The University of Ghana held its maiden virtual congregation for final undergraduate students of the School of Law and the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
Unlike previous congregations that are characterized by merry making and presence of a huge crowds at the Great Hall of the University, this year’s was organized online due to Covid-19.
According to the Chancellor of the University, Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse, “the Coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the world as we know it… congregations ceremonies such as this one have got to be redesigned to safeguard our health and well being curb the spread of the disease..”
The ceremony graduated a total of 133 students which consist of 88 from the law school and 45 from the Medical and Dental School.
This year, seven students from the University of Ghana Law School graduated with first class honors, consisting of three males and four females, an improvement on what was experienced last year.
Among the seven, Amanda Nutakor earned the tag as valedictorian as she graduated with FGPA 3.84.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu advised the graduands to remain focused, exhibit creativity and contribute meaningfully to society as they leave school.