The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship Committee of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has disbursed funds to a total of 107 brilliant but needy students of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED). AAMUSTED was until late last year, the Kumasi and Asante Mampong campuses of UEW.
Sixty-four (64) of the beneficiaries are students at the Kumasi Campus, whereas the remaining 43 are from the Asante Mampong Campus. Each of the beneficiaries received GHC700.00 to support his/her education.
Meanwhile, he commended the scholarship beneficiaries for successfully going through the rigorous selection processes involved in the Scholarship Scheme. Therefore, he encouraged them to commit themselves to hard work to maintain the required 2.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to continue benefitting from the Scholarship Scheme.
“Value your position as scholars and let this scholarship opportunity count in your academic pursuits. It does not matter that you face some difficulties today; a bright future is guaranteed for you if you will work diligently now,” he told the beneficiaries.
Prof. Boateng, however, cautioned them against wasting precious time and resources on their mobile phone. He said a lot of students waste more than seven hours a day on phones and that is hurting the academic life of students.
On behalf of the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Prof. Dominic Mensah, a member of the Committee, Prof. Henry Pufaa indicated that the scholarship package being disbursed covered the 2019/2020 academic year and explained that the disbursement had delayed due mainly to the closure of schools because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
While encouraging more students to apply to the scheme when the application process is opened, he observed that most applicants made basic mistakes when filling the application forms. He hoped that future candidates would pay attention to do the right thing so that more applicants could qualify for the fund.
He assured the students that both AAMUSTED and UEW were continually seeking resources to help address the welfare challenges of students. Therefore, he expressed the hope that the scholarship would become an encouraging factor for the improved academic performance of students.
Another member of the Committee and Schedule Officer of the Scheme, Mr. Eric Afutu, hinted that the Committee was working hard to expand the fund to benefit more students.