Central University Female Student Scores Hat-Trick

Queendela Adu-Poku receiving one of her awards from Dr. Mensah Otabil, Chancellor of Central University

QUEENDELA ADU-Poku, a Banking and
Finance graduate of the Central University has demonstrated superior
intellectual abilities and academic accomplishment with hat trick in academic

The 18th
Congregation of Central University held over the weekend turned out remarkable
for the 23-year-old who graduated with a 3.98 Grade Point
Average (GPA) in Banking and Finance, bagging home three awards and prizes.

She was adjudged, the Chancellor’s
Award for being the Overall Best Student, Overall Best Female Student and Best
Student in Banking and Finance.

For her prize, (Chancellor Award), a certificate,
a Macbook plus $1,000; (Female Best Student), a certificate, cash prize of GH₵2,600 from Dr. Joyce Aryee, the Pro
Chancellor; (Best Banking and Finance student), certificate and sponsorship
from Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s Ghana.

Queendela took the baton from
Ewudziwa Elizabeth who also swept three awards last year with a 4.0 GPA.

In her valedictorian speech, she said
she aspired to be at the forefront of reshaping regulatory compliance and risk
management in Africa and around the world.

Touching on her past experience on
the campus which came with mix feelings, she educed that “over
the past four years (or more) on the Central University campus, we have had our
shares of highs and lows that have helped shape us into the people we are today
and I am no different.”

Queendela believes
her success was a result of the life she lived and the choices she had made on

“In 2016, I was
appointed Class Representative, a role I initially avoided due to all the
responsibilities it came with. However, it was a great start to becoming the
leader I wish to be. In 2017, I started taking an active part in the Banking
and Finance Students’ Association by joining the Finance Committee,” mentioning
some of the achievements she chalked.

Her brilliancy and
intellectual ability made her to represent the university in various
competitions and won various awards including the New
Business Challenge organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana.

She represented
the department at various quizzes geared towards developing amicable
relationships with other Banking and Finance associations in other universities.

This year, she has
also been accepted into the Bank of America’s Africa Summer Analyst Program as
the first ever Ghanaian Compliance intern and the first Central University
student on the program.

From Vincent Kubi, Miotso