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MTN Ghana presents scholarships to 100 beneficiaries

Ghana’s Telecommunication network MTN Ghana has awarded 100 brilliant but needy students full scholarships each, to pursue their tertiary education across the 17 public universities in the country under the MTN Bright Foundation Scholarship programme as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

The programme was categorised into Northern and Southern zones and had 50 students selected from each zone.

MTN Ghana Foundation has over the years invested over US$15 million in areas of education, health, and economic empowerment among others, which has impacted over four million Ghanaians. MTN Bright Scholarship Reloaded is an enhancement of the MTN Bright Scholarship which was launched in 2018, under the MTN Ghana Foundation.

The scheme aims to assist 300 students with their financial commitments.

Speaking at a ceremony in Kumasi held to award beneficiaries in the Northern zone with their packages, a

Board member of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Sam Koranteng noted that the beneficiaries were selected from all 16 regions with special consideration given to students from the six newly-created regions which are, Bono East, Ahafo, North East, Savannah, Western North, and Oti, students studying Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses, data analytics, robotics, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as well as persons with disability.

He added that the “scholarship package will cover tuition, accommodation, a stipend of GHC1,150 per semester and a laptop computer to facilitate learning.”

He further explained that MTN received 1600 applicants from across the country, out of which 200 were shortlisted to be interviewed, with 100 of them selected to be awarded with the scholarship. Out of the selected 100, 62 were males, 38 were females and three of the figure were persons with disability.

Sam Koratnteng continued that, MTN Ghana is of the hope that the scholarship package will ease the burden on parents who are financially under-resourced to see their wards through tertiary education.

“We hope that this scholarship would help ease the financial burden faced by these students and their parents so they may have the peace of mind to complete their education without any major difficulties. It marks yet another milestone in MTN Ghana’s commitment as a business to be an enabler of both human and social-economic progress and development,” he said.

He urged the beneficiaries to excel in their chosen academic fields despite the seemingly challenging moments, as MTN Ghana has taken steps to support them in their academic journey.

Irene Pomaa Kumi

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