A student receiving her award at the ceremony
Nestlé Ghana Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) has reaffirmed its dedication to recognizing academic achievement in Ghana through the President’s Independence Day Awards.
This year, 72 students, including eight with special educational needs were recognized for their outstanding performance in the 2021 and 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).
As part of their award package, each student received a cash prize, a laptop, and a year’s-long supply of Nestlé products as well as a signed certificate by President Akofu8-Addo.
These prizes were the icing on the cake, following a series of exciting activities organized for the awardees, including visits to Parliament House and the Ministry of Education, a tour of the Nestlé factory in Tema and an air-experience at the Air Force Base in Burma Camp.
President Akufo-Addo congratulated the award recipients and encouraged them to continue to work hard and to strive for excellence in their chosen fields.
He also thanked Nestlé for their continued support of the awards ceremony and for their commitment to promoting excellence among Ghanaian youth.
Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana Limited, Georgios Badaro, in his remarks highlighted Nestlé’s longstanding partnership with the Presidency and the Ministry of Education in recognising the achievements of young Ghanaian talents and to motivate them to strive for excellence in all their endeavours.
The President’s Independence Day Awards was established in 1993. The award scheme has rewarded brilliant young students between the ages of 14 and 19 from across regions of Ghana. The awardees are selected based on their exceptional academic performances in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri