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400 brilliant but needy students get Gh₵ 400,000 scholarship

The educational future of 400 brilliant but needy students has been

given a major boost through scholarships of Central Aid, a social

responsibility wing of the International Central Gospel Church.

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.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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