Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Aug. 27, GNA – Ibrahim Oppong
Kwarteng, a Broadcast Journalist with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, is
among 22 Ghanaians awarded Chevening Scholarship to pursue a one-year
post-graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
Others are Rebecca Kwei of Graphic
Communications Group Limited, Theodore Fiamegu, Naa Ayeleysu Quaynor-Mettle,
Cornelius Otoo, Annie Flora Mills, Jennifer Asare, Mary Agoriwo, Joseph Aduku,
Bright Oduro and Enoch Quaye.
They would pursue their Master’s Programme
in different disciplines.
The Chevening Scholarship Programme provides
a unique opportunity for future leaders, influential and decision-makers from
all over the world to develop professionally, academically and to network
extensively to build lasting positive relationship with the UK.
Mr Jon Benjamin, the British High
Commissioner to Ghana, speaking at the farewell reception for the scholars,
said the programme had witnessed an increased in Ghanaian participation.
He said Ghana was 10th on the list of the 20
member countries with the highest application for the 2016/17 cycle.
He said the scholarship programme was funded
by the Foreign and Commonwealth office, together with partner organisations.
The High Commissioner said Chevening was an
important element in the Britain’s public diplomacy effort towards helping to
send professionals who had already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to
study in the UK.
Mr Benjamin said the Ghana Alumni group
could boast of the likes of Benjamin Kumbour-Minister of Defence, Augustina
Mills -Senior Manager at PriceWater House Coopers, Bernard Avle – Citi Fm and
Dr Charity Binka- a Lecturer at GIMPA.
“We are pleased to award and bid farewell to
22 future leaders, who will soon form part of this influential and highly
regarded network,” he added.
He expressed the hope that upon their
return, they would rise to the position of leadership across different
influential sectors of the Ghana economy.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, the
Minister of Education, commended the British Government and the Commonwealth
office for the opportunity to empower the future leaders of the country.
She said Ghana had a good and vigorous
educational system and would continue to produce highly qualified scholars to
feed the scheme.
She advised the scholars to conduct
themselves with dignity and learn from others to continue to build their
portfolio for the national development.
Mr Kwarteng told the GNA that the award was
an opportunity to develop themselves and return to contribute to national
He said through journalistic practice, he
wished to continue to support innocent persons who were convicted through
He said going to study an Master of Arts in
International Journalism at the Brunel University would further put him on the
“It is a dream come through and words cannot
express the way l feel,” he added.
He advised his colleague to also take up the
opportunity to apply for the programme because it would broaden their horizons.