The Methodist Church, Ghana, has awarded scholarships to 80 brilliant, needy Senior High School (SHS) students selected from its 18 dioceses nationwide.
Day students received GHC300 while boarders had GHC615 per student a year.
The Akyem Oda Methodist Diocesan Bishop, Rt Rev. Kwame Baffour-Kyei, represented the Presiding Bishop of the church, Most Rev.Titus K. Awortwi Pratt, at the presentation ceremony at Oda.
He advised the students to study hard and also lead upright lives in order to continue to enjoy the scholarships.
Rt Rev. Baffour-Kyei said the Methodist Church was committed to education development that was why it had established many educational institutions to supplement government’s efforts in providing quality education for Ghanaians.
The diocesan bishop impressed upon the youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for any acts of violence before, during and after the December 7, 2016 general election to undermine the prevailing peace and stability in the country.
He urged Ghanaians to vote according to their conscience and not to bow down to the monetary and material influence by politicians.
The National Chairman of the Children’s Ministry Directorate of the church, Madam Janet Nana Thompson, who gave a brief history of the scholarship scheme, said the scheme was started in 2000 during the tenure of the Most Rev. Dr Asante Antwi.
She said four students were selected from each diocese while Oda the host diocese was given six students, adding that SHS 2 and 3 students were the beneficiaries.