100 University students to receive Bright Scholarship from MTN Ghana Foundation
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MTN Ghana Foundation has presented Scholarship packages to 100 brilliant students under the Bright Scholarship program in Accra. The list of successful students was published in selected newspapers.
The Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, accommodation, stipends for books and other needed learning materials for the duration of the studies.
CEO of MTN Ghana Mr Selorm Adadevoh, at the event said, “It really saddens me to see young talents not achieve their potential because we do not have the right instruments in place to support such talented youth. This is why I believe the MTN Bright Scholarship is key in supporting underprivileged students who would have missed higher education as a result of lack of funding. I have always believed that access to education is a must if we are ever going to straddle out of our 3rd world designation. It is the most fundamental source of hope, and the most guaranteed path for us all to improve our lives in a sustainable way. It is for this reason that I will like to say a big thank you to the MTN Foundation Board Chairman and Members for the vision to invest in the future of very talented youth who will no doubt lead the change that Ghana needs, by launching such a life-changing and impactful initiative.’’
The Deputy Minister in charge of Tertiary and Vocational Education, Hon Gifty Twum-Ampofo who was the Special guest of honour praised MTN Ghana for their initiation and said it will ease the burden on the government. She advised the selected candidates to take advantage of opportunities available and not just sit and hope for things to get better for them.
Various dignitaries were sited under the occasion including Prof Plange Rhule, a board member of the MTN Foundation, Mr Robertson Andah, Head of Counselling Unit, University of Mines and Technology Tarkwa, Mr Moses Maclean Abnory Registrar, Takoradi Technical University, Emmanuel Aidoo, Assistant Registrar University of Cape Coast, Mrs, Haga Bampoh-Addo, Deputy Registrar University of Education and Dr Duke Akoto Deputy Registrar Ghana Institute of Journalism.
During the commemoration of MTN Ghana’s 20th Anniversary in 2016, MTN through the MTN Foundation promises to award 300 Scholarships to brilliant students over a period of three years and that brought about the initiation of the MTN Bright Scholarship.
Out of the 300 brilliant students beneficiaries of the MTN Bright Scholarship initiative this year, 100 of them received packages which will take care of their tuition, accommodation and a stipend for books and other educational materials
Last year, the Foundation also awarded 100 students from the public universities in the country and in 2020; the last batch of 100 students will be awarded similar scholarships