The 2nd session of the 49th Congregation of the University of Cape Coast has been held on Friday, 23rd September, 2016 at the New Examination Centre (NEC).
The congregation saw a total of 1,842 graduands from the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, which comprise the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and the School of Business.
Out of the total number of graduands, 94 attained first class honours, 691 had second class upper division, 660 obtained second class lower division and over 324 had third class and pass.
The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the university, Prof. D. D. Kuupole disclosed during his speech some achievements made by the university to the outside world with respect to the College of Humanities and Legal and Studies.
Mr. Eric Abonah Mensah, a student of Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology with a CGPA of 3.92 was adjourned the overall best graduating student.
In his valedictory address, the overall best graduating student, acknowledged the efforts made by lecturers and parents through their journey as students of the university. He also charged his colleagues to use the skills and knowledge they have acquired to change the world.
The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the graduands and asked them to work harder for greater opportunities ahead of them.
“You could improve yourself professionally and academically in order to better your chances in the job market. You will be dealing with many people whose behavior cannot be predicted. You need to tolerate and learn the culture and norms of the organization you will find yourself in so that you can fit in very well” he advised.
Prof. D. D. Kuupole again showed appreciation to the government, agencies and some individuals for their immense support to the development of the university.
Special awards were given to graduands with outstanding academic performances from their respective faculties and departments.
Some graduands shared their experiences and excitement with Choicism.com at the end of the congregation.
“It has not been an easy journey but the Almighty God has been very grateful and i thank my parents for their support from day one. God bless them,” a graduand said.
“Hard work truly pays. I will urge all students to work very hard, take their studies very serious and they will surely make it in the end,” another graduand advised.
The congregation saw in attendance, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, Provosts of the various colleges, other senior members of the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Isaac Sackey, a representative of the VC of the University for Development Studies, parents and some relatives of graduands.