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2 Nigerian students top Ghanaian University graduation

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Two Nigerians have won the top prize at the 9th Graduation ceremony of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), a leading technology-focus private university in Ghana, reports ITRealms.

Confirming this, the university in a press statement made available to ITRealms said that Mr. Peter Hunnoho Moses, graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology and was judged the overall best student of the graduation class with a cumulative GPA of 3.99. 

The overall best student in the Female category went to Ms. Odinaka Abel Favour who graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a cumulative GPA of 3.90.

Speaking at the ceremony, which saw the graduation of Bachelor’s degree holders and PhDs, the President of the University, Professor Clement Dzidonu, noted that this is a major achievement given that, AIT has the toughest and the highest grading system within the university system in Ghana. 

“To get an A grade in a subject at AIT you must score above 90 and to get a First Class with a cumulative GPA close to the maximum 4.2, means that a student must consistently get A grades across the board,” Dzidonu said.

Also speaking, the Deputy Minister for Education in-charge of Tertiary Education, Hon. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, congratulated the university for its programmes cutting across science, technology and engineering which in his view is in line with the Ghanaian government’s determination to implement and enforce the 60:40 policy guidelines aimed at giving priority to science, mathematics and engineering programmes in our tertiary institutions. 

He also said, the Ministry of Education through the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has drawn-up new guidelines that will ensure that the accreditation of new universities and academic programmes meet these guidelines.
 
“To be approved for accreditation, a university must more or less show that it will be like AIT in its academic programme offerings,” he said.

Ghana, he said, is currently attracting over 7000 foreign students from close to 60 countries to its private and public universities annually.  Stressing that the government is mindful of the internationalization of higher education and the Ministry of Education is empowering its statutory higher education regulatory bodies to ensure that the high academic standards of a number of the Ghanaian universities including AIT are internationally benchmarked to continue to attract more foreign students.



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Pix:  Peter Hunnoho Moses and Ms. Odinaka Abel Favour

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