One thousand tertiary students across the country will benefit from a scholarship package that will cater for the entire cost of their admission, tuition fees and academic research; as part of the education policy, a program under the Bryan Acheampong Foundation.
This was revealed at a stakeholders dinner held at Abetifi in the Kwahu East District last Saturday
The beneficiaries are students who qualify to tertiary institutions.
The scholarship scheme, was instituted by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abetifi Constituency, Hon. Bryan Acheampong .
The programme, which begins this year, was developed early 2017 to sponsor students in the district and beyond to access tertiary education.
Speaking at the event, the MP said the program was investing in the next generation of Ghanaian leaders and innovators by giving promising scholars the opportunity to develop, grow and excel academically.
He appealed to the Presbyterian University in the district to accept the program in good faith.
Mr. Acheampong noted that the Foundation is committed hence the responsibility to create long-lasting and positive impact in the constituency and the nation at large.
“I’ve spoken to the board of the Presbyterian University, which is the only tertiary institution in the whole of Kwahu to give me the chance to sponsor a thousand students annually. As I speak i haven’t received any response from them; I’m still waiting”
The MP said many students faced financial challenges in the district, which had the tendency to affect their performance and progression.
Therefore, he said, the scholarship package was to lessen the burden on parents of the students regarding the payment of admission and tuition fees.
The legislator said with the scholarship package, the beneficiary students would feel motivated and comfortable to study hard and excel in their examinations.
He stated that he intends to expand the scholarship package to benefit more students in the district.
Bryan Acheampong indicated that his vision was to see the district produce more graduates who would contribute to the socio-economic development of the area.
“I have a vision which I’m passionate about, that is burning in my heart.; And this is the reason i take bold steps to make an impact” he said.