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Who is the 2023 Valedictorian of UEW: Mr. Richard Badu

Mr. Richard Badu was the top student for the 28th Graduation of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) in 2023. He comes from the Ashanti Region. His journey in school has been marked by hard work and a strong commitment to education.

Early Life and Schooling

Richard finished Toase Senior High School in 2015, leaving a strong mark by getting his WASSCE certificate. As a science lover, he showed his skills in the National Science Mathematics Quiz competition, reaching the Round of 16 in 2015. This early success fueled his love for science and set the stage for his amazing school career.

Higher Education and Achievements

Recognizing Richard’s dedication to higher education, the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat honored him with a bursary award in 2020. This was a testament to his strong commitment to learning and self-improvement. His journey continued with a Bachelor of Science in Physics Education, a field that resonated deeply with his love for both physics and education.

Richard embarked on a research project titled “Enhancing high school students’ understanding of Heat Energy transfer through demonstration method.” This project reflects his commitment to improving the educational experience and fostering a deeper understanding of complex scientific concepts.

Leadership and Future Aspirations

In 2022, Richard assumed the role of Financial Secretary at the Physics Education Students Association (PHESA), having previously served as a dedicated co-member of the Academic and Educational Committee in 2021. These leadership roles showcased his commitment to nurturing a collaborative academic environment.

Looking ahead, Richard harbors aspirations of making significant contributions to the fields of Medical Physics and Lecturing. His vision extends beyond personal success, as he aims to address underlying challenges in Education, Science, and Technology in Ghana and beyond.

Richard Badu is not merely a valedictorian; he is a visionary leader, a dedicated scholar, and a catalyst for positive change in the realms of Education, Science, and Technology.


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