On 27 November 2015, The Tony Elumelu Foundation held its final Tony & Awele Elumelu Prize (TAEP) at the highly prestigious University of Ghana, Accra.
Ranked the best University in West Africa, the University of Ghana is the oldest and largest University in Ghana with a student population of 40,000+ students. It was an honour to conduct our final prize giving at such a well-recognised institution and the appreciation from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kwame Offei was underscored when he cited TAEP as “The most prestigious prize the University had ever received”.
Prizes were awarded to six students who graduated top of their class, they were: Ms. Vannessa Appah-Gyamenah (B.Sc. Economics); Mr. Bernard Kofi Sarpong (MPhil. Economics); Mr. Desmond Okopti Koney (MBA); Ms. Emma Adom (B.Sc. Agriculture); Mr. Dennis Danso (Medicine), Mr. Joseph Yeboah Nortey (B.Sc. Engineering)
The University of Ghana held a formal ceremony put together specifically for the Foundation, where we presented the Tony & Awele Elumelu prizes to the selected students in front of the University’s executive management, Heads of Department (HODs) and family and friends.
The University and the awardees collectively expressed their profound gratitude to the Foundation for bestowing upon them this reward and recognition for their hard work. The common thread was the fact that their hard work is being encouraged and noticed by a Foundation all the way from Nigeria.
Thank you to all of the higher learning institutions, deans, lecturers, Vice-Chancellors and incredibly hardworking students for making the this programme such a success in its four year history!
We look forward to continuing to champion innovation through The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. Remember, applications open on 1 January 2016!
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