Management of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), Ghana has rewarded Ms Jessie Kwakyewa Effah, the best graduating student of the Computer Science Department of the University of Ghana, Legon, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Ms Effah beat over 120 other students to pick up the top prize with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.63, and earned a standing ovation at the graduation ceremony.
CWG Ghana presented a gift to the Ms Effah in furtherance of the company’s bid to promote the value of attaining academic excellence.
The company sponsored the best graduating student from the Computer Science department of the University of Ghana for more than half a decade to highlight its belief in supporting the best information technology talents for the nation’s future.
Speaking after the presentation ceremony, Mrs Harriet Yartey, the Country Manager of CWG said the annual award presentation event highlighted company’s emphasis on hard work and qualitative education.
She said “excellence is an integral part of the CWG corporate culture and that has defined CWG’s business approach and service delivery over the years.”
“Our business scope covers a range of sectors from banking to telecoms and recently SMEs, and it is all about the quality of our workforce,” she added.
The Country Manager said the company boasted of an array of professionals whose expertise had formed the core of service providers across Africa and its premium on quality workforce explained their emphasis on quality education.
Mrs Yartey assured the University community of its continuous support for students and the gesture would be expanded to other tertiary institutions.
She said education ultimately offered young people the best opportunity in life to achieve their dreams and become the leaders of tomorrow.
Ms Effah, who said her dream was to study medicine or pharmacy but ended up in computer science, thanked the company for the honour.
“I am humbled and I give all the glory to God. I didn’t imagine myself in the field of computer science but due to circumstances beyond my control, I found myself here, fell in love with it and now I am the proud winner of this very special award,” she added.
She thanked her lecturers, teaching assistants and parents for supporting, inspiring, and guiding her to achieve her aim of becoming the best student.
CWG Ghana Limited, a member of the Pan-African Information Communication Technology Company, Computer Warehouse Group Plc., is a full service IT company providing products and services that cut across the ICT value chain of hardware, software and communications.