Our 2023 cohort at the University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL), were on Saturday, 19th August, 2023 conferred degrees to officially signify the completion of their academic work at the School at a colourful congregation ceremony, held at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon.
Addressing the graduands as guest speaker of the day, Madam Nana Adjoa Hackman, alumni of UGSoL, Co-Founder of Africa Legal Associates (ALA) tasked the graduating students to embrace challenges as they climbed up the legal professional ladder.
“With the benefits of the challenges and triumphs that have led me to this point, where I stand before you today and years of hindsight, I am a firm believer in the fact that we are a product of our challenges. Even more importantly, a product of how we deal with the challenges that will confront us.
“Your journey through law school, and work as a legal practitioner, would be filled with many wins, but there would also be some very difficult challenges. I urge you all to see the challenges before you as disguised opportunities for growth,” she stated.
She encouraged the graduands to invest in their career through knowledge-building opportunities.“For each of you, the decision to pursue a career in law would have been motivated by some purpose you seek to achieve, whatever your motivation is, the best place to start is to build up yourselves. Invest in knowledge and skill, build expertise and make a good impact,” she entreated.
Giving her valedictorian speech, Ms Abigail Nakuor Wowolo, walked the 2023 graduands down memory lane, highlighting their turbulent yet memorable four-year journey, and great strides made in and out of the classroom.
Ms. Wowolo encouraged her fellow graduands to hold fast to the virtues and attributes developed over the course of their study at the School to grow and make lasting impacts in their profession.
“The University of Ghana School of Law, the University of Ghana Medical School, and the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences - our battlegrounds have built in us qualities, discipline, time management, resilience, emotional maturity, confidence, humility, patience and cooperation.
“It is precisely the challenges we faced, that have honed our resilience and strengthened our determination. As we move forward, let us embrace these obstacles as opportunities for growth and continue to learn from every experience,” she emphasised.
A total of 218 students graduated from the school at the congregation ceremony.