Karpowership Ghana Limited in line with its social investment commitment has presented GHS53,862 scholarship package for 20 engineering students of Takoradi Technical University. The scholarship beneficiaries include 16 male and four female students offering Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering. Receiving the cheque which covers one-academic year scholarship on behalf of the students during a short event, the Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun, said the presentation of the scholarship package lay credence to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between TTU and Karpowership.
Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun-Vice Chancellor, TTU
“This gesture you have shown to these students is a demonstration of your commitment to the memorandum of understanding we signed a few years ago. It is clear that, indeed you share our vision as a Technical University poised to be a world class Technical University recognized for excellence, innovation and societal relevance. I'm hopeful that what we are seeing today is an indication of some more good things to come“, he said.
While thanking Karpowerhip for the gesture, Rev. Prof. Eshun advised the scholarship beneficiaries to justify the support received.
“Let me congratulate you the beneficiaries for going through the rigorous selection process to get here. Do not become swollen-headed by putting your books aside and enjoy the goodies that this scholarship has brought you. Remember that the sustainability of this scholarship scheme will be dependent on how well you will excel and affect society. If you fail to live up to the expectation of the scheme, you will be withdrawn from the scholarship. It has never happened in this university that the beneficiary of a scholarship scheme has been withdrawn due to poor performance and I'm certain that you will not disappoint us. Let me once again extend my appreciation to the management of Karpower and the entire Karpower scholarship scheme for your contribution towards education of this brilliant, but needy students“, he added.
The Communication Specialist of Karpowership Ghana, Sandra Amarquaye, who handed over the cheque for the scholarship said Karpowership sees it as an opportunity to help invest in the future of Ghana.
Sandra Amarquaye-Communication Specialist, Karpowership Ghana
“When we received the request to support, we were excited because this is something that Karpowership will like to invest in. We like to put our money into education because we believe that education is the major tool that can change the world. We started the process last year but for some reasons we couldn’t continue. It’s however good that we have it this year”, she said.
Sandra Amarquaye further hinted of other packages that awaits the beneficiary students.
“We want you to focus on your education. This project has been designed in such a way that, we are not only paying your fees. We are looking at when you are on vacation, we can have a few of you join us on the Karpowership to have an internship programme so you have a feel of what you are learning in school, thus the practical aspect of it...So I want you to put in your best as you are in school and your school fees is being catered for so you just continue to study hard to make this investment we are doing meaningful“, she said.
One of the scholarship beneficiaries, Stephanie Larbie, expressed appreciation to Karpowership Ghana for granting them the opportunity to be a part of their scholarship programme aimed at shaping their future positively. She on behalf of the other 19 beneficiaries assured to stay committed to their books.
Other officials present at the event included the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor Kweku Bonzie Micah, the Registrar, Dr. Moses Maclean Abnory and the Director of Finance, Dr. Gabriel Sam Ahinful.