Ghana: 11th Edition UMB-GTA Tertiary Awards Launched


The 11th edition of the Universal Merchant Bank Ghana Tertiary Awards (UMB GTA) 2024 was launched in Accra Wednesday, to celebrate outstanding student’s achievements.

The launch was preceded with the opening of nominations for the 53 categories for the awards scheme.

The nomination which was officially opened on May 1, would end on August 1 this year, and has new categories such as Best Student in Environmental Sustainability, Best Student in Tourism and Hospitality and Best Student in Mental Health Advocacy

Launching the awards ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer of UMB GTA, Mr Richmond Amofa-Sarpong, said UMB GT award was one of the highest award Scheme granted to the 540,000 students within the 303 Tertiary Institutions, as a form of recognition of their works and efforts in the development of the country.

He noted that, the award scheme was to celebrate students whose lives had changed society positively, through their contribution to improve society despite being students.

“The Award Scheme provides a platform to celebrate students with great achievements, an innovative and dynamic framework for the exchange of ideas in developing knowledge, connecting institutions, and students, equipping students with skills of picking up leadership roles, inspiring and empowering them to affect the economic development and bring social change,” he stated.

The CEO noted that, the awards scheme since its inception in 2014, had produced over 200 Winners who were well-known and had worked so hard for themselves and the country.