Explaining why the Lebanese Community continues to support students in tertiary schools in Ghana over the weekend in Kumasi, HE Ali Halabi, Lebanon’s Ambassador to Ghana, said the demonstration of academic dexterity by the students was the reason for the support.
He said that ‘the law profession is one that permeates all aspects of society and forms the foundation on which any society is grounded.
It’s for these reasons that the Lebanese Community decided to award scholarships to the future lawyers who will champion the development of their beloved country.
‘The scholarship will cover 100 percent of the tuition fees, while part of the accomodation charges will be absorbed.
He added that “Over the past three years, I have witnessed how students benefiting from our scholarships programme have excelled in their academic work.
A few weeks ago, the 15 students of our first batch of beneficiaries from KNUST and the University of Ghana have all been admitted at the Ghana School of Law.
Professor Joshua Ayarkwa, the Provost of the College of Science and Built Environment, who stood in for the Vice Chancellor of KNUST, thanked the envoy and the Lebanese Community for the awarding the scholarship and expressed hope that the Lebanese Community will continue to do more and keep up the good work.
He said the Lebanese community chose to support the Law Faculty because law binds our society, adding that it’s law that will ensure peace and harmony in this year’s elections.
The Dean of the Faculty of law, Dr (Mrs) Lydia Apori Nkansah, thanked the envoy and the Lebanese Community and encouraged the beneficiaries to live up to expectation.
She appealed to the beneficiaries to carry out all their duties with integrity.
Ms Afia Poku, speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed appreciation to the Lebanese Community for the scholarship scheme which she said has greatly motivated the students to strive to achieve academic excellence.
The Lebanese Community recently supported students and institutions like the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), University of Ghana, the Ghana Armed Forces, Police and Prisons Services and Ghana School of Law.