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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. 

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President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has told the United Nations General Assembly that his major priority will be the closing of the “vast” gaps between men and women through, among other efforts, providing decent education for girls and ending child marriages.

“Most of the world’s poorest people are women,” he observed “Currently are creating programmes and policies to address this imbalance, yet regardless of how successful they may be, they are not permanent solutions. They do not solve the ultimate problem, which is the vast inequality between men and women that so many traditions have.”

President Mahama noted that in order to address the issue of child mortality and malnutrition, preparatory work was underway to earmark disbursements to pregnant women and mothers of children under the age of one.

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