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Education Ministry signs MOU with BOST to support 50 students

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The Education Ministry and the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards supporting 50 brilliant but needy students to pursue a four-year Engineering course at the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), Tarkwa.
The scholarship costing one million cedis would cover tuition, laptops and stipends to support the students’ upkeep for the four years that they would be studying at UMAT.
All 50 students were selected from communities where BOST operates across the country.
They include; Kpone and Shai Osudoku in the Greater Accra region, Lower Manya and Asuogyaman districts in the Eastern region, Kaasi in the Kumasi metropolis, Central Gonja district in the Savanna region, Savelugu district in the Northern region, West Mamprugu district in the North-East region and Bolgatanga municipality in the Upper East region.
The Director for Legal Affairs, Matilda Azuimah and the Chief Director for the Education Ministry, Mrs Mamle Andrews signed the memorandum for and on behalf of the ministry while that of BOST was initialled by Harriet Amoah, General Manager for Legal Affairs.
All 50 beneficiaries of the scholarship package are already in school at the Tarkwa School of Mines.
Speaking before the signing ceremony, the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, expressed his excitement at the fulfilment of the request he made to BOST in December 2021.
He was particularly happy that the beneficiary students would complete their education and also be productive so they could support the development of their communities which might have been impacted by the operations of BOST.
Mrs Harriet Amoah, on her part said, the support to the students was part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to communities within which it operates. She was hopeful that the scholarship to the students would go a long way to promote the development of education in the operational areas and the nation as a whole.
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