On Saturday, 12th April, 2014, Regent University College of Science and Technology held its 7th Graduation Ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre.
A total of 503 students – representing 442 undergraduate students and 61 postgraduate students were honored with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, Informatics, Engineering, Human Development and Psychology, Divinity and Theology.
The event was well attended by the entire Regent Community, Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, the clergy, chiefs, parents, guardians, the press, and the general public.
This year's graduation ceremony was under the theme, "The Need for Transformational Leaders for Our Time." In his address, the Founder and President of Regent University College, Rev. Prof. E.K. Larbi noted that education was key to the progress and prosperity of individuals and communities.
He also noted that "as a nation, we should be prepared, and indeed willing to sacrifice our last pesewa to educate the last soul because education is our future and our future is our education! Quality education for that matter" he stressed.
He charged the graduands to be different. "YOU MUST BE DIFFERENT!” he said. “Go as an ambassador with a mission and a mandate. Go and change your world."
On the country as a whole, Prof. Larbi observed that our resources has not been equitably distributed, and blamed such inequality on the lack of quality managers for our national resources. He therefore tasked the gradaunds to rise to the occasion because "our continent and our nation for that matter, is in urgent need of selfless, dedicated, visionary, result-driven, God-fearing ethical leaders."
The Deputy Minister of Education in Charge of Tertiary Education Mr. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa represented Government. He commended private universities for the critical role they are playing in the human resource development of this country.
He commended Regent University College for its contribution, particularly in the area of science, and technology education. He assured that government will collaborate with this sector to provide quality education for all Ghanaians.
The Chairman of the University Council, Prof. Nuamah-Nsowah, reflecting on the theme for the occasion said, "Leadership is an issue that is absolutely central to our ability to thrive in a world of increasing complexity and accelerating change. Good leadership for a nation will translate into economic growth, good sanitation, effective training of human resource and sound ethical and moral practices."
He therefore charged the 2014 graduands to go out there to exhibit exemplary leadership traits in any capacity they find themselves and to make the university and the country proud.