About 55,000 people will benefit from the government scholarship program for higher education in the 2021/2022 academic year, said Kingsley Agyemang, the registrar of the Scholarships Secretariat.
Speaking at a ceremony in Accra to open the online portal for the district-level scholarship application program, Kingsley Agyemang also announced that the government has allocated 85 million cedis of scholarships to 55,000 recipients. , which will include applicants through the district-level online scholarship program. .
The district-level scholarship program, which started last year, is a digital government initiative to decentralize the scholarship application process and make the process accessible to needy students at the local level through online portals.
Thanks to the innovation, thousands of students have been able to apply for scholarships successfully through the online portal of their local communities without traveling to Accra.
Speaking on the innovative online application portal, Kingsley Agyemang congratulated Vice President Bawumia on the idea and also highlighted its benefits for thousands of beneficiaries.
“There was a big difference between the successful and unsuccessful applicants in last year’s application. This confirms that without the vice-president’s painstaking initiative, these 47,000 students would not have benefited from the program,” he said. he declared.
Following the introduction of the online platform last year, 233,830 applications were received on the portal www.schalarshipgh.com. Of this number, 113,025 students were shortlisted and interviewed, of which 47,000 were offered scholarships, for a total of 65 million cedis.
The portal for the academic year 2021/2022, which remains open, will close on July 21 of this year.