Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Sir Anthony Seldon, has hailed Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the University’s most distinguished alumnus.
The Vice President was a special speaker during the graduation ceremony for the 2019 Humanities and Law students of the University, held on Friday, March 22, 2019.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Sir Anthony Seldon described Dr. Bawumia as Buckingham University’s “most distinguished alumnus ever.”
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University of Buckingham is Britain’s first independent university.
The Vice President was a member of the University’s 1987 year-group, where he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics.
“Your Excellency, the Vice President of Ghana … We are deeply honoured to have you today with us as our Inspirational Speaker, not the least because you are, perhaps, our most distinguished ever alumnus, and we are so so proud to have you back at your alma mater,” Sir Seldon said in his speech.
He added that it is gratifying to have one of its own as the Vice President of a sovereign state like Ghana.
“It is a wonderful family to be part of, and I can’t tell you what an honour (it is to have him here as our Inspirational Speaker). I mean the Vice President of one of the great countries in Africa and one of the great countries in the world!
“We are going to be hearing a lot more of you and of your country in the years to come,” the Buckingham VC said.
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On his part, Dr. Bawumia encouraged the graduands to nurture and maintain the bonds of friendship formed in the academic environment.
He charged the students to see every seeming set back as an opportunity to strive even harder to achieve their goals.
The Vice President went on to inaugurate the University of Buckingham Students of Ghanaian Origin (UBUSOGO) association.
Meanwhile, another Ghanaian student of the university, Akwasi Nyame-Baafi, graduated with First Class honours in Economics in the 2019 batch.
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