Regent University of Science and Technology, has held its 14th congregation over the weekend and a promising female student by name Juana Akuamoah Boateng, dominated in the best students awards, among others- emerging as the Overall Best Student at the end.
Miss Juana who graduated with first class honour, Human Development and Psychology, began her winning streak with the Best Student in Human Development and Psychology award and went ahead to grab the Best student in her faculty, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences before crowning it up with the overall best student award.
Whilst a student at Regent University, Miss Juana also achieved several feats outside the academic curriculum, this included an Ambassador for UN General Assembly special section under the SSD Programme 2016; Best Organizer Award-SSDP Washington DC, 2017; Young Diplomat of Ghana Alumni 2017; and a Nominee for 40/40 Awards 2018.
Other outstanding recognitions included Africa Youth of the year, nominee 2018; global goodwill and National Mentoring Day ambassador as well as a columnist in the B&FT Newspaper. She is also currently a nominee for the 2020 African Youth Awards.
On the business front, Miss Juana is already making great strides though she is now graduating from school. She is currently the Director of She is Coming Project and CEO of DED-WA, as well as CEO of JSC International, sub-contractors for JICA Tema Motorway project that was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Ghana not long ago, among several other achievements.
In a valedictory addressing, she expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the management and lecturers of Regent University for their immense contribution made to support her academic work and that of the general graduating group in acquiring knowledge relevant for the job market.
“Regent has done us very well and we shall also achieve extraordinary to make the school the obvious choice for future generation. It is a ceremony like this that initiates the next success stories as it marks the beginning of a new cycle in our lives.
We have learnt and interrogated ideas and have been indoctrinated with values that will shape our lives and that of everyone we interact with,” she said.
Further on, Miss Juana shared tears as she paid homage to the late Jerry John Rawlings, Former President of the Republic of Ghana, who believed in her, supported her and pushed her to be the best version of herself. “I only wish he were here today to celebrate with me all that she encouraged me to get, nonetheless, I am certain he is watching and happy wherever he is, may his soul rest in peace,” she moaned.
Incoming Council President, Prof. Ernest Ofori Asamoah, indicated that Regent University is committed to redefining itself as an outstanding research institution as research is one of the core mandates of an academic institution of higher learning.
“I am happy to announce that Regent University College of Science and Technology, has been selected among 14 countries in Africa as the only institution in Ghana to be the host of a malaria research programme for Africa. The key objective of the research project is to train masters students in epidemiology and also upgrade IT infrastructure and focus on malaria issues in Africa,” he said.
Chairman of Council, Regent University, Albert K. Amonoo, congratulated the graduands for their hard work and fortitude irrespective of the challenges that they encounter on their journey to successful completion of the course. He added that it took their hard work to ensure that Regent University was ranked as the second top private university in Ghana, 2019 and number one in the recent ranking July 2020.