A new awards scheme to honour and celebrate the contributions of African students and businesses towards education in Africa will be launched in March 2021, UPSANEWSROOM.com has gathered.
Organisers of the National Students’ Awards (NSA)-Ghana have disclosed the continental awards scheme is being organised in collaboration with the All-African Students’ Union (AASU) and other student groupings.
In an exclusive interview with UPSANEWSROOM.com’s Boamah Venessa Oduma Tuesday, one of the NSA organisers, Prince David Orchill said the new award scheme will bolster the confidence of students to work towards the development of Africa.
“We’ve decided to partner with the All-African Student’s Union (AASU) as well as a couple of other continental student organizations to organize a common award for the entire continent,” he said.
Mr David Orchill admitted there is no such thing as an awards scheme that honours and celebrates the sterling achievement of African students.
“We do not have anything like that,” he told the reporter, adding his team is bent on driving change on the continent.
When asked about the impact of the National Students’ Awards in Ghana which was started in 2012, Mr David Orchill said the awards scheme has contributed to reviving the Ghanaian students front and continues to encourage more of them to become changemakers.
“It’s been positive so far [and] we’ve been doing it and doing it well,” Mr Prince Orchill a former student leader at the University of Ghana said.
“There are quite a lot of things we’re working on now some of which are; a social media platform created for the African continent as a way to bring Africans together which is available online at (www.cliqafriq.com), Corporate agreement with a couple of entities in order to get employment for the winners of the awards, mentoring and training programs for people who have had encounters with participants,” he added.