Central Aid will pay Gh₵ 400,000 to cover the tuition and registration
fees of Junior High School students who passed this year's Basic
Education Certificate Exams and students in the Senior High Schools.
Out of the number of beneficiaries, 40% are aspiring to enter SHS
while 60% are SHS students.
According to a press release issued by Central Aid and signed by its
Executive Director A.B Rockson, the 400 beneficiaries were sieved out
of 900 who applied for scholarship for the 2014/2015 academic year.
Central Aid was established in 1988 as an educational trust fund to
provide financial assistance to brilliant but needy students in
secondary schools. The aid is given to students irrespective of their
denomination or ethnic background.
Since it was established, over 3,000 students have benefitted and gone
on to pursue various careers.
The International Central Gospel Church through Central Aid has also
renovated a 3-unit classroom block for the Akufful-Krodua Catholic JHS
in the Central Region.
Hospitals such as the Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital in
Accra, the Plastic Surgery Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching
Hospital, the Ghana Hearts Foundation and Mammocare Ghana have also
benefited from the organisation's financial support.
Twenty boreholes have been dug in the Ga West Municipal Area through
support from the Aid.
In the future, Central Aid will be constructing multi-purpose
libraries in some peri-urban communities across the country.