Published: 12 Apr 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Ten second year students from different faculties of KNUST have received an amount of six hundred cedis each from the S.T. Nanakani Scholarship Scheme in support of their education. The beneficiaries are Afia Nyarkoa Nkromah, Doc. Optometry; Caleb Atiemo-Keseku, BSc. Petroleum Engineering; Nicholas Yeboah, BSc. Geomatic Engineering; Robert K. Kpaga, Bsc. Medilab Technology; Yaw Acquaah Quargraine, BSc. Biological Science; Christabel Adjah-Tetteh, BSc. Chemical Engineering; Asher Baidoo, BSc. Biological Science; Ezekiel Narh Agbedam, BSc. Agribusiness; Saqid Borija, BSc. Agribusiness; Ibrahim Maccarthy Bumbom, BSc. Biological Science.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Charles Ansah, explained that KNUST had about forty-five thousand students and it was the desire of the institution to increase the intake. Due to lack of funds some students find it difficult to accept admission. He said that KNUST was always looking out for private institutions for support and was grateful for assistance such as the Nankani Scholarship Scheme. Professor Ansah advised the beneficiaries to reciprocate the kind gesture by studying hard and making good grades.
Dr. Prince Hagan, Secretary for the Trustee, stated that the key objective of the S.T. Nankani Scholarship Fund was to encourage gender and regional diversity of Ghanaian students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He continued that screening for brilliant but needy students for the scholarship this year started with one hundred students. This was reduced to thirty, then later to sixteen and finally to ten. Dr. Hagan was happy that the scholarship scheme had remained beneficial to a number of needy but meritorious students of KNUST, to enable them pursue their tertiary education.
The S. T. Nankani Scholarship Fund was instituted in the year 2003 in honour of the late S.T. Nankani who was the Chairman of Nankani and Hagan Limited. This was in accordance with his personal request prior to his sad demise in 2001. The scholarship is open to needy meritorious second year students of KNUST in the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health Sciences, Science, and Engineering. Over 100 students have benefitted from the scholarship since its inception in 2004.