Our 2022 Cohort at the University of Ghana School of Law, on Saturday, 3rd September, 2022 graduated at a colourful congregation ceremony held at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon.
In all one hundred and fifty (150) students graduated with seven (7) students receiving First Class Honours, sixty-three (63) students were awarded Second Class Honours (Upper Division), sixty-one (61) students in Second Class Honours (Lower Division) and two (2) students with Third Class Honours.
The guest speaker at the ceremony, Ms. Isabel Boaten, Managing Partner at AB & David Ghana, admonished the graduating class to yearn for extraordinariness, and create an impactful world. “This opportunity presented to us today, a very powerful moment to shift from our default setting of being ordinary, to be rewired into the greatest versions of ourselves to create the required impact in our professions and the world.”
In order to make their mark in their chosen profession and the world, Ms. Boaten encouraged the graduates to cultivate a learning spirit that would propel them to look beyond their current state and tap into their extraordinariness, because “there are no extraordinary people, but ordinary people doing extraordinary things with what they have and always making room for a better version of themselves.”
Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse, Chancellor, University of Ghana, encouraged graduates to be committed to the ethics of their chosen profession saying “as you move on to the next stage of your professional training in law, I charge you to be committed to the ethics of your chosen profession, particularly; independence, honesty and integrity.” Having in mind and practice these ethics would help guide your future steps in the practice of law.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, in a speech, read by Professor Gordon Awandare, Pro Vice Chancellor, Academic & Students Affairs, highlighted various initiatives carried out by the school to improve upon the teaching and learning experience of students and teaching staff, at the university through technological advancement.
Ms. Davina Seyram Gbedy, in her valedictorian speech shared the amazing journey of the graduating class of 2022, the struggles they faced and ways they navigated through those challenges towards their current success. Ms. Gbedy used this platform to thank their lecturers, parents, and guardians, as well as their spouses and children for being their support system throughout their educational journey, from the very first year they stepped onto the University of Ghana campus through to the very end.
Below are a few photos from the ceremony.