Barclays Bank Ghana as part of its Shared Growth Ambition programme is offering scholarships to 20 undergraduate students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The intended scholarship package, targeting strictly Ghanaian students from level 200 to 400, includes full payment of tuition fees, household income, laptop and food subsidy. The package, which is renewable for every academic year, also covers stationery, hostel and academic user fees.
The Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations of the Bank, Mrs. Nana E. Boison, announced this when she led a three-member delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, at the Council Chamber.
Mrs. Boison said over the past five years, the Bank had concentrated its energies on education and other humanitarian projects across Ghana, especially communities where the Bank conducts its operations. The Director stressed that the Bank had been enjoying cordial working relationship with the UCC. It was against this backdrop, Mrs. Boison explained, the Bank decided to introduce the scholarship scheme to brilliant but needy students of the University under the Barclays’ Shared Growth Ambition initiative.
Barclays’ Shared Growth Ambition provides its clients, customers, shareholders and the communities which it serves access to a prosperous future. Giving details about the criteria of the Scholarship, Mrs. Boison stated that at the end of the scholarship year, beneficiary students could re-apply for the next academic year. In view of this, she said beneficiary students must attain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and above to continuously enjoy the scholarship. The Director added that student beneficiaries would need to open a Barclays’ Ignition Account (Student Account) into which the funds would be disbursed to support their basic needs.
Welcoming the delegation, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro, conveyed the deepest felicitations of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, to the delegation. He thanked the Bank for the Scholarship. Prof. Oduro expressed the hope that the Bank would expand the scholarship net in order to cover more students onto the scheme. He, however, requested the Bank to design special staff development packages to hone the skills and build capacities for all categories of staff of the UCC.
Mrs. Boison was accompanied on the visit by Mr. Zubrin Mohammed (Assistant Vice-President, Corporate and Investment Banking) and Mr. Cyril Nai (Assistant Vice-President, Communications)
Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Koawo Edjah; Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff Onyame; Deputy Director of Finance, Francis Obeng; Senior Assistant Registrar, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mrs. Georgina Asi Owusu and Junior Assistant Registrar, Mr. Felix Adu-Poku.