UCC: 114 students inducted at 9th Faculty of Law Roll Call

The Faculty of Law, University of Cape Coast has held its ninth (9th) Roll Call ceremony which saw one hundred and fourteen students (114) being inducted.

The event was also to recognize and appreciate students who performed creditably in their academic work.

A Supervising High Court judge in the Western Region, HL Justice Sedina Agbemava, administered the oath to the fresh students.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, who chaired the event, advised the students to plan their activities and stay conscious of time while pursuing their academics on campus.

Prof. Boohene also encouraged them to exude the core values of the Faculty – integrity, diligence and service. She urged them to take cognizance of the ever evolving nature of the world and embrace entrepreneurship.

Keynoter at the ceremony, Mr. Anthony Forson Jnr, the immediate past president of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), urged the students to find mentors to guide them in their chosen profession. He noted that solely focusing on academic brilliance could not guarantee their being called to the bar.

"Therefore", he added, "right from your students’ days, you must associate with a lawyer."

Mr. Anthony Forson Jnr, who completed UCC in 1989, advised the students to discard the notion that the practice of law was synonymous with riches.

 "If you are in this profession purely for monetary gains, I can assure you that you are lost" he noted.

He counseled them to jealously guard the nobility and dignity of the profession, which was bequeathed to the current crop of practitioners and hand over to succeeding generations ‘in our pristine condition as our fathers left it.’

He mentioned mutual respect, judicial comportment, honesty and integrity as the key ingredients of the profession. He tasked them to be creative, innovative, life-long learners and develop personal and social skills.

The Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Obeng Mireku, in his message mentioned that the study of law required the absolute attention of students. He said it was normal for a section of the public to brand them as bookworms, saying such comments should rather motivate them to higher heights.


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Source:  Documentation and Information Section-UCC