Nigerian-born, Ugonna Ukaigwe has emerged overall as the best student of the Masters of Arts course in Gender, Peace, and Security for the 2013/2014 academic year, at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center (KIPTC), in Ghana.
Ukaigwe, a mother and a lawyer by profession, works with a coalition on the rights of free information, a project of the commonwealth human rights group. She got distinction in all her core and elective courses to top her class.
Ukaigwe received the award during the third convocation ceremony of the institution, which was jointly organized by the Ghana Institute of Professional Studies.
In her remarks, she asserted that no gender is greater than another, hence, there is a need for mutual respect in order to avert crisis in our society.
“We have equal rights and should be given equal opportunities to unleash the potentials that God has given each and every one of us,” Ukaigwe said.
Mr. Amissah Arthur, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, who delivered the keynote address, congratulated the new graduates. He challenged them to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills to achieve peace in Africa. (AP)