Seventy-five brilliant, needy tertiary students in the Assin South Constituency of the Central Region have benefited from a scholarship package that will cater for part of their tuition fees and academic research for the 2017/2018 academic year.
The beneficiary students are in the first, second, third and fourth years in universities, technical universities, colleges of education, nursing training colleges and other tertiary institutions.
The scholarship scheme, totalling GH¢30,000, was instituted by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour.
Rev. Fordjour presented the scholarship packages to the students at a town hall meeting at Darmang in the Assin South District last Thursday.
Rev. Fordjour said many students faced financial challenges in the district, which had the tendency to affect their performance and progression in school.
Therefore, he said, the scholarship package was to lessen the burden on parents of the students regarding the payment of tuition fees and purchase of books.
The legislator said with the scholarship package, the beneficiary students would feel motivated and comfortable to study hard and excel in their examinations.
He stated that he intended to expand the scholarship package next academic year to benefit more students in the district.
Rev. Fordjour indicated that his vision was to see the district produce more graduates who would contribute to the socio-economic development of the area.
Meanwhile, Rev. Fordjour has donated building materials, comprising 50 bags of cement and one tonne of iron rods, towards the construction of the Darmang Catholic Basic School.
He pledged to liaise with relevant bodies to equip the school’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre with computers and accessories.