Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), and running mate of John Dramani Mahama in the 2020 General Elections, has urged university students in the country to be cautious of what they do with their lives and time on campus as it may have far-reaching consequences on the future.
She said as students, they were at the stage of growing physically, mentally, socially and emotionally, and should strive to nurture this growth into positive actions and outcomes.
Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang, who also happens to be a former Minister of Education, said this at a ‘Relationship Talk Show’ organised by the Law Students Union (LSU) of the UCC on the topic ‘From Classroom to Loveroom.’
She urged the students to support one another, help one another, and never forget the purpose of their being in school; and always maintain the attitude of not putting their inadequacies on their partners.
“You are very young people but you are growing into the future leaders of our country. So, you must be mindful of what you do with yourselves here because that is very important for the future. Do not put all your hopes on your partner but support one another, build one another up and be successful together,” she said.
The Law students demonstrated their appreciation for the former Vice-Chancellor by honouring her with a citation for her ‘well-meaning, selfless and dedicated nature, especially toward student growth and excellence.
The citation, in one of the paragraphs, stated: “As far as students are concerned, your motherly instincts lead the way, allowing you to make lasting impacts in the lives of people like us”.
The students were full of praise for Naana for accepting at a rather short notice, to guide and guard their lives and career paths during the Relationship Seminar.