Unilever honours nine female graduates
The Unilever Ghana Foundation (UGF) has presented awards to nine female graduates from the various public universities and polytechnics across the country, for their excellent performance in their respective academic quests.
This, according to the management of the industrial unit, formed part of its efforts to encourage the pursuit of excellence among the youth, as well as celebrate such excellence.
According to the management of the company, the selection of the graduates was done by the academic board of the various institutions, and the list of the best candidates who excelled in their respective departments was handed over to them.
The graduates were drawn from the Cape Coast Polytechnic, Ho Polytechnic, University of Ghana-Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Accra Polytechnic, Koforidua Polytechnic, Kumasi Polytechnic and Sunyani Polytechnic.
For their prizes, each of the awardees was presented with a customised palm-top computer, a certificate, and assorted products from the company.
This is the 12th year running that the company has been presenting awards to graduates who excel in their chosen courses of study.
Addressing the awardees, Mr. Andrew Quayson, Chairman of the UGF Board of Trustees, said it was part of the company’s tradition to recognise female students who are adjudged best graduates by their own institutions.
He disclosed that this year alone, the foundation spent a total amount of GH¢51,000 to honour the students, adding that the company had so far invested about GH¢157,000 in its women empowerment programme across the country, since its inception 12 years ago.
While encouraging the award winners to strive for excellence in their endeavours, Mr. Quayson congratulated them for their commitment and tenacity to bring honours to themselves, their families, and institutions.
The Corporate Relations Manager, Ms. Bernice Natue, called on graduate students from the various institutions to take their national service programmes seriously, as it served as a platform for them to discover their talents and exhibit what they can offer.
She said it also gives them the opportunity, not only to learn on the job, but also the kind of experience and confidence necessary to face the job market, adding that sometimes such attitudes help them to gain employment after their National Service.
Ruby Elorm Agbenyega, a student from the University of Ghana, Legon, on behalf of the award winners, thanked the Unilever Ghana Foundation for the awards, and promised not rest on their oars, but work harder to replace them in the future.
The award winners were later conducted round the various departments of the company to familiarise themselves with the operations of the company.
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