- A young man, David Crentsil, has resorted to social media to celebrate graduating top of his class
- Crentsil attained the feat during the 13th Congregation Ceremony of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) - Tarkwa
- He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Environmental and Safety Engineering from the Ghanaian university
A young man, David K.B. Crentsil, graduated top of his class during the 13th Congregation Ceremony of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Environmental and Safety Engineering from the Ghanaian university.
According to Crentsil, he attained this feat through determination and God's favour as he announced the accomplishment on LinkedIn.
Graduating top of his class
''Today, I graduated top of my class; BSc. Environmental and safety Engineering (2017-2021) from University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa,'' he said.
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Crentsil noted that he wasn't the typical avid learner as he attributed his achievement to God.
''Don’t be tempted to think I am a typical bookworm ‘cos I’m not. It’s been God and his infinite favour as well as a little determination coupled with working smart and managing time wisely.''
While pursuing his degree, Crentsil doubled up as the Class President, Hall President (Gold hall), and National Union of Ghana Students President.
''I achieved this while serving in various portfolios ranging from Class President (right from year 1) to Hall President (Gold hall) to National Union of Ghana Students President to the only standing SRC Presidential Candidate (of which Covid-19 deprived me of a “cool chop” presidency ),'' he said.
Despite being involved in extra activities on campus, he managed to grow his social media presence, with half a million followers on TikTok and over 21 thousand followers on Instagram.
''I am glad to influence and inspire people wherever I find myself,'' he said. ''Congratulations to me and I pray for even greater wins.''
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