Master Theophilus Wereko Acheampong, a former student of the Adisadel College (ADISCO) and first runner-up in the 2015 National Maths and Science Quiz competition, has been awarded a four-year scholarship to further his education at the university.
The four-year scholarship package was presented to him at a short ceremony at Adisadel Collage (ADISCO) by a US-based Non-Governmental Organisation, Erratic Truth Foundation (ETF).
The package includes tuition and accommodation.
The 19-year-old brilliant but needy student who completed Adisadel College in 2015, had Seven As and a B in the West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSE).
The Headmaster of Adisadel College, Mr. William Kusi Yeboah, expressed delight at the gesture and appealed to organisations to extend same support to other brilliant but needy students.
He said Theophilus had been resourceful to the school by helping prepare students for the 2016 competition.
According to him, the youngster gained admission to study Bsc Electricals / Engineering at University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa but was compelled to stay back due to financial difficulties.
“The dreams of many brilliant but needy students like Theophius have been cut short due to financial challenges,” he noted, and appealed to the past students’ and other organisations “to emulate the gesture in order to put smiles on the faces of needy students”.
Theophilus was also presented with a laptop and a citation for his contribution to the 2016 National Math’s and Science Quiz. Receiving the package, he was thankful and promised to put up the best performance.
Dr. David Togbe Nfodjo of ETF, also presented a laptop to Madam Cynthia Jebuni Adanu, Head of Science Department at ADISCO, for her effort at ensuring that students who represented the school, excelled at the competition.
The representative of ETF in Ghana, Dr. Ros Pobee, said the foundation would continue to support brilliant but needy students.
He said the foundation, made up of Adisadel old boys, would also help improve the school’s academic performance.
By Malik Sullemana