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A distinguished Ghanaian statesman, Sir Sam Jonah has urged the youth to place ultimate premium on exhibiting the right attitude in all they do.

According to him, although it is good for one to be intelligent, the right attitude is what opens great doors.

Morgan State University
A cross-section of the Graduating Class of 2024.

“In all you do, remember that whilst your aptitude is a great asset, it is your attitude that will get you ahead,” he advised.

Sir Jonah gave the advice at the graduation ceremony of the Morgan State University in Baltimore, USA over the weekend.

Graduation ceremony- Morgan State University, Baltimore USA

He told the graduands that, “The baton of human progress is handed to you today. Hold on for dear life, imbue it with added value, and when the time comes, pass it on to the next generation.”

The graduands

The Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast urged the fresh graduates “to remember the value of community. The relationships you have forged here, with peers, faculty, and mentors alike, are a source of strength and inspiration. Nurture these bonds for they will be your support network as you embark on your respective journeys.”

“And whichever areas of expertise your gifts, talents and determination drive you to serve and lead, not only for your country but all humanity, remember the words of Plato: The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men.”

“Your wisdom and knowledge are urgently required in every field of endeavour, no less of which is the government: The visioneering, formulation and timely delivery of provident policies, and enactment of prudent and humane laws for the protection and prosperity of the people. Your leadership in government and governance, in short politics, is equally vital if you are to help shape a better world.”

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Full Text: Address by Sir Sam Jonah to 2024 graduating class of the Morgan State University, Baltimore USA