 in mathematics.
Professor Yankah admonished the graduands that with diligence, determination, humility and hard work, they will succeed. . Professor Yankah admonished the graduands that with diligence, determination, humility and hard work, they will succeed.

Published on: 29th october., 2019.

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