The Lebanese Community in Ghana has offered scholarships to meritorious undergraduate law students of the University of Ghana School of Law. The scholarships were awarded as part of the Lebanese government’s programme to fund exceptional students' education in Ghana's tertiary institutions. The brief ceremony took place on the 10 th February 2022, in the University of Ghana School of Law's auditorium.
Prof. Daniel Ofori, Provost of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana in his speech praised the Lebanese community for their support to the School and its students throughou the years and encouraged students to work hard in order to achieve even greater successes. He also anticipated that in the future, the Scholarship may be expanded to cover all the constituent schools of the College.
The Dean of the University of Ghana School of Law, Prof. Raymond A. Atuguba also expressed gratitude to the Lebanese community for running the awards scheme for the past 9 years. In his speech, Prof. Atuguba made a passionate appeal to the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Maher Kheir to consider including needy but brilliant students in the Scholarship Scheme, as well as expanding it to accommodate more students of the University of Ghana School of Law.
His Excellency Maher Kheir emphasised his willingness to contribute to the bright future that students aspire for. He also praised the School's faculty and students for their dedication and cooperation over the years. Ambassador Kheir, who presented the awards, commended the winners for their hard work and promised to work closely with the School to expand the scheme to serve more needy but brilliant students.
The Director of Public Affairs of the University of Ghana, Mrs. Elizier Ameyaw-Buronyah, the moderator of the programme, also expressed her appreciation to the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana for the presentation and congratulated the award winners on their achievements. Ms. Armoh Ohenewaa Asantewaa, on behalf of the awardees, thanked the Lebanese Community in Ghana for the honours. She urged her fellow awardees to be diligent in their studies in order to make the benefactors and Ghana proud.
The value of the awards, amounting to ₵17,142.00, is to be shared equally among the 13 beneficiaries from Levels 200 to 400, namely, Ms. Afi Nutakor Emenyo, Ms. Dion Akosua Kassim, Ms. Keren Naa Amoatsoo Sackey, Ms. Maame Ekua Otenewa Oduro, Ms. Abigail Nakuor Wowolo, Ms. Chelsea Boaduwaa Coffie, Ms. Jasmine Tekyi-Acheampong, Ms. Armoh Ohenewaa Asantewaa, Mr. Divine Selase Agborli, Ms. Davina Seyram Gbedy, Ms. Ann Esenam Accorley, Mr. Julius Boateng and Ms. Eugenia Awusi Mensah.
Amongst those present at the awards ceremony were Ms. Susie Naa Odarchoe Lamptey, School Administrator; Mr. Kweku Afreh Arhin, School Accountant; Administrative Officers; all of whom are at the University of Ghana School of Law as well as members of the Lebanese community in Ghana.