Laweh University College, formerly known as Laweh Open University College, has organised its 4th graduation ceremony concurrently with the 41st graduation of its affiliate, the Open University of Tanzania (OUT).
The ceremony was held under the theme ‘Leveraging Gains of Open, Distance and E-learning to Improve Quality of Tertiary Education in Ghana’ at its campus in Nungua, which saw 35 students graduate from their respective courses.
Of the 35 graduating students, 24 were undergraduates and 11 post-graduates in Master of Business Administration, Procurement and Supply Chain, Business Administration in Finance and Accounting, Master of Science and Economic, Master of Business Administration in Human Resources, among others.
Consulting President of Laweh Open University, Prof. Goski Alabi, during her address mentioned that management adopted this open concept in 2015 as a result of visionary leadership by the founders – who could see where the world was heading and did not want Ghana to be left behind.
Highlighting some achievements of the school since its establishment, she said it has offered cyber security and data protection training programmes which allowed many organisations to participate. Laweh is one of the 10 universities selected to join the Europe and other countries project.
She further stated that: “Laweh Open University College has also embarked on collaboration with some prestigious institutions to provide outstanding programmes to the public. These includes an MoU with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). We have one student graduating from Development Economics with a Micro-Master’s Degree from MIT.
“We are also happy to announce a collaboration with the American University of Leadership, whereby we are partnering to offer American-accredited qualifications right from undergraduate to doctorate in different fields.”
She called on Ghana Tertiary Education and the Ministry of Education to expedite action on the national policy for Open Distance Learning (ODL) and establishment of the Ghana Open University to build needed confidence in ODL and further develop the infrastructure needed for it.
Founder of the university, Professor Joshua Alabi, speaking at the event emphasised that e-learning and distance education have become the new normal; therefore, the nation must embrace it. He further congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to strive to be good ambassadors of the institution as they manifest their leadership skills acquired from the school on the job market.