The School of Business of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has presented educational books
and certificates to 186 high-performing students with a CGPA of 3.6 and above during its 2021
Deans Awards Ceremony.
The Chairman for the occasion, Prof. Francis Eric Amuquandoh, Provost of the College of
Humanities and Legal Studies, indicated that learning was a difficult task, therefore, students
who had excelled academically especially during the Covid-19 pandemic deserved to be
He congratulated the students and encouraged them to continue to work hard to maintain or
improve their current CGPA. He also commended the Dean, faculty and staff of the School for
their hard work, dedication and commitment saying, “The joy and duty of our profession is to see
our students excel”.
The Dean of the School of Business, Prof. John G. Gatsi, explained that the Deans Awards
ceremony is an important event on the calendar of the School of Business. He explained that
apart from the awards program, students who obtained a CGPA of 2.0-grade point and below had
been assigned to their Heads of Department to receive counseling to encourage them to improve
Prof. Gatsi noted that students and alumni of the School were contributing and influencing
governance, policymaking, entrepreneurship, and innovation in Ghana and beyond. “Our
lecturers, administrative staff, and students are always motivated by our core values of reliability,
integrity, good governance, honesty, and teamwork,” he said.
The guest speaker for the event, Mr. Alhassan Trawule, the Head of Research Unit at the
Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), in his speech on “How to achieve and sustain
academic excellence in a pandemic”, shared his personal experiences as a first-class student of
the UCC School of Business. He explained that there was the need to always see the awards
ceremony as a motivator. He said, “Academic excellence has been identified with achieving high
grades and superior performances, but it is more than just making good grades. It is the
maximum development of one's intellectual skills and capabilities.”
The Dean’s Award ceremony was also attended by faculty, staff and students of the University.