Afrifanom honours KNUST’s best graduating students
One of the country’s leading firms, Afrifanom, presented cash prizes to the Best Graduating students in the computer science department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology at the university’s 55th congregation.
The recipients of the award; Miss Susan Tochukwu Anukem, the overall best female graduating student, and Mr. Frederick Obah Lateo, overall best graduating student each received a cash prize of GHS 5000 and a national service opportunity with the firm.
The Chief Executive Officer of Afrifanom Limited, Nana Osei Afrifa remarked, “At Afrifanom, we believe that education remains the foundation of our society and a catalyst for Ghana’s development. It is clear that the country’s future economic development and prosperity is closely linked with our student’s success in the technology space as it is the main vehicle for innovation and industrial development in this data-driven world. This is the basis of our focus on supporting young students to strive for academic excellence to become great professionals.”
Nana Osei Afrifa added that the graduates hold the potential in making changes in the information technology field. He threw a challenge to students to make their educational investments worth it in the future.
Professor Leonard Amekudzi – Provost of College of Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in a brief remark commended Afrifanom Limited for instituting the award scheme, adding that it is a step in the right direction. He called on other corporate bodies to extend internship opportunities to more students to further the cause of bridging the gap between academia and industry.
The award scheme is expected to run for the next few years and is aligned with Afrifanom’s aim of supporting the long-term socio-economic growth of Ghana.
Afrifanom Group is a Pan-African firm made up of 3 subsidiaries with well-established roots in Software Development, Content Aggregation and Agribusiness. It is one of Ghana’s leading home-grown firms.