The Management of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) during the University’s 12th Congregation Ceremony announced Ms Vincentia Fosuaa as the overall best graduating graduate student of UPSA.
Vincentia Fosuaa, a product of the Kumasi-based Wesley Girls High School enrolled in the MBA in Accounting and Finance programme at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) some two years ago.
The overall best student emerged the topmost student at the Fourth Session of the 12th Congregation Ceremony held on Saturday, graduating with a Final Cumulative Grade Point Average (FCGPA) of 3.83 amidst cheers and commendations from her colleagues.
The bubbly young lady who aspires to become one of Ghana’s top entrepreneurs recounted how she landed at the ‘professional university.’
“After pursuing a professional qualification programme with the ICAG in 2017, I needed a top-notch business school to do my master’s,” she said. “And UPSA was the first institution that came to mind.”
She further explained that she opted to have her graduate education at UPSA because she believed the professional university was one of the best institutions of higher learning in the world due to its recent ratings on global universities rankings.
Narrating her patchy journey to the top, the chartered accountant revealed how cumbersome it was for her combining academic work with her career.
“It hasn’t been easy,” she said.
The visibly happy Vincentia 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 after work.”
On her philosophy of life, Vincentia 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.
Vincentia, until her graduate education, studied and majored in Psychology at the undergraduate level at the University of Ghana in 2012 where she obtained a First Class Honours degree.
Having worked for some time, she decided to pursue a professional qualification programme with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) and became a chartered accountant in 2017.
Vincentia Fosuaa currently works with the Finance Directorate of the University of Ghana as a Principal Accounting Assistant.