Registrar- Scholarship Secretariat bemoans lower rates of application from Western Region
Registrar for the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, Kingsley Agyeman has bemoaned the lower rates of applications from potential beneficiaries in the Western Region for government’s educational sponsorship.
In his assessment with reference to reports of the existing application window and last academic year, the registrar said the region has shown relatively little interest in these scholarships, a situation he prayed the various local assemblies would work at rectifying.
“We’ve realized that the Western Region is not getting the numbers. The system was launched here yet the numbers that we expect are not applying.
“MMDCEs have been informed. We could have left the public education and announcement to them,… we are playing commercials all over. The student who is in the village and does not have access to the internet, has a facebook account, is on twitter, doing whatsapp… We the less privileged must be seen to be very serious about their education because ones you have knowledge no body can take it from you”, Mr Agyeman stated.
He made this known at a media briefing yesterday [Thursday May 7, 2020] on the new digitized application portal launched by the secretariat to receive and process applications from persons seeking funding to advance their education both locally and international.
Dean of MMDCEs in the Western Region, who is also the Chief Executive for Wassa East District, Wilson Arthur, entreated interested applicants to make the best of the opportunity provided. He mentioned that the region’s wealth lies within the human capacity development, and that students ought to take their studies seriously and aspire for greater heights.