The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey was among distinguished personalities honoured at the fifth edition of the UPSA Classic Awards held on Saturday, April 30 at the Kofi Ohene-Konadu Auditorium.
Prof Amartey was presented with an honorary award for his tremendous work in putting the University at the forefront of academic excellence and also for preparing UPSA students into globally competitive graduates through his student-centered leadership and institutional drive.
In his acceptance speech, the Vice-Chancellor expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Exclusively Classic Events & Media Services, the organisers of the awards scheme for the recognition.
He commended them for their good work and devoted service to the University through the establishment of the Classic Awards to honour outstanding students and staff.
Prof Okoe Amartey added that the annual campus-based awards scheme goes a long way in motivating recipients to do more while encouraging others to aim for such recognition.
“When you do your best in whatever field of endeavour, society will surely recognise you,” he said. “So make sure you always do your best even when no one seems to be watching because hard work pays.”
Prof. Amartey urged the students to always strive for excellence in their academics and professional pursuits, stressing that attaining excellence is paramount in every professional endeavor.
For her part, the Registrar of UPSA, Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright who was also presented with an honorary award for her sterling leadership cautioned students to be circumspect about their use on social media.
She urged them to remain focused on their academic work.
“Have fun on campus but make sure you enjoy your books so when you leave the school, the success you would enjoy is the [result of what] you sacrificed while in school,” she advised.
Other high profile award recipients included Prof. Ernest Kofi Abotsi (Dean, UPSA Law School), Mr. Mawuli Feglo (Dean of Students), Dr. Mrs Fidelis Quansah (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies), Prof. Raymond Dziwornu (Dean, Faculty of Accounting & Finance) and Mr. Lexis Tetteh, a lecturer.
All award winners were all presented with citations of honour for their remarkable service and devotion to enhancing students’ academic experience and welfare.
The UPSA Classic Awards is an annual campus-based awards gala organized by Exclusively Classic Events and Media Services (ECEMS). The awards ceremony seeks to honour distinguished students and faculty who are excelling in their fields of work. It is co-organized by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the UPSA.