“Let the alumni avoid the temptation of instigating an inner rebellion or stoking the flames in the midst of current social media threats from the alumni front”.
Professor Yankah made the call when he addressed the 23rd Congregation of UEW when a total of 358 graduates were awarded Diplomas, Masters and PHDs after successful completion of their courses at Winneba.
He said the Alumni have played a great role in building the University and must, therefore, avoid the temptation of bringing down that great institution they have built with their own sweat.
Professor Yankah urged the Governing Council of UEW to take steps to broker peace.
He expressed concern that a big vacuum had been created with the absence of a Chancellor and principal officers, denying the University of fatherly or motherly persona and a ceremonial head who at critical times could nip emerging crisis in the bud.
The Minister, therefore, called on the Management of University to expedite processes towards the appointment of a Chancellor to succeed Alhaji Asuma Banda whose tenure had ended.
He tasked the authorities of the University and other stakeholders to work together to create a model University that seeks to integrate the country’s diverse interest and ethnic groupings for the purpose of national development.
“Universities should be quintessential enclaves for social integration, rather than typical sites for the balkanization of ethnicities” and urged them to be each other’s keeper as Ghanaians with a common destiny.
Professor Yankah stated that being a graduate in itself may not make one rich but there was an intangible feeling of goodness, from expanding one’s knowledge for the betterment of society and urged students to desire to attain higher education.
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