The former First Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Baroness Arlene Isobel Foster, has charged the 2023 graduating class of the Accra Business School (ABS) to make use of the data and abilities acquired throughout their research to “find the remedy” to varied societal challenges of their chosen fields.
She was talking on the fifteenth Congregation which was held on the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, November 18, 2023 on the theme: “Sculpting Tomorrow’s Work-Ready Leaders: The Role of Practice-Oriented Business Education.”
“Henry Ford, the great American industrialist once said: “Don’t find fault, find remedy” and I hope that you’ll use your abilities acquired on the Accra Business School to seek out the treatment no matter your chosen area,” she mentioned.
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She talked about that the imaginative and prescient, which the co-founder and his spouse, Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei and Lady Olivia had for the ABS was one in every of rising the financial system of Ghana by way of recouping its younger leaders with the instruments they wanted to turn into job creators.
“That vision is God-inspired and you should always be thankful for that. There is indeed much negativity and indeed, strife in our world today but we are called to be salt and light in the world,” she mentioned.
“You should all be very proud today as you graduate from the Accra Business School which has provided you with the skills to succeed in your chosen fields.”
She additionally inspired the graduands to stay resolute and resilient even within the face of challenges since they had been sure to come across challenges on this life.
“In your career and life, you will come across disappointment and maybe even failure at times but remember storms make trees take deeper roots. Sometimes we go through tough times and resilience is really important when you are stepping out into the world,” she mentioned.
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“In conclusion, I want to say that believe in yourself, be authentic, be resilient, choose positivity and above all don’t be a rule but be a leader. May God bless you all and may God bless Ghana,” she added.
A complete of 332 college students graduated with honours in Master of Science Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science Information Technology Management, Bachelor of Science Business Administration and Global Leadership and Diploma in Management and Finance.
In attendance had been President of the Accra Business School, Prof. Cedric Bell, Vice President of the college, Prof. Elvis Cornerstone and a few members of the Governing Council together with Prof. Imoro Braimah, Ms. Gloria Ofori-Boadu, Prof. Samuel Nii Odai, Dr. Irene Brew-Riverson, Prof. Jackie McCoy, Dr. Mamiko Reeves, Prof. Charles Owiredu, Dr. Patrick Ofei, Mr. Richard Ahenkorah, Mr. Philip Burke and Mr. Ronald Andrew Abbey.