The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) has launched its 50th anniversary celebration, on the theme: “50 years of leadership in business education: determining new frontiers.”
The event also coincided with the school’s 33rd annual management day which was well attended by high ranking government officials and the academia.
The annual event offers a platform for students, lecturers, corporate executives and managers to share experiences and deliberate on strategies to harness the content and delivery of business education.
Addressing the gathering, the chairman for the programme, Togbe Afede XIV, the Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, emphasised the need for students to be empowered to become the change agents that the country desperately needs.
“We have to ensure that we have a system that puts into students an ambition for excellence “, he stated.
He also emphasised the need for the university’s curriculum to be structured in such a way that graduates would be able to take initiatives in all their endeavours.
Togbe Afede was worried that only a few people have little knowledge about business and therefore entreated the UGBS to produce more business graduates to turn fortunes of the country round.
“It is only when we have this mass of people in the country, who are ready to use their knowledge and skills to the benefit of the country that we can move forward”, he stressed.
Togbe Afede charged the students to de disciplined, diligent and hard working, since success only comes, with those values.
He donated GHC 2,000 towards the celebrations.
According to the Dean of the UGBS, Professor K.A. Domfeh, the management day seeks to review the achievements of the school, and devises new strategies to sustain the UGBS leadership in business education.
“It is also an opportunity to celebrate the staff, alumni, students, partners and other stakeholders whose efforts have helped the school to maintain its lead in business education”, he added.
The Founding Director of the school, Dr. R. S. Amegashie and other past directors and deans of the school were honoured at the function.