The Faculty of Arts has celebrated its brilliant and hardworking students at the maiden Dean’s Award Ceremony.
The efforts of these students who were from level 200 to level 400 with Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 3.6 and above were acknowledged with presentation of certificates. In all, 57 students were presented with awards including 27 for level 200, 13 for level 300, and 17 for level 400.
In his address, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. J. B. A. Afful, explained that the purpose of the ceremony was to celebrate students who have performed exceptionally in their academic work and were qualified for First Class Honours. He expressed gratitude to the awards committee for working tirelessly to ensure a successful ceremony.
The Guest Speaker, Dr. Georgina Yaa Oduro, who spoke on the topic “The Phenomenological Journey” advised the students to focus on their studies. She urged the awardees to guard against any form of complacency so that they could complete their programmes successfully. "If you want to add value to your achievement, be focused and determined", she advised.
The Chairman for the Ceremony, Prof. R.N. Osei, congratulated the faculty for training highly qualified human resource for the country over the years. He commended the Dean of the Faculty for introducing this laudable initiative.
Prof. Osei said the aim of education was to make students useful citizens. "We are inculcating values that will transform your personality. It is our duty to provide you with knowledge and it is your duty to learn and you must not leave the University with the same mindset you came with", he noted. He also advised students to have confidence in themselves adding that “Having critical attitude towards anything that comes your way is the hallmark of education”.
Present at the awards ceremony, were some Heads of Department, lecturers and students from the Faculty.