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Regional News Wed, 2 Nov 2016

Lebanese Community gives 12 KNUST students scholarship

In its quest to alleviate financial burdens of students in the country, the Lebanese Community has yet again offered 12 scholarship to students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Explaining why the Lebanese Community keeps extending a hand to tertiary schools in Ghana over the weekend in Kumasi, HE Ali Halabi, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana said the demonstration of academic dexterity by the students was the reason for the support.

He said that ‘The Law Profession is one that permeates all aspects of society and forms the foundation on which any society is grounded. It’s for these reasons that the Lebanese Community decided to award scholarships to the future lawyers who will champion the development of their beloved country.

‘The scholarships will cover a hundred percent of the tuition fees, while part of the accommodation charges will be absorbed.

He added that ‘Over the past three years, I have witnessed how students benefiting from our scholarships program have excelled in their academic work.

A few weeks ago, the 15 students of our first batch of beneficiaries from KNUST and the University of Ghana have all been admitted at the Ghana School of Law.

Professor Joshua Ayarkwa, the Provost of the College of Science and Built Environment, who stood in for the Vice Chancellor of K.N.U.S.T. thanked the Ambassador and the Lebanese Community for the Scholarship and expressed his wish that the Lebanese Community will continue to do more and keep up the good work. He said he understood why the Lebanese community chose the Law Faculty to sponsor as law is the one thing that binds our society and especially going into elections it's the law that will ensure peace and harmony.

The Dean of the Faculty of law, Dr (Mrs) Lydia Apori Nkansah thanked the Ambassador and the Lebanese Community and encouraged the beneficiaries to live up to the mark.

She also asked that the beneficiaries make sure to carry out all their endeavours with integrity.

Miss Afia Poku speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries expressed her deep appreciation to the Lebanese Community for the scholarship scheme which she said has greatly motivated the students to strive to achieve academic excellence.

The Lebanese Community in recent times supported students and institutions like the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), University of Ghana , the Ghana Armed Forces, Police and Prisons Services and Ghana School of Law.

Source: Daily Guide