Mr. Emmanuel Ofosu, a graduate of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), received The Mike Nyinaku Excellence Award for 2017. He was the Best Graduating student from the Business School for the year 2017. The presentation of the award was done by The BEIGE Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of BEIGE. The award comprises a plaque, citation and investment voucher of GHS3000.00 (Three Thousand Ghana Cedis).
The Mike Nyinaku Excellence Award is an initiative of the CEO of BEIGE, powered by The BEIGE Foundation. The award scheme identifies and celebrates the Overall Best Graduating student in the Tertiary Institutions. The aim of the Award is to encourage the pursuit of excellence in academics and also to provide a bridge between academics and industry. The Award package include but not limited to the following:
Ø a plaque
Ø a citation
Ø an investment Voucher worth GHS 3000.00
Ø an internship opportunity with the CEO
Ø a member of Mike Nyinaku Excellence League
Ø an opportunity to give back to society
Emmanuel expressed profound thanks to Mr. Nyinaku for supporting his great ambition and also to The BEIGE Foundation for celebrating the day with him. Apart from the Mike Nyinaku award, Emmanuel received 9 additional awards from various institutions. Emmanuel graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce, with a CGPA of 3.898.
Speaking on the sideline of the event, Emmanuel, who has a humble beginning, recounted how determination propelled him to achieve this great feat. According to Emmanuel, life on campus was very challenging. However, his decision not to let down those who had trust in him and supported him in his academic pursuits pushed him hard to excel.
The presentation of this award took place during the 50th Congregation ceremony of the University of Cape Coast, (UCC), which saw the passing out of 6,886 undergraduate and postgraduate students from various academic disciplines. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, in his address at the ceremony, commended the graduands on their graduation and urged them to take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way.