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17.04.2016 Education

Scholarship beneficiaries commend government

By GNA
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Awutu-Beraku (C/R), April 17, GNA - Parents and Guardians in the Awutu-Senya District whose wards benefited from the District Assembly's scholarship scheme this year have commended the Government for the offer.

They have also promised to ensure that their children embark on serious studies during their vacation periods.

Making the commendation in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Awutu in the Central Region, a cross section of the parents and guardians said what surprised them most was that the selection committee set up by the District Assembly to select the beneficiary students, performed creditably and was devoid of partisan sentiment.

The Assembly paid GH₵ 31,000.00 under its special educational development fund, as scholarships to 76 brilliant but needy children to pursue higher education.

Mr Sampson Abbey-Armah, the District Chief said the purpose of establishing the educational development fund was to fulfill President John Dramani Mahama's better Ghana Agenda.

He charged the beneficiary students to let the offer spur them on to study hard for excellent returns.

Mr Abbey-Armah praised the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Awutu/Senya, Madam Hanna Serwaah Tetteh, for the immense financial and moral support she is offering to the scheme.

So far the MP had contributed GH₵ 8,000.00 from her share of the MP's District Assemblies Common Fund to buttress the initiative of the assembly.

Madam Serwaah Tetteh expressed the hope that the scheme would go a long way to help the Assembly produce more qualified technocrats to enhance the socio-economic development of the district.

Ms Anna Belinda Baidoo, District Director of Education, also charged the students to take study hard.

GNA

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