12 Law Students Receive Scholarships from Lebanese Community in Ghana

Beneficiaries of the Scholarship

The Lebanese community in Ghana has reaffirmed its dedication to education by awarding scholarships to 12 deserving Law students at the University of Ghana School of Law. The full scholarships will cover the tuition and accommodation of outstanding but financially challenged students.  

The scholarship which has been active for ten years has supported Ghanaian law students while also strengthening Lebanon and Ghana's long-standing educational and cultural bonds.  

Chairing the brief presentation ceremony, Prof. Daniel Ofori Frimpong, Provost of the College of Humanities conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the Lebanese community for its continuous support and cooperation since the scholarship program began in the 2013/2014 academic year. He also stated his desire for a long-term collaboration with the Lebanese community. 

Prof. Daniel Ofori Frimpong, Provost of the College of Humanities

The Dean of the UG School of Law, Prof. Raymond A. Atuguba, thanked the Ambassador and the Lebanese community in Ghana for their outstanding assistance in advancing a just cause. He also congratulated the recipients on their academic successes and dedication to learning that has led them to this point. He encouraged them to pursue academic excellence. 

In addition, Prof. Atuguba requested the Ambassador to consider broadening the scope and size of the scholarship. 

Prof. Raymond A. Atuguba, Dean of the UG School of Law

His Excellency Maher Kheir, the Ambassador of Lebanon to Ghana, expressed his pleasure about honoring the students’ achievements as well as the long history of the Lebanese community in Ghana. 

He explained that since the Lebanese have lived in Ghana for more than a century, they now consider themselves Ghanaians and are collaborators in the country's growth. As a result, Lebanon continues to seek novel opportunities for collaboration to strengthen its bilateral ties with Ghana. He added that the scholarship has benefitted Ghanaian students studying Law and other disciplines over the last 10 years, while also boosting educational cooperation between the two countries. 

His Excellency Maher Kheir encouraged the students to live their ultimate goal of defending the truth, protecting the weak and holding leadership accountable.  

“Let your ultimate goal be to defend truth, protect the weak and hold leadership accountable. This will create a free society where there’s equality, respect for human rights and justice,” he noted.  

H.E Maher Kheir, the Ambassador of Lebanon to Ghana,

He further stated that he would take the Dean's request into account.  

Mr. Richard Adjei Kyeremateng expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the Lebanese Community in Ghana on behalf of all the beneficiaries. He also challenged his colleagues to continue to study hard.  

The scholarship awardees, chosen from Levels 200 to 400 include, Richard Adjei Kyeremateng (Level 200); Stephen Menya-Amoako (Level 200);Esther Dzifa Dogbe (Level 200); Esther J.  N. A. Boateng-Agyenim (Level 200); Emenyo Afi Nutakor (Level 300); Dion Akosua Kassim (Level 300); Maame Ekua Otenewa Oduro (Level 300); Keren Naa Amoatsoo Sackey (Level 300); Abigail Nakuor Wowolo (Level 400); Armoh Ohenewaa Asantewaa (Level 400); Chelsea Boaduwaa Coffie (Level 400) and Jasmine Tekyi-Acheampong (Level 400). 

Also present at the ceremony were Dr. Mrs. Elizier T. Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director of Public Affairs, UG; Ms. Susie Naa Odarchoe Lamptey, Administrator, School of Law; Mr. Kwaku Afreh Arhin, Principal Accounting Assistant, UG; Dr. Samuel Manteaw, Senior Lecturer; Mr. Naaman Ashkar ,member the Lebanese community in Ghana; staff and students from the School of Law.