He said, "starting from 2017/ 2018 academic year, all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UPSA will be offered free tuition in any professional programme".
He noted that, the objective is to arm UPSA graduates not only with academic degrees but also with professional qualifications.
According to him, this will give their graduates an edge over their colleagues from other universities on the job market.
He announced also the establishment of Vice Chancellor's Endowment Fund to enable bright but needy students to receive undergraduate and postgraduate education at the university against their personal pledge to serve Ghana upon completion. This fund will be supported with the university's Internal Generated Funds (IGF) and also donations from third party organisations.
On IGF, the VC has appealed to government to stay off the fund as it remains the only source of funds the university rely on for developmental projects.
In all, a total of 4,007 students who successfully completed their academic programmes at the end of the 2016/2017 academic year were awarded various degrees and diplomas due them.
Also, three distinguished individuals in their respective fields were honoured with honorary doctorate degrees. They are Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, Hon. Alban Bagbin and Mr Nii Kotei Dzani.
Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu and Hon. Alban Bagbin both receive Honorary Doctorate Degree of Law whilst Mr Nii Kotei Dzani receive Honorary Doctorate Degree of Business.
The 9th congregation ceremony was presided over by the Chancellor of the University.