GCTU holds 30th Congregation Ceremony

GCTU conferred degrees to a total of 430 Undergraduates, Masters and PhD graduands

GCTU held its 30th Congregation ceremony on Saturday, 21st January 2023. The Ceremony, which was organized to confer degrees on a total of 430 Undergraduates, Masters and PhD graduands, was held at the forecourt of the main campus in Accra.


Council Chairman, Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare presents award to Mr. Joseph Kwasi Adjei

Present at the Congregation were a number of notable personalities, including some of the GCTU Council members, led by the Council Chairman, Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare. The full contingent of Senior Management, including the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Registrar were all in attendance, in addition to members of Convocation and a host of other support staff. Also in attendance were representatives from our local partners, KNUST and UPSA, who were present to confer degrees on the undergraduate students who had graduated as part of the respective local affiliate programmes. The keynote speaker for this landmark event was Mr. Samuel Ofori-Gyampoh, the Chief Operating Officer of the Jospong ICT Group.

Mr. Ofori-Gyampoh (COO, Jospong ICT Group) delivered an inspiring and insightful address

Mr. Ofori-Gyampoh delivered an inspiring and insightful address which was centered on the theme for the Congregation, Harnessing Ghana’s Communication and Technology Potential for Sustainable Economic Growth”. Bearing in mind GCTU’S commitment to its mandate of delivering quality ICT-based education, coupled with the current economic challenges confronting the nation, it was particularly poignant to hear the keynote speaker share his pearls of wisdom, while providing relatable insights into his path to success.

The guest speaker also shared a blueprint which he believed has provided a foundation for the Jospong Group’s continued growth and sustained excellence. He emphasized the importance of values such as perseverance, innovation and altruism, asserting that a staunch commitment to one’s goals and objectives would invariably lead to a successful outcome. He congratulated the graduands on their fine individual achievements and wished them all the best in their future endeavors.


VC, Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, reported on the state of the University

In his traditional welcome address and report on the state of the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, updated those gathered on some important developments regarding the University. Specifically, the Vice-Chancellor spoke about the University’s continued focus on infrastructural development in particular, providing captivating insights into his long-term vision for the University. Among others, the Vice-Chancellor reiterated the University’s commitment to transnational education, asserting that the University would continue to “consolidate its international footprint”.

He also alluded to the University’s plan to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships which will elevate the GCTU brand, he said, “We will continue to explore options of utilizing research results, engaging in faculty/students visits and exchange, staff development, curriculum development and other programmes beneficial to our university and our partners”.

Pro VC, Prof. Robert Ebo Hinson
Prof. Afoakwa challenged graduands to develop themselves by “building new knowledge and not accepting the status quo

In addition, Prof. Afoakwa offered words of encouragement to the graduands, urging them to challenge and develop themselves by “building new knowledge and not accepting the status quo.”

He closed his address by thanking the staff at GCTU for their continued dedicated efforts in ensuring that the University continues to grow and realize its strategic goals.

Overall Best Student, Mr. Joseph Kwasi Adjei,  Coventry-GCTU MBA Finance

The Overall Best Student for this graduation was Mr. Joseph Kwasi Adjei, a Coventry-GCTU MBA Finance student. In his valedictory address on behalf of his fellow graduates, he paid tribute to the varying and significant contributions of lecturers, project supervisors, family, mentors, friends, loved ones and the entire GCTU community. He encouraged his fellow graduands to take the initiative and ensure that they would contribute to the advancement of the nation, stating “what could be done with the knowledge and skills gained while at GCTU to help Ghana and beyond after graduating?

GCTU Council members, Senior Management and some Faculty Members


Ag. Director of University Relations, Dr Jahan Nusrat Abubakar

Congratulations to our graduands!!!


Issued by University Relations Directorate
Thursday January 26, 2023