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Trotro Driver Graduates With 3.91 FGPA At The University Of Ghana

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A former commercial bus (trotro) driver is one of the best graduating students at the University of Ghana in the ongoing November 2019 Congregation ceremonies.

Having read a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Geography and Resource Development, Jacob Semekor Mordzifa obtained a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.91.

Jacob is a 34-year old man who gained admission to the University of Ghana in 2015.

10 years before that, he had been offered admission into the nation’s premier university after he had completed his secondary education in Sogakope SHS but was unable to enroll due to financial challenges.

‘After Secondary School I got admission here in 2005 but there was no money but I had hope that since I had gotten that admission, I could still get it. My driving force was the fact that out of a non-educated family of 21, with 6 wives to my dad, I could be the one to go to school and bring some light to the house’, he noted.

His resolve to further his studies drove him to settle for a temporal job in driving.

While in his trotro business, Jacob saved up some money which he used to pay for his training in the Akropong-Akuapem Teacher Training College.

All this while, his dream of pursuing a degree in the University of Ghana was lurking in the back of his mind.

He saved up his allowances from the Training College to be able to able to buy his admission forms and apply for the second time in 2015.

In 2017, Jacob got married to his wife while in his second year against the advice of his lecturer who thought it was going to be difficult for him to combine the responsibilities of a husband and a student, especially for someone with his background.

UG trotro driver graduate

But Jacob, determined to make the most out of every opportunity he had, was not going to allow the thoughts of others to be projected unto him.

He went ahead to efficiently combine his marital roles with his academic work and graduated top of his class. Jacob aspires to be a decorated academic and astute lecturer.

 

 

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African Business Leaders Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Dubai, UAE

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African Business Leaders Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Dubai, UAE

8th June 2021, Dubai, UAEMG Business Solutions in association with Swiss School of Business & Management presented Honorary Doctorate Degrees 2021 to African business leaders whose exemplified leadership qualities, vision, and service attributed to their outstanding public service amidst global crises.

Themed “The Values of Selfless”, the ceremony was held at W-Hotel, The Palm, Dubai and was presided over by Mario Silic, Dean of Swiss School of Business & Management, Switzerland via Zoom.  Modeling excellence and commitment to driving the African agenda, thirteen recipients across various industries were acknowledged for their outstanding governance and commitment to serving others. The awards are expected to become an annual event and will operate as a source of inspiration to African leaders across the spectrum.

Roberta Ayalingo receiving her Honorary Doctorate Degree

Roberta Ayalingo receiving her Honorary Doctorate Degree

The Honorary Doctorate Degrees are presented to individuals for their exceptional contributions to society or as recognition of lifetime achievement within their specialized field. While the recipients do not have to meet academic qualifications, the awards are conferred to personalities whose community integration is an integral part embedded into their professional ethos.

To officiate the event, Mario Silic, praised the African leaders for their perseverance and their determination to present an unbiased African narrative. In his opening address he emphasized on the importance of social agenda within business transformation.

“The pandemic brought about formidable challenge; intellectual energies were confronted with the reality of unpredictability of our times and the impact on business and communities. This Honorary Doctorate Award is the light at the end of the tunnel; it represents a turning point by acknowledging exemplary leadership at the forefront of human capital development. As global economy moves towards recovery, our theme “The Value of Selfless” appropriately takes into account societal impact delivered by organisations and its executives” said Mr. Dr. Michael Adegoke, CEO, MG Business Solutions.

MGBS continues to produce programmes to match demands of the evolving business landscape in Africa. Collaborations with government and private sectors ensure MGBS maintains strategic associations to facilitate cross pollination amongst corporations and industries. With its diverse portfolio, MGBS strives to streamline its business to deliver sustainable solutions, corporate value and human capital essential.

The Awardees

  • Mr. Godwin Kofi Akuamoah, Managing Director & CEO – Right Consult & General Suppliers Ltd
  • Roberta Ayalingo, Managing Director & Founder – Wibexly Gh Ltd
  • Mukesh V. Thankwani – B5 Plus Steel Industry
  • Daniel Asamoah Adu, CEO – Glory Inventing & Research Mission
  • Dr. George Gyamfi-Osew – Director, Operations, National Lottery Authority
  • Felix Mawuli Kamassah – CEO, Maphlix Trust Ghana Ltd
  • Godspower Oshodin – Founder, Solution Media Global Ltd
  • Dr. Francis Kaboo – Professor
  • Benson Opoku – Founder, Akro-Farms Limited
  • Eng. Michael Krakue – Executive Chairman, ADK Consortium
  • Benjamin Kingsley Sarpong – Managing Director, Chase Petroleum Ghana Ltd
  • Dr. Andrew Kwabena Asamoah – Founder & CEO, A&C Development Co. Ltd.
  • Hugh Keku Aryee – COO, Hanergy Global Group

 


SOURCE: graceandgarbo.com 

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VALCO Trust Fund launches project to remove schools under trees

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VALCO Trust Fund launches project to remove schools under trees

VALCO Trust Fund launches project to remove schools under trees

The VALCO Trust Fund has launched an ambitious project to remove schools living under trees in the country.
The Fund, with a projected budget of Ghc3.5 billion, seeks to construct, within a period of five years, some 5,403 schools which currently operate under trees and which are in dilapidated or makeshift structures.

Executive Director of VALCO Trust Fund Kelvin Yeboah, in a press conference in Accra, announced that the Fund will, by June 4, this year, cut the sod for the start of the project at Karaga in Northern Region, and which will witness the initial construction of some eighteen schools.

According to Mr. Kelvin Yeboah, the initial eighteen structures, which are scheduled to be completed in three years, have been selected from all the regions and it is estimated to cost a whopping Ghc6 million.

Mr. Yeboah has also disclosed that the structures will include classroom blocks for KGs, primary and junior high schools with ancillary facilities like head-teacher’s offices, staff common rooms, toilet facilities, libraries, ICT laboratories, and boreholes and pieces of furniture to be supplied.

He revealed that the Ministry of Energy has pledged to extend electricity to the schools in order to boost the delivery of education services.

Director-General of Ghana Education Service Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has expressed his gratitude to the Fund for the gesture and pledged the Service’s support to the project.

Meanwhile, a website, www.schoolsundertrees.com, has been launched for easy access to the schools via digital addresses, when the project is completed.

Source: GES

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17-year old final year SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

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SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

17-year old final year SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

SHS student shockingly commits suicide: The shocking news making trend in the Bono region’s capital Sunyani is the death of a beautiful 17-year-old final year student of Miracle Senior High School.

The young lady by the name, Leticia Kyere Pinaman has allegedly committed suicide as confirmed by the Police in the city. The headmistress of the school Madam Gifty Acheampong also confirmed the sudden death of Leticia to the media.

Leticia Kyere Pinaman SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

Leticia Kyere Pinaman

According to the initial statement of the Police, the incident happened around 7:30pm on Monday (17 May) while the rest of the students were at the church auditorium for Bible studies.

However, the police are yet to establish the cause of her death and we will bring you all the details in this regard.

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