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Marshalls sets up J.S. Addo Business School

BY: Emmanuel Bonney / Daily Graphic / Ghana

The Marshalls University College at Odorkor in Accra has named its business school after Mr J.S. Addo, a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana.

In addition, Marshalls has set up a scholarship scheme in honour of the former governor to support needy brilliant students.

Mr Addo, who is also a Member of the Council of State, is currently the Chairman of the Board of Prudential Bank Limited.

The decision to honour the former governor was taken by the Board of Marshalls at its meeting held last year August 10, 2013.

Speaking at the event to honour Mr Addo, the President of the Marshalls, Mr Tetteh Nettey said the board carefully, considered the sterling work and achievements of Mr Addo public and private.

He said the quality and attributes found in Mr Addo were what the institution was striving to inculcate in its students, and “we, therefore, see in him an ideal role model for our students and hope that by this gesture, our students would be motivated to emulate his shinning example of entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, good name, hard work, dedication to duty and among many other excellent attributes”.

He said among other things, an annual lecture would be held in the name of Mr Addo, while the overall best business students would be given the J.S.  Addo Award of Excellence.

In the next few years, Mr Nettey said Marshalls would provide industry- transforming innovative programmes in the area of medicine, science, public health, law, multimedia technology and design and governance.

He said the university college would in April, this year, start developing a 110-acre land it had at Akosombo for its main campus.

“The aims of Marshalls, among others are to provide adequate resource for quality university education and training, research and consultancy base on Biblical models and values, provide students with balanced educational programmes that will help them develop and broaden their perception about life and challenges faced by society,” he said.

Already, he said the school had given 12 scholarships to some needy brilliant students.

For his part, Mr Addo called on Ghanaians to support the scholarship fund to enable needy brilliant students to benefit from the initiative.

He said for instance, it was a government scholarship that helped him to where he got to in life, and so people should support initiative.