Three beneficiaries of the Government of Ghana Scholarships, Emmanuel Borna Peasah- a pharmaceutical student, Dominic Eduah- a financial management student, and Opoku Osei David- studying logistics at the Lovely Professional University in India, have lifted the flag of Ghana high after being selected for the ‘One Million Dollar ‘Hult Prize’, also known as Students’ Nobel Prize.
The team led by Emmanuel, had their scholarships facilitated by the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat under the leadership of Mr Kingsley Agyemang.
Speaking to the media from India, Emmanuel said the award meant a lot to him and his peers. He said he was happy that he had joined a number of students globally who were making Ghana proud.
“I joined Hult prize in 2008 way back in Ghana. My intention was to solve sanitation issues. At LPU, after I was privilege to gain scholarship from the Scholarship Secretariat, I had the opportunity to join the Hult prize again and luckily I was selected to represent my school in either America or Europe,” he said.
“In 2021, we will be at the regional summit to compete with others from other campuses. As I talk now, about 17 media outlets in India have carried this success story,” Emmanuel said.
Master Peasah stressed that he is looking forward to leading his team and inspire the students and represent LPU at the global level!
When contacted, the Registrar of the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat, Kingsley Agyemang could not hide his joy and commended the three students for the feat.
He said the Scholarships Secretariat was proud of the three students and would ensure that they are supported fully to win more laurels for Ghana.
“This, actually, does not come as too much of a surprise to us because if you have followed the Secretariat since I took over in 2017, a lot has changed here. Now students sponsored by the government to learn, be it locally or abroad, have the peace of mind to focus on their studies because the issue of unpaid stipends and tuition fees have all become a thing of the past,” he said.
The Registrar, urged other students, to keep lifting the flag of Ghana high
About Hult Prize
The Hult Prize Foundation, in partnership with the United Nations, transforms how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them.
With a US$1,000,000 global start-up prize as its anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events and training to over a million students globally in just over a decade.
Operating on more than 2,000 college and university campuses in 121 countries with a global team of more than 30,000 staff, student volunteers, and change makers, the foundation has deployed more than $65M into the impact sector which it helped create.
As a Campus Director Emmanuel Borna Peasah has been selected to lead the execution of a Hult Prize program on university campus, with the goal of training, educating and inspiring students.