Nine UG Students Benefit from Educational Pathways International Scholarship Award Scheme

Nine (9) University of Ghana students comprising two females and seven males have been awarded full scholarships by Educational Pathways International (EPI) at a brief ceremony chaired by Dr. Charles B. Wiafe-Akenten, Head of Halls, who represented the Dean of Student Affairs.

In the introductory address, Mrs. Christine Baning, Head of the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) welcomed all to the function and extended hearty congratulations to the beneficiaries for emerging winners, considering the rigorous selection process applied. The scholarship award covers tuition, residential fees, and stipend.

The Chairman, Dr. Wiafe-Akenten, congratulated the awardees and urged them to stay in touch with the sponsors and respond positively to EPI’s invitations, considering its enormous investments in their education. ‘The reason why you are at the University of Ghana is to study so I encourage you to spend about 75% of your time dedicated to your academics and the 25%, with the other things which, when put together, make you a complete human being’, Dr. Wiafe-Akenten reiterated. 

Dr. Charles B. Wiafe-Akenten, Head of Halls

Madam Eunice Adjoa Eghan, Resident Program Director, EPI, read a speech on behalf of Mrs. Sara LaFrance, President of EPI. Mrs. LaFrance expressed delight at the successful meeting after several efforts had proved futile due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She told the awardees to exhibit great academic excellence and to notify the EPI Office of their achievements. Mrs. LaFrance also expressed gratitude to the SFAO for the effort and support.

Madam Eunice Adjoa Eghan, Resident Program Director, EPI

Continuing students who have been on the award scheme for three years and over also gave pieces of advice to the new awardees. Masters Prince Duah and Akwasi Gyamfi Owusu-Ansah, Level 100 and 200 respectively, conveyed the appreciation of the beneficiaries to the funders and Mrs. Christine Baning for their support. In addition, they pledged their commitment to hard work.

Established in August 2005, the University of Ghana sees the operation of the Student Financial Aid Office as a strategic and an integral part of its programmes as it enables needy but brilliant students to access university education. Financial aid is available to Ghanaian students and is intended to remove the cost barriers that may prevent one from pursuing one’s educational goals

Beneficiaries of the various scholarships offered by the University must be Ghanaian citizens, be enrolled as regular students in full time programmes of study, demonstrate financial need, be brilliant and be making excellent academic progress as determined by the University in order to be in good standing for scholarship.