Newmont Africa has honoured Alberta Agyapomaa Tawiah for emerging as the 2022 Best Female Graduating Student in Mining Engineering at the George Grant University of Mines and Technology (UMaT).
Alberta graduated with a Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 87.41%, making her the Overall Best Female Graduating Student of the Year, and recipient of the Newmont Africa award.
She walked away with a cash donation of $1,000, a laptop computer, and an automatic National Service opportunity with the company, which Alberta has already begun at Newmont’s Akyem mine.
Commenting on the award in a statement, the Vice President of Sustainability and External Relations at Newmont Africa, Adiki Ayitevie, was quoted saying that “this award aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding female students in Mining Engineering who have shown dedication in their course of study, and to encourage more women to pursue careers in the mining industry and STEM-related fields.”
Ms. Ayitevie observed that Alberta maintained high academic standards throughout her mining engineering programme.
“We are extremely proud of Alberta and congratulate her for such an outstanding achievement,” Ms. Ayitevie added.
Newmont Africa’s Best Female Graduating Student in Mining Engineering Award was initiated in 2019 in line with the company’s inclusion value and its Global University Strategy.
The strategy enables the company to, among other things, build a pipeline of brilliant academic talent, with the potential to meet future human resource needs, while also helping to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
Other initiatives under University Strategy are the Newmont Graduate Programme, a two-year Development Programme for new university graduates, and the Internship Programme, which offers one-three months of practical experience to selected continuing students.
Through these programmes, Newmont Africa provides opportunities for students in tertiary institutions and graduates to gain practical skills, valuable work experience, and a deeper understanding of the mining industry.
About Newmont Africa
Newmont Africa is the country’s leading gold producer and operates two gold mines: the Ahafo Mine in the Ahafo region, and the Akyem Mine in the Eastern region. It is in the process of establishing a third mine, which is currently at the Project Stage – the Ahafo North Project.
The company is a subsidiary of Newmont Corporation, the world’s leading gold business. commercial production at Ahafo and Akyem began in 2006 and 2013, respectively, and currently has about 6,700 employees, directly and indirectly across its operations. Newmont is actively involved in exploration activities across the African continent, and globally.