Meet Dr. Mustapha Abdul Mumin; A Fadama Boy Who Graduated As One Of The Top Students In His Class, Doctor Of Medicine From The University of Dnipro State Medical University, Ukraine.

MUSTAPHA’S BIOGRAPHY 

Ghanaian hailing from the very best communities in Ghana – Fadama – Mustapha grew up with his cousin (Anwar) and Aunty. 

At the early stages of his life, he was training to be an Arabic Scholar and started his schooling years at an Arabic school where he attended 3 different Arabic school a day. For this reason, he is able to speak and read Arabic fluently. At the age of 9 he decided he wanted to go to school and therefore joined his cousin at Kingdom Preparatory School in Fadama where he started nursery. Being an intelligent being he was appointed as a school prefect and was able to catch up to his age mates therefore managing to skip several years and joining his peers in Junior High at St Lawrence Catholic School at the age of 14. For this reason, Mustpaha enjoys singing hymns and often plays famous Ghanaian worship and praise songs in his spare time. Mustapha continued to prosper in his schooling days and was also appointed as a prefect at St Lawrence School. 

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Following his BECE completing with a minimum of 6 A’s, Mustapha went on to gain admission at Ghana National College in Cape Coast, though this was disheartening for him as his dream college was Mfantipm. At Afedu Royal House where Mustapha pursued his studies in general science, he was very highly respected. In his own words he passed through a very difficult training programme as Afedu House was infamous for being the most stubborn house on campus. During his student years, Mustapha impacted many students lives. Though he was surrounded by stubborn students, he made it a point not to be influenced by their bad behaviours, and rather influenced the boys at the house. In the words of some of his mates, “Mustapha was the light shining in the darkness at Afedu House.” 

During his student years at Ghana National, he aspired to be a senior head boy in academics. Although he passed the vetting stages, he was not granted to read his manifesto owing to his religious background. Though this was disheartening, Mustapha did not give up and went on to implement the changes he would have liked to see by becoming Ghana Muslim Student Association (GMSA) president and helping be the voice of Muslim students who would’ve been discriminated against by the school. Some of the changes Mustapha achieved during his reign were for example, during Ramadan, food will be reserved for Muslims prior to and after fasting. Secondly, Muslims were no longer obliged to attend Sunday Church services. He rather enabled that Muslims to be given a place of worship where they could pray and carry their daily rituals. Following this, though he was not officially the head boy, most issues affecting final year students were brought to his attention for resolution. This is where Mustapha’s leadership journey truly started. 

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Mustapha continued his education in Ukraine in 2015 following the advice of his cousin Anwar about study opportunities in Ukraine. His degree was in medicine and surgery. The first thought Mustapha had on arrival was that he would become the president of the National Unions of Ghana Students (NUGS) – Ukraine. In his first two years Mustapha learnt Russian and was able to converse fluently with locals hence making him a favourite with several of the Ukraine school officials. Following this he then began to take up leadership roles listed below:  

  1. Public relations officer – Dnipro Chapter (2017 – 2018) 
  2. President – Dnipro Chapter (2018 – 2019) 
  3. Vice President – NUGS Ukraine (2018 – 2019) 
  4. President – NUGS Ukraine (2019 – 2020) 
  5. Trustee Board Member – GUGS (2019 – Present) 

As a student Mustapha co-started his company Planaria Medical Agency where he taught students KROK lessons and also signed a tutorship contract with Medlink.  

Mustapha graduated from the Dnipro State Medical University as one of the top 2% of his class in the degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He is now due to start working as a medical doctor with the aims of specialising in medicine. 

Meet 24 year old Ms. Caroline Bonya; One Of The Two Foreign Students To Graduate Summa Cum Laude From Saratov State Medical University (Russia)

Personality Profile

Ms. Caroline Bonya is an alumna of Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School, Saltpond; Central Region – Ghana, where she served as the President of the Writers’ and Debaters’ club, Deputy Editor in Chief, General Secretary for Red Cross
Society from the year 2013 through to 2014 and was awarded certificates of active service as well as active membership in other organizations such as GUNSA, AFS and SYTO.

She held on to the very words of Michelle Obama; “there is no limit to what we as women can accomplish” and furthered her education outside Ghana where she pursued general Medicine at Saratov State Medical University, Russia.

Caroline Bonya

She recently graduated from the above mentioned university as one of the two and only female foreign student to graduate summa cum Laude making her a holder of the notable “Red diploma”. Ergo, she was awarded a certificate of excellent studies and scientific research.

Not only did she take her academics seriously, she also participated in various extra – curricular activities which equally won her certificates of appreciation, participation, fourth and first place in competitions such as the VI Russian scientific week celebration, Annual scientific debate for the Faculty of Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, Faculty of Russian Language I Russia Olympics in Russian language and History of medicine and the Faculty of internal medicine and endocrinology “Brain-ring” competition.

Caroline Bonya

During her one year preparatory course at Saratov State Agrarian University, Miss Caroline Bonya also left her mark by graduating with a perfect GPA of 5.0

Being awarded a Certificate of Excellence along with other certificates of participation in the XI international scientific-practical conference, Cultural and International Educational Conference for educational institutions in Saratov and Annual Campaign “Reading Pushkin Together” during her one year of education there. Further more she chalked up interviews with Russia-1 (a renowned television station in Russia) owing to her active participation in the various programs listed above.

Despite having her hands full academically, Ms. Caroline Bonya still served the national union of Ghanaian students in Russia as the National General Secretary(2018-2019),Deputy Speaker of the Royal Senate (2019-2020,Secretary for Media Committee (2017-2018) and Editor for Editorial Committee (2016-2018) She contributed in the organization of the 2019 edition of the Kwame Nkrumah International Debate Competition and other educative radio programs including ones in collaboration with other unions in the diaspora. She also spearheaded the organization of Miss Ghana Russia 2019 which has contributed to the active participation of women in student politics.
She as well served as a Judge on KNIDC 2019 & 2020 editions and was recognized by the union for her active
participation in union activities.

