The Maker’s House Chapel International has officially outdoored the church’s scholarship secretariat, with the aim of supporting the education of the youth.
The Secretariat, christened ‘TeamEdu’, is the education wing of the church and is dedicated to assisting disadvantaged students throughout their tertiary education by identifying resources to assist with.
Applicants must have completed senior high school and gained admission into any of the public tertiary institutions as well as prove that they are from a deprived background. The move is part of the church’s commitment towards promoting the spiritual and physical development of people, especially its members.
Mrs. Joana Adzoa Opare, Head of the Education Department of the church, believed the outcome of the work of the secretariat would augment government’s efforts at providing quality education.
“We want to ensure that students, particularly brilliant students, are given the opportunity to continue their education to pursue their dream and become responsible citizens in the country,” she said.
She described statistics from the Tertiary Education Council which show a 40 per cent funding gap at the tertiary level, as “worrying.”
She therefore called on individuals as well as institutions to contribute towards the scheme to enable TeamEdu to continue to assist deprived students.
Dr. Michael Boadi Nyamekye, General Overseer of the Maker’s House Chapel International, stressed the importance of education to national development, saying it was important that all stakeholders provided the needed support to achieve quality education for all.
According to him, the church has a critical role to play in the development of education, and therefore urged other churches not to shirk that responsibility.