Kasapreko Company Limited, Ghana’s leading beverage manufacturing giant, has awarded the winner of the 2023 Kasapreko Excellence Award (KEA) to the best engineering graduating student from the Cape Coast Technical University.
Mr Isaac Addo of Cape Coast Technical University picked up KEA for being the best engineering student.
Mr Addo, after being adjudged the best student for this year, received a cash prize of GH?3,000, a laptop, a commemorative plaque, and will undertake his National Service at Kasapreko Company Limited.
Speaking at the school’s 2023 congregation, Mr Solomon Owusu Bonnah, the Human Resource (HR) Manager of Kasapreko Company Limited, said the award was aimed at “Bridging the academic and industry gap by offering students opportunities to practicalise what they have learned in school”.
“The Excellence Award is an initiative that supports technical student graduates in Ghana by recognising their academic excellence and providing them with financial support to further their education or start their career in their chosen field. The award is aimed at encouraging and motivating students to excel in their studies and become leaders in their communities,” he said.
He said the company believed that investing in technical education was critical for the development of the country and the growth of the manufacturing industry.
“For over five years now, we have given these best students from various technical schools the opportunity to serve with us after school to practice what they have learned. This has yielded positive results, and we remain poised to extend it to all technical universities across the country,” Mr Bonnah said.
The Dean of Student Affairs at Cape Coast Technical University, Professor Charles Emmanuel Oppon, said the institution was appreciative of the gesture by Kasapreko and also urged the company to consider awarding female engineering students who also excel in the course.
“We would like to thank the management and staff of Kasapreko for instituting this award and giving students the opportunity to have national service with them. We hope this relationship with Kasapreko would continue, but we urge them to also recognise and award female students who also excel in the course,” he said.
Mr Addo, who was the best engineering student this year, was elated to have won the award from Kasapreko as he looks to excel with the company during his period of service.
“I am very delighted to win the KEA, and I would like to thank the company for offering me the opportunity to serve with them. I am looking forward to making an impact with the company.”
The KEA forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility as they groom and give the needed work exposure to these excelling students.
BY TIMES REPORTER
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