MTN Ghana empowers teachers with GHC 125,000 scholarship package
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Twenty teachers selected from Ghanaian public schools have been awarded with GHC 125,000 scholarship package to help them further develop themselves in their field of work by telecom giant MTN.
The scholarship scheme, which is part of the MTN Teachers Improvement Award Programme and an initiative of the MTN Foundation, is designed to financially assist teachers who teach in first and second cycle public institutions to upgrade their education at the First Degree or Masters levels.
Speaking during an event held in Accra to present the awards to the selected 20 teachers, the Acting Corporate Service Executive, Pala Asiedu Ofori, explained that the scholarship seek to improve the skills of teachers across the country to professionally grow in Science, Mathematics and English.
“These subject areas continue to be core tools in many fields of study and also equip pupils with a uniquely powerful set of skills which include logical reasoning, problem solving skills, and the ability to think in abstracts ways which enable them to understand and change the world. The programme will support 100 teachers over a five year period,” she said.
Mrs. Ofori expressed the conviction that the future of Ghana’s development lay largely in giving teachers access to higher quality education. “As a good corporate citizen, MTN is convinced that it also has a role to play in helping build a stronger nation. We therefore strive through various initiatives to complete government’s effort to ensure sustainable social development,” she added.