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KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates for the 2021/2022 MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship

Our goal is to raise the next generation of ethical and transformational leaders who would influence change on the African Continent.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality university education. The Program offers an opportunity for its scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to be change leaders.

The Scholars Program embodies an array of services including mentorship, cultural transition, etc. that will lead to the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa.

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Eligibility

For the 2021/2022 Academic year, the opportunity is open to;

  1. All Applicants with WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level or their equivalent Results from an accredited/recognised institution and Certificate Ready and meets KNUST’s Admission Requirements. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be accepted. Applicant’s result must be at least a year old.
  2. The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  3. The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  4. Priority shall be given to;
  • Females
  • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
  • Persons with Disability
  1. The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.
  2. The Applicant must not be enrolled in any tertiary institution.

Worth of Scholarship

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
  • Counselling Support Services
  • Career Development Services (including Industrial Mentorship, Career Guidance, Professional Development, Enterprise Development amongst others)
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back),
  • Uniquely sourced internships with industry for Professional development.
  • The prestige of becoming part of and network with the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.

How to Apply for MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

Download a copy of the 2021/2022 application form (Here!).

  • Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS or any other courier mail to:

The Program Manager
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Secretariat
Office of the Dean of Students
Private Mail Bag

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African Business Leaders Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Dubai, UAE

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African Business Leaders Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Dubai, UAE

8th June 2021, Dubai, UAEMG Business Solutions in association with Swiss School of Business & Management presented Honorary Doctorate Degrees 2021 to African business leaders whose exemplified leadership qualities, vision, and service attributed to their outstanding public service amidst global crises.

Themed “The Values of Selfless”, the ceremony was held at W-Hotel, The Palm, Dubai and was presided over by Mario Silic, Dean of Swiss School of Business & Management, Switzerland via Zoom.  Modeling excellence and commitment to driving the African agenda, thirteen recipients across various industries were acknowledged for their outstanding governance and commitment to serving others. The awards are expected to become an annual event and will operate as a source of inspiration to African leaders across the spectrum.

Roberta Ayalingo receiving her Honorary Doctorate Degree

Roberta Ayalingo receiving her Honorary Doctorate Degree

The Honorary Doctorate Degrees are presented to individuals for their exceptional contributions to society or as recognition of lifetime achievement within their specialized field. While the recipients do not have to meet academic qualifications, the awards are conferred to personalities whose community integration is an integral part embedded into their professional ethos.

To officiate the event, Mario Silic, praised the African leaders for their perseverance and their determination to present an unbiased African narrative. In his opening address he emphasized on the importance of social agenda within business transformation.

“The pandemic brought about formidable challenge; intellectual energies were confronted with the reality of unpredictability of our times and the impact on business and communities. This Honorary Doctorate Award is the light at the end of the tunnel; it represents a turning point by acknowledging exemplary leadership at the forefront of human capital development. As global economy moves towards recovery, our theme “The Value of Selfless” appropriately takes into account societal impact delivered by organisations and its executives” said Mr. Dr. Michael Adegoke, CEO, MG Business Solutions.

MGBS continues to produce programmes to match demands of the evolving business landscape in Africa. Collaborations with government and private sectors ensure MGBS maintains strategic associations to facilitate cross pollination amongst corporations and industries. With its diverse portfolio, MGBS strives to streamline its business to deliver sustainable solutions, corporate value and human capital essential.

The Awardees

  • Mr. Godwin Kofi Akuamoah, Managing Director & CEO – Right Consult & General Suppliers Ltd
  • Roberta Ayalingo, Managing Director & Founder – Wibexly Gh Ltd
  • Mukesh V. Thankwani – B5 Plus Steel Industry
  • Daniel Asamoah Adu, CEO – Glory Inventing & Research Mission
  • Dr. George Gyamfi-Osew – Director, Operations, National Lottery Authority
  • Felix Mawuli Kamassah – CEO, Maphlix Trust Ghana Ltd
  • Godspower Oshodin – Founder, Solution Media Global Ltd
  • Dr. Francis Kaboo – Professor
  • Benson Opoku – Founder, Akro-Farms Limited
  • Eng. Michael Krakue – Executive Chairman, ADK Consortium
  • Benjamin Kingsley Sarpong – Managing Director, Chase Petroleum Ghana Ltd
  • Dr. Andrew Kwabena Asamoah – Founder & CEO, A&C Development Co. Ltd.
  • Hugh Keku Aryee – COO, Hanergy Global Group

 


SOURCE: graceandgarbo.com 

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VALCO Trust Fund launches project to remove schools under trees

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VALCO Trust Fund launches project to remove schools under trees

VALCO Trust Fund launches project to remove schools under trees

The VALCO Trust Fund has launched an ambitious project to remove schools living under trees in the country.
The Fund, with a projected budget of Ghc3.5 billion, seeks to construct, within a period of five years, some 5,403 schools which currently operate under trees and which are in dilapidated or makeshift structures.

Executive Director of VALCO Trust Fund Kelvin Yeboah, in a press conference in Accra, announced that the Fund will, by June 4, this year, cut the sod for the start of the project at Karaga in Northern Region, and which will witness the initial construction of some eighteen schools.

According to Mr. Kelvin Yeboah, the initial eighteen structures, which are scheduled to be completed in three years, have been selected from all the regions and it is estimated to cost a whopping Ghc6 million.

Mr. Yeboah has also disclosed that the structures will include classroom blocks for KGs, primary and junior high schools with ancillary facilities like head-teacher’s offices, staff common rooms, toilet facilities, libraries, ICT laboratories, and boreholes and pieces of furniture to be supplied.

He revealed that the Ministry of Energy has pledged to extend electricity to the schools in order to boost the delivery of education services.

Director-General of Ghana Education Service Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has expressed his gratitude to the Fund for the gesture and pledged the Service’s support to the project.

Meanwhile, a website, www.schoolsundertrees.com, has been launched for easy access to the schools via digital addresses, when the project is completed.

Source: GES

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17-year old final year SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

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SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

17-year old final year SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

SHS student shockingly commits suicide: The shocking news making trend in the Bono region’s capital Sunyani is the death of a beautiful 17-year-old final year student of Miracle Senior High School.

The young lady by the name, Leticia Kyere Pinaman has allegedly committed suicide as confirmed by the Police in the city. The headmistress of the school Madam Gifty Acheampong also confirmed the sudden death of Leticia to the media.

Leticia Kyere Pinaman SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

Leticia Kyere Pinaman

According to the initial statement of the Police, the incident happened around 7:30pm on Monday (17 May) while the rest of the students were at the church auditorium for Bible studies.

However, the police are yet to establish the cause of her death and we will bring you all the details in this regard.

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