It is with great joy that I stand before you today to deliver a brief address at the Fourteenth Congregation of the Methodist University College Ghana. The University of Ghana, Legon being the mentor institution of MUCG, has been relishing in very good and cordial relationship with the University College for the past sixteen years.
We are aware that pretty soon, MUCG could be breaking from the umbilical cord of Legon to have its autonomy. We, however, still cherish the idea of maintaining fraternal working relationship with this University College until it is able to stand firmly on its feet and compete favourably with its peers in the comity of varsities across the globe.
I have no doubt at all that MUCG is one of the emerging capable Universities we have in this country, looking at the footprints you have left on the sands of time, in the history of tertiary education in Ghana, since you came on the scene for the past sixteen years; and this is evident for all to see.
Looking into the future, I see nothing but hope, bright prospects and greater achievements of the noble aims and objectives for the establishment of this University College. I encourage all stakeholders to put their shoulders to the wheel so that together we can roll onto a future full of accelerated growth and development of this budding University.
Presiding Bishop, Ladies and Gentlemen, much as we know that MUCG may be gaining its autonomy soon, we would like to entreat the Methodist Church Ghana not to completely let go of its support to the University. We implore you to put in place certain mechanisms that will provide a sort of cushioning effect for the University in times of unforeseen calamities in the future. Remember, no matter what, this University will continue to bear the name of the Methodist Church Ghana.
The University of Ghana, Legon will continue to lend its unflinching support to MUCG even after autonomy and prop it up to be able to weather the storms of post-autonomy and ride onto become one of the most formidable tertiary institutions in Africa.
To the graduands, I encourage those of you having the dream of pursuing further education to rightly do so now if you have the opportunity. Those who might not have the opportunity and would like to launch into career life are advised not to waste too much time waiting for employment in government offices. Acquire entrepreneurial skills and venture into private enterprise. I wish you all the best.
Thank you for giving me audience; and
May God bless you all.