THE University of Cape Coast (UCC) School of Business has held its annual Dean’s award ceremony to celebrate students who obtained cumulative group point average (CGPA) of 3.6 and above from level 200 to 400.
The awards showed 61 per cent increase in the number of students on the list.
In all, 299 students received cash and books with 83 of them at level 400.
In a media release issued by the school, the Honourary Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Ghana, Hilton John Mitchell, who was the guest speaker prioritised honesty and loyalty in the work place as the most priceless core values needed in any organisation to thrive.
He said while ambition and dreams were important, when the honesty test fail everything also fail. Mr Mitchell, admonished students and young people to always observe the natural rules of progress to ensure that they don’t jump the steps.
“Patience is an asset on the journey to a successful career. Don’t be in unnecessary hurry, crawl before you walk, there are many dangers trying to run without crawling and walking,” he said.
He praised lecturers and staff for quality of training given to the students within the environment of discipline.
He promised to work hard to ensure collaboration between Business Schools in Trinidad and Tobago and the UCC School of Business.
The Dean of the UCC School of Business, Professor John Gatsi, gave the assurance that the school was working hard to produce globally fit for purpose graduates who can work in multicultural environments.
“We are doing our best to integrate foundational and higher level data skills in our programmes. We have introduced a two-credit course called professional development skill at level 400 to consolidate various skills needed in industry and the world of work including skills for writing psychometric tests,” he said.
Prof. Gatsi said the school had created an environment where its programmes were developed in close collaboration with professional bodies, and ensures constant engagement with industry.
The Director of Finance of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICAG) represented her organisation to present both cash and books to the school and awardees.
ACCA, CIMA, CITG, CIPS and Chartered Institute of administration and consultancy were all represented.
In a related development, the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), has handed over a resource center to the school at a brief ceremony.
On Wednesday September 28th, 2022, the ACCA represented by its Business Development Manager, Gameli Datsomor handed over the center.
Prof. Gatsi, on behalf of management, faculty, staff and students expressed gratitude to the ACCA for the facility and challenged other professional bodies who have been supporting the activities of the school to extend their support in other ways visible to enhance delivery of education.
He commended Comfort Ama Anipa who is a lecturer in the Department of Accounting and a member and fellow of ACCA for playing committed liaison role between the School and ACCA.
The Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Osei Kwarteng, who chaired the function expressed joy about the guesture and charged the management of the school to ensure that the facility was well maintained.