Around 12,000 applicants from the Northern Region were interviewed by the Scholarship Secretariat. This year, about 600 students from the Tamale metropolis have applied for the scholarships.
Kingsley Agyemang, the Secretary of Ghana’s scholarships, told journalists in Tamale that GHS80 million was earmarked to be spent by government to eligible candidates.
“This is the third face of the local decentralization scholarship secretariat introduced by President Akufo Addo and an amount of GH 80 million will be used to support the qualified students.”
He noted that eligible candidates from all local tertiary institutions in the region had undergone an online application and aptitude check before being shortlisted for the interview.
The Registrar noted that MMDCEs, community leaders, GES delegates, seating Mps and two other members of the scholarship secretariat were among the panelists interviewing the applicants.
“The applicants are scored in four fields, namely comprehension, current affairs, attitude tests and the applicant’s class.”
Mr Agyemang said that during the interview, the panellist would rate the applicants on a device that automatically transfers the cumulative scores to the National Database in Accra.
“This is to ensure that there’s transparency and accessibility to education and to ensure that more people get access to tertiary education .”
He revealed that the process is performed simultaneously in the 260 MMDAs across the country.
In all about, 75,000 applicants were selected across the country to go through the interview process.
Source: Daily Guide