School of Graduate Studies Orientation session for 2018/2019 sandwich students-School of Education & Leadership

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has organised an orientation session for the MA Education, and MA Educational Leadership & Management cohort of 2019. The programme took place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the R.S. Amegashie Auditorium.

In his welcome address, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Prof. K Tano-Debrah, stressed the importance of the session as a guide to a successful academic journey. He advised the students to focus on learning, and gaining knowledge rather than the certificate that will be awarded them at the end of their programmes.


Professor K. Tano-Debrah Dean, SGS delivering the welcome address

The Acting Provost of the College of Education, Prof. Michael Tagoe, in his short remarks, encouraged the students to become self-directed learners, and pick up soft skills in the course of their study

Prof. Michael Tagoe Ag. Provost, College of Education, delivering his remarks

Speaking after Prof. Tagoe, the Vice Dean, Prof. Robert Darko Osei, entreated students to familiarise themselves with and abide by the regulations governing graduate programmes, and highlighted some key areas students should pay particular attention to, such as academic sessions, registration, academic requirements, interruption of study and deferments. 

Prof. Robert Darko-Osei, Vice-Dean, SGS, addressing the students

Mrs Stella Dovlo, School Administrator, SGS, delivering the opening remarks

The students were then taken through various presentations such as the use of the Library Resources/Facilities, Fees and Related Matters, Registration and ID Cards, Ethics in Research and the activities of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG).

The presenters were Dr. Olive Adjah, (Head, Electronic Resources, Balme Library) Mr. Samuel Osei Mensah (Students Accounts), Mr. Vincent Acheampong (Head of Administrative Computing Unit UGCS) Mr. Daniel Amankwah (UG Ethical Team) Mr. Rock Ashley (GRASAG President) with each speaking on the following topics respectively: The use of the Library Resources/Facilities, Fees and Related Matters, Registration and ID Cards, Ethics in Research and GRASAG Activities.

The programme was climaxed with the swearing of the matriculation oath by students.

Mrs Lydia Nyarko-Danquah, Sen. Asst. Registrar AAD, representing the Registrar, administering the oath. 


The orientation ended with a Question & Answer session that sought to address the concerns of the newly admitted students.

Cross-section of the students at the orientation