From Second-Class Lower to First Class & Valedictorian; The Story of Ghanaian Student Douglas Boateng

From Second-Class Lower to First Class & Valedictorian; The Story of Ghanaian Student Douglas Boateng

  • A gentleman called Douglas Boateng has been able to challenge himself for great academic success
  • Douglas initially graduated from Kumasi Technical University with an HND and a second-class lower grade
  • He decided to take his commitment a notch higher and has been able to get his degree with brilliant success as a valedictorian

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Douglas Boateng, a hardworking young man in Ghana has proven with his life story that being relentless and refusing to give up can yield wonderful success.

Graduating from the Kumasi Technical University with an HND in Entrepreneurship and Finance in 2016, Douglas had a second-class lower, which was below his expectation.

Speaking to, the young man said he decided to get extremely serious with his academics after recording the grade that he knew his capabilities were better than.

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Douglas Boateng after getting his degree at UEW
Douglas Boateng after getting his degree at UEW Photo credit: Douglas Boateng via Facebook;
Source: UGC
"I decided to top-up my HND at the University of Education Winneba in BSc Banking and Finance. I've now graduated as the valedictorian of my class because I dedicated everyday studying hard to make myself and my parents proud," Douglas said.

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Advice for students and future prospects

When asked what piece of advice he would give to anyone enrolling in tertiary school this year, Douglas' words were:

"You might have heard a lot about university but put everything aside and focus on your studies. Social life is important but make sure it does not get the better of you at the expense of your studies. And always attend lectures."

Douglas is currently a NABCO trainee and is open to permanent job opportunities in any finance department of a firm or a financial institution.

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The overall best student at UEW Kumasi Campus also reported that Mr Ernest Akatey, a gentleman who was part of the 2021 batch of the University of Education, Winneba, has emerged as the overall best student with a CGPA of 3.95.

In addition, all through the campuses of UEW, his CGPA is the highest for the 2021 batch of graduates (Main campus, Mampong campus, and the Kumasi campus).

His grade, aside from making him the best graduating student at the Kumasi Campus of the renowned Ghanaian public university, also became the highest ever recorded on his campus.

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