Nigerian students excel at Ghanaian varsity convocation
Two Nigerians, Mr. Peter Hunnoho Moses and Ms. Odinaka Abel Favour, have won the top prizes at the ninth graduation congregation of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), a leading technology-focused private university in Ghana.
According to a statement released by the university, Moses, who graduated with a first class degree in Information Technology, was adjudged the overall best student with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.99 while Favour, who also had first degree in Business Administration with a CGPA of 3.90, emerged the overall best student in the female category.
President of the university, Prof. Clement Dzidonu, observed that it is a major achievement given that AIT has the toughest and the highest grading system within the university system in Ghana.
“To get an A grade in a subject at AIT you must score above 90 and to get a First Class with a CGPA close to the maximum of 4.2, means that a student must consistently get A grades across the board,” Dzidonu noted in the statement.
While congratulating the duo for their feat, Deputy Minister for Education, (Tertiary) Mr. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, stated that Ghana is currently attracting over 7,000 foreign students from close to 60 countries to its private and public universities yearly.
He announced that the government is mindful of the internationalisation of higher education and the Ministry of Education is empowering its statutory higher education regulatory bodies to ensure that the high academic standards of a number of the Ghanaian universities, including AIT, are internationally benchmarked to continue to attract more foreign students.
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