The Member of Parliament for Shai Osudoku Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, Hon. Linda Obenewa Akweley Ocloo on Wednesday 9 June, 2021 have disbursed GH¢ 250,000.00 among 30 tertiary institution students in the constituency to support them in payment of their fees.
Students from the constituency pursuing education at universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and nursing training colleges are eligible to benefit from the fund.
The Member of Parliament, Hon. Linda Obenewa said, money which was sourced from her Education Scholarship Fund is aimed at alleviating the suffering of students and their families in their quest for higher education.
“As contribution towards promoting education and in recognition of the fact that education remains the bedrock of social change and development, I shall endeavor to pay my dues by sponsoring as many as 1,100 of my constituents from my MP’s Common Fund,” she said.
“This is an intervention with fund from various sources to help our students in the constituency to meet some of their basic needs in school.”
She made it clear that the money was not meant for the full payment of fees of the beneficiaries but rather a modest offer of assistance to them in their studies.
“I’m committed to honoring my campaign promise of promoting education particularly at the tertiary level for the benefit of the residents of the Shai Osudoku Constituency,” she stated.
She is convinced that when many constituents are supported at the tertiary level to complete their courses of study, they will in turn teach students at the basic level, subsequently.
The MP entreated the students to justify the financial support they received and study diligently towards a bright future.