The Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has presented a full scholarship to the 2019 overall best WASSCE candidate, Melisa Abena Okyerewaa Amoah, at the WAEC Distinction Awards ceremony.
It is the sixth consecutive year the bank is undertaking such gesture.
The bank 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 1000 cedis on her UMB SpeedApp account, a brand new laptop and some branded souvenirs from UMB.
The second and third overall best candidates, Nana Adwoa Sereboo Agyemang and Ewurabena Esiboaba Cudjoe, were each presented with brand new laptops, cash and UMB branded souvenirs.
“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,” CEO Benjamin Amenumey said.
He further stated that as an indigenous bank, UMB would continue to empower the youth by encouraging them through such financial interventions, as he believes this will encourage parents to motivate their wards to excel in their respective courses in school for a better, brighter future.
Miss Amoah and her family expressed gratitude to UMB for the 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.
By Grace Hammoah Asare|3news.com|Ghana