Two Nigerians have won the top prize at the 9th graduation congregation of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), a technology-focused private university in Ghana. In a statement, the university said Mr. Peter Hunnoho Moses, who graduated with a first class in Information Technology, was judged the overall best student of the graduating class with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.99. The overall best student in the female category went to Ms. Odinaka Abel Favour who made first class in Business Administration with a CGPA of 3.90.
In his speech to the congregation, which saw the graduation of bachelor’s degree holders and PhDs, the President of the university, Professor Clement Dzidonu, observed that this is a major achievement given that the institution has the toughest and the highest grading system within the university system in Ghana.
“To get an A grade in a subject at AIT, you must score above 90 and to get a first class with a CGPA close to the maximum 4.2 means that a student must consistently get A grades across the board.”
The Ghanaian Deputy Minister for Education, responsible for Tertiary Education, Hon. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa congratulated the overall best graduating students, saying that Ghana is currently attracting over seven thousand foreign students from close to sixty countries to its private and public universities annually.
He announced that the government is mindful of the internationalization of higher education and that the ministry of education is empowering its statutory higher education regulatory bodies to ensure that the high academic standards of a number of the Ghanaian universities including AIT are internationally benchmarked to continue to attract more foreign students.