BlueCrest University College Holds Graduation Ceremony
The BlueCrest University College, a leading private university in Ghana, has held its 15th graduation ceremony in Accra.
The ceremony, which was attended by several dignitaries including Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Community, Academic Heads of Universities and guardians of graduands, was on the theme ‘Excellence through LITE (Leadership, Innovation, Technology, and Excellence) approach.
A total of 209 graduands comprising 92 students from the School of Technology, 71 students from School of Business and Communication and 46 students from School of Fashion and Design graduated on the day
Contribution to Society
Speaking at the event, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Danny Dampson, who spoke on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, noted that building a progressive nation requires a dedicated labor force that is ready to sacrifice to bring about the transformation that will improve the lives of all. He said the education that students acquire is not just to prepare them to become finished products but to contribute positively to society.
Professor Dampson further admonished the students to be good leaders whose work will be emulated by many and most especially generations after them. ‘I encourage you all and remind you that as leaders you are individuals who should affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a significant number of individuals and should, as strategic leaders, chart a path that society will follow,’ he stated.
Strong Foundation for Success
Dr. Anand Agrawal, Rector of BlueCrest College, delivering a speech at graduation ceremony
Addressing the graduands on the need to build on foundation they have acquired during their period of studies, the Rector of the BlueCrest University College, Dr. Anand Agrawal noted that the leadership, innovation, technology and entrepreneurial approach to teaching at the university was carefully chosen to build the human capacity of students to respond to the demands of industry.
‘We at The BlueCrest College have committed to implement the approach of LITE…LITE, leadership, innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our programs, our courses, our way of teaching, and our every action as an academic institution reflect these four pillars of the foundation of the College’, he remarked.
Staying Resolute and Focused
Mustapha Zakari Nasomah, valedictorian of the 2018 class giving his speech
A speech delivered by the valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class, Mustapha Zakari Nasomah recounted his experiences during the 4 years of studies at the university. He said, he encountered a number of challenges as a student, but giving up on his dreams was never an option. ‘We knew we needed to stop complaining and rather confront the challenges that academic work presented us with. Today, we are all beaming with smiles knowing that we never gave up, rather we fought to the end to get the victor’s medal’, he said.
He charged his colleagues to stay resolute and prove themselves as they go out into the world of industry. ‘As we go out to pursue our individual careers, we must all, as graduating students, bear in mind that there are no guarantees in the world out there. The first phase of the struggle has only ended and the closure of that chapter is never the end of the story. We have been ushered into a new world full of its own peculiar experiences but I believe we have braced up to rise to the occasion’ he emphasized.