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BY J E SOLOMON
CITY University London, located in the heart of London, UK, held its annual graduation ceremony in two separate sessions at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London last month. The first session started at 10:00 am and the second began at 2:00 pm. Over 500 students were awarded various levels of diplomas and degrees, including Master’s and PhDs.
Among the new graduates were a number of Ghanaians. Adjoa Siaw-Acheampong received a special award for high level achievement at degree level. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Adult Nursing with first class honors/distinction. Another Ghanaian, Theresa Boakye-Yiadom, also received a special award for high level achievement due to constant hard work. She obtained an Undergraduate Diploma in Adult Nursing.
Several other Ghanaians also obtained Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing. They are Nana Darkwah, Lloydia Dogbe, Nana Adjeibea Larbi-Amoah and Akosua Oppong-Yartel. The following obtained Undergraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies. They are Christabel Taylor-Gyan (with distinction), Vanessa Asare, Akosua Serwaah Akoto and Georgina Comfort Mensah.
Rosalyn Addai, Christine Opare and Emma Afua Tay also obtained degrees in different fields of study.
In all, about 100 graduates obtained degrees with first class honors or with distinction. Forty of them were in the first ceremony and the rest were in the second session. The two separate ceremonies were attended largely by family members, loved ones, and friends of the new graduates including close relatives from deferent parts of the world.
City University London is ranked in the top 30 higher education institutions in the UK by the Times Higher Education Table of Tables, 2011. Last year, City won the Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Award for its Outstanding Student Services Team.
Based in the heart of London, the oldest parts of the university today are within The City Law School, which started as the Inns of Court School of Law in 1852 and within its School of Health Sciences which encompasses St. Bartholomew’s College of Nursing founded in 1877. Most parts of the modern university have their origins in the Northampton Institute which was founded in 1894.