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Nigerian wins Ghanaian President’s Award for Best Overall Student at the Kofi Annan International Institute for Peacekeeping

By Ogieva Oyemwenosa
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A Nigerian and international development consultant, Ubon Udoh, has won President Nana Akufo Ado of Ghana award as overall best student at the Kofi Annan International Institute of Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) for Masters of Arts in Conflicts, Peace and Security.

The award was presented to Udoh on Wednesday by the President Nana Akufo Ado in Accra, Ghana. KAIPTC in their citation showered encomium on Udoh for his demonstrated motivation, hard work and commitment through active participation in class discussions, submitting assignments, meeting deadline and other requirements of the course which started in January.

They said Udoh obtained the Highest Grade Point Average in Theories and Analysis of Conflict, Peace and Security; Governance and Leadership; International Relations; International Law Human Rights and Conflict; Good Governance, Democratic Practice, Peace and Security in Africa; Research Methods in Conflicts, Peace and Security, Gender Humand Rights and Conflicts in Africa and Migration, Citizenship and Conflict and his thesis was the best in the class.

According to the citation, “The overall best student of the Master of Arts Course in Conflict, Peace and Security (MCPS) for 2016/2017 academic session is awarded to Mr. Ubon Humapwa Udoh, an Akwa Ibom native from Nigeria. As a dedicated and motivated person, he participated very well and obtained the Highest Grade point Average in all courses offered in the programme”.

The programme is aimed at equipping students with the skills to achieve the highest professional standards in Gender, Peace and Security; Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Management; Peace Brokering and Security Management; specialized knowledge and skills to play a meaningful role in management and provide professional leadership in Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations, International/Regional Organizations, Peace Councils, Civil Society Organizations as well as Non-Governmental Organizations; meet the demands and aspirations for continuing education of employees serving in public and private sector organizations involved in conflict, peace and security issues; prepare interested individuals for a career in Peace and Security and Improve opportunities for women to attain higher positions in international, regional and national organizations.