On 17th December 2021, the Alumni Association of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) held an end-of-year dinner at the UGBS Graduate Building. This is an annual event for UGBS Alumni to reconnect and to also celebrate those who have achieved milestones within the year. The event was emceed by Mr. John Mark and Dr. Kobby Mensah. The occasion began with an opening prayer by Mrs. Sophia Dapaah Mantey.
The 1st Vice President of the Alumni Association, Mr. Richard Kofi Afenu addressed the gathering. He thanked the Alumni for their support and generous contributions towards the Business School. He went on to list some activities and projects carried out by the Association during the year, which included the celebration of the chocolate day with farmers at Kwahu Bepong, and a medical outreach to the Good Shepherd Orphanage in Kasoa. Year groups and individuals were then acknowledged for their contributions during the year.
Professor John Effah was invited to guide the audience on how to join the Alumni Association using Graduway, a digital platform that allows alumni to network, connect, and mentor one another. He encouraged those in attendance to join the platform and to encourage their colleagues absent to do so as well, in order to expand the alumni network.
Dr. Kwaku Ofosu Asare, President of the Alumni Association, stated that the main goal of the annual dinner is to bring alumni together to communicate and prepare for the coming year. It also allows new alumni to engage with previous alumni and seek advice from them. He went on to explain the key motives for the projects embarked on this year. He concluded his remarks with a synopsis of upcoming activities and the introduction of the logo for the Business Excellence Awards, which will take place next year.
Taking his turn, Professor Justice N. Bawole, the Dean of UGBS, congratulated the Alumni for their continued support of the Business School and expressed his pride in their accomplishments. He commended faculty and staff for their devotion and hard work. He went on to list some of the Business School's accomplishments, including providing laptops to deserving students. He further urged the Alumni to support the School's "One Student, One Laptop" Initiative. He encouraged the Alumni in attendance to participate in the Corporate Executive in Residence programme, which entails industry players training and mentoring students at the Business School. He added that the School intends to construct a new lecture facility between the Cedis House and the UGBS building on the main campus.
The event ended with a dance and photo session by Year groups followed by a closing prayer.
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