National Academy of Students’ Achievement Awards Ghana unveils, swears Board of Trustees (Photos)

The National Academy of Students’ Achievement Awards Ghana (NASAAG) has officially unveiled and sworn into office its Board of Trustees to steer the internal and external affairs of the Academy.

The Eight members of the Board of Trustees are well endowed with years of experience and have attained distinguished career development experience in their distinct expertise, spanning from academia, social politics and leadership, law, trade, business and entrepreneurship, media, and communication, corporate and technology among others.

They are also committed to the development and empowerment of students and youth for the job market and job creation.

Speaking in an interview with the Media after the ceremony in Accra, the President of NASAAG, Mr. Riffath Yakub Abubakar has retreated the need for the institution of the Board of Trustees to work assiduously to aid the Academy achieve its set and targeted goals.

Mr. Riffath Yakub Abubakar


He mentioned that, NASAAG is determined to train and prepare students to equip them with the requisite contemporary job market competence to cultivate the culture of entrepreneurship, business and leadership through career guidance and capacity building workshop, summit and conferences which will both in the immediate and long run, reduce or curtail the exponential growth in graduate unemployment and close the deficit gap in entrepreneurship and business in the country.

Mr. Abubakar said, “at the end of every year, NASAAG rewards and honour national students who excel in their fields by inspiring, motivating, and contributing to the community and Ghana’s economic growth through their works, while it tasks the students by empowering them to do more to scale up for greater success.”

He noted that, the Trustee Board will serve as the Advisory Body of the Academy’s immediate Board of Directors made up of present students, past student leaders, and the youth.

Audience clapping hands


They will also see to; serve as mentors, guides and trainers to the Executive Board of Directors, serve as an advisory body to the Executive Board in cases of partnerships, sponsorships, procurement among other deals,” he added.

They were also charged amongst other things to serve as standby resource facilitators (Speakers/Trainers) to all NASAAG summits, seminars, workshops, and conferences and serve as financial support body to the Academy by leveraging networks or connections to raise or secure funding support to NASAAG.

Each trustee will serve as a coach or mentor in the area of; career Guidance and Personal Growth, Women Empowerment and Students in Agribusiness, Business support and Investment, Education and Personal Development, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Communication and Public Speaking Skills, Legal practice in business, Branding, and Marketing.

Mr. Gordwin Adu-Afful, a Board Member in a handshake with Mr. Riffath Yakub Abubakar, the NASAAG President


The newly sworn members of the Board after their induction pledged their readiness and support for the Academy to develop and empower students in their chosen field of expertise to prepare them for the job market.

The ceremony was also ceased to raise funds to support the Academy’s programmes for the year, particularly in the training of students on its campus tours, summits and conferences.

One of the new Board Members, Mr. Franklin Leonards, who also doubles as the President of Leonards Group of Companies congratulating executives of the immediate Board of Directors.


NASAAG is a not-for-profit educational and social training and awarding academy established to empower, support, and properly position students in their respective chosen field of expertise; entrepreneurship, and business, leadership, creative arts and entertainment, sports, humanity, and academics, and many more.

It ensures this by contributing its quota to the collective national and global development consequently honors and awards exemplary excellence.

NASAAG aims to be the best training and credible awarding academy; for promoting and projecting students as the future industry players, leaders in Ghana, and beyond.

Below is the new Board of Trustees of NASAAG

Board Chairman
Franklin Adjetey
Principal, British International School, Ghana || Founder & CEO, Project Know Thy Self International (PKTS)


Board Member
Palgrave Boakye-Danquah
Government of Ghana Spokesperson || Founder, Kandifo Institute


Board Member
Franklin Leonards
President & Group Chairman
Leonards Group of Companies


Board Member
Emmaline Datey
Founder & CEO, ICS Africa Limited
Business and Personal Growth Coach


Board Member
Dominic Oduro-Antwi
Global Africa Trade Advisory Chamber (GATAC)


Board Member
Gordwin Adu-Afful (PMP)
Founder & CEO, PatPrince Manufacturing Company and Project Management Consult


Board Member
Enyonam Manye
Executive Director, The Ghanaian Farmer TV


Board Member
Richard Nunekpeku
Founder & Managing Partner, Sustineri Attorneys PRUC || Business & Transactional Lawyer



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