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Regional News of Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Source: ghana-news.adomonline.com

Jackson Foundation gives GHC52,500 scholarship to 15 students

The Jackson Foundation has presented a scholarship package worth GHC52,500.00 to 15 students studying at the Jackson College of Education (JCE).

The beneficiaries drawn from various study centres across the country each received GHC3,500.00 and other electronic gadgets to aid their studies.

Mrs. Theodosia Jackson, Co-chair of the foundation presented the packages to the beneficiaries at a colourful launch of the Foundation at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi.

The goal is to provide equal and equitable opportunities for people whose aspirations to be trained as teachers are in sync with JCE’s vision to increase the number of professional teachers in the country. Mrs. Jackson who doubles as the Principal of Jackson College of Education said the Foundation’s target is to offer scholarship to 100 students annually, adding that it would strictly be awarded on merit.

She noted that despite the affordable and flexible payment terms most students of the college struggle to pay their fees due to financial constraints.

The situation, she observed, informed the initiative to set up the foundation to support deserving students.She appealed to corporate bodies, philanthropists and other stakeholders in the education sector to support the foundation in its quest to improve quality education.

She appealed to corporate bodies, philanthropists and other stakeholders in the education sector to support the foundation in its quest to improve quality education.Mr. Jacob A. M. Kor, Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), applauded the initiative which he described as a key intervention.

Mr. Jacob A. M. Kor, Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), applauded the initiative which he described as a key intervention.

He said the role being played by JCE is contributing immensely to the development of the education sector. In this light, he added that the foundation is worth supporting.

The Director-General again, noted that education is a springboard to success; hence, he challenged the beneficiaries to work hard to justify the investment made in them.