Thomas Amoaning, a free SHS student who scored 8A’s in the West African Certificate Examination(WASSCE) has been granted a full scholarship to study at a university in the UK.
In a viral video, Thomas Amoaning narrated his inability to attend a university due to financial challenges even though he had scored 8A’s.
The video caught the attention of the President who directed the Scholarship Secretariat to grant a full scholarship to the young graduate.
In a letter announcing the move, the scholarship secretariat explained that the award will be based on the student’s preferences after meeting with the family.
Following the meeting with Amoaning’s family and a review by the GSS, the dream of studying at the University of Ghana has been upgraded.
A letter from the GSS sighted online has revealed that the head of education at the Ghana High Commission in the UK has been directed to immediately initiate processes to get Amoani admitted into a school there.
Amoani’s scholarship to the UK will include full tuition, accommodation, monthly stipends. return air tickets, health insurance, and other benefits.
The letter further said the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat’s decentralized application and award processes will ensure that students in similar situations are identified and given the necessary government sponsorship for their tertiary education.
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