180 students of UG awarded

180 students of UG awarded

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• Mrs. Peprah-Tawiah (left), presenting an award to one of the students.

A total of 180 students of the University of Ghana were at the weekend awarded for their sterling performance during the 2014/2015 academic year at a ceremony at the Great Hall.

The programme was under the Vice-Chancellor’s Ceremony Academic  Awards, which is held every year to recognise students who excel academically.

The recipients included completed and current students as well as PhD students who performed excellently in their doctoral dissertation from all the colleges of the University; namely the Colleges of Basic and Applied Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Education.

The awards were sponsored by 47 corporate organisations, and 58 individuals including  Mrs. Lucy   Peprah- Tawiah, an educationist and philanthropist who sponsored four medical and dental students. 

The four recipients who were sponsored by Mrs.  Peprah- Tawiah in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr.  Barnard Boateng Adjei and Dr.  Annette Chidinma Ozerdi, from the School of Medicine and Dentistry respectively, took Mrs. Lucy Peprah -Tawiah Prize for the Best in Obstetrics, while Dr. Nkechi Efetobore Okotcha and Dr. George Akyea Blankson won the Mrs.  Lucy Peprah- Tawiah Prize for the Best Student in Child Health.

Professor Ernest Aryeetey,  the  Vice-Chancellor, in his address   commended Mrs. Tawiah for single handedly sponsoring four medical and dental students.

He said Mrs. Peprah-Tawiah’s commitment to promoting health education in the country was encouraging as she continued to award students in the area of medicine and dentistry.

The recipients who expressed their profound gratitude said the gesture would encourage them to continue to work hard in their professional pursuit.

By Kingsley Asare

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