The Registrar for Ghana Scholarship Secretariat has lauded the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his relentless efforts put up finance the secretariat since his assumption in office.
Mr. Kingsley Agyemang indicated that the NPP government is doing everything possible to assist the Ghanaian students both public and private schools to benefit from the scheme.
Speaking to the media in Kumasi, he revealed that the Ashanti Region is the highest region who has benefited from the scholarship under the abled leadership of Nana Akufo Addo and encouraged the good people of Ghana to actively participate in the exercise.
The Registrar made this disclosure on the sidelines of an interview process of some students who have applied for the scholarship in Kumasi.
Over 400 students have applied for the scheme within the Kumasi Metropolis for the next acadenic year.
According to Mr. Agyemang, it was unprecedented in the history of the Northern Scholarship for a government to be so committed to education.
He said the students are excited about the new development because they do not have to disturb their parents especially the needy ones to issue threats to their parents and guidance.
Mr. Agyemang said the same way government has shown commitment to executing free SHS by making money available it has replicated same in the scholarship programme.
The scholarship secretariat Registrar said his outfit is currently working hard to reach out to every Ghanaian students that is why his outfit has decentralized it to the District level.
He said the government is very much committed to ensuring the education sector was equipped to deliver, adding that government does not also owe stipends to foreign students.
Mr. Agyemang noted that the system is genuine without party affiliation, hence thanking the government for such initiative.
He stressed that last year alone, the government paid 29000 students fees from public and private schools to ease the pressure some parents some times go through.
“This year during the 0nline application, 75000 students applied where the Ashanti region alone recorded 15,900 applicants” he added