KNUST Old Student Abdul-Salam Jahanfo Abdulai Wins Prestigious Award In The US

KNUST Old Student Abdul-Salam Jahanfo Abdulai Wins Prestigious Award In The US

  • Abdul-Salam Jahanfo Abdulai, an alumnus of the KNUST, has made Ghana proud by winning a prestigious award in the US
  • Mr Jahanfo Abdulai said he was selected for the Outstanding Graduate Scholar award by the Ohio University Department due to his academic performance
  • spoke to Mr Jahanfo Abdulai who provided more details about the prestigious award

An alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Abdul-Salam Jahanfo Abdulai, has been honoured in the US for his academic excellence.

The award, christened the Outstanding Graduate Scholar, was conferred on Mr Jahanfo Abdulai by the Ohio University Department of Geography in recognition of his "contribution to scholarship."

KNUST: Old Student Student Abdul-Salam Jahanfo Abdulai Wins Prestigious Award In The US
Abdul-Salam Jahanfo Abdulai with his award. Photo credit: Abdul-Salam Jahanfo Abdulai/Facebook
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Jahanfo Abdulai is the first recipient of the award

Mr Jahanfo Abdulai, currently pursuing a master's degree in Geography at Ohio University, is the first recipient of the prestigious award.

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In a Facebook post sighted by, Mr Abdul-Salam Jahanfo Abdulai expressed his delight in being recognised for his academic strides.

He also thanked his academic mentors for their guidance and support.

In an exclusive interview with the, Mr Jahanfo Abdulai explained the selection criteria for the award, saying that it is mainly based on recommendation by Professors of the university.

:Regarding the process, students don’t apply for it. The Professors will recommend you to the awards committee and attached your accomplishments. I didn’t know I was gonna awarded until some minutes to the award because there was no such award in the past", he told this site..

He also said he was recoomended and honoured because of his academic perfomance, saying "I am the first in the department to win the University’s highly competitive Student Enhancement Award"

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I got the award because I maintained a strong GPA, attended and presented my research in five highly competitive national and international academic conferences within that short period.

He added that he was the only person out of 200 submissions whose research paper was accepted at a recent conference held in Ghana.

Former KNUST Learner George Fordjour Emerges Best Contestant In Student Poster Competition In US

In a related development, reported that another KNUST old student, George Fordjour also emerged as the best contestant in this year's edition of the Student Poster Competition for Tennessee Technological University.

For this stellar performance, Fordjour was awarded a certificate, which according to the Voice of KNUST page on X, "signifies that First Place in the Graduate Division of the Student Poster Competition is awarded to George Fordjour"


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