The Embassy of Lebanon in Ghana has promised to extend the scope of its existing scholarship scheme beyond the Faculty of Law in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to other Faculties in the University.
Ambassador Maheir Kheir, the Lebanese Ambassador announced this at an awards ceremony where he presented a cheque of Twenty-Four Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢24,000.00) to brilliant students of the Faculty of Law.
He further stated that the scheme which commenced in 2013 would be extended to students in the Arts and Languages. This, they believe would deepen the cultural and human relations between the two countries and create more opportunities for students.
Ambassador Kheir noted that for more than a century, the Lebanese people have lived in Ghana and been integrated in all levels so much that many of them consider themselves as Ghanaians of Lebanese background. The scholarship awarded to the 12 brilliant Law students is to promote a strong judiciary and encourage students to be ambassadors of peace, stability and equality.
Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the Chancellor and management, thanked the Lebanese Embassy and the Lebanese community in Ghana for their support to the Law students over the years. Prof. Obiri-Danso was hopeful that the extension would further deepen the existing relationship between the Embassy and the University.
Miss Eunice Ohenewaa Mensah, a beneficiary, on behalf of her colleagues, expressed her appreciation and shared her experience as an awardee. She stated that the scholarship was unique as it afforded beneficiaries the opportunity to have paid internships at Lebanese law firms and participate in cultural and social activities of the Lebanese community in Ghana.
The Lebanese Embassy scholarship is awarded to best four students in the second, third and final years. It covers tuition and accommodation fees.