Director general for West African Monetary Institute Dr. Ngozi E. Egbuna has commended Wisconsin University for its 26th ranking out of 64 universities in Ghana.
She believes the feat is worth commending as it was done within the 19 year existence of the University and from very humble beginnings.
Dr. Ngozi E. Egbuna believes the ranking of the University is clear evidence that the school is on course to achieving its vision to be the first-choice private university in Africa.
The Director General for West African Monetary Institute was the Guest Speaker for the 12th congregation of the Wisconsin University College.
She also applauded the University on the theme for the congregation which was “Quality Education: Role of Tertiary Institutions” which she said was a call for the assessment of ‘The part that Tertiary Institutions play in providing quality Education for development’.
Dr. Ngozi E. Egbuna said the provision of quality Education is key to development and tertiary institutions have the critical role of supporting knowledge-driven economic growth and the construction of democratic and socially cohesive societies.
In Ghana tertiary gross enrollment rate has more than doubled from 7.5 percent in 2008 to 16.5 percent in 2015 backed by a budgetary increase in education expenditure from 1.2 billion Ghana cedis or 16.2 per cent in 2014 to a whopping 2.4 billion Ghana cedis or 23.0 percent in 2017.
Dr. Ngozi E. Egbuna said significant reforms were required to reduce the performance gaps faced by tertiary education systems in developing countries.
These reforms are according to her can only be successful if careful steps are taken to carry all stakeholders along by sensitizing them on the urgency of the reform.
Dr. Egbuna also called for an elaborate vision that addresses the future direction of tertiary education systems in Africa as well as formulating strategic reforms and structural measures that ensure the sustainability of the reforms especially their long-term financial viability.
President of the Wisconsin University College Prof. Obeng Mireku in his address disclosed that 779 students graduated, 613 of whom are first degree holders with the remainder being post graduate and Diploma students.
The 52 Diploma students are made up of 23 females representing (44%) and 29 males representing (56%) while first degree students are made up of 331 females representing (54%) and 282 males representing (46%).
Prof. Obeng Mireku indicated that 44 of the first degree graduands were awarded first class, 187 with 2nd class upper division, 98 got 3rd class and 73 Passes.
Story by: Bismark Oppong(Reporter)/Radiogoldlive.com