25th June 2015
College of Education
University of Ghana
PETITION FOR GRADUATION OF DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS THE SAME YEAR AFTER COMPLETION OF THE UNIVERSITY.
We the students of University of Ghana Distance Education write to your highly distinguished office to petition for graduation of distance education students the same year after successful completion of our academic work in the university which corresponds to the university’s policy of graduating students the same year of completion.
We, however, seize this opportunity to acknowledge the efforts put together by all stakeholders in the college and the university at large to give the 2014 batch of distance education graduands their certificates and complete transcripts before graduation ceremony which is sometime this year July. This move has ensured that at least the woes of the aforesaid batch did not deepen further.
We, on this note, want to highlight the bases for asking for early graduation:
- We need our certificates and complete transcripts early enough to apply for graduate programmes.
- We need the certificates and complete transcripts to access scholarship and sponsorship opportunities which are time bound.
- We need both certificates and complete transcripts for promotions and employments.
- We distance students who deservedly have excelled in our chosen fields also want to get awards from the Vice Chancellor’s Awards under the College of Education.
We wish to emphasise that the above are the opportunities we stand to benefit from early graduation hence our petition.
On this note, level 400 distance students completing this year July are hoping to graduate this year November so as not to be denied of the aforementioned opportunities.This, we want to continue with subsequent batches of distance education.
We are counting on your office for a positive response.
Pro. Vice Chancellor(ASA)
Director, Academic Affairs Directorate
Dean of Students Affairs
Academic Officer, College of Education
Head of Distance Education Department