Following the recognition and award of Yaw Ampofo Ankrah as an Ambassador of Education for Ghanaian Students, the versatile broadcast journalist is set to embark on a nationwide “campus to campus” tour.
This was confirmed by the tour coordinator Mr Haki Insah on Monday who explained that Yaw Ampofo Ankrah will be a very active Ambassador who will share his experiences in the media and sports industries as well as his involvement with education and recreational projects.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana Prof Ebenezer Owusu Oduro presented the National Award to the broadcaster and sports administrator in September at the Great Hall, Legon.
One of the first stops would be at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) campus on Friday 14th October 2016 to engage students on “Moulding your talents into a Career”.
A household name in the Ghanaian media, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah is best known as the anchor man of Metro tv’s Black Stars Diary at the 2016 World Cup Finals in Germany and the MTN Soccer Academy.
His natural flair and delivery on both radio and television has earned him respect as a unique brand in sports broadcasting and sports development.
Ampofo Ankrah has covered both junior and senior World Cup tournaments, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships Athletics and numerous other sporting events around the world.
His first job as a sports presenter was a two year stint at Sunshine Radio (Choice fm) when he was just 19 years old. Since then, he’s gained considerable experience over the past twenty years as a media voice, pro-youth advocate, motivational speaker and brands consultant employing sports and education concepts.
Ampofo Ankrah is the Navigator of the Books & Boots Project, Ghana Volunteers Brigade and also founding President of the Ghana Beach Soccer Association.
He has vast experience in television and radio production having worked at Joy fm, tv3, Metro tv, Atlantis Radio and the BBC.
Ampofo Ankrah is currently an anchor for the biggest Sports Network in Africa; Supersport.