Government has resolved to offer a full United Kingdom scholarship to Thomas Amoaning, the Adeiso Presby Senior High School student who obtained grade 8 in the WASSCE.
The Registrar of the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, Mr Kingsley Agyemang made this announcement last Friday when he, together with some officials, visited Thomas and his family at Asuaba, a town nearAdeiso, off the Nsawam-Accra road.
Briefing the media, Mr Agyemang indicated that the award package will entail full tuition, monthly stipends, return air tickets, accommodation, health insurance and any other benefits given to foreign scholarship beneficiaries.
“Based on recommendations of the Scholarships Review Committee, the student has been granted a full scholarship for studies at a university in the United Kingdom.
“The recommendation is consequent to the student’s preference and justification of academic excellence during the review process by the Scholarships Review Committee,” Mr Agyemang said.
He continued that: “The Head of Education at the Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom has been directed to immediately initiate processes aimed at securing admission into an institution in the United Kingdom for the student.”
Touching on the decentralised processes of gaining scholarships, the Registrar stated that the decentralised application and award processes will ensure that students in similar situations like Thomas are identified and given the necessary government sponsorship for their tertiary education.”
He seized the opportunity “to inform our cherished WASSCE graduates to prepare themselves for a big announcement from the Secretariat on Tuesday, 1st December, 2020.”
The beneficiary, Thomas, could not hide his joy for the offer given him. He was full of praise to the government, and commended President Akufo-Addo for introducing free SHS.
According to him, but for that policy, his parents would not have been able to cater for his senior high school bills, which meant he may have rolled.
Thomas aspires to be an Economist in future, an aspiration which informed government’s choice of the United Kingdom for his further studies.Read Full Story