Ghanaian Army Captain awarded Blavatnik Scholarship to study at University of Oxford

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Captain Jamaldeen Tonzua has been awarded the coveted Blavatnik Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in the renowned Oxford University.

Captain Tonzua is a native Wungu Traditional Area in the northern part of Ghana. He is a lawyer with specializations in international law, environmental and energy law recently graduated in the top 1% of his postgraduate law program at Georgetown Law, on the Deans List and with Distinction.

The army captain is set to study Public Policy at the prestigious world acclaimed university.

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Some of his academic exploits are the prestigious Dorothy Mayer Award for academic achievement and the potential for contribution to the legal profession and the individual’s community and the Thomas Bradbury Award for achieving the rank of distinction and the highest academic average in Master of Laws in Environmental and Energy Law.

Following this achievement, the Chiefs of the Wungu Traditional Area have urged Captain Jamaldeen Tonzua to raise high the flag of Ghana at University of Oxford and to keep inspiring the youth of Ghana through his extraordinary academic pursuits, professional excellence and distinguished community service.

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The Paramount Chief of Wungu, Wunnaaba Alhaji Sulemana Saaka, who spoke on behalf of the Chiefs of his traditional area including the Yamarana and Mishuorana stated in Mampruli that “We urge Captain Tonzua to put up a great performance at Oxford and to keep inspiring the youth of the country and the youth of Mamprugu in particular”.

Captain Jamaldeen Tonzua, in return expressed his appreciation to the Chiefs for their blessings and words of encouragement.

He reassured them of his unflinching commitment to the development of the community.

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