Stanbic Bank CEO calls on university graduates to pursue dreams in entrepreneurship

A total of 915 students have graduated from the Catholic University of Ghana (CUG), with a call on university students and graduates to pursue entrepreneurial dreams across all fields of academic studies.

Mr. Kwamina Asomang, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Stanbic Bank, advised graduates to be “willing to break a new mold of opportunities and ideas” saying “this is important because the world has redefined work as no longer a place you go, but rather a thing you do”.

Comprising 315 undergraduates and 600 postgraduates’ students successfully went through MAs in Religious Studies and Pastoral Ministry, Business Administration, Public Health, as well as MPHIL in Educational Administration and Management, Curriculum Studies and Guidance and Counseling.

The University also admitted 973 fresh students for the 2022/2023 academic year, to pursue various degree courses in Business Administration, Human Resource, Computer Science, General Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health Nursing Information Technology, Datta Science as well as other Diploma and Certificate courses.

Speaking at the 21st graduation and 32 matriculation ceremony, held at the university’s main campus at Fiapre, near Sunyani, Mr. Asomang highlighted the need for students and graduates to broaden their minds to other areas of career opportunities,

“The on-going revolution is creating opportunities for human interactions, and new business models and reshaping the way firms compete with one other”, he said,

Mr. Asomang therefore inspired the graduates to capitalize on digitization and use the internet to gain proficiency in highly sought-after disciplines in areas such as coding, web and app design, data science, and artificial intelligence.

“The internet is awash with free tools on google, linkedIn, amazon and web services to chart a new path for your careers”, he added.

Professor Daniels Obeng-Ofori, the Vice Chancellor of the CUG, thanked Nana Addo Danlkwa Akufo-Addo for the presidential charter which had made the university autonomous, and expressed appreciation to the lecturers, faculty heads and the entire university community for their support towards the growth and development of the CUG.

With the charter, Prof Obeng-Ofori said the CUG would introduce other relevant academic programmes that would benefit the nation, and advised the fresh students to remain disciplined and avoid examination malpractices that could lead to their dismissal.

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