NSMQ 2020 Winner Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor Receives Full Scholarship from Academic City

Academic City College
Oct 12 · 2 min read
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Dr. Lucy Agyepong, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Informatics, and Ms. Akosua Magee, Director of Admissions presenting the scholarship to Daniel Gakpetor

Academic City College, Ghana has presented a full scholarship to Mr Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor, a student of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, Legon and winner of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

The Academic City Presidential Scholarship, worth USD 40,000, is awarded to students for their distinctive academic excellence and devotion to affect society through creative innovations. The scholarship covers tuition, accommodation, meals, a laptop, monthly allowance, and transportation to and from the student’s hometown (twice a year).

Mr Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor will pursue a 4-year undergraduate programme BSc. Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Academic City in Accra. Beyond meeting the criteria for the scholarship, Mr Gakpetor’s sterling performance in the NSMQ 2020 contributed significantly to his alma mater, PRESEC, winning the coveted NSMQ trophy a sixth time.

Presenting the award, Dr Lucy Agyepong, Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics at Academic City remarked, “at Academic City, we believe in helping to build a great nation through education. This scholarship scheme is part of our initiative to identify talents and nurture them to become the transformational leaders that will go a long to support the development of the African continent.”

“We hope Mr Gakpetor will study tirelessly to justify the scholarship awarded him. Academic City will expect nothing but a high level of commitment and excellence performance in his academic responsibilities,” she noted.

Mr Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor receiving the awards expressed excitement about the unique opportunity offered him to study at Academic City College.

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Mr. Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor, ACity Presidential Scholar Class of 2024 hopeful

According to him, studying at Academic City would be a great opening for him to hone his entrepreneurial skills. “I look forward to receiving the necessary training in the field of engineering at Academic City to enable me to join the many mark makers working to remould Africa’s fortunes through technology.”

The NSMQ, well known as “brilla,” has been produced by Primetime Limited, since 1993. The yearly science and mathematics-based championship for second cycle institutions in Ghana aims at “promoting the study of the sciences and mathematics, help students develop quick thinking, and a probing and scientific mind about the things around them while fostering healthy academic rivalry among senior high schools.”

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