Ghanaian broadcast Journalist and President of the Ghana Beach Soccer Association, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah has been named Education Ambassador by the National Students Awards (NSA) at the University of Ghana, Legon (UGL).
Vice Chancellor of University of Ghana Professor Ebenezer Owusu Oduro presented the versatile sports journalist with a citation that reads; “For distinguishing yourself in service to Ghana, your dedication to helping the development of education and the exemplary leadership you have provided to the students and youth of Ghana”.
The colourful awards ceremony which took place at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana was attended by an array of distinguished personalities including Prof. Mike Oquaye who served as the second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana between 2009 and 2013.
In other awards, Most Innovative Student in IT went to Prince Osafo Asamoah (UPSA), Most Outstanding Student in Agriculture – Solomon Zinekena T.T.B, Student Actor of the Year – Anthony Woode (UPSA),
Student Sports Personality of the – Albert Quarmine (MUCG), NSA/IMANI Student Research Fellow of the Year – Gabriel Nomotsu Teye – Ali, Student President of the year – Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo (UCC), Prefect of the Year – Mercy Yaa Boatemaa Appiah (Sunyani Nursing & Midwifery),
Student Secretary of the Year – Sam Kwesi Acquah (UCC), Student Women Commissioner of the year – Belinda Akpene Dede (GIJ), Student Entrepreneur of the year – Mohammed Abdul Bashiru (KNUST),
Student Journalist of the year – Astrim Sitsofe Philip (KNUST), Student Author of the year – Patrick Fynn (Kintampo Nursing and Midwifery Training College), Campus Group of the year – We Rise Foundation, Student Blogger of the Year – Samuel Gyekye Mensah (KNUST),
Student Activist of the Year – Richmond Kodua (KNUST), National Students Association of the Year – Foreign Students Association of Ghana, Student Personality of the Year – Mercy Yaa Boatemaa Appiah (Sunyani Nursing & Midwifery),
School of Fame 2016 – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
Technology, Student Hall of the Year – University Hall Katanga (KNUST), Student Financial Controller of the Year – Arthur Tony Henry (UCC) and finally Most Promising Student Leader of the Year – Nana Kwame Asafo-Adjei Ayeh (UG).
Ampofo Ankrah, Founder and Navigator of Books and Boots, also works with youth group and organisations through Beach Soccer and the Ghana Volunteers Brigade.