On the glorious day of Friday, May 5th, 2023, the Institute of African Arts and Technology (IAAT) held a momentous graduation ceremony at the Christ the King Parish Hall – Cantonments, to honour the accomplishments of its talented students. The event was graced by several esteemed guests, including; Mr Gregory Kankoh (the IAAT president), the Head of TVET, the Coordinator of the Ghana Voucher project, the Country Director of the British Council, Representative from the GIZ Ghana office, and heads of various associations of fashion designers. The ceremony was filled with pride, joy, a celebration of hard work, talent, and dedication.
The highlight of the graduation ceremony was the presentation of certificates to students who had successfully completed their programs. These included the National Proficiency 1 and National Proficiency 2 (MPCs) recipients, as well as graduates from Batches 13 & 14, Batches 17 & 20, Batches 25 & 26, Batches 8 & 12, and Batches 22 & 1st. The air was electric with anticipation as each student’s name was called, and their achievements were recognized.
Fashion Show Extravaganza:
Adding an extra touch of glamour to the ceremony, IAAT organized a breathtaking fashion show, where students proudly showcased their creative designs and craftsmanship. The runway was transformed into a vibrant display of colours, textures, and innovative fashion statements. From elegant evening gowns to avant-garde designs, the students’ talent and passion were on full display, leaving the audience awe-inspired.
A Memorable Conclusion:
As the graduation ceremony drew to a close, Rev. Armstrong led the attendees in a heartfelt prayer, expressing gratitude for the achievements of the graduates and blessing them as they embarked on their future endeavors. The atmosphere was filled with a sense of unity and hope, as the prayers resonated with everyone present, fostering a spirit of encouragement and support.
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Inspiration and Opportunities:
The presence of esteemed guests, including Mr Gregory Kankoh, further highlighted the significance of the IAAT’s accomplishments. Their presence not only acknowledged the dedication and hard work of the students but also opened doors to new opportunities and collaborations. The graduates were inspired by the insightful speeches delivered by the special guests, who emphasized the importance of creativity, innovation, and perseverance in the pursuit of success.
The graduation ceremony served as a testament to the immense talent and potential nurtured at IAAT. With the guidance of experienced faculty and the support of influential personalities, the institution has become a hub for artistic excellence and creative exploration. The graduates, armed with their well-deserved certificates, are now poised to make a significant impact in their respective fields and contribute to the advancement of society.
In conclusion, the graduation ceremony held at IAAT on May 5th, 2023, was a momentous occasion filled with pride, inspiration, and celebration. The recognition of students’ achievements, the captivating fashion show, and the heartfelt prayers all contributed to a memorable event. As the graduates move forward into the next chapter of their lives, they carry with them the lessons learned, the memories cherished, and the dreams fueled by the support and encouragement received during their time at IAAT.