On Thursday, 23rd December 2021, the University of Ghana Business School held its annual end of year party to take a break from a long year of hard work. It was a way to celebrate Jesus Christ, the Business School, and to also thank God for bringing the school this far.
The school administrator, Mr Emmanuel Poku-Sarkodee said the opening prayer and gave the welcome address. In his address, he mentioned that it’s only fitting that at this time, we come into wine and dine, and fraternize. He added that it’s important to come together, celebrate, and make the day a memorable one.
Prof Justice N. Bawole, the Dean of the Business School, gave a brief statement, in which he stated that he will send his report online towards the end of the year. He expressed his appreciation to all faculty and staff for the hard work and dedication. He highlighted that it has been a tough and terrible year, and during that period the school has lost some loved ones. However, despite all that, the year has been a productive one. For instance, it is one of the years that the school has made the most investments. He stated that he has always been hard and tough because he wants the school to be the best that it has always been. According to him, being the best means you don’t have to rest on your laurels. He thanked everyone on behalf of management, and emphasised that because of their hard work, the school can speak with authority, and command respect from others when they go for meetings.
Prof Bawole stated that in the year under review, they’ve had positive things. The first one is that they are making very good progress towards two new buildings. One will be the phase two of the graduate building and will be financed with the school’s IGF. He said the Development Committee of the university has approved it, and they are currently going through the process of signing an MOU, and once that is signed, work will commence. Also, the other building will be situated at the space between the Cedi House and the UGBS building on main campus and will be financed by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). The dean stated that these two important buildings coming up, will drastically change the course of the life of UGBS. He urged everyone to observe the COVID protocols. He concluded by saying that “the whole event was for us to commend ourselves and psyche ourselves for the year 2022”.
The party was interspersed with musical interludes, where faculty and staff danced to the songs being played. There was also “musical chairs” to spice up the party.
Ms. Majorie Quist, the Assistant Registrar (Academic Affairs) said the vote of thanks and the event was brought to a close.
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