The Director of Research at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana Mr. Alhassan Trawule has admonished students at the University of Cape Coast to take note about the importance of choosing smart friends and prepare in order to succeed.
Seapking at the 2021 UCC Business School Dean’s Award Ceremony on Thurday, March 25, 2021 at the University, Mr. Trawule said there is the need for students know who they choose as their “mentors” and also make conscius efforts for “personal discovery”.
Mr. Alhassan Yusif Trawule, the Guest speaker for the ceremony recounted his personal experiences while at the University of Cape Coast and outlined important principles for success.
He encouraged students to ensure positive thinking and delete unwanted baggage as students.
The “Dean’s award is an important event on the calendar of Business Schools globally to recognize motivated and high performing students who obtained first class at the end of each academic
According to Prof. Gatsi, there is about 40% drop in the number of awardees as compared to the 2019 number. He explained that though deeper analysis about the cause of the drastic fall in the number of awardees was not done, last year was challenging to both students and lecturers in adjusting to new modes of teaching and learning that might have affected performance.
He revealed that in extracting the best for the Dean’s List, students’ who obtained disturbing CGPAs were referred to the heads of department for counseling, encouragement and support.
The program which was chaired by the Provost of College of Humanities and Legal Studies attracted sponsorship packages from professional bodies such as CIMA which provided cash awards to students who were not in first class last year but are now awardees due to hard work while Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply awarded two past students for their outstanding performance at the Master of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain. Chartered Institute of Accountants Ghana launched the new syllabus and donated a number of study manuals to the School of Business Library. It was announced that the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) is working hard to hand over a new resource centre to the School in April.
The Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Francis Eric Amanquandoh described the school as the first in everything and encouraged students to work to sustain the current performance.
Prof. Amanquandoh noted that “learning is a difficult task” whiles describing the Dean’s award as “appropriate to motivate students for the hard work”. He asked administrative and teaching staff to continue to give off their best to support the students.