20 students of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievements during the Vice-Chancellor’s ceremony in honour of academic award winners for the 2013/2014 academic year held at the University of Ghana’s Great Hall last Friday.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, in his opening remarks, said the function, a follow up to two congregation ceremonies that had been held earlier, had created yet another forum for the best graduating students to be recognized for their achievements.
He thanked sponsors whose continuing aid had facilitated the event and welcomed new ones, especially the CEO of CAL Bank and UGBS alumnus, Mr. Frank Adu Jnr, who was sponsoring 6 new awards.
Prof. Aryeetey also pointed out the gender specificity of some awards and called it laudable in encouraging female students to aim for excellence.
He commended awardees for their laudable commitment, tenacity and integrity and urged continuing students to strive for the highest in their academic endeavours.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Student Affairs), Prof. S.K. Offei, also added that the purpose of the function was to recognize and motivate students who had distinguished themselves over the period, as well as to motivate and inspire others to emulate their example.
UGBS students receiving the night’s first award, sponsored by Sadhu T. L. Vaswani/Indian Association of Ghana Endowment Fund for Business Administration, were Samuel Aboagye, Najaht Ahmed, Daniel Nkrumah and Clement Mensah Okey.
Marishka Sarpong received the College of Humanities’ Alumni Prize for the Best Level 200 Student in Administration, while Hope Kwaku Tettey was the proud receipient of the KPMG Prize for the Best Overall Graduating Student in B.Sc. Administration.
Following her colleagues was Desire Mensah, who received the Unilever Prize for the Best Graduating Female Student in B.Sc. Administration while Cedrick Agorbia-Atta went home with the Ghana Commercial Bank Prize for the Best Graduating B.Sc. Administration Student in Banking and Finance.
The night’s Samuel Ashitey Adjei Prize (Finance) and Frank Adu Jnr. Prize for the Best Graduating Student in MBA both went to Ama Anowa Thompson.
Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie was the night’s deserving recipient of the Africagrowth Institute Prize for the Best Graduating Student in MSc. Development Finance while Ibrahim Mohammed nabbed the Prof. Denis Kingsford Greenstreet Prize for the Best Graduating MPhil Student in Public Administration.
SIC Life magnanimously sponsored two awards, one for the Best Graduating Student in BSc. Administration (Insurance Option) which went to Doris Asiwome Kwashie, and the Best Graduating Student in MPhil Risk Management & Insurance, the recipient of which was Charles Kwaku Adzagbre.
Lawrencia Gyabaah-Yeboah was then named recipient of the Dr. Jean Nelson Aka Prize for the Best Graduating Student in BSc. Administration from the Jean Nelson Aka Hall.
The final batch of awards going to UGBS students for academic distinction was sponsored by CAL Bank for the Best Graduating Students in Bachelor of Science in Administration. Alhaji Mohamed claimed the prize as the best in Marketing, while Hope Kwaku Tettey won again, this time as the best in Accounting.
Prince Senyo and Christine Dede Amankwa won the prize for Management and Information Systems and Human Resource Management respectively.
All recipients went home with certificates and cash prizes.
Also present at the ceremony, which had the provosts, deans, Registrar and college registrars of the University in attendance, was the Dean of UGBS, Prof. Joshua Yindenaba Abor, who presented a couple of awards, the School Administrator, Mrs. Stella Dovlo and Dr. Godfred Bokpin, Head of Finance Department, who also presented an award.
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