By Caleb Kuleke, GNA
Ho, Aug. 22 GNA – A total of 2,000 students
are to benefit from Kingdom of God Foundation (KGF) scholarship award for
2019/2020 academic year.
The scholarship is tenable at Kings
University in Ghana and Liaoning University in China for students who want to
pursue programmes such as Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Business Administration,
Bachelor of Information Technology, Masters of Business Administration, Bachelor
of Computer Science and Pre- University programmes.
Mr Felix Kwame Semavor, founder of the
Foundation said the scholarship was to provide avenue for Senior High students
and other applicants to have access to tertiary education without difficulties.
He said 1000 out of the 2000 scholarship
awards, were reserved for students who had their Senior High education in the
Volta region with the aim of “making the region an attractive location for
Senior High School education,”
Mr Semavor said this when the Foundation in
collaboration with the Kings University College and Liaoning University in
China launched the 2019/2020 scholarship award in Ho.
He said the Foundation also had a
scholarship package for Junior and Senior High teachers to study Bachelor and
post Graduate degree Programmes in the Kings University College to build their
capacity for effective academic delivery.
Madam Enyonam Amafuga, Director of
Education, Volta Region, said the key to better jobs, higher status, and greater
social and political influence was higher education and challenged young people
in the region to take the opportunity and commended the Foundation for the
The Regional Director said students’
inability to pay school fees at the tertiary level was contributing to high
dropout rate, estimated at 15 per cent in private schools.
Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional
Minister said making higher education accessible to the poor and vulnerable in
the country required the support and collaboration of strategic partners such
as those in private sector, and private individuals through the provision of
scholarships and bursaries to needy but brilliant students.
He said “government was in full support of
the initiative of KGF and its associates whose primary objectives are to raise
funds to financing of tertiary education in Ghana and also build human resource
capacity for teachers in Junior and Senior High Schools.
“There is therefore the need for us to give
the required knowledge, skills, capacity building and values to our young
people through education in order for them to innovatively contribute to our
industrialization and transformation processes” he stated.
Dr Letsa said though government was putting
the necessary measures in place to ensure that all students of the Senior High
level were absorbed at the tertiary level upon successful completion, without
effective support and collaboration from stakeholders, the vision would not be
realised and called for support from all.
Mr Prince Hama, Chief Executive Director,
KGF said the scholarship award would be meritorious and need-based and that
beneficiaries were also expected to maintain a minimum grade point average
(GPA) of 3.0.
He said any student whose GPA dropped below
the point would be withdrawn from the programme, adding, KGF also reserves the
right to withdraw scholarships of awardees who failed to comply with the terms
of the offer.