564 graduates of the UPSA Law School and the Faculty of ICT Studies were awarded degree and diploma certificates at the first session of the 12th graduation ceremony on campus, the Managemen of UPSA has disclosed.
The University’s 12th congregation ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 without guests, family, friends and well-wishers to ensure strict adherance to the COVID-19 safety protocols.
The Chairman of the Governing Council of UPSA, Dr Kofi Ohene-Konadu, in his address commended the graduands for their zeal to complete the last semester of their programmes despite the presence of the novel COVID-19.
He also congratulated Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey on his re-appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University for a second term and urged him to do more to justify the trust reposed in him by the University Council.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey, in his address to commended the first first graduating class of the 4-Year Bachelor of Laws programme of the UPSA Law School saying “this is a great milestone.”
He described the 2019/2020 cohort as his “own” and very special to his heart, explaining that he assumed office as VC when the current graduating class were in their first year.
Collectively, a total number of 564 graduands participated in the First Session of the 2020 Congregation. The UPSA Law School presented 130 students whiles the FITC presented a total of 434 students. Out of 130 from the Law School, 27 obtained Second Class Upper degrees and 45 received Second Class degrees. 42 obtained Third Class degrees and only 16 went home with a Pass.
The FITC graduates comprised 148 undergraduates and 286 diploma students. With the undergraduates, 5 obtained First Class, 59 Second Class Upper and 49 Second Class Lower. 27 had Third Class and 7 Passes. Seven of the Diplomates attained Distinction, while 174 obtained Credit and 105 graduated with a Pass.