The University Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has held it 8th graduation ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2023, under the theme: “Fostering Future Leaders via STEAM Education”.
During the ceremony, the University conferred honors on a total of 2,451 students who successful completed their various programmers of study in diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate.
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor of UENR, Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako, re-entreated the university’s commitment to spearhead the training of students in the field of energy and natural resources.
He stated that the University will strengthen existing partnership and continue to be build more collaborations with both local and international universities to help contribute to Ghana’s development.
Prof. Asare-Bediako said, partnership between UENR and a number of other institutions were already yielding positive outcomes for the country.
“A collaboration with Jiangsu University in China has led to the launch of an exchange programmer and the establishment of an Agricultural Mechanization Demonstration Centre [the first in Africa] at the University of Energy and Natural Resources”.
“Also, the Earth Observation Research and Innovation Centre (EORIC) commissioned a state-of-the-art Carbon Flux Monitoring Tower at the Bia Tano Forest Reserve in the Ahafo Region, which is contributing significantly to climate change mitigation and adaptation actions,’’ he stated.
On her part, the Bono regional minister, Justina Owusu-Banahene, challenged graduates to be smarter, quicker and faster in the job space to contribute to national development without compromising their values and sense of self.
“As future leaders in your respective fields, let integrity and ethics be your guiding principles. The decisions you make should not only contribute to the growth of your organizations but also reflect a commitment to social and environmental responsibility,’’ she added.
She said, as graduates continue flinging their caps in joy and picking up certificates, preparing for the world of work, they should develop strong collaborations among themselves and be bold in their endeavor’s whiles striving for excellence.
Madam Justina further stressed that, graduates should use the lessons learned through STEAM to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of society.