Prof. Elizabeth Ardayfio-Schandorf presenting her award for the Most Outstanding
Graduating Student to Ms. Anita Asare Awuku
Volta Hall has held its Annual Leavers and Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony. The function was graced by officials of the University of Ghana including Prof. Mrs. Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, wife of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Atta-Peters, the Hall Master of Legon Hall, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, the Director of Sports, past Wardens of Volta Hall, Awards Sponsors, parents of award winners and other distinguished guests. The Volta Hall Alumnae Association was also well-represented.
In her welcome address the Acting Warden of the Hall, Prof. Agnes S. Budu said function was organized to acknowledge and congratulate the ladies who were leaving the Hall after the completion of their studies at the university as well as recognize academic excellence and encourage students to work hard.
The Annual Leavers’ Dinner and Academic Excellence Awards was re-instituted in April 2013 after a long break. The aim is to motivate students of the Hall to pursue their studies with diligence and also provide a platform for final year students to be recognized and wished well as they complete school.
The event was also an opportunity for the Hall to recognize students who had distinguished themselves in sports during the academic year. The distinguished sports women were presented with gifts and certificates. The presentation was made by Mrs. Christy Badu, the immediate past Deputy Warden on behalf of the Director of Sports. She was assisted by Ms. Lillian Kyei, the Sports Tutor.
The award for the Most Outstanding Sports Lady Ms. Gifty Dedo Nyako was presented by Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, the Director of Sports.
Another highlight of the event, was a presentation to Professor (Mrs.) Ramatu Mahama Al-Hassan, a recently retired Fellow of the Hall. She was presented with a parting gift from the Hall, by Dr. (Mrs.) Vivian Tackie-Ofosu, the Deputy Senior Tutor. Prof. Al-Hassan’s award was received on her behalf by her son, Mr. Al-Hassan as she was away on a project in Tamale.
The climax of the evening was the presentation of awards to students of the Hall who had excelled academically during the 2013/2014 academic year. In all, ten cash prizes and certificates were awarded.
All the leavers were presented with special souvenirs – a mug with the embossment of both the UG and Volta Hall logos, with the inscription: ‘I am a proud Alumna’. It is expected that the souvenirs would constantly remind the Leavers of their time in Volta Hall and the University of Ghana as a whole, as well as challenge them to project a positive image of Volta Hall, by distinguishing themselves and make a positive difference wherever they find themselves.
Mrs. Audrey Abakaha former J.C.R President (2000-2001) and currently a Manager at the Barclays Bank, Head Office, Accra, shared her experiences with the leavers and gave them some words of encouragement. She encouraged the leavers to develop a positive attitude towards the challenges in life and always strive to give of their best no matter the circumstances.
The programme which was interspersed with good music and dancing was eventually brought to a close at 10:00 p.m. with a vote of thanks by the MC for the occasion, Dr. Naa Dodua Dodoo. She thanked the Volta Hall Management, the Planning Committee, UG Officials and parents and guardians and all present for making the evening a good one. A closing prayer was said by Ms. Patience Owusu Boadi, after which award winners had the opportunity to interact and pose for pictures with their benefactors and Hall Management.
AWARDS AND RECIPIENTS:
* Elizabeth Ardayfio-Schandorf Prize for the Most Outstanding Volta Hall Graduating Student:
Ms. Anita Asare Awuku
* Cecilia Amoah Prize for the Best Level 400 Volta Hall Student in the Sciences:
Ms. Docia Kumi-Mensah
* Irene Odotei Prize for the Best Level 400 Volta Hall Student in the Humanities:
Ms. Francisca Baffoe-Ashun
* Sakyi-Dawson Prize for the Best Level 300 Volta Hall Student in the Sciences:
Ms. Nana Serwah Frempong
§ Most Outstanding Sports Lady:
Ms. Gifty Dedo Nyako
* Volta Hall Alumnae Association Prize for the Best Level 200 student in the Humanities:
Ms. Naana Afedua Aseidu
* Volta Hall Alumnae Association Prize for the Best Level 200 student in the Sciences:
Ms. Gladys Regina Kutorkor Neequaye
* Volta Hall Prize for the Best Level 100 Student in the Humanities:
Ms. Agnes Akpene Akakpo
* Volta Hall Prize for the Best Level 100 student in the Sciences:
Ms. Comfort Arthur
* Volta Hall Prize for the Best Level 300 student in the Humanities:
Ms. Rhoda Mawushi Ahadzie
Mr. Joseph Budu, immediate past Registrar presenting the award for the Best Level 100 student in the Humanities Ms. Naana Afedua Aseidu.
Mr. Al-Hassan receiving a parting gift from Deputy Senior Tutor, on behalf of his mother
(Prof. Ramatu Al-Hassan) a retired Fellow of the Hall.
Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu presenting the award for the Most Outstanding Sports lady to
Ms. Gifty Dedo Nyako
Prof David Atta Peters Hall Maser of Legon Hall presenting the award for the Best Level 100 student in the Humanities to Ms. Agnes Akpene Akakpo
Prof. Mrs. Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey presenting the Cecilia Amoah’s Award for the Best level 400 student in the Sciences to Ms. Docia Kumi-Mensah
Some of the leavers at the Awards Ceremony
of the leavers at the Awards Ceremony