SFAO Beneficiaries Meet Donors

University officials and representatives from the various donor organizations

University of Ghana’s, Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO), has held an event dubbed “Meet The Donors” to afford donors the opportunity to meet with their beneficiary students. The brief ceremony which took place at the fore court of the Student Financial Aid Office was under the theme, “Facing the Real World, what to do after University Education”.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, in brief remarks at the programme, noted that, through the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO), the University has been able to reach out to students with financial difficulties.

The Vice Chancellor however lamented the inability of the University to mobilize enough donors to support students and observed that many more students should be able to qualify for aid but are unable to, due to few donors and inadequate funds. In that regard, he said the University valued greatly the contributions of those who have donated to the Office.

The Pro Vice Chancellor in Charge of Academic and Students Affairs, Prof. Kweku Osam, expressed the University’s gratitude to the various organizations and individuals for their donations to the office which has made it possible for some students to pay their way through school. Prof. Osam encouraged the beneficiary students to be ready to give back to the University when they graduate to assist other needy students.

Mr. Morgan Asiedu, Executive Director, Ecobank Ltd. interacting with the student beneficiaries said being diligent, having integrity and a positive attitude towards work would propel them to higher heights in the work environment.

The Public Relations Officer for Latex Foam Ghana Ltd Mrs. Gifty Appiah said in demonstration of Latex Foam’s commitment to issues on education, health and social life, the company has for the past three years, supported the SFAO financially as well as taken up three students for internship with the company.. Mrs. Appiah urged the students to be committed to every kind of work they find themselves in the cooperate world. And pledged Latex foam’s continued assistance to the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO).
Acting Dean of faculty of Arts and Deputy Presiding Elder of Legon Interdenominational Church (LIC), Dr. Cosmos Badasu on his part, advised the students to be focused in achieving their goals and be useful to their nation. Dr. Badasu said in the face of unemployment challenges, students should be ready sometimes to volunteer their services to develop their work experience. He also charged the students to seek the face of God in everything they do.

Head of Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO), Mrs. Christine Banning said the purpose of the programme was to give the human face behind the donations they receive from their donors. Mrs. Banning together with some final year beneficiary students made presentations to the Management of the University of Ghana, Ecobank Ghana Ltd, Latex Foam, Legon Interdenominational Church (LIC) and the Pro Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic and Students Affairs, Prof. Kweku Osam. 

A student presenting a citation to a representative from one of the donor organizations

A cross section of beneficiary students

A cross section of beneficiary students