The third edition of the National Students’ Awards (NSA), an awards scheme that seeks to recognize the contribution of student in Ghana and project student achievers to the national front, took place on Saturday 17th December 2017 at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon. The Executive Director of NSA, Prince David Orchill, said that the awards were a form of recognition of their hard work and also carried a sense of responsibility. He said “These awards mean that we are also looking up to them and expect more excellence from.”
The National Students’ Awards was first organised in 2015 and has since celebrated students leaders, activists and societal changers. This year’s edition was under the theme ‘Education, the cure to the modern day slavery of human trafficking.’ The overall award went to Miss Lydia Alhassan, a graduate in Accounting from the University of Development Studies, Wa. She has been a social activist and philanthropist and has championed many educational and children development projects in Ghana. She is also the founder of Concern Life Foundation. Other awardees were Ishmael Mubarak of Wa Polytechnic as the Sports Personality of the Year, George Sarpong of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the Student Blogger of the Year, Listowel Acquaye of the African University College of Communications as the student Journalist of the Year and Karima Mohammed of Tamale Technical University as the GNUTS Ambassador of the Year. Special awards were also given to individuals who had contributed significantly to the positive development of the students’ body in Ghana.