The University Of Cape Coast School Of Business has held its prestigious Dean’s award ceremony on Friday.
The ceremony was chaired by the Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies Prof. Francis Eric Amanquandoh.
The Dean’s Award is usually held to recognize the most brilliant students of a school. This year’s ceremony was streamed live on social media platforms for the rest of the students, parents, alumni and the public.
Dean of the UCC School of Business, Prof. John Gatsi explained the importance of the award. “Dean’s award is an important event on the calendar of Business Schools globally to recognize motivated and high performing students who obtained first class at the end of each academic “.
He lamented that there is about 40% drop in the number of awardees as compared to 2019.
Though analyses about the cause of the drastic fall in the number of awardees was not done, he pointed out that last year was challenging to both students and lecturers in adjusting to new modes of teaching and learning that might have affected performance.
Prof. Gatsi explained that in extracting the best for the Dean’s List, students’ who obtained disturbing CGPAs were referred to the heads of department for counseling, encouragement and support.
Benevolent institutions which supported the program include CIMA which provided cash awards to students who were not in first class last year but this year became awardees due to hard work. The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply awarded two past students for their outstanding performance at the Master of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain.
The Chartered Institute of Accountants Ghana launched the new syllabus and donated a number of study manuals to the School of Business Library.
It was also announced that the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) is working hard to hand over a new resource centre to the School in April.
The provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Francis Eric Amanquandoh described the school as the first in everything and encouraged students to work to sustain the current performance. He said learning is a difficult task and described the Dean’s award as appropriate to motivate students to work hard. He asked administrative and teaching staff to continue to give off their best to support the students.