The University of Ghana Business School on Thursday, 28th September 2017, organised an induction ceremony for its Special Graduate students. The ceremony, which was held at the R.S. Amegashie Auditorium, was to officially welcome the students into the university community. It also provided students with the opportunity to be fully recognised as members of the institution.
Delivering the welcome address on behalf of the Dean of the Business School, Professor Justice Bawole, Head of Department for Public Administration and Health Services Management (PAHSM) re-echoed UGBS’s vision of becoming a world-class school that develops global leaders. He hinted that in line with this vision, the school has a brand-new five-year strategic plan. This, he said, spans seven pillars including creating an excellent environment for teaching and learning as well as creating an environment that promotes cutting edge and policy relevant research for development among others. Professor Bawole assured the students of the school’s commitment towards achieving these objectives and promised them an excellent stay in the school.
In addition, Professor Justice Bawole urged the freshmen to build networks and share ideas so as to reshape and broaden their perspectives. The students were also encouraged to make good use of the facilities available and to draw management’s attention to any drawbacks identified. He informed the students of some newly introduced programmes. Some of the programmes include: MSc Finance and Accounting, MSc. Financial Risk Management, and MSc. Marketing Strategy which are sandwich programmes. Others include: Clinical Leadership and Management, Health Policy and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Policy and Management, NGO Management and Development, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Public Sector Management, International Business Management as well as Logistics and Operations Management.
In his remarks, The Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Kwaku Tanoh-Debrah highlighted some important regulations governing graduate programmes at the University of Ghana. He emphasised the need for students to go through all the necessary registration processes. Prof. Tanoh-Debrah further admonished students to get copies of the graduate school’s hand book and abreast themselves of the rules. Students were also advised to avoid plagiarism.
Mr. Ernest Adinku, a representative of the 2017 cohorts presented the expectations on behalf of the year group. He stated that the class expects to exit the university of Ghana, having sharpened their managerial and leadership skills.
During the ceremony, Senior Assistant Registrar, Academic Affairs Directorate, Mrs. Bernice Tamakloe led students to swear a code of honour. The event was attended by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Kwaku Tanoh-Debrah and other faculty.
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