661 students have graduated from the Presbyterian University College, Ghana (PUCG) for the year 2016 at a ceremony at its Okwahu Campus.
The students who graduated from the following degree programmes: Business Administration, Business Economics, Agribusiness, Rural and Community Development, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, ICT, Mathematics, Nursing and Physician Assistantship comprised 352 males and 309 females.
55 students of the total number of graduating students got First Class Honours (39 males and 16 females); Second Class Upper Division: 289 students (142 males and 147 females); Second Class Lower division: 217 students (116 males and 101 females; Third Class: 83 students (42 males and 41 Females) and Pass category: 17 students (13 male 4 females).
Ms. Emily Addison
There were 18 awards for some of the graduating students for excellent performance. Out of this figure, female students won 10 of the awards.
Ms. Emily Asaa Addison, a BSc. Mathematics student of the Faculty of Science and Technology was adjudged the Overall Best Student. She also received the Overall Best Female Graduating Student and Faculty Best Student Awards.
Addressing the Congregation, the President of PUCG, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng thanked the parents and guardians and said “It is your confidence in us, three or four years ago to entrust your sons, daughters and wards to us for training that has resulted in today’s ceremony”.
Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng addressing the audience
He was confident that the graduands will excel in life because the University has invested a lot in Christian moral values and excellent academic teaching in their training to ensure that they indeed become agents of transformation in the Ghanaian society and the world at large.
The President informed the congregation about PUCG receiving accreditation for two new programmes in Education – Bachelor of Education (Business Studies) and Bachelor of Education (Social Studies) – and said these two departments are the foundation departments of the Faculty of Education.
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