Dormaa awards scholarship to needy but brilliant students
Dormaa-Ahenkro (B/A), Jan. 4, GNA - The Dormaaman Educational Endowment Fund instituted in 2001 by Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu II, the Dormaahene, has announced an award of GH¢10,500.00 financial package to 73 students to finance their education during the 2009/2010 academic year.
The announcement was made at a get-together organised by the paramount chief for members of the Dormaa Traditional Council, Heads of Departments and Agencies in the Dormaa Municipality and individuals whose outstanding roles contributed to the socio-economic development of the area.
The beneficiaries are made up of 30 tertiary students including six girls and 41 Senior High School students including 11 girls.
Each of the students received GH¢150.00 whilst "two special awardees", Master Kwame Yeboah, a medical student at the University of Development Studies and Miss Rita Agnes Adomah, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in Geography at the Cape Coast University had GH¢500.00 each.
Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu advised the recipients to work hard to attain excellent academic results to enable them to contribute effectively to the progress of the area to justify the financial investment being made in them.
He urged the people, especially parents and guardians, to place a greater premium on the education of their children and wards.
Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu told the gathering to reflect upon what each and everyone had done and could do for the enhancement of not only the development of the Dormaa State but also the Brong-hafo Region and Ghana in general.
He commended the management, the technical team, players and supporters of Aduana Stars Football Club for their qualification from the Division One League to the Premiership and the team's encouraging performance in the on-going 2009/2010 Glo Premier league.
Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu expressed the hope that the sons and daughters of the Dormaa State and all well wishers would continue to support, to build and sustain the club to become a fearsome and winsome side.
He gave a special commendation to Mr. Herbert Addo, Head Coach of the team, for the good work he had done and presented him with an undisclosed package.
Barimah Kyeremeh Sikafuor, Dormaa Akwamuhene and Chairman of DORMEEF Management Board, said since its inception eight years ago the fund had disbursed GH¢44,749.00 to 1,006 students at both tertiary and second cycle levels.