Republic Bank Donates to UG’s Student Financial Aid Office

Representatives from Republic Bank have made a generous donation to the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) as part of their efforts to support needy students at the University of Ghana. The donation was made in response to an appeal for support by the SFAO to the Bank.
Speaking at the short gathering to present a cheque for GH¢20,000.00, the Legon Campus branch manager, Mr. Foster Ahiadu, stated that the Bank was making the donation to cushion the financial burden of selected beneficiaries by covering tuition fees, ensuring that deserving students can pursue their dreams without hindrance.
Sector Manager - Southern Sector of Republic Bank, Mr. Pius Twum Barima (Left), Legon Campus branch manager, Mr. Foster Ahiadu (Right)
He recounted the Bank's efforts to provide support to the University through various donations to schools and departments. Mr. Ahiadu also emphasised the Bank's commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable higher education landscape by strengthening its partnership with the University.
The Sector Manager of the Southern Sector of the Bank, Mr. Pius Twum Barima, underscored the Bank's commitment to its core values and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including supporting students and promoting access to education.
Mr. Twum-Barima expressed excitement about the existing collaboration between Republic Bank and the University, reflecting the potential of public-private partnerships to provide opportunities for students and the Bank. He noted that the Bank would explore options to further this collaboration.
Prof. Daniel Frimpong Ofori, Provost of the College of Humanities and the then Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA), received the donation on behalf of the University and the Student Financial Aid Office. He expressed appreciation to Republic Bank for their generosity and dedication to enhancing educational opportunities at the University.
Head of the Student Financial Aid Office, Ms. Selina Torrison Saaka (Left), Provost of the College of Humanities Prof. Daniel Frimpong Ofori (Right)
Prof. Ofori highlighted the importance of such collaborations in equipping students for the world of work. He mentioned that since the University has launched its Internship Policy, the Bank can look into formalising arrangements with the University to receive student interns and National Service persons from the University. Prof. Ofori stated that such an arrangement would see the two derive mutual benefits, while contributing to the holistic training of students.
For her part, Ms. Selina Torrison Saaka, Head of the Student Financial Aid Office, expressed gratitude to Republic Bank for their investment in student financial aid. She sees it as a shining example for other corporate entities to follow.
Also present at the donation were representatives from the Legon Branch of Republic Bank, staff of the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA), and staff at the Students Financial Aid Office.