The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has secured a scholarship package deal for Ghanaian college students to check on the prestigious College of Memphis, Tennessee, in the US of America (USA).
Underneath the deal, certified Ghanaian college students will journey to Memphis College to undertake their undergraduate, grasp’s and PhD.
As much as 70 per cent of the chance is reserved for college students who will undertake programs in Science, Expertise, Engineering and Arithmetic (STEM).
The Ghana Scholarship Secretariat and the authorities of the College of Memphis final week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this impact on the faculty, sealing the deal that spells out the modalities for the implementation of the scholarship.
Briefing the Day by day Graphic upon his return from the USA, the Registrar of the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, Dr Kingsley Agyemang, famous that the Asantehene final yr, as a particular visitor to the famed Memphis in Could Pageant, made a request for scholarship for Ghanaian college students.
He stated though the preliminary goal was for under college students of the Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Expertise (KNUST), the Asantehene later referred to as for its enlargement to cowl extra Ghanaian college students.
“So a memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat and the College of Memphis which is able to permit Ghanaian college students to undertake their undergraduate, grasp’s and PhD on the college. This deal, I need to confess, is a blessing for Ghanaians college students,” he stated.
Dr Agyemang stated as a result of the town of Memphis was dwelling to some world manufacturers, the secretariat was understanding the chance for Ghanaian college students who received the chance to check on the college to undertake their internship there in these industries in a bid to ‘use one stone to kill two birds’.
“It is very important underscore that the town of Memphis is the headquarters of so many globally acclaimed firms comparable to Fed Ex, Autozone, Sedgwick Jone Included, Worldwide Paper, Baptist Memorial Healthcare, First Horizon Nationwide Included (NYSE: FHN) and Mueller Industries,” Dr Agyemang stated.
“What this implies is that teachers and trade will step by step be bridged as these firms will present important internship programmes for Ghanaian college students. Discussions between these firms and the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat have began,” he added.
He stated this shaped a part of the nation’s drive to create the inventive, progressive, educated and skilled human useful resource that might lead the cost in accelerating the industrialisation agenda to place the nation for accelerated improvement.
Requested about when Ghanaians college students would have the ability to fly to Memphis to begin their research beneath this settlement, Dr Agyemang stated very quickly the chance could be marketed for potential college students to use and those that made it will start their research on the Memphis College from September 2023.
Dr Agyemang counseled the Asantehene for brokering such an important deal for Ghanaian college students, significantly for these into the world of STEM, including that “Otumfuo has proven management and demonstrated how he values schooling. This scholarship just isn’t for simply Asanteman however Ghana as a complete”.
“I need to additionally say we’re grateful to the previous Minister of Schooling, now Vitality Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, for his curiosity on this scholarship and the required inputs he supplied us to make it profitable,” he stated.
After the MoU, the Ghanaian delegation, led by Dr Agyemang, toured the college to examine lecture theatres, laboratories, hostels and different amenities.
The Ghanaian entourage additionally included the Head of Worldwide Relations & Partnerships, Richard Gyamfi; the Head of Treasury, Ghana Embassy, Washington D.C., Janet Koranteng, and a member of the Scholarship Overview Committee, Nana Owiredu Wadie.
The College of Memphis was represented by the Interim Provost, Dr Abby L. Parril; the Government Vice -President and Chief Working & Monetary Officer, Raaj Kurapati; the Vice Provost, and Worldwide Affairs, Dr Balaji Krishnan, and the Government Director, Centre for Worldwide Schooling Companies, Rebecca Laumann.
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