230 post-graduate students graduate as GIJ holds second session of 13th Congregation ceremony

A total of 230 post-graduate students graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism during the second session of the Institute’s 13th Congregation Ceremony for the School of Graduates Studies and Research.

The ceremony was held at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Giving his welcome address, Chairman of the Institute’s Governing Council, Professor Kwasi Ansu – Kyeremeh admonished the graduands to do exploit that will propel the development of the country.

“These are unusual times and if you are graduating in these unusual times then one expects that you do unusual things that will move this nation forward” he stated.

Rector of the Institute, Professor Kwamena Kwansah Aidoo also entreated graduands to utilize the knowledge acquired during their studies and use it to positively impact society.

“In your various communication environment and roles, endeavour to seek to give a voice to those whose voices are hardly heard. Make sure you explore the path that is less trodden and explore where many will turn away” he said.

Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo further entreated the students to strive for excellence and be good ambassadors of the Institute.

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Guest Speaker for the Congregation, Beatrice Agyemang, who is the CEO of Media General, also admonished the graduands to adopt a new culture of communication borne out of investigations and fact-checking to distinguish themselves in the field.

In an exclusive with Univers News, Overall Best Graduating student, Dominic Awini Asitanga attributed his feat to hard work and the grace of God.

He encouraged students to be God-fearing, hardworking, passionate and seek good company to study within their academic pursuit in order to achieve such great feat.

Story by: Daniel Sackitey

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