His Excellency the Ghana High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Dr David Pilsbury, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Development, Coventry University, Honourable Mike Hammah, Gordon Headly, Chief HR, Tullow oil, Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw and many more were the renowned speakers at the conference of Ghanaian Graduates and Students of Higher Education in the UK held at Technology park Coventry University West Midland.
The conference which was running behind schedule started with an opening prayer, a zealous singing of the national anthem, welcome address from the president of the Ghana Union Coventry University, Evans Gyasi and a few inspiring words from Emmanuel Lekunze the VP representation of CUSU.His Excellency the High Commissioner, Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo began his presentation sighting the successes of Ghana thus far, adding how Ghanaian graduates feature prominently in national roles across most sectors in the country.
He also stated how foreign trained graduates are instrumental in the facilitating of research in sciences and education. He quoted an enormous sum of £22,000 was spent by the government on a student per year to sponsor students abroad. This has made it crucial that students take it upon themselves to acquire knowledge and skill during their study period abroad. He reiterated that not just any form of knowledge but relevant knowledge and skills. His Excellency also encouraged students to partake in various students associations and also take the various roles they play in them seriously.