This year marks the commencement of Hypercitigh’s maiden STANDOUT HONORS for each academic year for student leaders in KNUST. At the beginning of a new academic year, we cast our lenses back to the previous academic year herein (2019/2020) academic year to give you a list of the 10 most influential students in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to metrics created by hypercitigh.com and used to rank a number of personalities, these students and student leaders came up tops and have proven they were exceptional in performing their duties during the 2019/2020 academic year. The list is in no particular order.
1. Adu-Baah Charles
Popularly known as ABC, Adu-Baah Charles is the immediate past President of the KNUST Students Representative Council and a former student of Oda Senior High School.
Failing to contest in the 2018/2019 academic year SRC race, ABC persisted, deferred his program and run again and won in the following academic year in a historic landslide victory. While in office, he undertook some life improving projects like his tree planting initiative, the Casely Hayford bus stop and the rehabilitation of the KNUST SRC Secretariat into a beaming edifice.
2. Ben-Carl Dzogbo
Ben-Carl as he is popularly called was the immediate past President of the most populous college in KNUST – the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (COHSS). He is also a proud former student of Opoku Ware School.
He was a member of the erstwhile KNUST SRC Parliamentary Council, the International Relations Officer of the Rotaract Club of KNUST between in 2019 and the overall BEST Sociology student between 2018 to 2020.
3. Samuel Sesah
Samuel Sesah is a fifth year Dr of Optometry student and a frontrunner in the yet to be held KNUST SRC elections. He contested for the position in 2019 and lost but that didn’t stop him.
He was the president of the College of Science Students association in 2018. He is a former student of Accra Academy.
4. Esinam Sosu-Dees
Esinam is one of the only two ladies that make up this list. She was a Business Administration student. She ran for the position of the SRC Women’s Commissioner in 2018 and lost. She persisted and launched a comeback in 2019 which she won and became one of the best women commissioners the KNUST ever had.
She implemented policies that cut across gender although her office was only meant to cater for women needs. Her drew the attention of both university management and industry who always came to her aid.
5. Asamoah Agyemang Hunvilla
Hunvilla is a Political Science student. He became the youngest second year student to become Speaker of the KNUST SRC Parliamentary Council under the Adu-Baah Charles-led administration.
He implemented several reforms during his tenure as a speaker and got the most bills passed by any SRC administration.
6. Andrew Anokye Kyeremateng
Andrew is a final year material engineering student who has been very vibrant and influential in the KNUST media and political space. He was the Chief Executive Officer of The Hub Media group from 2017 to 2019.
He became the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the KNUST SRC in 2019. He later became the Interim SRC electoral Commissioner of the KNUST SRC tasked with the duty of organizing the 2020/2021 academic year SRC elections which was affected by Covid-19.
7. Joshua Opey
Joshua Opey was an Engineering student and student leader. He completed KNUST in 2020. He is the owner of The Hub Media Group and was a Kuffour Scholar as well. Opey ran for the position of President the Ghana Engineering Students association KNUST in 2018 and lost.
He proceeded to run for SRC President in the following year and lost again. He later went ahead to become the General Secretary of University Students Association of Ghana in August 2019.
8. Fred Parker
Fred Parker is a former student of St. John’s Grammar. He studied BSc. Agriculture (Agricultural Economics). He first contested for the position of Kentinkrono MP and lost. He came back the following year to contest for the Local NUGS Presidency which he won. Under his stewardship. NUGS-KNUST undertook some impactful projects although the Coronavirus pandemic came to cut short most of their activities.
Notable among them was the NUGS Outreach program which was undertaken in senior high schools to groom the students to aspire to greater heights. His outfit also organized the Tekpreneur Prize aimed at harnessing the entrepreneurship potentials of students as well as the Tektalk program in partnership with the SRC.
9. Nigel Twi-Yeboah
He attended Mfantsipim School where he was the Head prefect. He proceeded to KNUST where he became the Ghana Engineering Students Association (GESA-KNUST) President in 2019.
Under his leadership, the Career fair program was organized to pitch students to industry players and giants. The GESA skills training also impacted students positively. Nigel was also a member of the SRC Parliamentary Council between the 2019/2020 academic year.
10. Naana Koranteng -Yorke
Naana Koranteng-Yorke is the second of the only two women included in this list and has claimed this spot-on merit. She attended Wesley Girls High School after which she proceeded to KNUST to study Doctor of Pharmacy. She became the first female to become the president of the Ghana Pharmacy Students Association KNUST in 2019.
By: Hypercitigh.com | Peter Adivor