UCC Alumnus Wins Overall Best Candidate for ICAG Examination
An alumnus of the University, Mr. Evans Tettey Odjer won the Overall Best Candidate for the second graduation ceremony of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICA-G) in 2019.
Mr. Odjer who pursued Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and graduated with first-class was among 267 newly qualified accountants who were inducted into the institute at the ceremony.
Evans is currently an Audit Associate at KPMG, a global Audit and Accounting firm with a subsidiary in Ghana
PROFILE OF EVANS TETTEY ODJER
Evans gained admission to the University of Competitive Choice to read Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) in 2014. At the end of the first year, he was awarded the second-best student of the Department of Accounting at the annual Deans’ Award Ceremony. He then received the overall best student award for the department and overall best for the School of Business at the end of the second and third year respectively.
Evans considered acquiring a driver's license and an international language relevant, this he learnt as a member of the International Youth Fellowship (IYF). Hence during his third and fourth years of study, he partnered with Drivetime Institute to provide convenient driver license tuition to students which later became a major project solely managed by the University’s Students Representative Council. He also participated in Chinese language lessons under the Confucius Institute of UCC having being awarded twice the Chinese Ambassadors Award Programme for Brilliant Students and an all-expenses-paid trip to Hunan City University, China for the 2019 Summer Camp.
Evans volunteered throughout his four years of study with the IYF UCC Chapter serving as president in the fourth year and under his administration, the club organised its premier Christmas Cantata in partnership with the UCC SRC amongst others. He also got the opportunity to participate in the 2018 IYF World Culture Camp in South Korea where he built his capacity as a leader.
It was during his national service period as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Accounting’s that Evans prepared and sat for the eight non-exempted papers of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. With the support of his boss and colleagues, he excelled in the papers having been awarded the Overall Best Student for Corporate Reporting, Best Performing Student for First Attempt and Overall Best Student for Level 3 at the recently held ICAG Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, 19th October, 2019 at the Accra International Conference Centre. He has also qualified with CIMA under their A Star program.
Unfortunately Evans lost both parents at the age of 18 hence he is very proud of his membership with the IYF and does not cease to mention that the available mentoring initiative by the club massively contributed to his ability to excel in all that he does and is extremely grateful for the financial support from Agapet Limited that saw him through his tertiary education.