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Category: Education Created on Monday, 03 September 2012 21:02 Published Date Written by GNA Hits: 287
Accra, Sept 3, GNA – MTN Ghana Foundation as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, on Wednesday awarded a GHc10,000 scholarship to five students each in Accra.
The award was to offer the students the opportunity to further their education at the tertiary level at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University for Development Studies, the University of Cape Coast and the University of Ghana, Legon.
The winners were the best students of the MTN Easy competition on environmental cleanliness in Ghana namely Ms Ishak Ngemenesoa Qudirat, Ms Doreen Agyiewaa Karikari, Ms Sandra Obimpeh Quayson, Mr Shawn Martey and Mr John Afrifa Brobbey.
Mr Micheal Ikpoki, Chief Executive Officer of MTN said, the scholarship would enable the students to further their education in courses of their own choice to propel them towards economic empowerment.
He said all over the world, thousands of students strove hard to obtain scholarship to support their education and Ghana was no exception, adding “MTN has instituted this scholarship scheme to meet the needs of students,”
Mr Ikpoki urged the students to take their studies seriously and prayed that the award opened other avenues for the students to excel in their academic lives.
He thanked the MTN Foundation Board and the Ghana Association of Writers for their commitment and support for the awards.
Ms Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Service Executive of MTN said, MTN believed that it had to contribute to the development of education and the country’s human capital.”
Mr Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, President of the Ghana Writers Association, said about 95 per cent of Ghanaian students did not cultivate the habit of reading and appealed to students to read novel and story books.
He said the offer would give the students the opportunity to upgrade their reading, writing and speaking skills.
Mr Cephas Adjei Mensah, Assitant Director at the Tertiary Education Unit of the Ministry of Education said MTN contribution to Ghana’s educational sector was unprecedented and appealed to others to support Government efforts in the sector.
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