Monday, 23 May

Adapt to change – Wisconsin University president charges graduates

Wisconsin University College

The President of Wisconsin International University College, Professor Obeng Mireku, has charged graduates from tertiary institutions to adapt to change in order to excel in their various fields.

He said this at the university’s 14th graduation congregation on the theme: “Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and quality assurance at WIUC-Gh”.

According to him, “We may have done our best to prepare you for the future, however, there are some things you can learn at the university of life, in the real world out there…”

“A major lesson the pandemic has taught us is that we are living not only in a static but dynamic world”, adding: “Every now and then, we are constantly being confronted with and pursued by change”.

“We need to come to terms with change, be abreast with change and move along with change, otherwise change will leave us in the woods”, he noted.

Change, he added, “is inevitable, so, embrace change and keep going”.

Touching on the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning at WIUC, Prof Obeng Mireku noted: “At Wisconsin, we have accepted this reality and have resolved to adapt by putting in place the necessary measures to ensure we continuously remain ahead of setbacks such as the COVID pandemic including making online teaching and learning an integral part of our pedagogy”.

He also disclosed that the university is set to roll out a Bachelor of Education Programme in Early Childhood and Primary Education from January next year to satisfy growing demand.

He said: “I am happy to inform you that in addition to our regular programmes in business, communication studies, nursing, computer and IT; law, humanities and post-graduate studies, Wisconsin has, since the last academic year, introduced new programmes such as BA Music and Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education”.

“The BA Music which is under the school of Communication Studies is already in its second semester. The B Ed Early Childhood and Primary Education is, however, expected to commence in January 2022 at the Accra Campus with admissions currently ongoing.”

In all 1,127 students graduated with 1,062 undergrads (comprising 729 females and 338 males), 50 (23 females 27 males) post graduates and 15 diploma students. For the undergraduate level, 98 bagged first class, 496 second Class Upper with 333 walked away with 2nd class lower.