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03.04.2007 General News

Students awarded for academic excellence

By GNA

The University of Ghana at the weekend presented Prizes to 41 students who excelled in various academic endeavours during the
2005/2006 academic year.

The award winners included 24 graduates of the 2005/2006 graduating
Class with the rest being continuing students.

Speaking at a ceremony organized for the Award Winners, the
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Clifford Nii Boi
Tagoe said the University, since its inception 59 years ago, had always placed emphasis on recognizing students who distinguished themselves academically.

Professor Tagoe, who was the Chairman for the occasion said, this
was in line with the University's mission of developing world class human resources and capabilities to meet national development and global challenges.

The Presidential Advisor on HIV/AIDS Professor Fred T. Sai said the
quality of the world's population will be improved if special attention is given to women.

Professor Sai, who provided a 20,000 dollars seed money in 1995 for a
special award for women in various disciplines in science explained that women were very important in the development of the society and hence the need to encourage more women to excel in their endeavours.

Source: GNA

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