Caroline Bonya

Ms. Caroline Bonya owes her success to the Almighty God and is highly indebted to her family, friends, mentors and mentees for their tremendous support thus far. She continues to live by her favorite quote; “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice not chance determines your destiny – Aristotle” and promises to work harder despite her setbacks as she terms it; “the iceberg phenomenon of success” – nothing worthwhile comes on a silver platter.
For someone who has had her fair share of setbacks and comebacks in life, she’s determined to show every other
woman that if she can, then so can they.

Ms. Caroline Bonya remains an epitome of beauty with brains. Her integrity and conscientiousness are her greatest assets and her resolute spirit, her hallmark. She aspires to be a voice for her fellow women as she helps champion
the course of women empowerment.

MEET PRAH BLESSING BAIDEN, ONE OF THE MOST REALIBLE GHANAIN PERSONALITIES IN UKRAINE, GRADUATE FROM KYIV MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Brief History

Prah Blessing Baiden is a product of Saint Hubert seminary senior high school, Kumasi.

According to him, he believes in a call to humanity. By this he find time of his busy schedule to help people, he believes the world will be a better place if we all can help each other. With this, he was doubled as the most reliable personnel in Ukraine by Planaria Medical Agency

A good life is Something to do, Someone to love, Something to hope for.

Reliable people do what they say. It seems so simple and at such a low bar to be reliable. You might ask whether people even remember all those little promises. They might not, but be assured they do notice when you deliver on them. When someone always follows through, it is impressive. It is the quickest way to build credibility and trust with others.

POSITIONS

  1. 2019 – 2020: Local coordinator for European Medical Students Association (EMSA) Kyiv FMO
  2. 2019 – 2021 Organizer, National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS) Kyiv.
  3. Director of practical skills = HMI (Help Motherland International),
    an NGO which has instituted a program with the title “practical skills acquisition seminars” for medical and dental students in Ukraine Kyiv-branch.
  4. Central coordinator, National union of Ghanaian students, Ukraine 2020-today academic year

PHILLIP BOBBIE-ANSAH ELECT AS NUGS UKRAINE PRESIDENT

BRIEF PERSONALITY PROFILE: Phillip Bobbie-Ansah is a 4th year medical student, president of NUGs Vinnytsia and current vice president of NUGS Ukraine.

Growing up he’s always served in every level of his education. He’s passionate about medicine too and service as well, becoming the President for NUGs Vinnytsia, he initiated the “we dey for you” project which he aims to make it bigger should he become the President, he believes everything can be achieved so long as there is unity and togetherness. Let’s get behind him and make our union greater just as how we imagine it.

Growing up, leadership became familiar to him with class prefects role in primary school, and then became his school’s sports captain in Primary 6.
In junior high school, in Forces Basic School, he became the school’s Boys’ Prefect and also S.U President.
He continued his education in Osei Kyeretwie Senior High as a science student, where he aspired to become the boys’ perfect and also zonal ARSRC president but didn’t get either. All these shaped him into who he is today.

Also read about his manifesto: NUGS-UKRAINE PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT 2021/2022 PHILLIP BOBBIE-ANSAH DELIVERS HIS MANIFESTO VIA FACEBOOK LIVE

The Real Story Behind The June 4 Revolution: Ghana

The June 4th Revolution or June 4th Uprising was an uprising in Ghana in 1979 that arose out of a combination of corruption, bad governance, frustration among the general public, and lack of discipline and frustrations within the Ghanaian army.

It was sparked when the then military government of the Supreme Military Council (SMC II) of General F K. Akuffo put then flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings on public trial for attempting to overthrow the government on May 15, 1979.

This happened because Rawlings was a junior soldier in the Ghanaian Army who with other soldiers were refused their salaries.

Rawlings turned the trial against the government by accusing it of massive corruption and requesting that his fellow accused be set free as he was solely responsible for the mutiny.

He was incarcerated for sentencing. His diatribe resonated with the entire nation as there was massive suffering.

On the night of June 3, 1979, junior military officers including Major Boakye Djan broke into the jail where Rawlings was being held and freed him and ostensibly marched him to the national radio station to make an announcement.

The first time the public heard from Rawlings was a now legendary statement that he Rawlings had been released by the junior officers and that he was under their command.

He requested all soldiers to meet with them at the Nicholson Stadium in Burma Camp in Accra.

The entire nation went up in uproar. The soldiers rounded up senior military officers including three former heads of states, General F. K Akuffo, Ignatious Kutu Acheampong, and Afrifa for trial. They were subsequently executed by firing squad.

Rawlings was appointed the head of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) by the revolting Junior military officers to run the country until the ongoing election was completed.

He handed over power to Dr. Hilla Limann in September 1979. But Rawlings again overthrew Limann on 31 December 1981.

Though June 4th became a noted date in Ghana’s history, it has been said to be a date that brings a lot of pain to people who either lost loved ones, lost businesses or had to flee the country.

Meanwhile, all is set for the virtual celebration of the 41st anniversary of the June 4 uprising today, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Rawlings and leader of the uprising will deliver the keynote address for the event which will be under the theme, “Strengthening the Spirit of Patriotism, Resilience and Integrity in Difficult Times”.

Due to existing social distancing and ban on gatherings protocols instituted by government as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will not be open to the public.

According to the anniversary planning committee, other speakers at the E-durbar will include NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia as well as Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor, Ambassador Dan Abodakpi, Maame Efua Sekyi-Addo and Sussie Efua Adoboe all leading members of the NDC.

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