UEW Holds Valedictory and Matriculation Thanksgiving Service

The University of Education, Winneba has held a valedictory and matriculation thanksgiving service for the immediate past Registrar, Dr. C.Y. Akwaa-Mensah and the matriculants of the 2017/2018 academic year. The service was held under the theme “Jesus Christ the New Way of Life” at the Jophus Anamuah- Mensah Conference Centre.

The preacher, Deaconess Rose Kakari Annang of Grace Baptist Church-Sakumono in Tema advised matriculants and the retired Registrar to seek the Lord (James 1:5; John 10:10). She indicated that the wisdom of heaven is part of God’s abundant life promised to his people and it would enable everyone bare fruits in due season, even in old age.

Matriculants were advised not to worry about anything but to seek the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all other things would be added unto them. She urged students to be diligent and hard working in their studies but to also put their trust in God. She made scriptural reference to psalm 92:12 to say that those that know God will grow gracefully and after retirement there will still be life for them.

In his address, the University Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Kwesi Nkum Wilson acknowledged the works and good deeds of Dr. C.Y. Akwaa-Mensah and added that “He, Dr. Christopher Y. Akwaa-Mensah, had done it.”

Reminiscing on the days of the former Registrar, he said Dr. Akwaa-Mensah saw people come and go but he took a firm decision to make UEW grow and to grow with it, and it was for this that he was appointed Assistant Registrar in 1997 and finally, Registrar in 2006.  He also wished Dr. Akwaa-Mensah a sweet retirement, on behalf of the entire community of UEW, after such a tireless and boundless service.

The former Registrar, Dr. C.Y. Akwaa-Mensah urged all to lead their lives today knowing that “there is a tomorrow”.  He showed immense appreciation to everyone (staff, students’ leaders, students) for their support during his time as Registrar.

He observed that one thing that he has learnt from the job is “when God says the time has come it has indeed come and nobody can stop you from taking what belongs to you”.

Magdalene Owusu

Media Relations