Pictured at the NUI Galway/BSTAI Junior Certificate Business Studies awards from Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, Galway were (back row l-r): Margaret Casey (teacher), Alan Kinsella (teacher), students Emma Hogan, Katie Devane, Laoise Dunne, Anna Martin, Anna Burke and Dr Gerard Turley, College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway. Front Row (l-r): Aoife Lynagh, Serena Quondamatteo, Kawthar Agboola, Lauren Hosty, Olga Michon, Ryanne Shabu and Rosemary Hosty (teacher).
Oct 23 2017 Posted: 11:55 IST

Students from across Connacht, who received a grade ‘A’ in the Junior Certificate Honours Business Studies, were presented with Certificates of Achievement from the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway recently. The presentations, in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI), were made at a special ceremony at the University where teachers and parents were in attendance.

This is the eighth year NUI Galway has presented these awards. A total of 250 students received recognition for their outstanding academic achievement at the ceremony this year. The certificates were awarded to students from 58 individual schools throughout Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

Professor John McHale, Dean of the College of Business Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway, who presented the certificates to each individual winner, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the students on their wonderful success. Recipients of this award place amongst the top 9.2% of students who sat this examination, an achievement to be most definitely proud of. NUI Galway believes that it is important to recognise the achievements of our potential future business leaders. I would also like to acknowledge the work of teachers in helping students achieve their potential. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting many of these students again in NUI Galway as students of our programmes in the future.”

Seamus Robinson, former President, BSTAI, said: “The BSTAI is delighted to continue its partnership with NUI Galway in recognising students who have achieved excellence in Business Studies as part of their Junior Certificate. Congratulations to you, your teachers, parents and principals. The recipients of these awards hold the visionary seeds of the future and I am confident many of today’s award recipients will build successful careers in the business world.”

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