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Ola Girls student receives UBA Scholarship package


United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation, has presented a scholarship package of GHc20,000.00 to a 16 years –old student of Ola Senior High School, Ho for beating eleven other finalists in the UBA National Essay Competition.

Ms. Adzokpa Seraphine AkuKekeli who is studying General –Science in school also received a UBA embossed trophy, a certificate and a laptop.

The competition is aimed at whipping-up the interest of SHS students in the English language considering its importance not only in their academic life, but also their growth and development

The first-runner up was Frederick Nana Kwame Asante, a General Arts student of Accra Academy School, while the third position went to a General Arts student, Kwabla Adjani, a student of the Sogakope Senior High School

The first and second runners-up also got scholarship packages of GHc14,000.00 and GHc8,000.00 respectively as their university tuition/fees, a laptop and a Certificate.

The educational grants would allow the top three winners to study in any African university of their choice.

The Chief Executive Officer of UBA Foundation, Ms. Ijeoma Aso said the scholarship packages would be put in a trust fund and would be disbursed during the winners’ university education.

Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UBA Ghana commended the winners and the other finalists for their hard work.

“For the past 4 years, UBA Ghana has been supplying literature books written by African writers to a number of Senior High Schools across the country to help instill the culture of reading among senior high school students, with the ultimate aim of improving both written and verbal communication in English,” she said.

Also, she said the bank had also introduced the National Essay Competition targeted at second cycle students.

“It is our hope that, the educational grants the winners will receive from UBA will help some brilliant but needy students realize their dreams,” she said.

Mrs. Bawuah said “the road to transforming and improving our educational sector may appear long and dreary; but we at UBA are hopeful and committed to providing our quota in supporting government, the Ministry of Education, parents and students to improve education in Ghana.”

Mrs. Cynthia Bosomtwi Sam, Director, Curriculum Research of Development Division (CRDD) of Ghana Education Service (G.E.S) who stood in for Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Tertiary Education, lauded UBA for the initiative.


She said the Education Ministry would continue to support the UBA National Essay Competition among Senior High School students to ensure that it becomes most sought after competition.

The essay topic was: What matters most to you in life and why?

All 12 finalists also received a laptop and a certificate each to aid their education.

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