The Beneficiary Students in a group photograph with the Vice Chancellor Prof J.S.Y. Kuma and other Officials
Total Petroleum Ghana Ltd has awarded scholarships to four (4) brilliant students in need of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa. This is to aid the students financially for the 2016/2017 academic year to pay for their Academic Facility User Fees (AFUF) and to support their living expenses. The award is for a period of one year but subject to renewal every year. Each student was awarded three thousand, five hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢3 500) for the academic year. At a ceremony to present the award letters to the students, the Vice Chancellor, Prof J. S. Y. Kuma, congratulated them for being those selected for the awards for the first time.
Prof Kuma encouraged them to see the awards as a testimony of their hard work and that this should motivate them to work harder in the years ahead to enable Total Petroleum to renew the scholarships every year.Prof Kuma advised them to be of good character and exhibit a positive attitude since according to him these attributes would surely open doors for them to go higher in their endeavours. Prof Kuma informed them that the scholarship they were benefiting from came about as a result of an encounter he had with the Managing Director of Total Petroleum Ghana Limited in Accra sometime in 2013. He admonished them to work extra hard in their studies to make good the trust reposed in them.
The students are:
1. Albert Tangibor - 2nd year Geomatic Engineering.
2. Priscilla Naa Ayorkor Tagoe - 2nd year Computer Science and Engineering.
3. Ahobow Ebenezer - 2nd year Mathematics
4. Mathias Ebisah Acquah - 4th year Minerals Engineering
The Registrar, Mr A. K. Doku thanked the Vice Chancellor for the support he continued to offer students of the University and most especially those receiving the awards and also told the students to work hard to prove they were up to the task. One of the students, Mr Mathias Ebisah Acquah thanked the Vice Chancellor for making this assistance come true at the time they needed it most. He promised that they would work very hard to prove the trust reposed in them in the years ahead of them.Present at the ceremony were Dr Issaka Yakubu, the immediate past Training Coordinator, Mr Theophilus Andoh-Robertson, the University Counsellor and Mr Paul Y. A. Yeboah, the University Relations Officer.
Source: Paul Y. A. Yeboah, Assistant Registrar (University Relations)