Tuesday 23rd August, 2016
Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA
Koforidua, Aug. 23, GNA – E-syllabus for
Africa, a non-governmental organisation, has provided full scholarship to brilliant
but needy students in the Eastern Region to further their education at the
They are Daniel Arthur, 30, and Leticia Adu
19, both from the Oti Boateng Senior High School in Koforidua, who were
selected after a Mathematics and Science test contested by over 120 students
from the Eastern and Volta Regions.
The scholarship would assist the
beneficiaries to purchase admission forms of any tertiary institution of their
choice, a bursary of 750 dollars each academic year and all other costs
relating to their education.
Mr John Akwetey, the Eastern Regional Director
of E-syllabus for Africa, said the competition was instituted by the
organisation, two years ago, as a platform to identify brilliant students in
the Sciences but who needed assistance.
He said the objective was to encourage the
study of Mathematics and Science. About 12 students have benefited from the
scheme since its inception.
Mr Arthur told the Ghana News Agency that he
completed Senior High School in 2007, but he had not been able to continue due
to financial difficulties.
The visibly elated Mr Arthur said with the
sponsorship, he was hopeful to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a
medical doctor and thanked those who helped him to participate in the