Namoog-Kansoe (UE) Nov.5, GNA-Professor Herbert Kwable Dei, the Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance at the University for Development Studies (UDS) has urged graduates to make good use of the knowledge acquired in school to better their lives and improve society.
Professor Dei said knowledge and skills would not be relevant unless they were put into use profitably and asked Graduates of various tertiary institutions to use their skills productively to transform society and improve the economy.
Professor Dei was speaking at the maiden graduation ceremony of the Regentropfen College of Applied Science (ReCAS) on Saturday, at Namoog-Kansoe in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region.
He said transforming the lives of people with the skills acquired in school would tell how relevant the Graduates were to society with whatever qualification they had obtained and reminded them that society might ignore their existence if they failed to be productive.
Mr Mensah Senadze, the Chairman of the College Council, called on the graduates to be agents of change in society, community transformers, applied inventers and national leaders, to solve community and national level challenges.
He told them they were the prime bearers of the relay baton and therefore pacesetters for the college and the entire nation would look up to their records which would form part of the college foundation’s reputation.
Mr Senadze urged them to strive hard and never stop learning as society was dynamic and their skills might not be relevant after some time.
Mr Frank Fusieni Adongo, the Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, in a speech read on his behalf by Mrs Yvonne Wonchua, the Assistant Director in charge of Administration at the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, urged the graduates to uphold the core values of the University, knowledge, excellence and truth so as to champion the course of development of the area.
He asked them to regard themselves as the refined human resource for the region and contribute towards its development.
About twenty five graduates were honoured with certificates of Diploma in Basic Education, Agriculture for social change, Computer science, Business in administration and Accounting.
The Best Graduating Student Award dubbed ”Professor Apusiga Award” went to Miss Beatrice Atipoka Atindaana, who attained a distinction in Basic Education.