On December 16, 2017, the National Student Alliance (NSA) Ghana hosted this year’s National Student’s Awardsat the Great Hall, University of Ghana – Legon; under the theme, “Education, the cure for the Modern day Slavery of Human trafficking”. The event was well attended by lecturers, government officials, foreign nationals and students from all over the ten regions of Ghana. The NSA Executive Director Mr. Prince David Orchill described NSA 2017 as awesome.
Out of the seven nominated associations/unions, the Liberian Students Association Ghana (LISA₋GH) emerged as the “Best National Student Association” in the country for 2017 due the meaningful impacts the Association continues to make on the student populace for the past 25 years in championing academic excellence for national development.
Additionally, the current President of the Association, Cornelius Robert U-Sayee was awarded as one of the “Big Six” most influential and impactful Students inGhana in 2017.He is the first LISA GH president to receive such honor at the national level in Ghana.
The Award was given to him because of his positive contributions to the students’ community in Ghana and his sensitivity to socio-political situations in Liberia. He recently received a Master of Philosophy Degree (M.Phil.) in Education from the University of Education, Winneba – Ghana. For the past two years, he has advocated for students in his institution and within LISA Ghana, as far as promoting academic excellence and seeking the welfare of students are concern.
These awards won by the Liberian Student Community in Ghana signified that, the students here are gainfully preparing themselves to positively contribute to the new Liberia. It is a sign of national proud and patriotism…in fact, it is Liberia that won!
This year’s NSA awards constituted twenty four (24) categories. Out of these 24 categories, awards were apportioned to those who contributed significantly to the students’ agenda, as far as education is concern in Ghana.
The following were some of the mentioned categories: Student Personality of the Year, Association of the Year, Sports Personality of the Year, President of the Year, Hall of the Year,Speaker of campus Parliament of the Year, Student Lawyer of the Year, Rising Star of the year, Student Activist of the Year, etc. In reference to associations’ ⁄unions of the year, here are the names of the seven (7) nominated associations/unions:
- GRASAG ″Graduate Students Association of Ghana.″
- PUSAG ″Private University Student Association of Ghana″
- USAG ″University Students Association Of Ghana″
- GNMTA ″Ghana Nurse and Midwifery Training Association″
- FSA ₋GH ″Foreign Student Association of Ghana″
- GNUTS ″Ghana National Union of Technical Students″
- LISA Ghana “Liberian Student Association of Ghana”
The National Students’ Alliance (NSA), Ghana mission is: “to encourage professionalism using modern technology as a tool, this awards is to honor individuals and organizations, both local and abroad making a meaningful impact in Ghana’s education and use this awards as a reward scheme to motivate awardees as well as future prospective awardees to continue serving the country with passion”. With itsvision being to: globally recognized awards scheme at the student level and use it as a platform to honoreducational heroesand heroine of Ghana inparticular, Africa and the world at Large.
The LiberianStudent Association of Ghana wants to use this avenue to call on politicians, especially partisans’ and members of the Unity Party (UP) and Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), sympathizers, the Liberian youth, and the National Election Commission to desist from factors that may bring about political instability in Liberia. Thereshould befree, fair, transparent and credible electioncome December 26.All we continue to say to politicians in Liberia is, the peace and tranquility Liberians enjoy todayamid the harsh economic situation, should not be jeopardize for any egoistic interest…put Liberia first!
Raymond B. Tody
Deputy P.R.O (LISA-GH)