“Have a Mentor to Guide you” – UEW Council Chairman Entreats Graduands
The Council Chairman of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Nana Ofori Ansah I, has urged graduands to form solid networks, have mentors to advise them, and attempt to take away something useful from their everyday encounters with mentors.
He emphasised to the graduates the importance of taking responsibility for their own future success and not allowing people to determine their future strides, noting that while they may have the paper qualifications, they may be worthless without hard work and honesty.
The Council Chairman of UEW said this at the Second Session of the 26th Congregation of the University held at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba, from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April, 2022.
PhD students being honoured for their academic prowess
He further encouraged them to believe in themselves and be content with what they have at any point in time, resist the temptation of getting rich quickly, preserve their dignity and that of their families, and be very good ambassadors of UEW.
“You have achieved what most people struggled for and could not. You have attained what many are still striving, dreaming, and praying to attain, namely, a university qualification. Congregations are commemorative occasions to celebrate the hard work, dedication, commitment, and sacrifices of our graduands. We are also to celebrate with parents and guardians who have toiled to support their children and wards to attain this level of success.
“We have every reason to be immensely proud that this day has come. All the sacrifices you and your wards have made have not been in vain. I salute the faculty, administrative and supporting staff, and all other stakeholders of the University who have made this graduation possible,” he extolled.
A cross-section of postgraduate and undergraduate graduands at the ceremony
He pointed to the fact that following graduation, every graduate looks forward to the future with high hopes, a future that can bring their goals to fruition. Nana Ansah I was confident that with the training and coaching the graduands had been given at UEW, they would be poised to take up every challenge to conquer them to make their families, the University, and themselves proud.
“You are leaving this University with a very good education. Please use it to change the world positively. Your success today has been the result of hard work, discipline, commitment, teamwork, analytical thinking, humility, and the will to succeed,” he recounted.