Meet Mohammed Abideen, the UDS Best Graduating Student With A CGPA of 4.90 On A Scale Of 5.00.

Adam Mohammed Abideen was named the best student in the University for Development Studies’ (UDS) graduating class of 2021 with a CGPA of 4.90 on a scale of 5.0.

Adam Mohammed, unlike many students whose social life are impacted by their quest of academic excellence, was involved in a range of extracurricular activities while at the University.

He claims he did so in order to become a well-rounded person and the great leader he wishes to be.

Profile of Adam Mohammed Abideen

Adam Mohammed Abideen is the first of six children in his family. He is a young man with a strong interest in business, particularly accounting and finance, and a passion for numbers.

Adam Mohammed Abideen was born in Tamale and had both his basic and secondary education in Tamale.

He attended Business Senior High School in Tamale where he studied Business. In 2016, he was admitted into the University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa Campus to pursue a 2-years Diploma in Integrated Business Studies.

He completed the course with Distinction and had a final CGPA of 4.87 in 2018. That same year, he was admitted by UDS to pursue a 3-years top up degree in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com).

He specialized in Accounting and graduated as the Overall Best Graduating Student of the UDS Class of 2021. Adam Mohammed graduated with a final CGPA 4.90 on a scale of 5.0.

Abideen giving a Valedictory speech

While in Level 300, Adam took a chance of registering in the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) professional programme to pursue his dream of becoming a chartered accountant.

In November 2019, he wrote and passed all Level 1 papers on the first attempt. Adam Mohammed was named the Overall Best Student in the Level and was the National Best Scorer in Financial Accounting and Business & Corporate Law.

Adam Mohammed was a member of the university’s team that competed in the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge in 2020, an annual business-focused quiz contest for Ghanaian business schools organized by Graphic Business in collaboration with ICAG.

UDS won the competition thanks to his and the team’s efforts, defeating the defending champions, the University of Cape Coast (UCC), in the grand finale. Adam Mohammed was also named the best contestant in last year’s competition.

Watch the Grand Finale here;

Adam Mohammed Abideen at the first right
UDS wins 2020 Graphic Tertiary Business Sense Challenge 2020 Finals

During his studies, Adam Mohammed was involved in a range of extracurricular events and showed an interest in leadership. He served in various leadership positions on campus, including interim President of the Business Students’ Association (BUSA).

He is now doing his National Service with PwC and hopes to become a seasoned accounting and finance professional and eventually a business leader.

Awards Won On the Graduation Day.

  1. UDS Award for Overall Best Graduating Student
  2. Vice Chancellor’s Award for Best Graduating Male Student (Humanities)
  3. Alumni Award for Best Graduating Male Student (Humanities)
  4. Best Graduating Student in the School of Business & Law
  5. Best Graduating Male Student in the School of Business & Law

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