The University Hall (Katanga) of the Kwame NKrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has once again been crowned the best Hall in 2018 at the maiden edition of the Inter Tertiary Excellence Awards.
The latest award to the ‘Fellows’ makes it the third time in 2018 that the prestigious hall has officially been granted the bragging right as the overall best hall in Ghana by three Notable Tertiary Awards Event Hub; National Students Awards, Ghana Tertiary Awards and the Inter Tertiary Excellence Awards for at least the next one year.
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The maiden edition of the Inter Tertiary Excellence Award saw hosts of Tertiary Students across the country, as well as highly-profiled personalities and the general public, converged in the plush Orchid Auditorium of the Ghana College Of Physicians and Surgeons on Saturday December 29, 2018.
Ghanaian Female Journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah and Dancehall Artist, Stonebwoy were honored ‘Tertiary Favourite Female and Male Celebrities Of The Year’ respectively.
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The Inter Tertiary Excellence Awards (ITEA), a unique award scheme has been setup by Showbiz Network
- Overall Best Student First Year – Reginald Akyeasu Boateng UPSA
- Overall Best Student, Second Year – Abraham Norman Nortey UHAS
- Overall Third Year Student – Opoku Agyeman Henry UDS Waa Campus
- Over All 4th Year Students – Tulabi
- Best Nursing Students Of The Year – Azuri Timothy
- Best Research Fellow, School Of Graduate Studies (GRASAG) –
- Best Teacher Trainee Of The Year – Abraham Ahiawo
- Most Popular Student Of The Year – Asuma Abass
- Campus Choir Of The Year – Chosen Generations UCC
- Student Christian Council Of The Yeat – PENSA
- Best Hall Of Resident Of The Year – University Hall (Katanga) KNUST
- Association Of The Year – Rotract Club, KNUST
- Outstanding Student Leader Of The Year – Sugri Abdul Rafiq Yendi College Of Health
- Student Activist Of The Year – Dowu Malachi Dzidula
- Female Sports Personality Of The Year – Attatsi Laura Ledzi Ami
- Male Sports Personality Of The Year – Gilbert Gyedu
- Beauty Queen Of The Year – Elorm Sefe Tettey
- Female Model Of The Year – Sandra Kudah
- Male Model Of The Year –
- Student Entrepreneur Of The Year – Korley Victoria
- Student Innovator Of The Year – Joseph Nkrumah
- Blogger Of The Year – Samuel Amadotor
- Tertiary Favourite Female Celebrity Of The Year – Nana Aba Anamoah
- Tertiary Favourite Male Celebrity Of The Year – Stonebwoy
- Dj Of The Year – Asare M. Jackson
- Male Radio Personality Of The Year – Elvis Asamoah Ofosu
- Female Radio Personality Of The Year –
- Campus Radio Station Of The Year – Radio GIJ
- Best Photographer Of The Year – Kwame Kwansa Esuman
- Graphic Designer Of The Year – Joshua
- Most Outstanding Student Entertainer Of The Year – Nana Kesse
- Outstanding Event Hub Of The Year – Link-Up Xnation
- Student Artist Of The Year – Abbisey Turks
- Author Of The Year – Owiredu Joseph
- Most Influential Female Celebrity Of The Year –
Congratulations to all nominees and winners.
About The University Hall
The University Hall was named to commemorate the accession of the Kumasi College of Technology to full University status on 22nd August, 1961. It was an all male hall until 1st of August 2018, when it was converted into a mixed Hall. The main hall has 198 rooms excluding flats, and the annex has 95 rooms. It is popularly known as” KATANGA”.
From the humble beginnings in the deserted clearing in that virgin bush of KNUST, Katanga grew to become a formidable force in students’ activism in Ghana.
The pioneering members of the hall chose not to make it just a hall of residence like the others but to make it the fulcrum of students activism and a hall of academic excellence. The motto “Rest Not” (which is aptly depicted by a logo which shows a student sitting on a pile of books whilst reading one in his hands ) was therefore apt for the new vision carved for the hall.
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Just before the hall was inaugurated, the Republic of Congo in Central Africa had been experiencing the early and unstable years of post-independence. The Katanga province of Congo was a focal point of the Congo story back then. Surprisingly enough, the University Hall identified some striking identical characteristics with the Katanga province.
In no time, the first Hall President was nicknamed Moise Tsombe (after the then leader of the Katanga province. The name Katanga was then bestowed on the University Hall and it has remained so till this day. It was not the Secession spirit of the Katanga province that appealed to us but their sense of purpose and their exceptional gallantry in determining their own destiny.
Facilities include Games room, A Gym, Chapel, Internet Cafe, A mini market, Communication centre, Barbering Salon, kitchen that serves food etc. Katanga has a very lively Junior Common Room.