The College of Science organized the College of Science’s Excellence Awards Night on April 6, 2022 at the Allotey Auditorium. To event was to show gratitude to those who have contributed much in terms of work and performance to encourage other colleagues to put up their best for the progress of the College.
The Chairman of the Excellence Awards Committee, Prof. Nathaniel Boadi stated that the gathering of the 2021 Excellence Awards was to honor the hardworking staff and students as well as the best department of the year 2021 in the categories of Best Department, Best Senior Member Teaching, Best Senior Member Research and Grant, Best Senior Member Administrative, Best Senior Staff Technician, Best Senior staff Administrative, Best Junior Staff Administrative and best female and male graduating students of both Faculties (Faculty of Physical and Computational Science and Faculty of Biosciences ) and also Departmental award for staff and students from various Departments.
The Provost and Chairman of the programme, Prof. Leonard K. Amekudzi in his welcome address stated that, the College of Science Excellence Award, 2021 is the fourth excellence award and hinted at how important it is for the College. However, he indicated that the award scheme is designed purposely for hardworking students and staff. Those who are working hard deserve to be awarded otherwise it is not worth dying. He also stated the plan of the award to be a great event with excitement in the years ahead.
The Students’ Awards Category (Faculty of Bioscience)
The Best Male Graduating Student award went to Mr. Ernest Kissi Kontor of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology who graduated with a CWA of 77.37.
The Best Female Graduating Student award went to Miss Kezia Nhyira Gaisie of the Department of Food Science and Technology who also graduated with a CWA of 80.05.
The Students’ Awards Category (Faculty of Physical and Computational Science)
The Best Male Graduating Student award went to Mr. Reindoff Ocran Boadu of the Department of mathematics who graduated with a CWA of 85.2.
The Best Female Graduating Student award went to Miss Paule Ingrid Fomen Tchana of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science who also graduated with a CWA of 83.08.
Senior and Junior Staff Categories
The Best Junior Staff (Administrative) award went to Mr. Richard Wenono.
The Best Senior Staff (Technician) Award went to Mr. Redeemer Agbolegbe of the Department of Food Science and Technology.
Miss Anna Konadu, the Department of Mathematics Administrator, was awarded the Best Senior Staff (Administrative).
Senior Members Categories
The College Librarian, Mr. Richard Bruce Lamptey was awarded the Best Senior Member-Administrative.
Dr. (Mrs.) Augustina Angelina Sylverken a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology was awarded the Best Senior Member -Research and Grant.
Prof. Jonathan Nartey Hogarh, Head, Department of Environmental Science was awarded Best Senior Member -Teaching.
The Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology was adjudged the Best Department in the 2021 Excellence Awards.
The awardees of the above-mentioned categories were awarded certificates and an enclosed envelope.
Miss Deborah Osei Tutu won the best student’s award for the Department of Physics. She was awarded with a Citation and enclosed envelope.
In Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, an alumnus of the Department presented award to the best four graduating students. These were: Mr. Samuel Quainoo, Mr. Hanson Yeboah Asiamah, Mr. Wisdom Adingo and Miss Edina Takki. The overall most improved in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology went to Mr. Francis Teye Adamtey.
In the Department of Optometry and Visual Science, the overall Best Student award went to Dr. Charles Kumi Danso and he, again received the Best Clinical Student Award. The Best Research Student Award in the Department of Optometry and Visual Science was received by Isaiah Osei Duah Junior.
Miss Vanassah Naa Korley Hammond received the overall Best student of Department of Environmental Science.
In the speech of some Awardees, they express their sincerest gratitude to the College, Departments and the Organizing Committee for the awards and encourage their colleagues to be of hard work in other to be awarded. The staff who received awards promise to continue working hard for the progress of the College and the University because “a reward of hard work, is more work”.
The Provost and the Chairman, Prof. Leonard K. Amekudzi in his closing remarks commended the Committee for hard work done for the success of the programme. Moreover, he challenge others to continuely be hardworking for them to also to be awarded.
The programme ended with a closing prayer said by Rev. Prof. William Obeng-Denteh.