As part of efforts to further the course of legal education and build a strong relationship with Ghana, the Lebanese Community in Ghana awarded twelve (12) students of the University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL) with scholarships to propel them in achieving their academic goals.
The scholarship award ceremony was held on Thursday, 30th March, 2023 at the University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL) Auditorium.
Dean of UGSoL, Professor Raymond A. Atuguba speaking at the ceremony highlighted the tremendous assistance the Lebanese scholarship programme has provided the school and its students over the past ten (10) years since it commenced. He equally encouraged awardees to strive for excellence in their academic journey as well as their professional endeavours.
“Strive for excellence in everything you set out to do, because your hard work and determination would take you far and we would be proud to be a part of your journey to excellence,” he stated. His Excellency Maher Kheir, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana shared his excitement on the impact the scholarship programme has made since its inception.
“Since 2013, this programme has evolved to become a flagship event which continues to demonstrate Lebanon’s belief in education and our commitment to contributing to social transformation and nation building. It is interesting to note that the world’s first university of Law was built in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut,” he stated.
Chairman of the ceremony and Provost of the College of Humanities, Professor Daniel Ofori, commended the Lebanese Community in Ghana for investing in the education of Ghanaian students for the past ten years. “When you support education, it’s you actively supporting the growth of the future generation. When you educate people, you build up the right human resources for an organisation and a country. I’m grateful to the Lebanese Embassy and the Lebanese Community in Ghana for their continuous contribution to education and their support to the University of Ghana School of Law,” he shared.
The Lebanese scholarship was awarded to a total of twelve (12) students, which consisted of ten (10) females and two (2) males of the School. They are Richard Adjei Kyeremateng, Stephen Menya-Amoako, Esther Dzifa Dogbe, Esther J. N. A. Boateng-Agyenim, Emenyo Afi Nutakor, Dion Akosua Kassim, Maame Ekua Otenewa Oduro, Keren Naa Amoatsoo Sackey, Abigail Nakuor Wowolo, Armoh Ohenewaa Asantewaa, Chelsea Boaduwaa Coffie and Jasmine Tekyi-Acheampong.