Presbyterian University, Ghana holds 16th Graduation

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The Presbyterian University, Ghana (PUG) held its 16th Graduation ceremony for students who have successfully completed their undergraduate programmes of study. The University graduated 539 students comprising 270 males and 269 females.

Addressing the graduands at the ceremony, the President of PUG, Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu urged them to pay critical attention to issues of integrity, selflessness, emotional intelligence, ability to work with little or no supervision and teamwork while being guided by the University’s motto “Discipline in Leadership.”

The President of PUG, Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu

The President said the values of the University besides academic work; Discipline, Integrity, Excellence, Hard work and Faith in God “will ensure that you move away from the lackadaisical and the business as usual attitudes which have deprived our nation of the needed quality workforce.”

Having been instilled with the tenets of excellence, discipline, integrity, commitment and faith in God, Prof Oduro Owusu said the University is confident the graduates will deliver on their mandates and contribute to pushing the development Agenda of the nation.

Sustainable Financing

The President of PUG disclosed that the University is in discussions with the University of Quatar and Avnon Academy of Israel to establish a Food Security unit with the primary focus of ensuring the availability of food along the value chain, for the Ghanaian economy at affordable prices while protecting farming interests.

(From right to left) The Council Chair, His Lordship Justice Prof Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey, Chancellor Rt. Rev Prof J. O. Y. Mante and President of PUG Prof Ebenezer Oduro

Prof Oduro Owusu welcomed the gesture from the Chief of Somsei in Afram Plains, Nana Osei Omari Brempong ll, an agricultural entrepreneur to make available land for practical farming and research into indigenous storage systems for most of the agricultural farm produce.   

“This will ensure that we store abundant food during the bounty seasons to last longer and make them available during the lean season for price stability and consumer protection,” he noted.

The President thus called for support and partnership from the University’s development partners, the business community, philanthropists and the Government in its developmental efforts assuring that the University is open to any form of arrangements for the provision of affordable housing and hostels to staff and students of the University.

Some traditional leaders who graced the occasion

New programmes

Following the attainment of the Presidential Charter, the President outlined the progress made in augmenting academic programmes of the University.

Prof Oduro Owusu said the University has submitted for accreditation PhD in Environment and Development, and MBA in Human Resource Development and Management while developing new programmes such as PhD in Leadership and Management, MSc in Nursing, BSc in Communication Studies, MBA in Project Development and MSc in Information and Communication Technology.

A section of convocation

He disclosed that the curricula for BSc Automobile Engineering, Materials Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering programmes are being drafted for accreditation to augment the BSc Engineering programme while plans are in advance in starting a Medical School at Asante Akyem Campus, Agogo.


The President of PUG, Prof Oduro Owusu thanked the University Chancellor, who is also the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev Prof Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante and the entire Church for the immense support to the University including infrastructural grants.

The President expressed gratitude to the graduating students and their parents for the confidence reposed in the University for which reason they chose PUG for their tertiary education.

He also expressed his appreciation to the traditional leaders for their continuous support to the University.     

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