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UHAS: Meet Elvis Nutifafa Agbley, The Valedictorian For The 2018/2019 Academic Year

Elvis Nutifafa Agbley comes from Awudome- Anyirawase in the Volta Region but was born at Maamobi in Accra. He is second of four children born to Mr Eric Agbley and Mrs Eva Tutu Agbley. At the beginning of his life, he was raised in Ebony, a suburb of Pigfarm in Accra by his loving and supportive parents. He began his education at the Redeemer School in Ebony, progressed to Vichans School in Dzorwulu and then to Matter Ecclesia Preparatory School ( MEPS) at Sokode Gbogame. After his Dad lost his job in a bank, Elvis had to redraw from MEPS and stay at Burma Camp with a benevolent Uncle and Aunt who supported him to attend Burma Camp Basic School where he was eventually appointed School Prefect for the 2010/2011 Academic Year. He sat for the BECE in 2011 and he excelled with aggregate 8

Elvis attended Labone Senior High School in Accra in2011. During this time, his father had a tragic car accident which rendered him incapacitated for some time and so the burden of looking after the family fell on his mother who had to resort to vending food at a nearby school to cater for the whole family. Things were tough, but with the assistance of benevolent relatives and academic scholarships, he was able to carry through with his academic work. While in form 3, he was appointed as the House Three Prefect for the 2013/2014 Academic Year.

Unfortunately, after sitting for the WASSCE in 2014, he passed with aggregate 14 which was a bit disappointing to him and his family considering the exemplary academic performance he had put in over his three-year journey in school. However, he owned his narrative and did not let the performance in the WASSCE put him down.

After Senior High School, he worked as a mobile money merchant for a year and then gained admission to study Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in August 2015. The admission was received with mixed feelings- joy and sadness because of the bright prospects for the future as well as the attendant financial implications. God was, however, good to him and with the support of his parents and dedicated family, he was able to not only complete the university but did so well with flying colours.

He graduated with a CGPA of 3.87

 

Elvis visions to be one of the faculty of UHAS in future through dedicated effort in pursuing postgraduate research degrees to enable him to achieve his ambition. He enjoys watching movies and playing video games during his leisure time.

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