15 UGBS Students Receive VC’s Honorary Academic Awards

15 UGBS Students Receive VC’s Honorary Academic Awards
Mar 08, 2016

15 students from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) have been recognized for their outstanding academic performances during the VC’s Award Ceremony. The ceremony, an initiative of the Vice-Chancellor was held in honour of academic award winners for the 2014/2015 academic year on Friday 26th February, 2016.

According to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, the function is an annual follow up to acknowledge deserving students for their sterling performance and achievement. He also touched on the increased number of female awardees in this year’s ceremony. He mentioned that among 150 award winners, 80 awards were won by females. He congratulated the awardees for their admirable hard work and commitment to their progress in the field of academics and encouraged them to focus on what they set to achieve.

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey delivering his welcome address at the ceremony

He thanked sponsors for their continuous support in awarding their distinction students, especially, Mr. Leslie Aruna Nelson, Managing Director of General Electric Ghana for sponsoring 10 new awards to the Basic and Applied Sciences. He also welcomed and applauded 18 new sponsors for supporting the event with 30 new awards to facilitate the event.  He was hopeful that relationship between UG and its sponsors will be a lasting one. Subsequently, the programme progressed into the award section. A number of awards were given to students from various Colleges in the University.

Among the awardees from UGBS were Nborkan Solomon Nakouwo, Naomi Abla Yeke and Edith Tsotsoo Ofori who received Alumni Prize for the Best Level 200 Student in the Humanities and Administration respectively while Samuel Aboagye was the proud receiver of the KPMG Prize for the Overall Best Graduating Student in B.Sc. Administration and ACCA/Deans prize for Best Graduating Student in Accounting.
Following his colleagues was Joy Kwesi Senyo who received the Ghana Commercial Bank Prize for the Best Graduating B.Sc. Administration Student in Banking and Finance while David Mawutor Avor received Mr. Samuel Ashitey Adjei Prize for the Best Graduating Student in MBA Finance.
Raphael Adongo Adubila was the night deserving recipient of Dr. Frank Adu Jnr. Prize for Best Graduating Student in MBA Student. Cal Bank sponsored four awards, first award went to Elfreda Allotei-Noah for Best Graduating Marketing Student in (BSc. Admin). The second was received by Elizabeth Eyaaba Sackey, for being the Best Graduating Female Accounting Student, the third award was received by Dzifa Tomiwa Bibi for being the Best Graduating MIS Student (BSc. Admin) and Fildous Hamid was awarded Best Graduating Human Resource Student (BSc. Admin).
Victoria Agyiriwaa Darko was named recipient of the Dr. Jean Nelson Aka Prize for the Best Graduating Student in BSc. Administration from the Jean Nelson Aka Hall. SIC Life awarded Collins Kwadwo Amoah-Adjei for being the Best Graduating Student in BSc. Administration (Insurance Option). Patience Kpiniong was awarded Africa Growth Institute Prize for Best Graduating Student in MSc. Development Finance. The awardees went home with certificates and cash prizes.

A cross-section of award winners.

Present at the ceremony were Members of the University Council, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, College Registrars, Deans, Directors of the University and Students. Also in attendance from UGBS were Prof. Richard Boateng, Head of Department of Operations and Management Information Systems (OMIS), Dr Justice Bawole, Head of Department of Public Administration & Health Services Management (PAHSM) and Dr. Patience Aseweh Abor, a Senior lecturer with the Department of PAHSM.

Mr. Leslie Aruna Nelson, Managing Director of General Electric Ghana, who spoke on behalf of all sponsors applauded the awardees for such great success. He also assured the University of continuous sponsorship for the programme and urged continuing students to emulate the steps of their predecessors.

The Dean of UGBS presenting an award to a student.

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