Ghanaian student excels in Russia
From David Prosper Naoh, Tarkwa. W/R | Posted: Friday, July 08, 2005
A 26-YEAR-OLD Ghanaian medical student at the Nizhny Norgorod State Medical Academy in Russia, Miss Gillian Pogsuglo Bogee, emerged overall best student in an examination conducted for foreign students in that country.
The examination, which was taken in September 2003, was written by foreign students in the Russian Federation of faculty of Overseas Students, according to a letter from the faculty made available to The Chronicle.
It said the other students drawn from Moscow and Nizhny in the Russian Federation, hailed from Tanzania, Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, Nigeria, Angola, Mauritius, Zambia and Cameroun.
The letter, signed by the dean, Professor Dr. Leonid G. Strangin, said, "Miss Bogee, the only student from Ghana, West Africa ever to be enrolled in our institute in Nizhny Norgorod Medical Academy, showed an extraordinary performance by beating our top scores."
Professor Strangin further congratulated Miss Bogee for making her Russian teachers proud as well as "lifting the image of Ghana."
For her excellence, she received a Pentium 4 Lap top computer to "help her improve on her learning skills in the medical faculty."
Miss Bogee, the daughter of Captain (rtd) Damasus Bogee, currently with the Iduaprem Mine of Anglogold-Ashanti near Tarkwa in the Western region, has confided in The Chronicle that her parents are solely sponsoring her education in Russia. This notwithstanding, she has decided to do her practicals in Ghana.
According to Ms. Bogee, she is yet to start a month-long practical session at the General Hospital at Koforidua in the Eastern region this month.
She disclosed further that she would practice in Ghana for a year before considering other available options.