Thomas Amoaning gets Presidential scholarship for excellent WASSCE results
The Ghana Scholarship Secretariat in the Office of the President in a press statement has offered scholarship to Thomas Amoaning who distinguished himself by scoring 8 ‘A’s in the recently released WASSCE results.
Thomas Amoaning, who is a student of Adeiso Senior High School in the Eastern Region obtained Excellent grades of A1 in Social Studies, English Language, Mathematics (Core), Integrated Science, Economics, Geography, Government and Mathematics (Elective), and his dream is to attend the University of Ghana to read Economics.
Amoaning in the interview narrated how he walked from Asuaba to Adeiso, a distance of about 6-kilometres on a daily basis to attend school.
His mother said but for free Senior High School, Amoaning would not have been able to go to school.
Against this backdrop, they were urging the general public to help finance Amoaning’s tertiary education, and to their surprise, the President heeded to their call.
The press statement issued by the Registrar, Kingsley Agyemang said, “H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has taken notice of a social media video reporting of the excellent results of Thomas Amoaning who lives in Asuaba near Adeiso and attended Adeiso SHS.
It said as a normal practice and taking into consideration the socio-geographical background of the student, President Akufo-Addo has expressly directed the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat to grant a full scholarship award to the student for his tertiary studies.
It added that the Scholarship Secretariat has already established contact with the student and parent and will on Friday, November 27, 2020 pay a visit to the family to discuss their needs in detail.
Meanwhile, the Registrar of Scholarship, Mr Agyemang also revealed that a major announcement from the Secretariat would be made on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
“We again, seize this opportunity to inform our cherished WASSCE graduates to prepare themselves for a big announcement from the Secretariat on Tuesday, 1st December, 2020.”
“The retooled Ghana Scholarships Secretariat is now strategically positioned to effectively deliver on its mandate of awarding scholarships to Ghanaians for tertiary education,” it added.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme