Maryam Gomda who grabbed a Second Class Upper poses with her father Alhaji A.R. Gomda Chief News Editor of the Daily Guide.

The Managing Director (MD) of Stanbic Bank Ghana, Alhassan Andani, has admonished graduating students of the Islamic University College, Ghana (IUCG) to go serve their deprived communities and avoid actions bordering on indiscipline especially as political campaigns gather steam.

Speaking as the guest of honour at the colourful ceremony last Saturday, he told the fresh graduates to remain discipline as they enter the corporate world and be prepared to learn even as they find themselves in new environments.

The MD of Stanbic Bank also advised the graduates to stick to the discipline of understanding the working environment rather than focusing on getting quick money.

He said the indecent desire to get money had led to the sad end of many graduates in the working environment.

He therefore urged the graduates to be ambassadors of the university even as they pursue high education and careers, as well as serve their communities.

He also called on parents to be patient with their children and support them till they become fully independent as the graduate unemployment rate was still high.

Dr. Hakim Elahi, Chairman of the governing body of IUCG, said the college was making giant steps into its next stage.

“We are expanding in terms of faculties and programmes,” he said.

Alhaji Ali Seidu Pelpuo, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, noted the college had admitted its first batch of students to offer communication studies.

He said the addition of the new course was in view of bridging the gap of higher learning among Muslims.

The Managing Director told his audience to shun politicians who sort to hire them to engage in inappropriate acts only to avoid them after victory.

Mr. Andani called on the university to consider introducing programmes relevant to the burgeoning oil and gas industry.

It was the 8th graduation ceremony of the IUCG during which a total of 209 students graduated with 169 students graduating with Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and 40 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies.

Out of the number, eighteen students clinched first class in religious studies, 10 second class upper and lower and two graduated with third class.

The business administration class had eight students graduating with first class, 29 second class upper, 27 second class lower, 33 third class and two passes.

IUCG is an affiliate college of the University of Ghana, Legon whose representative, Prof Oheneba Sackey, Director, Institute of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, conferred the degrees.

 By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

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