7th Graduation Ceremony of Academic City College Ghana took place on October 7, 2017 at the Auditorium of Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons . With over 720 graduating students, this was by far the biggest graduation ceremony of Sikkim Manipal University students.
Graduating students received their awards in their respective undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of Information Technology, Business Administration and Journalism & Mass Communication.
The Chairman of Governing Council, Dr. Kapil Gupta entreated the graduates to keep working hard and embracing innovations to achieve their cherished career and personal goals. He informed the gathering that ACC is at an advanced stage of construction of the new permanent campus at Haatso spread across 11 acres with a total built up area of 200,000 square feet featuring state-of-the-art Class rooms, Laboratories, library, cafetaria, hostel and the works. He informed that programmes run by ACC on Engineering, ICT and Business / Journalism etc would incorporate entrepreneurship and liberal arts curriculum so that the graduates are job-ready are job-creators.
Addressing the gathering on the theme: “Developing Future Leaders through Entrepreneurship Education for Sustainable Employment: The Role of Private Tertiary Institutions”, Professor Paul Buatsi, the keynote speaker, emphasised that Ghana needs to have a specific entrepreneurship focussed education strategy. He therefore called for national strategy for entrepreneurship education in Ghana. This, he said, would help graduates to become employers and not employees and help reduce their dependence on the already saturated job market.
As special guest of honor, Professor Abdullahi, Mohammed-Sani, a respected Academician in the field of Research and innovation, charged the students to be aware of way the world is changing and that can be distressful but can lead to a lot of opportunities.
Mr. Anis Haffar, an Educationist and Founder of GATE Institute - Ghana, stressed the need for students not to deter from hard work or avoid shortcuts. He cited real life examples and struggles from his personal life and asked them to be prepared for the future.
Dr. Abhishek Tyagi told the media that educational institutions needed to evolve form the traditional approach and be industry oriented. He stressed that every programme be it Engineering, Business, IT, Journalism etc. run by Academic City College incorporates a combination of entrepreneurship and liberal arts.