Accra, Ghana//-The MTN Ghana Foundation Bright Scholarship Programme has produced its first graduates this year since its takeoff in 2018.
Adinan Dikono, Solomon Ofori Kwafo and Ebo Krampah of the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) were among the first batch of 100 scholarships awarded in 2018 to students in public tertiary institutions across the country.
At the 13th graduation ceremony held at the UPSA campus in Accra, Mr Dikono, Mr Kwafo and Mr Krampah graduated with Bsc. Accounting/Finance, Bsc. Actuarial Science and Bsc. Accounting respectively.
Mr Krampah also made the MTN Ghana and his family further proud as he was adjudged by the school as the Best Graduating Student of Actuarial Science.
The scholarships covered the cost of tuition, accommodation and a stipend for books and other relevant reading materials for the duration of their studies at the UPSA.
Tonnes of gratitude
The three graduate beneficiaries of the scholarship programme thanked MTN Ghana for investing in their future and promised the board, management and staff of the telecom company that they won’t disappoint them.
“Without the MTN’s scholarships most of us would have deferred our courses due to financial difficulties”, they said.
“The scholarship programme is really a very good initiative which propelled them to greater heights”.
For Dikono who hails from a village in the Upper West Region: “Initially, it was a challenge for me. But upon hard work and dedication, he was fortunate to be part of the MTN Ghana Bright Scholarship Programme which took care of all my expenses in the school”.
After his national service, Mr Dikono plans to pursue his Mphil in Accounting and Finance where he will major in Corporate Finance to support the needy in the society.
Mr Krampah who has already started his professional programme in Accounting, feels so good to have graduated from this prestigious university courtesy the MTN Ghana Scholarship.
He wants to see MTN in greater heights. Mr Krampah also has plans to obtain his master’s degree after the professional programme.
Genesis of the scholarship programme
The scholarship programme is in fulfillment of the commitment MTN made to Ghanaians during the commemoration of its 20th Anniversary in 2016.
So far, 300 scholarships have been awarded to students in public tertiary institutions across the country for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic years respectively.
The MTN Ghana Foundation has over a 12 year period awarded over 1000 scholarships to students from basic school to the tertiary level.
During the celebrations, MTN Ghana, through the foundation said it would award 100 scholarships to students in public tertiary institutions each year for three years. In all, 300 scholarships would be awarded.
African Eye Report