The Lebanese Community in Ghana has presented scholarships to 14 law students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The 14 are second year students who have proven to be the best in the law faculty of the institution.
Speaking at the ceremony to award the scholarships to the students, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, HE Ali Halabi, admonished the students to maintain the level of academic excellence that helped them to get the scholarships.
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“Today, I am urging the new and continuing beneficiaries to take advantage of this opportunity and ensure that they maintain high academic standards in order to merit future rewards,” he said.
The Provost of the College of Science and Built Environment, Professor Joshua Ayarkwa, in a speech he delivered on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of KNUST, thanked the Lebanese Community in Ghana and stated that, he understood that the reason for choosing law students as beneficiaries of the scholarship is due to the contributions of the legal system in binding society together.
One of the beneficiaries, Afia Poku, pointed out how the scholarships motivate the students to study harder.
“I must mention our deep sense of appreciation for this scholarship scheme which has greatly motivated us students to strive to achieve academic excellence.”
The Lebanese community in Ghana started supporting law students in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the University of Ghana, and communication students at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2013.
The scholarship scheme covers tuition fees and some accommodation provisions, and it is renewed every year.