SIX hundred and ninety-nine post-graduate students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have passed out at the special congregation of the university in Kumasi.
They consisted of 190 Master of Science (M.Sc.) students, 38 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) students, 34 Master of Arts (MA) students and five Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students.
The rest were 164 Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration/Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMPA/CEMBA) graduates, 162 Master of Business Administration (MBA) students, 66 Post Graduate Diploma students and 39 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. W.O. Ellis, said post-graduate education was crucial to advancing national development and that was why the university was restructuring its training programmes to enable more people to benefit from it.
He said considering the high cost of training, plans were underway to introduce more split site and sandwich programmes to cut down cost to students.
Prof. Ellis urged the graduates to go out and positively impact the society with knowledge and expertise.