Overall Best 2019 WASSCE Candidate awarded a full scholarship

Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has for the sixth consecutive year, presented a full scholarship to the 2019 overall best West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidate, Melisa Abena Okyerewaa Amoah at the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Distinction Awards ceremony.

The awards ceremony was held at the Sakyi Asare-Menko Hall on Wednesday to recognize and reward the best performing candidates in the 2019 WASSCE organized by the WAEC.

With this full educational scholarship, UMB will provide funding to cater for Melisa’s tuition, accommodation and books for the entire duration of her course at the University of Ghana, Legon.

She also received a cash amount of GH¢1000 on her UMB SpeedApp account, a brand new
laptop and some branded gift items from UMB.

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The second and third overall best candidates, Nana Adwoa Sereboo Agyemang and Ewurabena Esiboaba Cudjoe were each presented with brand new laptops, cash andUMB branded gift items.

CEO of UMB, Benjamin Amenumey, in a remark noted, “This scholarship programme is much more than a corporate social responsibility initiative for us at UMB. It is, in fact, a civic responsibility of helping build a great nation through education, which is the passport to a great future.”

He further stated that as an indigenous bank, UMB would continue to empower the youth by encouraging them through such financial interventions, as he believed this would encourage parents to motivate their wards to excel in their respective courses in school for a better and brighter future.

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service; Professor
Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State – Tertiary Education and many other dignitaries attended the event.

The overall best WASSCE candidate and her family expressed their gratitude to UMB for this kind gesture and entreated current second-cycle students, especially the final year students, to be diligent in their pursuit of excellence even beyond the classroom.