UMaT Vice Chancellor acknowledges John Baguri on the occasion of the 14th Congregation

UMaT Vice Chancellor and John Baguri 
UMaT Vice Chancellor and John Baguri 

The University of Mines and Technology held its 14th Congregation to confer various degrees, diplomas and certificates on graduands who have pursued and passed all prescribed courses in their chosen fields of studies.

The ceremony that saw about 547 undergraduate graduands graduating was held on Saturday, 25 March 2023 at the university’s auditorium.

Whilst delivering his report at the colourful ceremony that had the presence of university council, convocation, graduands and their loved ones, Prof Richard Kwasi Amankwah, Vice Chancellor of the university, called Mr John Baguri, the Immediate Past SRC President, for acknowledgement by the congregation.

Citing the reason for calling Mr Baguri for the commendation, he mentioned the SRC road project that was spearheaded by Mr Baguri.

Our checks reveal that, this was not the first time Prof Amankwah touted Mr Baguri for his meticulous leadership skills. He first publicly appreciated Mr Baguri on the occasion of his (Baguri’s) hand over ceremony which was held at same venue on 8th October, 2022.

In doing so, VC Amankwah said, “Sir John is a good leader. He has led the students front with dignity.”

Besides the road projects, our checks reveal that, Mr Baguri’s administration also fully renovated the two storey SRC building, provided 15 lovers’ benches, constructed a football field at the SRID ( more than 90% complete).


Again, he awarded 45 students scholarship, each with an amount of GHC1000.00. He improved on entertainment by introducing colourwalk, live band sessions, video shows, and brought Medikal and Tulenkey to perform during the SRC Week Artiste Night.

In an interview with Mr Baguri on how he achieved this success, he said, “It was by dent of hard work, and the support I received from my family, management, some lecturers, some well-meaning appointees, other elected officers, and well meaning individuals within and outside the university.”

Mr Baguri pursued BSc Mining Engineering and graduated with First Class Honours.

He had his basic education at J.M.J School in Atebubu with grade 7 in BECE. Went to Sunyani Senior High School to pursue General Science where he got 6As, and later enrolled to be trained as a teacher at Wesley College of Education where he graduated with First Class Honours, Diploma in Basic Education (Science and Mathematics).

After three years of teaching in a village called Ponkrom, he enrolled in the University of Mines and Technology.



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