The Ministry of Education (MoE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Ltd (BOST) to give scholarships to brilliant but needy tertiary students from less privileged communities.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek, the Ministry said the partnership scholarship is expected to cover tuition, books, and other expenses for students who want to pursue engineering in tertiary institutions.
“The partnership is expected to provide scholarships that will cover tuition, books, and other expenses for students from low-income households and marginalized communities who want to pursue engineering in tertiary institutions.
This initiative is a significant step towards promoting equal access to education and it is expected to empower young people with interest in engineering to pursue their academic dream,” the Education Ministry stated in the post.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education commenting on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) said “I am convinced that this partnership will produce positive development for education and social welfare in the country.”
In a related story, the Ministry of Education last year signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niche Confectionery Ghana Limited to distribute chocolate drinks to students in some selected public basic schools.
The Minister in Charge of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said the move forms part of the Education Ministry’s (MoE) effort to prioritise the nutrition of students in various government primary schools across the country.
“I was happy to sign an MoU between Niche Confectionery Ghana Limited and the Ministry of Education today, 19th April 2022. The nutrition of every child in school remains one of our priorities at the Ministry of Education,” he stated.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the Education Minister said will allow Niche Confectionery Ghana Limited, to distribute chocolate drinks to primary school pupils in selected public schools across the country.
“This partnership will help make President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision of ensuring that every child has access to a cocoa beverage a reality,” the Minister for Education told stakeholders at the MoU event.