UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards 2017 Launched With A Call On Government To Make Tertiary Education Free

by | Apr 25, 2017 | News

Youth Web Group, organizers of the annual Ghana’s most prestigious tertiary student’s awards have officially launched UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards (GTA) 2017.The awards scheme, which is in its fourth year was launched on the theme: “Mobilizing for Ghana’s Future the Role of Tertiary Students” at the Airport View Hotel in Accra on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017.
​The Chief Executive Officer of Youth Web Group, Mr Richmond Amofa–Sarpong in his address called on the government to consider making tertiary education free as most of the current leaders enjoyed during their time.

“We are calling on the government to make sure that, as it were during their time and i know our government is a listening government so they will make tertiary education free as they had during their period,” he said.


Article 25(c) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana demands that higher education should equally be made accessible to all persons, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by progressive introduction of free education.
​He hinted that, his outfit will embark on this campaign to ensure that tertiary education is made free.

“Nothing is impossible, I know it’s a long journey but this will be done and it will be a campaign that we will run,” he added.

The awards competition will highlight the best student personalities in the county and give tertiary students the chance to nominate and then vote for their favorites.

​Mr. Richmond Amofa – Sarpong also stated that nominees must be students in our Tertiary Institutions, who have made a difference in their community by providing positive examples for their generation.He also added that the UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards 2017 Selection Committee (Academy) is interested in receiving nominations that focus on the Student’s individual achievements in the areas of education, social action, entertainment and positive change. Candidates should be considered for outstanding contributions to their school, community and/or Ghana for a project that the individual initiated, organized or contributed to significantly. Nominees must be students.


​The Chief Executive Officer of Youth Web Ghana, Mr. Richmond Amofa – Sarpong concluded by giving the criteria for qualification into the UMB GHANA TERTIARY AWARDS 2017 by emphasizes that the “UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards 2017 entails a Student and African, a significant achievement holder, a change maker and one that demonstrate ethical and socially accepted principles. There is no academic qualification barrier, meaning any student in our Tertiary Institutions is eligible to apply for the UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards 2017. The completion of the nomination form will give us the opportunity to understand the student’s accomplishments, positive demeanor, and community involvement. This will be the core information used in the selection process”.


​The Sponsors (UNIVERSAL MERCHANT BANK, MALTA GUINNESS, INDOMIE GHANA, MCVITIES GHANA, BLUE CREST COLLEGE, RWANDAIR, GH MEDIA SCHOOL, ACCRA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOOM ENTERTAINMENT, AIRPORT VIEW HOTEL, DDP OUTDOOR LTD.,MARIE NOELLE AMERICAN BEAUTY ACADEMY ) of the Event used the platform to speak to the students gathered from all the 146 Tertiary Institutions across the Country on new packages which have been tailor made to suit the interest of all the 315,000 Ghanaian students. For all Information Kindly Call Youth Web Ghana on 0543558381/0303977257.

The Categories are below:

·       Top Most Award (2017 UMB GTA STUDENT OF THE YEAR)
·       School of the Year
·       Most Influential student in Agriculture
·       Most Influential student Software Developer
·       Most Influential student in Engineering
·       Most Influential student Male Radio Presenter
·       Most Influential student Female Radio Presenter
·       Most Influential student Male Television Presenter
·       Most Influential student Female Television Presenter
·       Most Influential student Blogger/ Writer/Reporter
·       Most Influential student Sports Personality
·       Most Influential student Fashion Designer


·       Most Influential student Female Model
·       Most Influential student Male Model
·       Most Influential student in Health Science
·       Most Influential Physically Challenged Student
·       Most Influential student in Film/Video Editor/Director
·       Most Influential student in Music


·       Most Influential student Entrepreneur


·       Most Influential student Hall


·       Most Influential student Event of the Year
·       Most Influential student Poet/Spoken Word Artiste
·       Most Influential student Sound Engineer
·       Most Influential student Foundation
·       Most Influential student Comedian
·       Most Influential student Event House
·       Most Influential student DJ


·       Most Influential student Graphic Designer
·       Most Influential SRC President
·       Most Influential student Male MC
·       Most Influential student Female MC
·       Most Influential Tertiary Television Show
·       Most Influential Tertiary Radio Show
·       Most Influential student Beauty Queen
·       Most Influential student Photographer
·       Most Influential Foreign Student
·       Most Influential Student Modeling Agency
·       Most Influential Student Actor/Actress
·       Kobi Rana Best Dancer/Dance Crew






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