It was all joy and shouts at the second (2nd) session of the 55th Congregation held for the College of Health and Allied Sciences, Nathaniel Nii Codjoe, a recently graduated medical doctor from the School of Medical Sciences of the University of Cape Coast, was named the winner of sixteen (16) awards. Dr. Cudjoe claims that despite receiving seven “A” grades and a B2 in the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), he was denied admission to the University of Ghana’s medical school.
Nathaniel was allowed to enroll in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program, where he spent a year before transferring to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to pursue his desire to become a doctor.
He was named the best student in family medicine and molecular medicine with a certificate out of twenty-two (22) awards, as well as the best student in medical biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, community medicine, chemical pathology, and pharmacology. He was also named the best clinical student and best graduating pre-clinical student, overall performer, and best student in clinical science.
Dr. Codjoe, a former student of St. Peters Senior High School in Accra, was praised by both dignitaries in attendance and the graduates who had packed the New Examination Centre with a standing ovation.
In a press conference, Dr. Codjoe credited both hard work and God’s grace for his success. He took use of the opportunity to thank his professors and family, particularly his mother, for their assistance in funding his medical studies.
The newly licensed physician counseled aspiring physicians to uphold the “Hippocratic Oath” since any action or inaction on their part might have long-lasting or irreparable effects on human life.
Boateng Valice Godstime
SOURCE: Documentation and Information Section-UCC