KINGDOM OF GOD FOUNDATION LAUNCHES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2019/2020
The Kingdom of God Foundation in collaboration with Kings University College, and Liaoning University College, China on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 launched scholarship awards for the 2019/2020 academic year at the Ho, Technical University, in the Volta Region.
The launching ceremony was chaired by Rev. Dr. Cyril Fayose, Executive Secretary of Christian Council of Ghana and graced by prominent personalities like the Regional Minister of the Volta Region, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, Paramount Chiefs, Volta Regional Director of Education, Madam Enyonam Amafuga, Municipal/District Directors of Education, and Heads of Senior High Schools in the Volta Region, parents and students.
Dr. Felix Kwame Semavor, Founder and Chairman of the Kingdom of God Foundation in his address said that a total of 2,000 students are to benefit from the scholarship awards tenable at the Kings University College in Accra, Ghana or Liaoning University, China for students to pursue MBA, LL.B (Law), B.Sc. Computer Science & IT, B.Sc. Administration and Pre-University programmes. He also said that the primary objectives of the Foundation are to raise funds to support financing of tertiary education in Ghana and build human resource capacity for teachers in JHS and SHS and that the scholarships are available to SHS graduates, Members of GNAT, NAGRAT, Staff of GES District/municipal secretariat.
Dr. Semavor added that 1000 out of the 2000 scholarship awards are reserved for students who completed their Senior High Schools in the Volta region. This he said make the Volta Region an attractive location for Senior High School education in Ghana.
Madam Enyonam Amafuga, Volta Regional Director of Education in her welcome address said that there is an increasing demand for education particularly, tertiary education in Ghana. This is due to the increasing awareness that tertiary education is key to better jobs, higher status, greater social and political influence, etc. She however, added that one of the key challenges of accessing tertiary education in Ghana is the ability to pay fees and that government alone cannot finance tertiary education. She also hinted that because most universities in Ghana do not have financial resources to offer scholarships to students the annual attrition rate (estimated at 15%) in private tertiary institutions is very high. She therefore encouraged all GES staff and teachers to take advantage of the scholarship award by enrolling at Kings University College and Liaoning University in China.
Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister in his key note address stated that said Government is committed to increasing access to education at all levels in the country and applauded the Kingdom of God Foundation Scholarship awards. He further said that over 500,000 students who were enrolled under the Government of Ghana Free SHS initiative are expected to graduate in 2020 and although Government is making arrangements for these students to be absorbed by the tertiary institutions upon successful completion of the SHS programme, without stakeholders support this vision may not be fully realized.
Mr. Prince Hammah, Executive Director of Kingdom of God Foundation in his presentation indicated that the scholarship awards will cover 50% of tuition fees for the entire duration of studies at Kings University College or Liaoning University in China. He also indicated that all Partners of the Foundation shall be insured by a reputable insurance firm in Ghana. This is to ensure that sponsored students continue with their studies at KUC even if only one subscription was made by a partner before he/she passes on or become incapacitated due to an accident. He said interested persons must apply and gain admission at Kings University College from 1st August 2019 to 31st October 2019.
He added that the scholarship application forms are available at the following locations for interested persons to pick up;
Kings University College campus at Aplaku Hills, Weija, Accra
SHS in the Volta Region
Ministry of Education Regional Office in Ho, Volta Region
Ministry of Education Municipal/District Offices in the Volta Regions
Regional and District GNAT offices in the Volta Regions