The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) virtual matriculation ceremony date and schedule for 2021/2022 sandwich students has been released.
The management of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has released the matriculation ceremony schedule for fresh sandwich students admitted in the 2021/2022 academic year. Fresh regular students, parents and the entire University community should take note of the schedule below.
AAMUSTED Matriculation Ceremony Schedule 2021/2022
The University Community is hereby informed that the Matriculation Ceremony for fresh sandwich students for the 2021/2022 academic year has been scheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Time: 12.00 pm
The Management of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) wishes to announce for the information of 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 by the University of Education Winneba (UEW).
The original date of the Ceremony (Monday, December 13, 2021), however, remains the same as was contained in the Congregation advert published on page 12 of the Daily Graphic newspaper of Friday, December 3, 2021. Selected students would be contacted to represent the various programmes at the ceremony.
The change of the mode of the Ceremony follows the resurging COVID-19 virus with its latest variant – OMICRON threatening to be the deadliest to date. As of December 3, 2021, Ghana had already recorded 34 cases of the Omicron variant, showing a high possibility of spreading in the country. The history of the pandemic in Ghana shows that Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi are the most susceptible to the infection of the virus.
We have reason to believe that under in-person congregation circumstances, the COVID-19 protocols would not be observed fully and effectively to forestall the spread of the pandemic because of the sheer number of the graduands, their friends and relations, transporters, traders, etc., who might attend and provide services within a space of about six hours in a day.
Moreover, even before the emergence of the Omicron variant, sister universities like the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Ghana, Legon, had adopted the virtual mode for their respective congregations.
After a careful and extensive consideration of the current public health guidelines on the COVID-19 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 at such a time hence the virtual mode.
The Management assures graduands that it shall soon communicate arrangements for collection of certificates and souvenirs.