Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Nana Opare-Kwakye

Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Nana Opare-Kwakye, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and Chancellor of the Presbyterian University Ghana (PUG), has urged the 2024 graduands of the University to exercise their democratic rights wisely in the upcoming national elections.

He said the choice of leadership made by electorates has serious implications on their future.

“As educated and enlightened citizens, you have a crucial role to play in shaping the future of our nation,” Rt. Rev. Dr. Opare-Kwakye stated.

“I call upon you to exercise your democratic rights wisely to vote not out of self-interest or narrow-mindedness but out of a genuine desire to see positive changes and progress in our society.”

He cautioned the graduands against being influenced by empty political promises or divisive rhetoric, urging them to foster unity and engage in constructive dialogue.

“Let us engage in civil discourse and constructive dialogue, respecting our differences while striving towards our shared goal,” he said. “Above all, let us reject violence and intolerance in all its forms, for true democracy can only thrive in an atmosphere of peace, tolerance, and mutual respect.”

He made this appeal during the 6th Congregation Ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies held at the Kwahu-Abetifi Ramseyer Training Centre

The Chancellor also announced significant initiatives by the Presbyterian Church to support the university’s development.

He revealed plans for a scholarship fund to assist needy but brilliant students and the establishment of a state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory Centre worth 1 million US dollars.

“The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is very keen to see the development of the university. At the last graduation ceremony, my predecessor instituted a scholarship for the university with his personal seed money, and after my speech today, I wish to add to that seed,”

Rt. Rev. Dr. Opare-Kwakye said. “I present to the university on this occasion one hundred thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 100,000) which will go directly into scholarship and bursary support for Presbyterian students who decide to study here at PUG.”

He continued, “Another support I want to announce for the university community is the establishment of an artificial intelligence laboratory to enhance teaching and learning of information communication technology.”

This year, a total of 341 students graduated from Presbyterian University Ghana (PUG) across various master’s degree programs, with 224 males and 117 females receiving their degrees.

Source : Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Kojo Ansah