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Top 10 Distinguished UCC Alumni

Top 10 Distinguished UCC Alumni

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana has produced numerous accomplished individuals who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. In this article, we highlight the top 10 notable UCC alumni who have excelled in various domains, showcasing the quality of education and opportunities provided by UCC.

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Top 10 Distinguished UCC Alumni of the University of Cape Coast

Here is the list of notable UCC alumni:

  1. Seth Emmanuel Terkper – Former Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana
  2. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang – Former Minister of Education, Ghana
  3. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah – Minister of Information, Ghana
  4. Yvonne Nduom (Mrs.) – Executive Chairperson of Coconut Grove Hotels
  5. Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante – Actress
  6. Millison Narh – Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana
  7. Odelia Sika-Ntiamoah Boampong – Entrepreneur, T.V and Radio News Reporter
  8. Kwesi Ahwoi – Former Minister of State, Ghana
  9. Nana Amba Eyiaba I – Queen Mother and Ghanaian Educator
  10. Edmund Abaka – Author
  • Seth Emmanuel Terkper – Former Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana: Seth Terkper, a renowned alumnus of UCC, earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the university. He later obtained a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University. Terkper served as the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning in Ghana between 2013 and 2017. He is recognized for his expertise in financial matters and his contributions to economic development.

  • Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang – Former Minister of Education, Ghana: Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, an esteemed UCC alumna, earned her Bachelor of Education degree in English and French from the university. She subsequently attained her master’s and doctoral degrees. Agyemang made history as the first female Vice-Chancellor of a state university in Ghana when she served as the Vice-Chancellor of UCC from 2008 to 2012. She also held the position of Minister of Education in Ghana from 2013 to 2017.
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  • Kojo Oppong Nkrumah – Minister of Information, Ghana: Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, a prominent alumnus of UCC, obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the university. Known for his exceptional skills as a broadcaster, he has served as the host of Joy F.M.’s “Super Morning Show.” Nkrumah is currently the Minister of Information in Ghana, representing the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.
Top 10 Distinguished UCC Alumni
  • Yvonne Nduom (Mrs.) – Executive Chairperson of Coconut Grove Hotels: Yvonne Nduom, formerly known as Yvonne Sterling, is a UCC alumna who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision. She is an accomplished entrepreneur and the Executive Chairperson of Coconut Grove Hotels. Nduom has received accolades for her contributions to the hospitality industry, including a “Life Time Award In Hospitality Investment” from the Ghana Tourism Authority.

  • Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante – Actress: Juliet Asante, a celebrated Ghanaian actress, is recognized for her exceptional talent and contributions to the film industry. She graduated from UCC and the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). Asante has starred in numerous movies and has also ventured into producing, directing, and blogging for prestigious platforms like The Huffington Post.

  • Millison Narh – Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana: Millison Narh, an accomplished banker and Chartered Accountant, graduated from UCC with a Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He rose through the ranks at the Bank of Ghana, serving as the Deputy Governor for nine years from 2009. Narh has made significant contributions to the country’s financial sector.

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  • Odelia Sika-Ntiamoah Boampong – Entrepreneur, T.V and Radio News Reporter: Odelia Sika-Ntiamoah Boampong, a successful UCC alumna, is a renowned entrepreneur and a seasoned TV and radio news reporter. With her Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and a master’s degree in Oil and Gas Communication from UCC, she has gained expertise in various fields. Boampong is known for her business ventures and her efforts to address youth unemployment in Africa.
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  • Kwesi Ahwoi – Former Minister of State, Ghana: Kwesi Ahwoi, a distinguished alumnus of UCC, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Geography, and Education from the university. He served as the Minister for Food and Agriculture and later as the Minister for Interiors under the administrations of Presidents Mills and Mahama, respectively. Ahwoi has also represented Ghana as an ambassador in various countries.

  • Nana Amba Eyiaba I – Queen Mother and Ghanaian Educator: Nana Amba Eyiaba I, an esteemed UCC alumna, is a Ghanaian educator and the former Director of Education for the Central Region. She obtained both a Bachelor of Education degree and a Diploma in Advanced Study of Education from UCC. Nana Amba Eyiaba I has made significant contributions to education and served on various boards and committees related to tourism and regional development.

  • Edmund Abaka – Author: Edmund Abaka, a notable UCC graduate, is a photographer, historian, and author. He holds a degree from UCC and is a Fulbright scholar. Abaka has authored several publications, including “Kola is God’s Gift” and “Culture and Customs of Ethiopia 2007.” He currently teaches at the University of Miami.

Conclusion: The University of Cape Coast has produced exceptional alumni who have excelled in diverse fields, both locally and internationally. The achievements of these top 10 alumni highlight the quality education, leadership skills, and opportunities provided by UCC. Their success stories serve as inspiration for current and future students, reaffirming UCC’s commitment to producing well-rounded individuals who make significant contributions to society.

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