The School of Business (SoB) has awarded 196 students for their exceptional academic performance for the 2017/2018 academic year.
The awardees comprised students from level 100-300 in the programmes of the School namely, BCom (Accounting), BCom (Finance), BCom(Human Resource Management), BCom (Marketing), BCom (Management) and BCom(Procurement & Supply Chain Management).
Dean's Award Ceremony
In his address, the Dean, SoB, Prof. Edward Marfo-Yiadom, said the awards ceremony was instituted by the School in the 2008/2009 academic year to recognise and encourage high performing students who attained Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.6 and above at the end of every academic year. “The list generated helps us to follow-up on the progress of our high performing undergraduate students from level 100 all the way to the completion of their programmes of study,” he noted.
Prof. Marfo-Yiadom noted that the awardees would be presented with certificates and books from sponsors. He indicated that in addition to the general awards, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) provided cash prizes and books to the overall best student, the best female student and best student in Accounting courses from level 100-300. He announced that ICAG has offered scholarship covering registration fee, subscription and examination fees for the ICAG Professional Examinations to all awardees.
Provost of College of Humanities and Legal Studies
The Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh, commended SoB for holding onto the tradition of the Dean’s Award ceremony. Prof. Edu-Buandoh told encouraged the students that “It is in the right direction that you’re being rewarded whiles still studying because only a few people will see what you’ve achieved during your graduation,” she said. She urged the awardees to be motivated to maintain the high academic excellence and called on other students to also put in more effort so that they could also be recognised in the next awards ceremony. “No standard is unattainable so you can also make it to the first class level,” he encouraged them.
Past Student Shares Experience with Students
A past student of SoB, Mrs. Joyce Opoku-Duodo who gave a motivational speech said the training she received from UCC made her to be creative and determined to succeed wherever she worked. She advised the students not to despise small beginnings adding that “I began from a small firm and I was able to build on my competencies and gained a lot of experience because I was doing almost everything unlike the big Accounting and Audit Firms where you will be assigned to a specific schedule”.
Mrs. Duodu who is currently the Director of Finance and Administration of ICAG urged the students to be self-motivated and work in teams whiles on campus.
Present at the ceremony were Heads of Department and lecturers of the SoB.