The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat will award about 50,000 tertiary college students with authorities scholarships in the educational year.
To this end, authorities has allotted about eighty million Ghana Cedis to cater for the tertiary schooling of potential applicants. The good sized amplify is in line with administration of the scholarship scheme’s restructuring technique to increase get admission to for top notch however needy students.
This used to be disclosed by means of the Registrar for Scholarships at the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, Kingsley Agyemang at a workshop on validation strategies for scholarship candidates in Ho. Participants consist of IT experts and accountants from the 23 tertiary establishments in the Volta Region.
Mr Agyemang said, in line with President Akufo Addo’s directive, the Secretariat has initiated methods aimed at growing get right of entry to and making sure transparency in its scholarship awards.
The initiative consists of digitalization of the award techniques and implementation of the scheme in a decentralized manner to make certain that beneficiaries are certified applicants.
Mr Agyemang stated the new decentralized machine is sturdy and will test records integrity of candidates to make sure that they are qualified. He mentioned that for the first time, there will be a large expand in scholarship awards for beneficiaries in the 2020/21 tutorial year.
“In 2017 we awarded one thousand seven-hundred students, in 2018 we awarded 9,500 college students and about 29000 beneficiaries in 2019.
This 12 months we intend to award forty five to 50,000 students. If you appear at the proportion soar it’s been very progressive.
In phrases of price range we have set apart eighty million Ghana cedis to take care of this unique undertaking of government”, Mr Agyemang said.
He advised faculty authorities to help the Secretariat in the validation tactics of candidates to make sure that certified college students are awarded with scholarships.