Graduates must stay away from corruption

By Alexander Nyarko Yeboah, GNA

Tema, Nov. 18, GNA – Mr Kafui Kweku Anyomedie,
an alumnus of Central University (CU) who was the Guest Speaker of the 18th
Congregation of the University has asked the graduands not to be corrupted by
the world outside the classroom as they prepare to pursue their careers.

“Today, our country faces a myriad of
problems, problems that we are the solution of. Corruption runs rife, crippling
our systems and institutions, and we have all played a part in it,” he said.

Mr Anyomedi said this in a keynote address
at the weekend at the CU campus, Miotso where thousands of well-wishers joined
graduands for the 2019 graduation ceremony.

Mr. Anyomedie, and a trained architect,
advised the graduating class not to allow themselves to partake in the
corruption narrative and ensure that “the values you inherited from the CU
guided their every action.”

He asked the students to dedicate themselves
to right principles and promise that “we step out of the confines of Central
University into the world to excellence and integrity grounded in faith. Men
and women grounded in these values would surely overcome the ills of this
nation.

Mr. Anyomedie said the world would try to
break them, beat them down, but all they had was their values which defined
them. “Let it be said of you, ‘that was a woman dedicated to excellence that
was a man of integrity that was a Central University Alumnus who changed the
face of our nation’,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor of the CU, Professor
Bill Buenar Puplampu, in rejecting the tenets of corruption even in academia,
informed the graduands to be particular about observing laid down regulations
because “rule violating behavior has consequences, especially where those rules
relate to access to formal rights and privileges.”

Prof. Puplampu made reference to the recent
Sex for Grades allegations that were made against some persons in Ghana and
Nigeria and asked players in academia to endeavour to stick to proper
behavioral practices in order to safeguard the value of the certificates they
presented to students.

“We all have a responsibility to be
uncompromising in our standards for in-class delivery, exam management,
rejection of all suggestions of alternative means for credentialisation without
the attendant effort and output,” the Vice-Chancellor advised.

GNA

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