Wisconsin graduated its first ever Law students at a ceremony on its Main Campus in Accra on Friday, 30th June 2017.
The degrees were conferred on the graduates by the Provost of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof. Imoro Braimah. Wisconsin's Law programme is affiliated to KNUST.
The class, comprising individuals who already hold a first degree, successfully completed a three-year Bachelor of Laws LL.B programme.
Call to service
The graduates were charged to pursue 'worth not wealth' in a goodwill message delivered by Supreme Court Justice, His Lordship Justice Victor J.M. Dotse, who was the guest of honour at the institution's 1st Law Graduation Ceremony.
"In the discharge of your duties, do not offer your services only to people who can pay," Justice Dotse added, encouraging the future lawyers to carry out pro bono work.
His words were echoed by guest speaker Prof. Phillips Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, Rector of GIMPA, who told the graduates to let service be their mantra.
In his address, Acting Vice Chancellor of WIUC-Ghana Dr Carlos Arrow urged the graduating class not just to uphold the law, but to "seek to change it whenever it oppresses or unfairly disenfranchises".
Out of the 70 graduates, 34 achieved a Second Upper class, and 36 achieved a Second Lower class.
The award for Overall Best Law Student went to Mildred Acheampong.
The pioneering Law class is set to write Entrance Exams to the Ghana School of Law in July 2017. They may make history by being the last group to write entrance exams following a Supreme Court ruling which may see entrance exams and interviews to the Ghana School of Law, the professional training aspect of the Law programme, scrapped.
For more on WIUC-Ghana's LL.B programme go to www.wiuc-ghana.edu.gh/llb