- Dr Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has won the 2022 George Britton Early Investigator of the Year Award
- The Head of Department, Optometry and Visual Science, received the award at the Brain and Ocular Nutrition Conference organised in the UK
- Dr Akuffo posed with the award in photos on social media, which have garnered reactions from netizens
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Dr Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has won the 2022 George Britton Early Investigator of the Year Award in the UK.
The Head of Department, Optometry and Visual Science in the Ghanaian establishment, received the honours at the Brain and Ocular Nutrition Conference held in the European country.
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Per Joy News, Akuffo presented his scientific paper titled ''Macular Pigment Optical Density in a Healthy Ghanaian Sample at the conference, where he received an unrestricted research grant of €2,000 (GH¢19,000+)
The fund was sponsored by MacuHealth, a pharmaceutical company that provides industry-leading eye care supplements for patients.
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In shots seen by YEN.com.gh, Dr Akuffo posed with the award with a mild smile. People have reacted to the images.
Read some of the comments compiled by YEN.com.gh below:
Nharnhar Akwasi Poku commented:
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YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian DPhil student, Josephine Agyeman-Duah, has been named the PhD Student of the Year for the Postgrad Awards 2022 at Oxford University.
Agyeman-Duah is a student at the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health of the prestigious university, where she is also a member of the INTERGROWTH-21ST research group.
The award recognises her as an excellent and inquisitive researcher who plays an integral part in the team, according to the university.
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Also, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a former student of Keta Senior High Technical School (Ketasco) who obtained 8As in the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) needs help.
Francis Kwame Sewor, a Science student, achieved all As in the WASSCE but could not proceed to the university due to his financially disadvantaged background.
The team leader for the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) has applied for scholarships at Ashesi University and the University of Kwame Nkrumah Technology and Science (KNUST) in Ghana to further his education.
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