General News of Friday, 23 March 2018
The Unity Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST) emerged winner of this year’s  edition of TEK Smartest; a programme designed to find and reward the university’s smartest students.
The competition forms part of the university authorities’ efforts to ensure a holistic training of students, with the aim of engaging them socially and promoting their academic welfare.
The competition which began last year by the university’s chapter of the National Union of Students tests students’ ability to critically think and answer questions bordering on specific academic fields and general ones.
After a rigorous and exciting round of questions which threw the frenzied crowd of more than 2000 students who had gathered at the Great Hall of the university into suspense , competing halls were pruned to three, Unity, Queen’s and Independence.
The three were then tasked to propose a solution for the abolition of plastic bags in selling food, especially hot food.
The solution required the students to employ a technological approach in solving the problem.
At the end, Unity Hall emerged winners with 160 points with Independence Hall following with 145 points.
For their reward, Unity Hall took away a cash prize of GHC1,500.