A former Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) president of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Emmanuel Wiafe, has been adjudged Best Engineering Student of the University and the 2020 Best Engineering Student by the Ghana Institute of Engineers (GHIE).
The colourful awards ceremony took place on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at the UENR campus in Sunyani, during the University’s 5th Virtual Congregation.
Speaking shortly after the event, Emmanuel Wiafe expressed his delight with the awards. He also expressed gratitude to all who made his educational journey at UENR a success. He called on all graduating students to endeavour to persevere even in the midst of challenges, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Narrating his patchy journey to the top, Mr. Wiafe revealed how cumbersome it was in combining academic work and church leadership. “It hasn’t been easy,” he said, adding that, “but I always work hard and try my possible best to learn, no matter how tired I feel during the day, and today, my hard work has paid off.”
“With continuous learning and hard work, one is capable of achieving anything they set their eyes on. I don’t believe anybody was born with exceptional academic capabilities, but if you learn you will know.”
According to him, the four years he spent in UENR were nothing but a blessing. He, therefore, expressed special thanks to God, the church, and ABSA bank for helping him live his dreams. [ABSA Bank, formerly Barclays Bank, gave Mr. Wiafe a full scholarship from his second year till he completed].
Emmanuel Wiafe graduated witha Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and overall Best Engineering Student. While in school, he was the Evangelism Secretary, Brong Ahafo PENSA Sector organizer, and PENSA President.
Report by Ghunney Isaac Kow (UENR SRC PRO).