Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has presented a full scholarship to Wilhemina Opoku – the overall best student at the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). This happened at the WAEC Distinction Awards held on the 9th March 2019, to acknowledge and reward the top-performing students in the 2018 WASSCE.
In his goodwill address, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of UMB, Mr. Benjamin Amenumey, stated that since 2014 when UMB first partnered WAEC, the bank is still very honoured to be a major sponsor of the WAEC Distinction Awards which reward top-performing students of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Mr. Amenumey also spoke about UMB’s strong commitment to development of the youth by contributing to better education in Ghana. This educational scholarship is one of several ways the bank is contributing to national development, specifically in the education sector, as well as offering brilliant students an opportunity to hone their talents and realise their desired dreams.
The full educational scholarship will cater for Wilhemina’s tuition, accommodation and books for the entire duration of her university programme. She was also given a brand-new laptop and some branded gift items from UMB. Two other students, Sarpong Brago Afrifa and Imelda Naa Ayorkor Adjei, who were the second and third top-performers in the 2018 WASSCE respectively, also received a laptop each and some branded souvenirs from UMB
In attendance was the Minister of Education, Mr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh; Council Members, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service and several other dignitaries.
The overall best WASSCE student, Wilhemina Opoku, expressed her sincere appreciation for the full scholarship and honour bestowed upon her and her family.