Ghana has currently has a student population of over 315,000 in the country’s tertiary education system.
There are 10,383 foreign students in Ghana
Most people in the tertiary schools are between the ages of 19 to 24 years old.
Young people enrol in universities to achieve academic excellence whiles in school
University education in Ghana can be completed in a maximum of 4 years and a minimum of 2years.
There are over 146 universities both public and private in Ghana
These universities are spread across the major urban regions in Ghana
Tertiary students are made up of both local and international students. Therefore they are exposed to all cultures.
International students make up 3.2 percent of the total tertiary population in Ghana.
Most young people feel a sense of liberation when they enter university. They finally have the freedom to create their own path and make their own decisions on their own
They are greatly influenced by peers, trends and social media.
PROCEDURE AND FORMAT
1. The Student must pick the UMB Ghana Tertiary Nomination Forms.
2. Students must attach a passport picture size to his or her nomination form.
3. Must provide evidence to the selected category in the form of the following Documents, Video, Picture or a link).
4. Applicant’s Referee must sign and stamp or use his initials when it’s a soft copy to authenticate the validity of the nomination forms.
5. 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.
• To Award students whose lives have changed their society, through their contribution in the area of their work even though they are students.
• To understand why the students lose their way and self-awareness needed to avoid derailment
• To equip the students with leadership principles, values and ethical boundaries that will enable them handle pressures when severely challenged.
• To find strategies to eliminate extreme poverty, up-hold human right, safeguard a sustainable community and human dignity for poor and vulnerable population.
• To use this Awards platform to talk to them to take leadership positions right from school or community or parliament or hold international roles to boost the current quota.
• To use this year’s Awards Festival to educate the students on “the myth of hepatitis B” And to debunk the myths around it.
• To explore the understanding of Entrepreneurship and Identify factors and resources which are useful in the undertaking initiatives and entrepreneurial activities by students
To understand what is motivating them, both extrinsically and intrinsically and to find leadership paths that will enable them to utilize their motivated capabilities
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 ID School 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.
• Speeches by His Excellency the President of Ghana, Honorable Minister of Education and well know Public figures with the will help sensitized the students to reach for greater heights and do more for Ghana whiles they are still in School.
• Seminars Across all Tertiary Institutions to encourage them to take National Responsibilities and getting them involve in the smooth administration of the state.
• Giving them the Award during the Awards Night will encourage them to do more for Ghana since the Students know that every year there’s a National Awards which appreciates their efforts as students.
The target audience for the Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 is the youth of Ghana and it is going to be organized in the month of October after the All first Years have been enrolled into all our various Tertiary Institutions. This is considered because in October the youth in the Tertiary Institutions have little or no entertaining but educative environment to both develop and ease the stress of studying the whole year. It is our hope to have the Ghana Tertiary Awards every year to provide the Tertiary Institutions the platform to be rewarded on their hard work as students to help change our society and Ghana as a whole. The success of this Awards Ceremony will be the beginning of self-development and encouragement for the students to start helping mother Ghana even before Graduating from school. Target Groups such as Universities (Government & Private), Polytechnics and other tertiary communities; NAFTI, GIJ, GIMPA and other technical, NURSING COLLEGES and VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
EXPERTED OUT COME
By the end of the Awards, we would have created a strong generational breed of informed and
Competent tertiary students ready to take action for their rightful placement, as well as
Encouraged them to engage in the activities of comprehensive, direct and context-specific
Strategies to empower the youth and leave a legacy. It is expected that the students would have;
• Been equipped with skills that empower them in their career development paths
• Identified their self-worth and ability to say “NO”.
• Been challenged to transform lives and inspire change wherever they find themselves.
• Acquire extensive information regarding Hepatitis B.
• Been inspired and empowered to be entrepreneurs to raise their income level which would affect the Economic development and bring Social change.