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Best Student Denied Graduation Prize

Photo The School of Biological Sciences of the University Of Cape Coast has denied the best graduating student from the school, an amount of GH¢ 500 and other souvenirs which he was supposed to receive as a reward for his hard work, last Tuesday.

The best student of the School of Biological Sciences for the 2012/2013 academic year, Mr. Vincent Akakpo angrily expressed his dissatisfaction about the fact that, the school promised to reward any student who emerges as the best student in the school with an amount of GH¢ 500 with other souvenirs, but the school claims otherwise.

The 26-year-old student graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.833 and emerged as the best student of the school.

According to him, he went to his department (Environmental Science) last Tuesday, for his prize but only to realize that the department is in no position to honor their part of the commitment. The Head of Department (HOD), Prof. A. N. M Pappoe said that they did not make such promise this year.

He advanced his quest to the School of Biological Sciences with the expectation of receiving his prize but the story was not different.

Among the contentious issues he boldly said, “I am not going to live this matter to rest and I am going to fight for what is rightfully mine.”

“I am very disappointed because during the day of graduation my name was mentioned, that I have won an amount of GH¢ 500 with souvenirs for being the best student from the School of Biological Sciences,” Mr. Akakpo added.

He explained that the School of Biological Sciences have 7 departments under its tutelage namely B.Sc (Environmental Sciences), B.Sc (Biochemistry), B.Sc (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences), B.Sc (Human Biology), B.Sc (Molecular Biology), B.Sc (Entomology and Wildlife) and B.Sc (Nursing) which makes it one of the salient nomenclatures of the University of Cape Coast and should honor all promises

The Environmental Science student further said the faculty is a well respected one and should act accordingly, by not making promises they cannot honor or fulfill.

Story filed by Kofidze Dziwornu Mcanthony

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