Gov’t To Embark On online Scholarship To Improve Education

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Gov't To Embark On online Scholarship To Improve Education

The Registrar of the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, Kingsley Agyemang  has said the Akufo-Addo led government is bent on giving out an online scholarship process where applicants will access various scholarship schemes online it is expected to start in March 2020.

“As we speak now, we are still in the 2019/2020 academic year and we will open the 2020/2021 academic process in March by which time we would have engaged all stakeholders and explained all the processes to them against September 2020/2021 academic year. What it means is that, any applicant will not have to write to us again, you go online. And very soon we will be announcing the online portals. You go online, you register online which is going to ask for a lot of information from you which includes your academic transcripts, biodata, and other information. You go online, you apply online and a number will be generated which will be very unique to the applicant”.

“There is also what we call the scholarship number, with this scholarship number; because the word is scholarship and we want to increase transparency and meritocracy, you go through an online aptitude test. As soon as your online application is successful you will receive an SMS or email saying your application is successful and that you have been processed to the next stage which is the aptitude test stage. And as soon as you pass the aptitude test you will receive notification which will direct you to proceed to the district you selected when you were doing your application to appear before the District Scholarship Review Committee. And that is where there will be a timeline of 7 days to process your application,” he said.

Kingsley Agyemang stressed that,resources under this government has massively improved the work of the Secretariat.

“By kind courtesy of the President, a lot of interventions have come in. Now each office has a computer and printer and the President last year introduced what we call decentralization of scholarship where all students irrespective of their background had funding to study,” Kinglsey Agyamang explained.

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