Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham has described Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as “the most distinguished alumnus ever” of the University.
Sir Anthony Seldon, who was speaking at the graduation ceremony for the 2019 Humanities and Law
Vice President Bawumia graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Buckingham, Britain’s first independent university, in 1987, and was invited as the Inspirational Speaker for the 2019 graduation ceremony. In a repeat of history, another Ghanaian student of the university, Mr. Akwasi Nyame-Baafi, graduated with First Class
“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 declaimed in his welcome remarks.
While the University of Buckingham has always pushed for diversity in faculties and students, with a grounding in acceptance and reverence and respect for every nation, religion or culture, it was particularly gratifying to have one of its own as the Vice President of a sovereign nation, according to Sir Anthony Seldon.
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“It is a wonderful family to be part of, and I can’t tell you what an
“We are going to be hearing a lot more of you and of your country in the years to come,” the Buckingham VC predicted.
Addressing the mixed audience of students, families
Recalling his own experiences as a student and later as a banker-turned-politician, Vice President Bawumia charged the students to see every seeming set back as an opportunity to strive even harder to achieve their goals.
Vice President Bawumia later inaugurated the University of Buckingham Students of Ghanaian Origin (UBUSOGO) association, a body bringing together current students and alumni of the University.
Credit: Flagstaff House Communications Bureau