The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat has granted full scholarship to Mr Thomas Amoaning for his tertiary studies in the United Kingdom (UK).
Mr Amoaning, who lives in Asuaba near Adeiso and attended Adeiso SHS, scored 8As in the recently released West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results.
Mr Amoaning, a day student, reportedly walked from Asuaba to Adeiso, a distance of about 6 kilometres on a daily basis to attend school.
The President ordered that he is awarded a scholarship taking into consideration his socio-geographical background.
The scholarship secretariat after a visit to the family said its recommendation to sponsor Mr Amoaning abroad is consequent to the student’s preference and justification of academic excellence during the review process by the Scholarship’s Review Committee.
“The head of Education at the Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom has been directed to immediately initiate processes aimed at securing admission into an institution in the United Kingdom for the student,” the secretariat said in a statement.
The award package will entail full tuition, monthly stipends, return air tickets, accommodation, health insurance and any other benefits given to foreign scholarship beneficiaries.