MAIDEN MATRICULATION CEREMONY HELD AT KUMASI CAMPUS1st Nov 2018
The Kumasi campus held its maident matriculation ceremony for the 2018/19 freshmen and women on Wednesday 31st October 2018. A total of 105 matriculants made up 27 from the Central Business School, 45 from the Faculty of Law and 33 from the School of Graduate Studies. This ceremony, which is an extension of the 17th matriculation of the university officially brought admission for the September cohort to a close and opened the February admission session.
With a current student population of 236 students, the Kumasi campus which started in October 2016 with 19 students will graduate its first batch of Graduate students during the 17th Graduation ceremony to be held on the 8th of December this year.
Addressing the matriculants, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Bill Puplampu challenged them to focus on the purpose for enrolling on the various programmes and endeavour to let the new knowledge they will acquire improve their professional skills and impact their world of work. He reminded them that Central University has zero tolerance for illicit drugs, smoking, ocultic practices, improper sexual conduct, indecent dressing and examination malpractices.He advised them to make the most of the time because it was possible to matriculate but never graduate.
Professor Bill Puplampu asked the matritulants to make use of the available official channels of communication through their Deans and other relevant administrators. He reminded them that most corrupt practices are incubated in school when students neglet layed down procedures and compromise on issues of ethics and integrity. He further congratulated the students for choosing Central University and assured them that they will not regret this decision.
The Vice Chancellor also extended his appreciation to the member of Council and Head Pastor of the Calvary Charismatic Church, Rev. Ransford Obeng, for availing his premises for the use of the university. He also thanked the faculty and staff of the Kumasi campus for helping to keep the campus running and providing the needed services to students.
The Director of the Kumasi campus,Rev. Vincent Aquaah, in his exhortation from Genesis chapter 1 reminded the matriculants that God created both males and females in his own likeness and as such each gender is endowed with the requisite abilities to excel in life. He called on them to effectively combine the various challenges of work, family, financial demands and school in order to benefit from their investment. Quoting from Luke 2:52 and Phillipians 3:14, Rev Aquaah urged the students to grow in their relationship with God and men just as Jesus Christ increased in wisdom, stature and in favour with God and men. He reminded them that human beings are social creatures and so growing healthy relationships while in school is very critical.
The Dean of Students, Dr. Mrs. Gloria Dzeha presented the matriculants and the In-Charge, Academic and Student Services, Mrs Stella Etse, administered the matriculation oath on behalf of the Registrar. Also present at the event were the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Professor Adusei Djumah, the Dean of the School of Theology and Missions, Rev Dr. Ayee-Addo, the Dean of the Central Business School, Dr. Adelaide Kastner and some members of convocation as well as administrators. Rev. Ransford Obeng prayed the closing prayer and pronounced God's blessings on all present.
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