IUCG Holds 16th Graduation
Alhassan Andani (Pishigu Lana) (left) presenting an award to Ayinde Fatihah Oluwabukola
The Islamic University College, Ghana (IUCG) on Saturday 30th November, 2019, held its 16th Congregation and 21st Matriculation Ceremony at the institution's premises in Adjiringanor Accra.
In his welcome address, Dr. Ali Arab Khorasani President of IUCG, heaped praises on the lecturers of the University College for their worthy work in churning out graduates year after year who went on to make the Institution and the country at large proud. He thereby charged the fresh graduates to do their possible best in order to continue the trend.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador of The Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Dr. Nosratollah Maleki, spoke on social inequality; an issue he thought was very rife and prevalent in the world today. He noted that Ghana would only be able to bridge the widening gap if the country adequately equipped her human resource. He advised the graduands to make the responsibility of closing the gap between the rich and the poor their personal commitment.
Speaking on the theme: “Producing Thought Leaders for National Transformation: The Role of Universities”, the Special Guest of Honour, Naa Alhassan Andani, Pishigu Lana and also Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Ghana, educated the graduating students on the nature of the job market awaiting them. He intimated that it was not easy in the corporate world and that competition was getting keener by the day, and that, organizations were as a result going through hard times finding employees who would be best suited in driving their goals forward. “The modules of organizations as you knew them are changing and will continue to change. You are not going to come in to play minute special roles as a lawyer, a marketing person, a human resource person or whatever technical skills you may have learnt here. Organizations are evolving at such a terrific pace”, the renowned banker posited.
He therefore cautioned the graduates not to be delusional in thinking that things would be smooth out there; adding that they were required to prepare themselves adequately to surmount the challenges. Mr. Andani urged the graduands to think outside the box and become versatile and holistic individuals.
He also urged parents and guardians to be supportive of the new graduates as they struggled to find their feet.
With the help of some corporate entities, awards were given to the best graduating students of the various departments. Winners walked away with cash prizes, IUCG branded plaques and other goodies.
Mr. Dawuda, Mohammed Hashim won the award for best taxation student. Miss Sesay, Isatou and Mr. Abubakar, Mohammed won the award for the best students in Business Administration and Religious Studies Department respectively. Ayinde Fatihah Oluwabukola took home the best Communication Studies student award and she was also adjudged the Overall Best Graduating Student.
Present at the occasion were many high profile personalities including ambassadors, parliamentarians, and several traditional and religious leaders.
Islamic University College, Ghana is one of the fastest rising private tertiary institutions in the country. Established in the year 2000, the University College have taken giant strides in their quest to provide quality, affordable and morally-inclined tuition to students of Ghana and across the diaspora.
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