It appears COVID 19 rather presented opportunities not impediments to education at the Garden City University College as the school has announced heavy investments in asynchronous learning platforms.
These online platforms which should attract the same academic qualifications as pertains to face-to-face studies are projected to expand the school’s virtual learning community while providing flexibility for students with busy schedules.
Disclosing this at the school’s 13TH Graduation, its president Prof. Edward Kwame Asante indicated, “Asynchronous learning will expand access to education and accord flexible schedules to busy professionals who want to continue with education amidst other competing activities.
“As a University College, we have made a firm decision to invest more resources in technology to support this kind of teaching and learning, we have embarked on preparing lecturers and students for asynchronous learning,” he added.
Prof Kwame Asante charged the graduating class which spent half of their academic life adopting to blended studies, to employ the same resilience in finding solutions as they enter the challenging world of work.
“These uncertainties should not be impediments but rather opportunities to modify your way of thinking, to be creative in your own ideas and redefine your approaches to problem management and solution,” he admonished.
Giving her valedictory speech, the best graduating student Agatha Cudjoe charged her fellow graduates to endeavor to be agents of positive change as they deploy their knowledge gleaned in school, to impact society.
“As we transition or return to the world of work, I will implore you that whether it is providing antenatal care to expectant mothers, assisting delivery in the labor room, assisting in consultations, preparing account statement, or teaching future generations, all of us must make sure the word success is associated with what we do,“ she implored.
Out of the 676 graduating students: 513 emerged from the Faculty of Health Sciences:
34 students graduated from the faculty of Applied Sciences with 129 exiting the Garden City Business School: 70 students emerged with first-class honors with a majority of 52 of the number being females.
The congregation also witnessed the announcement of the school’s MSc Midwifery program and the cutting of cake for the University’s Global Alumni Association.
By: Ivan Heathcote – Fumador