The 60 winners of the President’s Independence Day Award and their families were hosted by the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, at the Christ the King Parish Hall in Accra.
The students and their families, who were treated to a sumptuous lunch after the presentation of the award, had the opportunity to interact among themselves, and with the minister and officials from the ministry.
Representatives of the awardees joined the Director, Finance and Administration, of the Ministry of Education, Mrs Wilhelmina Asamoah, and others to cut the 60th anniversary cake of Ghana, which was donated by the Labadi Beach Hotel.
Take studies seriously
In a brief remark, Dr Prempeh advised the awardees to see their award as the beginning of the journey, urging them to learn harder to justify it.
He commended them for winning the award, reminding them that they were the few lucky ones to have been selected to receive the award out of the thousands of other students.
Welcoming the awardees and their families, the Chief Director at the ministry, Mr Enoch H. Cobbinah, congratulated them and their families on winning the award.
He told them the award was “a wonderful opportunity”, reminding them that the sky was the limit and that all they were expected to do was to take their studies even more seriously.
Mr Cobbinah, on behalf of the awardees and their families, thanked the minister for hosting them.