The Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University, Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua has asked students to be particular about solving problems. He said, “the country doesn’t necessarily need more graduates, after all we have a lot who are unemployed, instead, we need graduates who are able to solve problems.”
The Vice-Chancellor said this when he delivered his speech at the second batch of the 13th graduation ceremony of Pentecost University.
Speaking further, Aps. Prof. Agyapong-Kodua enumerated strategic activities the University has undertaken to make its students solution oriented. He said the PU’s teaching and learning modules are designed in ways that imbibe problem solving skills to the students. Apart from that, the University has partnerships with corporate bodies such as the TIAST Group Ghana, a Chinese conglomerate that offer internship opportunities to our students.
Not only that, the University deploys students to the community to support various projects and learn how to deal with challenges in the process. “Recently, for example, the University deployed 25 students to deprived communities in Afram Plains in the Eastern Region, to offer teaching support to schools in the area.” He added that the feedback from the students and poise to return to Afram Plains in spite of the apparent challenges they faced is a signal that students of Pentecost University are prepared and willing to confront and deal with problems.
The Director of Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education Dr. Eric Nkansah who spoke on behalf of the Hon. Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum commended Pentecost University for committing to training problem solving graduates. Dr. Nkansah said the University’s operations and outlook have endeared it to the general public.
In this second batch of the 13th graduation, the University graduated 198 students at both masters and first degree levels. In a practice, that is uncommon in Ghana, the University handed over the actual academic certificates to all the graduating students.
The congregation ceremony took place on Saturday 9th April, 2022 on the University’s main campus at Sowutuom in Accra. It was attended by the Chairman of the University Council Rev. Prof Oto Ellis and other distinguished personality within The Church of Pentecost, the education sector and the general public.