The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh has given an assurance that his outfit will continue to lend it support to the development of the education in the country.
Speaking at the MTN Bright Scholarship Awards ceremony held on October 25, 2019 at the MTN House, he said, “…we will continue to support education as we have historically and I don’t expect that to change going forward. In the past, we’ve had scholarship programmes throughout the entire life of MTN. We’ve had scholarship programmes where we’ve actually sponsored 1,100 students up till today.
He continued “It is a way that we can develop and support our youth through very challenging times. Some of these youth, if you listen to their story and the opportunity they have ahead of them; it’s a very sad encounter to imagine that without the support some of them will really have no future. And for us, it is a way of contributing to the growth of our country,” he noted.
Mr Adadevoh indicated that he is expecting the beneficiaries of the scholarship to make meaningful the opportunity granted them by studying hard to succeed through their education and also give back to the society in the future.
A Deputy Minister for Education, Gifty Twum Ampofo said, “To the MTN Ghana Foundation, I wish to congratulate you once again for your kind gesture. It is my fervent hope that you continue to offer your support towards the development of the country’s human capital which is our most valuable capital…”
Wisdom Ndukwe, one of the beneficiaries and a student of the University of Ghana who is reading Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Philosophy said, “This award actually does a lot especially for those of us who are disadvantaged. What this scholarship does is that it gives us the ability to be able to relax and focus on our academics so as to be able to ensure that we will finish our education with such dexterity without the stress of thinking of where the next school fees is going to come from…”
A medical student of the University of Ghana, Asare Michael in his words as a beneficiary noted that, “…it is a very good initiative in Ghana and I encourage other institutions and stakeholders to also come in to help students who are needy but brilliant. And also want to thank MTN for everything they are doing and commend them for the good work they’re doing. I am very grateful to MTN.”