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BEST BCC GRADUATING STUDENT GETS COCOBOD EMPLOYMENT

Date: 24th April 2023

Mr. Ismaila Abdulai, the 2022 best-graduating student from the Bunsu Cocoa College (BCC) has been offered a job at Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) by Management in fulfilment of a promise made by Hon Joseph Boahen Aidoo, Chief Executive of COCOBOD.

Mr. Ismaila Abdulai graduated with a Diploma in Agronomy and Extension (Cocoa and Coffee) at the college’s 1st graduation held at the college in December 2022. The College, which is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, is currently a Diploma and Certificate awarding college and focuses on Agronomy and Extension in cocoa and Coffee production.

Motivated by the sterling academic accolades of Mr Abdulai, the COCOBOD boss who is also the Chairman of the College’s Council, at the graduating ceremony, promised to reward the overall best student with a job at COCOBOD. Hon Aidoo believed this afford Mr Abdulai the opportunity to impart support cocoa farmers with the knowledge acquired.  

Hon Aidoo explained that the decision to give employment to the best student stems from the Board's commitment towards creating the relevant succession plan that aims at making the youth the next generation of cocoa farmers in the country. 

Presenting the letter of employment to Abdulai on behalf of Management, Deputy Chief Executive in charge Finance and Administration (F&A), Mr. Emmanuel Ray Ankrah urged the newly employed Assistant Technical Officer of the Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) to use his knowledge and skills to support extension service delivery.

Mr. Ankrah assured the officer of an enabling environment where his knowledge and skills would be nurtured to meet the organizational goals for the sustainability of the cocoa sector. “You must work hard and serve as a good example for the youth who aspire to pursue careers in the agricultural sector”, he added. 

The Co-ordinator for the Diploma Programme, Mr Nana Yaw Cudjoe, on behalf of BCC thanked the Management of COCOBOD for honouring its promise and noted that the gesture would go a long way to encourage other students to strive for excellence and contribute their quota to a viable cocoa sector in Ghana. 

Mr Abdulai thanked COCOBOD management for the employment opportunity and promised to work diligently towards realization of the Board’s corporate goals.

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