10 deserving students sitting in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bolgatanga East District of the Upper East Region would be given a scholarship to further their education up to the tertiary level from the Silas Amoah Foundation. The foundation, founded by Silas Amoah Mathew, a native of Bolgatanga East, aims at promoting education and provide opportunities for young students to excel academically.
This initiative is part of their efforts to support and encourage the youth in the community to pursue higher education.
“We have a vision and I want in the next 10 to 20 years, this constituency should be able to produce 50 engineers, medical doctors, and other professionals. The government has made Senior High School education free and once they get to the university, I have a foundation and we can use the foundation to push these students to further their education. Even if there is the need for them to go abroad, we will do that for them to go and have better studies.”
According to Silas Amoah, the foundation will select the recipients based on their performance in the BECE exams and their financial need. The scholarships will cover the students’ tuition fees, textbooks, and other educational expenses till they finish the tertiary level.
Mr. Amoah spoke to A1 Radio’s Joshua Asaah when he presented 698 mathematical sets and pens to all the 698 final-year students at all 16 public Junior High Schools and 5 private JHS students preparing to sit in the BECE exams in the Bolgatanga East District.
Hitherto the donation, the philanthropist had organised a free extra class for the BECE candidates which was aimed at preparing them well for the examination. The 2023 BECE exams will start on Monday, August 7th to Friday, August 11th. Among the schools she visited included Adakura JHS, Katanga JHS, Dachio JHS, Dubila JHS, and Quality Brain Academy, a private school.
Mr. Amoah said he believes that education is the key to development and wants to ensure that every student has the opportunity to access quality education to become leaders and change-makers in their communities. He advised the candidates to concentrate on their books and excel to enable them to enjoy the scholarship package.
Silas Amoah Mathew who had submitted nomination forms to contest the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primaries refuted the suggestion that his philanthropic works in the constituency were born out of his interest to develop the Bolgatanga East constituency.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Zuarungu|Ghana