The organizers of the Biggest Student Festival in Ghana, Youth Web Ghana last Friday officially outdoor the students who qualified for the 2017 Edition of the Universal Merchant Bank Ghana Tertiary Awards (The Fire Edition). In an interview with the CEO of Youth Web Group, Mr. Richmond Amofa Sarpong at the nominees’ announcement night at West Legon - Haatso Rabbit,Komla Dumor’s Avenue. He disclosed that 53,975 students picked up this year’s nomination forms nationwide who wants to be part of the UMBGTA2017.
The UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards has a market jurisdiction of 389,989 students, the Organizers decided to nominate 10 students per category but due to number of students per each category with their evidence, it was tough for the board this year. He continued that, for example, the Most Influential Student Entrepreneur Category had 9,420 Students who filed for that category, and the board could not just cut off the deserving students who made the pass mark with their achievement, hence the board chose all the 34 students whose achievements were extraordinary out of the 9,420 Students who filed for that category. And so, the Board decided not to disfranchise any student who met the pass mark, hence in some very few cases they nominated more than 20 students who had great achievements.
He further explained the voting system, that every category has a special code. So you have to type the Category Code (with space) then nominee’s name and text it to 1736 across all network. The name of the nominee can be either the first, last, full name, Stage or Popular Name known by people and communicate therein to the Board of the UMB GTA. He continued that if after voting and you don’t receive a feedback, it is due to the traffic jam on the server, he said it is a temporary problem and promised that the issue will be resolve in a short time.
Again, voting officially starts on the Friday night 15th September, after the release of nominees, Voting ends on the 24th of November, 2017 at 5pm. Which auditing of the votes takes an hour and the results are handed over to Youth Web Company Limited (organizers of the UMB Ghana Tertiary Award) at 7pm after it is being audited by the Voting Services Providers, voting will be done in two folds, they are; via SMS (Text), each SMS (Text) costs 30pesewas. 1736 is the Texting code on all networks.
The Youth Web App (for voting, would be ready by the end of the month – September).
The App will be addressing the bulk voting issues, which has ranges of Votes to Amount to be paid and also He continued to explain that each category will be treated separately, which means in a case where by a nominee is nominated in many categories his or her account will be done separately. Thus, each category will be treated separately.
All qualified nominees’ artwork will be done by the close of the month , but nominees must design their own artworks as they still wait for the official artworks from us so they can still get their family and friends to vote before we release their main artworks from our office.
He continued to debunk speculations circulating around the scheme, that awards are sometimes given not based on merit to nominees which the CEO challenged those making the allegation to provide evidence to their allegation since there will not be even one evidence to support this misconception and erroneous claims .
He added that all information concerning the Awards Scheme and the voting process would be put across all their social media platforms. This process will help institutions, students and the organizers to check the credibility of the award scheme where for instance; a student is having any difficulty in the voting system; their team will quickly addressed the issue instantly making sure that all nominees report issues concerning the award scheme or the voting process to the organizers so they can protect the credibility of the qualified nominees.
HOW TO VOTE
SIMPLY TEXT: NOMINEE'S CODE (LEAVE A SPACE) THEN NOMINEE'S NAME TO 1736 ACROSS ALL NETWORKS.
EXAMPLE: IF KOFI IS A NOMINEE FOR THE STUDENT OF THE YEAR AND HIS CATEGORY CODE IS "GTA" THEN BELOW IS THE VOTING PROCESS....
GTA KOFI TO 1736
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Youth Web Group, the organizers of ‘’The Biggest Annual Students Festival’’ and The Universal Merchant Bank Ghana are proud to present, ‘’The Fire Edition’’ of The UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards 2017 which seeks to honor and celebrate the hard work and contributions of students and institutions across the country on their significant achievement.
When one lives a life of inspiration, seeds are sown. Those seeds will rise up throughout your life and years after you’re gone touching the lives of your legacy.
Be recognized or awarded as change and history makers for this year’s UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards 2017. All students and institutions are updated on the nomination for the award.
The general eligibility requirements and application procedures apply to all awards. Please review these procedures before completing any awards application. Each award category has specific eligibility requirements, application procedures, judging criteria and submission procedures.
1. Applicants must be a student in any of the tertiary institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, Teachers training, Vocational Institutions and Nursing Schools)
2. Must hold a valid School ID Card.
3. Applicants 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.
4. Applicant’s individual achievements must be in the areas of education, social action, entertainment and positive change.
5. There is no academic qualification barrier.
This year, all the UMB GHANA TERTIARY AWARDS 2017 Forms must be downloaded from our Website www.youthwebgroup.com or any UMB Branch Nationwide. Hard copies will also be accepted by the UMB GHANA TERTIARY AWARDS BOARD.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF FORMS :
31st AUGUST, 2017
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