School of Physical Sciences Holds Dean’s Awards Ceremony

The School of Physical Sciences has held the 2015/2016 Dean’s Award Ceremony to honour 69 students who have distinguished themselves academically. Students from the various departments who attained Cummulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 3.6 and above were presented with certificate at the ceremony. In his opening remarks at the ceremony, the Dean of the School of Physical Sciences, Prof. David K. Essumang said the School decided to restore the award scheme to recognise and reward high performing students from level 200 to 400. He noted that the event was aimed at inspiring the students to always strive to achieve academic excellence. He assured the students that the School would seek for sponsorship package to support winners in subsequent ceremonies. The guest speaker for the ceremony, Prof. Ernest Laryea Okorley commended the School for reawakening the Dean’s Award. He indicated that “UCC embraces the philosophy of recognising excellent performance and hard work.” He noted that it was the collective effort of lecturers and administrative staff of the School that has reflected in the performance of the students. Prof. Okorley applauded the students for demonstrating hard work and diligence adding,  “It’s not easy to make it to the top as a student in UCC, I’ve been there before.” He urged other students who were not awarded at the ceremony to take inspiration from the award winners. The Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. Samuel Yeboah Mensah called on the School to continue with the organisation of the ceremony to motivate the students to take their studies very serious.