“My Journey to First Class Honours, Awards and Scholarships” – Richmond Adu Addo

Richmond Adu Addo, a young Ghanaian man has graduated from the University of Education, Winneba with flying colours. After a few rocky years after senior high school, Richmond has graduated from the University with a first class and five awards and scholarships.

In his own words, this is the story of Richmond Adu Addo:

“In 2014, I completed Winneba Senior High School with high hopes of entering the University.  However, the realities of life hit me so hard and it took me 3 years to do so. By the Grace of God, in 2017, I gained admission to read Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). I was excited about the opportunity and decided to devote every second of my time and energy to studies. The valuable advice from my parents, pastor, mentors, lecturers, peers and seniors gave me a good start.

Through all these hardships and hurdles, I never gave up. In level 300, I represented the university for the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC) version 2.0, where we came fourth and served as the Audit Committee Chairperson of the Business Administration Students’ Association of UEW. In my final year, I emerged as the winner of the Databank Leadership and Excellence Award (UEW). Again, I captained the 2021 team for the TBSC competition version 3.0 and came third.

On 16th December, 2021, I graduated as the Best Graduating Student of UEW for the first session of the 26th Congregation with a CGPA of 3.85, receiving 5 awards including;

✓ Council Chairman’s Award for the Best Graduating Student.

✓ Prof. Christopher Okpoti’s Award for the Best Graduating Student at the School of Business.

✓ The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) Award for the Overall Best Accounting Student.

✓ The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Award for the Overall Best BBA Student. A scholarship to write the CIMA professional programme presented by Paul Aninakwah  ACMA,CGMA (Associate Director, Ghana).

✓ ACCA Award for the Overall Best Accounting Student.

It is my dream to become one of the finest Accounting and Finance professional in Ghana and beyond. I would love to pursue my graduate studies in Finance and Economics overseas. Although the dream appears to be a mirage due to financial constraints, I am positive that by God’s Grace it will become a reality. I am confident and hopeful that a better future awaits me.”