By Peter Agbeko
The Alumni Association of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has launched a scholarship scheme in support of needy but brilliant students from less endowed senior high schools.
The just ended Global Council Meeting of the Association at the Conference Room, Great Hall, Kumasi, on Saturday, May 16, 2015, formally adopted and launched the scheme as a permanent outreach programme as part of its corporate social responsibility.
In 2009, a pilot project undertaken by the Association, supported Mr Patrick Baah Odopleh and Ms Dinah Mawuena Akogo with full scholarship and they have both successfully completed their programmes.
Dr Kwame Saarah– Mensah, Ag. KNUST Council Chairman (also a Past President and Past General Secretary of the Alumni Association) launched the scholarship scheme.
Participants at the Council Meeting made up of the Global Executive Committee and representatives from seven (7) regional Chapters pledged and raised GH₵ 14,000.00 for the scheme.
The Association called on all past students of KNUST and well meaning Ghanaians and corporate bodies to support the scholarship scheme in order to upscale and expand the scheme to cover more students.
To kick off the scheme, the meeting launched the “Operation GHC 100,000 per year” campaign, asking alumni to donate GHC 100 per member per year towards its sustenance.
All contributions are to be paid into the Association’s GCB Bank account:
Account Name: KNUST KNUST ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Account Number: 603 113 000 2875
Branch: KNUST Campus, Kumasi.
Pay-in slips should be scanned and emailed, or whatsapp to the Global Treasurer –
Dr Mrs Sabina Anokye Mensah (via firstname.lastname@example.org / 024 437 9974 ).
Mobile money transfer to the number is also encouraged and acceptable.
All donations will be acknowledged.
Mr Kwaku Agbesi, Global Vice President could be contacted for clarification and further information on 024 462 2874 / email@example.com )