Organizers of the Ghana Tertiary Awards have pushed forward the official close of nominations entries to July 31, 2016.
A statement from the organisers, Youth Web Group, said the closing date for the awards which was originally scheduled for the 31st of August, 2016, has now been shifted forward to enable the Board have enough time for the selection process.
The change in date is also to enable the Board “critically access and have proper background investigations on all the 17,495 students who applied for the Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 Festival as compared to the 1,468 students who applied last year.”
“The Board will sit from the 1st of August, 2016 to the 18th of August 2016 so that the official release of Nominees will be done on the19th of August 2016 at the Airport West Hotel,” the statement added.
The organisers have further expressed their gratitude to all the17,495 students out of the 315,000 Tertiary Students who have applied so far and encouraged the rest to pick their nomination forms within the remaining days.
This year’s Ghana Tertiary Awards is under the theme: “Young People and Tertiary Students for a peaceful and credible election 2016 Experience”.
The aim of the awards scheme is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen Ghana’s education system.
It is also meant to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them good values.