JoyNews Host Wins Best Student in Constitutional Law

Benjamin Akakpo

Co-host of JoyNews’ AM Show, Benjamin Akakpo, has been adjudged the 2020/2021 Best Student in Constitutional Law at University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL).

His noteworthy performance won him the sought after ‘Ace Anan Ankomah Prize’ at a fabulous ceremony coordinated at the University’s Great Hall. The astounding event was also graced by some diplomats and members from the University.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Awards, which occurred on Friday, April 29, saw more than 100 students getting scholastic performance awards in unambiguous areas of study.

Inferable from the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards ceremony couldn’t come on a year ago. Meriting recipients were also honoured in the significant ceremony.

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In an interview subsequent to receiving the award, Benjamin Akakpo said:

“What is yours will definitely find you, no matter what, and that’s what happened in my case.”

“To be honest, as one who has already graduated from the University of Ghana School of Law, and owing to the fact that on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, these awards had not been given out within the 2020/2021 academic year, I wasn’t holding my breath for any prize”.

“I feel very honoured to have received this award. It is no mean feat and I am elated that I came up tops in an area of legal study as tough as Constitutional Law,” he added.

He offered thanks to God, his exceptionally steady family, friends and colleagues whose kindly words assisted him with accomplishing these levels.

From the sciences to the humanities, awardees received prizes accompanied by cash sums and in some instances – depending on the sponsoring party – computers and foreign travels.

The Keynote Speaker at the event, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Prof Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, urged the award winners to aspire to higher heights academically.

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