An extremely brilliant recent graduate of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Afranewaa Nana Ama Boadu, emerged as the best student of 2020 after chalking a CGPA of 3.97 out of 4.00, setting a record since the University’s inception in 2011.
The Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management, graduate managed to brave the odds and ace all his class tests, assignments and exams to become the overall best graduating student.
Afranewaa Nana Ama Boadu, UENR 2020 Overall best Graduating Student
At the reecently held 5th congregation on Saaturday 28th November, 2020, she also won the following awards;
1. Best Female Graduating Student.
2. Best Graduating Student, School of Natural Resources.
3. Best Graduating student, Department of Fisheries and Water Resources
4. Dean’s Special Award, School of Natural Resources.
Speaking shortly after the event, Ms Afranewaa expressed delight with the awards. she also expressed gratitude to all who made her educational journey at UENR a successful one.
She called on all graduating student to endeavour to remain relevant in the midst of challenges, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Narrating her patchy journey to the top, Ms Afranewaa revealed how cumbersome it was academically.
“It hasn’t been easy,” she said.
The visibly happy Afranewaa said her hard work had paid off saying “I always work hard and try my possible best to always learn, no matter how tired I feel during the day.”
On her philosophy of life, Afranewaa says with continuous learning and hard work, one is capable of achieving anything they set their eyes on.
“Personally, I don’t believe anybody was born with exceptional academic capabilities but if you learn you will know,” she said.
Her advice to young students is that learning is a process and not an event so it is imperative they keep learning and eschew any excuses for hard work.