- Shadrack Kwasi Nuamah, a young Ghanaian man has emerged as the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) valedictorian for 2023
- With a Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 88.08%, he earned a first-class BSc Mining Engineering degree
- About 7,000 internet users had seen his achievement at the time of publication, with many showing him with compliments
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A young Ghanaian man named Shadrack Kwasi Nuamah has been adjudged the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) valedictorian for 2023.
The young achieved a first-class BSc Mining Engineering degree with a Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 88.08% from the Ghanaian university.
University celebrates Nuamah
The school made Nuamah's accomplishment public via Twitter with stunning photos.
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''Congratulations! Mr Shadrack Kwasi Nuamah, Valedictorian for the 14th Congregation and the Overall Best Graduating Student,'' portions of the post read on Twitter.
When asked to share how he felt about the achievement in an interview with YEN.com.gh, he said:
''I feel elated to have this achievement; it wasn’t easy in the early periods, but the victory that has come out of it makes the feeling more special.
''I plan on motivating a lot of young, ambitious people to move into the field of engineering because almost everything we see around was engineered, and the world needs more proactive engineers to come up with diverse and innovative ideas and creations; I believe we can achieve this by the unmeasurable grace of God,'' he told YEN.com.gh.
Speaking on the challenges he overcame to attain the milestone, Nuamah recalled that:
''Inability to understand everything taught, I took that to God in prayers, and I had good friends who helped me overcome the challenge,'' he said.
Nuamah disclosed that he has no intentions of relocating to work outside Ghana. ''I love to work for Ghana, my motherland. Even if I get the opportunity to further my studies, I’ll still return to this country with the acquired knowledge and skills''.
Scores of netizens, including over 7,000, had viewed the post, which gained 26 retweets, 4 quotes, and 175 likes at the time of this publication.
YEN.com.gh compiled some of the comments below:
Reactions to Nuamah's achievement
Happy for you, brother Shadrack.
Congratulations to him.
UMaT graduation: Hearing-impaired GH lady bags master's degree
Still at the university, YEN.com.gh reported that the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) awarded a master's degree to a hearing-impaired Ghanaian woman.
Lydia Abayie Acquah graduated from the Faculty of Integrated Management Science with a Master of Business Technology Management (MBTM) degree during the just-completed 14th Congregation with a Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 76.80%.
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According to the university, Acquah has suffered hearing loss since she was about 10 years old.
Former PRESEC-Legon student graduates as valedictorian of his class at University of Ghana
Still on education, YEN.com.gh a former Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School (PRESEC-Legon) student, Jacklord Agyabeng Amponsah, was named the valedictorian of his graduating class at the University of Ghana.
With a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.93, the Bachelor of Science in Management student (Accounting Option) received the highest grade in his class.
The prodigy has always excelled in school. Before enrolling at the University of Ghana, he achieved great success in his alma mater.
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