The Management of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) following the outbreak of Covid says it will conduct the 26th graduation virtually instead of face to face.
“Management wishes to inform all students due for graduation that the first session of the 26th congregation will now take place via the virtual mode instead of the in-person mode as publicised earlier,” a statement from AAMUSTED said
In the statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, AAMUSTED said the date for the ceremony December 13, 2021, remains unchanged adding that selected students would be contacted to represent various programmes at the event.
“The change of the mode of the congregation follows the upsurging novel coronavirus (Covid-19) virus with its latest variant – Omicron threatening to be the deadliest of date showing a possible spread in the country
We have reason to believe that under in-person congregation circumstances, the Covid protocols would not be observed fully and effectively to forestall the spread of the pandemic of the sheer number of graduands
Moreover, even before the emergence of the Omicron variant, sister universities like Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Ghana had adopted the virtual mode for respective congregations
After careful and extensive consideration of the current public health guidelines on the pandemic and per the advice of the University Medical Officer it was not prudent for a large number of people to assemble for an academic ceremony
The Management assures graduands that it shall soon communicate arrangement for collection of certificates and souvenirs,” Authorities of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training said in a release on Wednesday.