Lordina Mahama And Samira Bawumia Grab “Master’s Degree”.
The First Lady, Lordina Mahama, and Samira Ramadan Bawumia, wife of the running mate of the NPP’s flagbearer, were among those who graduated at the weekend at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra.
President John Mahama was the special guest at the event where his wife earned a Master’s degree in Governance and Leadership.
Mrs. Bawumia, on the other hand, graduated with a Master’s degree in Project Management.
Mrs Bawumia also had two awards: Best Student in Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Project Management and Professor Yaw Agyeman Badu Academic Scholarship Award for the student with highest GPA.
Some government officials, including former Information Minister John Tia Akologo, Deputy Women and Children’s Affairs Minister Hajia Hawawu Boya Gariba and Member of parliament-elect for Odododiodioo Constituency, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, graduated with a Master’s in Governance and Leadership as classmates of Lordina Mahama.
About 633 people graduated in both undergraduate and graduate programmes.
Speaking at the 12th congregation, President Mahama
gave the assurance that government would continue to empower GIMPA to train more professionals.
He said GIMPA had over the years built the capacities of professionals within the country and beyond, and the government would support the institution to increase that feat to benefit more professionals in Africa.
GIMPA, which was established in 1961 as a joint Ghana Government/United Nations special project, and later handed over to the government of Ghana in 1966, is now accredited by the National Accreditation Board to run five schools.
The schools are Business School, School of Governance and Leadership, Law School, School of Technology and the Public Service School.
President Mahama commended the management of the GIMPA for establishing the Law school, which he said would complement the efforts of other existing schools to train more lawyers to take up legal positions in the country.
He appealed to law students to accept postings to the public service and other areas that their services would be needed when they complete their training.
The President commended GIMPA for introducing the tremendous training programmes and asked the institution to venture into other areas that would help accelerate national development.
Professor Franklyn Manu, the rector, said the quality assurance, accreditation and standards unit of the office of the international programmes had been placed under the office of the deputy rector to ensure quality of service.
He announced that last month, GIMPA was elected for a two-year term to chair the African Management Development Institute Network, a network of public sector organisations under the umbrella of the African Union.
Prof. Manu also announced the institution of two scholarships: Yaw Agyeman Badu and Anna Jane Awo-Ashong Anim, for the best male and female graduate students with the highest grade point in the institute
By Daily Guide