Ghana: Female Students Sweep Awards At ATU Congregation

The 19TH Congregation of the Accra Technical University (ATU) was held in Accra on Friday with female graduates in an unprecedented fashion, dominating their male counterparts as they picked up the prestigious awards of the ceremony.

Not only did a female, Roberta Krasewa Thompson emerge the Overall Best Graduate, the females also swept away all the awards for the best students in three faculties that graduated.

The Best Graduating Student for Applied Sciences went to Ms Thompson, Best Graduating Student; Applied Arts was received by Portia Anyomi, while Best Graduating Student for Faculty of Business went to Roberta Antwi.

Guests, lecturers, parents and colleague graduating students could not hold their ecstasy as they applauded the female students, who one after the other, majestically walked up to the podium beaming with pride and confidence to receive their awards.

In an interview with the Ghanaian Times, exhilarated Ms Thompson said the exploits of the females were an indication that they could do better when they work hard and do not consider themselves inferior to the male counterparts.

The 22-year-old added that the incident affirmed the old adage, “what men can do, women can do and do better”, and urged female students to go all out in the pursuit of academic laurels.

In the midst of women empowerment initiatives across the world, she challenged females to take the bull by the horn and work hard to be counted in every sector they found themselves.