BY: Lambert Coffie|Voltaonlinegh.com|
Data Link Institute of Business and Technology (DLIBT) last Wednesday held its 14th Congregation, and graduated Two Hundred and Sixty-Five (265) students who successfully completed their various programmes of study in the 2022-2023 academic year.
The ceremony, which took place at the Tema Joint Church- Community 7, saw a diverse range of achievements, with 49 students earning Masters’ Degrees, in disciplines such as MSc. Accounting and Finance, MSc. Strategic Management, and MPhil. Strategic Management. and obtaining Bachelor’s Degrees.
At the Bachelor’s level, a total of191 students graduated, with 4 First Class Degrees, 81 Second Class (Upper Division) degrees, and 34 Second Class (Lower Division) degrees from the Departments of Computer Science & Information Systems and Business Administration.
In addition, 23 other students graduated with Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport (ADILT), further enriching the academic landscape of Data Link Institute.
Addressing the graduands, Professor Stanley Saamoah Moffatt, the President of DLIBT, encouraged them to embrace entrepreneurship and dream big under the theme “Positioning Tertiary Institutions in the Emerging Economies for Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation.” Quoting Albert Einstein, he emphasised the power of imagination and urged graduates to conceive, invent, and create.
Prof. Moffatt highlighted the responsibilities graduates now hold as knowledge-bearers and change agents. He underscored the importance of maintaining virtues such as honesty, selflessness, creativity, and emotional intelligence in their pursuit of excellence.
Expressing gratitude, the President acknowledged the support of parents, guardians, friends, family, and dedicated lecturers. Invoking Robert Frost’s words, he encouraged graduates to take the less-traveled path, making a difference in the world.
Nana Dr Michael Agyekum Addo, CEO of Mikkado Holdings, who was the guest speaker, underscored visionary approach of DLIBT, and shared insights into the significance of bridging academia and industry, emphasising the practical skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities instilled by the institute’s curriculum.
‘As you step into the world beyond these walls, remember that you carry the knowledge, skills, and values instilled in you during your time here. It is now your duty to apply them in ways that will not only benefit you individually but also to contribute to the greater good of society,’ he charged the students, and further urged them to foster a mindset of creativity, risk-taking, and entrepreneurship.
Ms. Deborah Mawume-Ablordey, was adjudged the Overall Best Graduating Student, after she clinched the Best Marketing and Best Female graduand on the day.