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KAAF University College ushered the seventh batch of graduates to Ghana and the world at large on Friday, 16th November 2018. The three hundred and twenty (328) students studied Civil Engineering, Construction Technology, Electrical / Electronics Engineering, Geomatic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Law, Nursing, Computer Science, Business Administration with options in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Marketing.

In the Rector’s Report, Dr. Francis Achampong stated that, KAAF University College continues to strive towards improving competitiveness in science and technology and curricula choices to address the developmental needs of the emerging economy despite the challenges due to unfair competition from public counterparts and the high cost of affiliation and training for most private education providers.

“Engineering students are expected to undergo practical training with Kantanka Centre Of Excellence due to the MOU signed between KAAF University College and the Centre with access to their state-of-the-art facilities. Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering students from the third year, spend their Fridays at the centre putting theory into practices and also spending time with selected Master Craftsmen in and around Kasoa, Buduburam for the hands-on learning experience and observation. The University College also continues to maintain relevant links with industry and affiliate institutions to ensure that it untimely produce industry-ready graduates through practically oriented tuition”, this he stated as he reported on the status of Practical and Industrial training of the College.

Throwing light of the theme for the event, “Re-Industrialization of Ghana; A Catalyst for Curing Graduate unemployment, the Rector for the University College emphatically stated that, for Ghana to achieve that, then it is imperative that institutions like KAAF University College receive the requisite support to train the next generation of science/ technology-oriented human capital to meet the socio-economic needs of the country.

Dr Francis Achampong commended urged all the graduates to put to use the knowledge they came knocking on the doors of KAAF University College for which the college never denied them off. He further challenged them to be agents of change in their communities and cultivate a noble character by fiercely guarding their integrity which together with the acquired knowledge and skills, hard work and discipline can help bring great opportunities.

The Guest Speaker, Dr Kingsley Nyarko, the Executive Secretary, National Accreditation Board urged the graduates to strive to be entrepreneurial and industrious rather than seeking for jobs they can create some to help develop the country and even employ others so as to cut the rate of unemployment in Ghana. He commended the University College for a work well done.

The University College awarded degrees to 67 students in Business Administration, 183 students in Engineering, 65 students in Law, 13 students in Nursing and 1 student in Computer Science. 12.8% obtained first class, 44.8% and 40.2% obtained second class Upper and Lower division respectively. 7 students representing the 2.1% had pass/third class. Out of the graduating class of 2018, 89 were females and 239 being males.

KAAF University College is a private university foundered by Mr Michael Aidoo. The school has two campuses. The main campus is at Gomoa Fetteh Kakraba and the Law Campus at  Darkuman (EcoBank Building). The University is affiliated to Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology, University of Development Studies and Ghana Institutes of Management and Public Administration.

In attendance were Dasebre Otuo Siriboe II, the Chairman of the Council of State and Omanhene of Juaben Traditional Area as the Special Guest Honour, Members of the College’s Council, Representatives of the Affiliated Universities, Staff, students and parents.

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