UCCSchool of Business holds annual Dean’s award ceremony

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  • To celebrate academic excellence

The University of Cape Coast School of Business (UCCSchool of Business) held its annual Dean’s award ceremony which celebrates students who obtained a CGPA of 3.6 and above at levels 200 to 400.

The awards showed a 61% increase in the number of students on the list. In all, 299 students received awards with 83 at level 400 implying with handwork the next graduation may record over 70 first-class performances from the School.

Speaking at the event, Mr Hilton John Mitchell, the Honorary Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Ghana who was the guest speaker said prioritizing honesty and loyalty in the workplace are the most priceless core values needed in any organization to thrive.

He said while ambition and dreams are important when the honesty test is failed everything fails. He, therefore, admonished students and young people to always observe the natural rules of progress to ensure that they don’t jump the steps because patience is an asset on the journey to a successful career.

“Don’t be in an unnecessary hurry, crawl before you walk, there are many dangers in trying to run without crawling and walking,” he cautioned.

Mr Mitchell then praised lecturers and staff for the quality of training given to the students within the environment of discipline, promising to work hard to ensure collaboration between Business Schools in Trinidad and Tobago and UCCSchool of Business.

The director of finance of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) represented her organization 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.

The Dean of the UCCSchool of Business, Prof. John Gatsi assured the business community and prospective students that the management of the School is aware of the task of training to produce globally fit-for-purpose graduates who can work in multicultural environments with good interpersonal skills, innovation and data skills. 

 “We are doing our best to integrate foundational and higher level data skills in our programs.

We have introduced a 2-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 stated.

Prof. Gatsi told the gathering that the School of Business has created an environment where its programs are developed with close collaboration with professional bodies and constant engagement with industry and as a result students pass professional examinations in great numbers just after graduation.

“We are now working with professional bodies to create a database for the number of our students/ fresh graduates who pass professional exams for our records,” he added.

The Dean said the School intentionally invited some heads and representatives from some selected Senior High Schools in the Central Region to have firsthand experience of the holistic training being given to the students with a strong link to all professional bodies to shape their future.

He said the environment is flexible and focused with high motivation to succeed. He appealed to the headmasters and representatives of the Senior Schools to encourage the students to choose programs in the UCCSchool of Business.

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