Students who excelled in various academic disciplines in the 2011/2012 academic year have received awards at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony which took place recently in the Great Hall.
Each of the academic award winners received a minimum cash price equivalent to US$300 US (Three hundred US dollars) and a certificate. Some of the awards had higher cash prizes, a plaque and citations. (The full list of award winners and sponsors can be assessed at the end of the story).
(Dr. James A.M. Brandful - Sciences (left) and Dr. Peter K.A. Agbodza - Humanities (right) received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation
There were also awards for Outstanding Sports Personalities in the male and female category, in addition to awards (male and female) for best graduating students admitted under the University of Ghana Admissions Policy for Less-Endowed Schools. Ms. Sarah Agyeniwah took both awards in the female category.
Ms. Sarah Agyeniwah is obviously elated as she receives the Award for the Best Graduating Student Admitted under the University of Ghana’s Admission Policy for Less Endowed Schools from the Vice-Chancellor.
This year, 15 students from the Sciences, Business, Mathematics and Economics Departments received grants under The Sadhu T.T. Vaswani/Indian Association Endowment Fund. The awards were presented by Dr. Nankani and his wife.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ernest Aryeetey congratulated the award winners for their sterling achievements which had earned them the awards. He urged them to see their achievements as just the beginning and called on them to strive to reach higher heights on the academic ladder. “You have the world ahead of you, so go for it and be good ambassadors of the University of Ghana” he said.
He also lauded the sponsors of the various awards for supporting the University’s efforts towards achievement of its mandate. He encouraged other corporate bodies and individuals to emulate the example and consider setting up awards for students in all the disciplines.
Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, from Stanbic Bank, who spoke on behalf of the sponsors, was full of praise for the award winner. He was optimistic that the future of the country was going the right direction considering that the University of Ghana was churning out quality young graduates who were achievers in their own right.
Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, from Stanbic Bank delivering remarks on behalf of sponsors
Ms. Frederica Meele Martey, who received the Alumni Prize for the Best Level 200 student in Administration, moved the vote of thanks on behalf of the award winners. She expressed gratitude to the University for setting a special day to recognize the efforts of those who had excelled, and paid glowing tribute also to the sponsors for their benefaction.
Ms. Frederica Meele Martey delivering the vote of thanks
Award Winners, Sponsors and University officials pose for a group photograph after the ceremony
Award Winners at the ceremony
After the formal awards ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor hosted an impressive reception at the Alexander Kwapong Quadrangle in honour of the award winners, which was also attended by parents, guardians, friends, individual and corporate sponsors.
Individuals and corporate organisations interested in instituting academic awards should write to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Student Affairs) at email@example.com or the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
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