Ecobank Ghana gave financial support packages to 16 medical students from KNUST, University of Ghana (UG), University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the University for Development Studies (UDS). The financial assistance will support the costs of the students’ study abroad medical exchange programs for 2019.

The package, which is supported by Old Mutual Ghana (an insurance company), Emirates Airlines and Woodin (a fashion company), will provide $1,000 (GH¢5,300) in living expenses per student.

Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana Mr. Daniel Sackey announced that Emirates Airlines and Woodin would respectively provide special air ticket discounts (up to 30 per cent) and warm clothing to beneficiaries. Head of Bancassurance of Old Mutual Ghana Mr. Othniel Kumassah announced that the company was sponsoring the program with a total risk exposure package of €1 million for all 16 students. Mr. Sackey thanked Ecobank’s partners for their collaborative support.

Ecobank has had long standing relationships with medical students in Ghana, providing financial support to selected medical students to partly fund their study abroad programs. Mr. Daniel Sackey noted that Ecobank has over the past decade assisted over 120 medical students and that the bank was optimistic that beneficiaries would become agents of change.

President of the Federation of Ghana Medical Students’ Associations (FGMSA) Mr. Emmanuel Quashie thanked the bank and the other partners for remaining committed to enhancing medical education in Ghana.

Credits: – Maclean Kwofi | – Richard Abbey