Mahamudu Bawumia: Vice President outdoors new online scholarship in Accra

Mahamudu Bawumia: Vice President outdoors new online scholarship in Accra

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has launched the Scholarship Secretariat’s Online Scholarship Application and Administration System,, in Accra.

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Effective April 1, 2020, in just four (4) easy steps, any applicant can apply from the comfort of their homes, take an aptitude test and be interviewed in their own districts without coming to Accra as in the past.

The launch of the online portal is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s vision to digitize and formalize government service delivery processes.

It is also to help to eliminate the inconveniences that applicants experience seeking government sponsorships, as well as help the Secretariat in proper and efficient administration of scholarships in the country.

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Speaking at the launch on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Dr. Bawumia said the digitization of scholarship processes has come at the appropriate time, when the world is faced with the COVID-19 pandemic which has temporarily shut down almost all social institutions, especially the education sector.

Vice President Bawumia recalled that the Scholarships Secretariat, since its establishment in 1960 as an extra-ministerial body under the Office of the President, has operated below capacity in its traditional bricks and mortar setting.

In line with the strategic directive of the government, the Secretariat initiated processes aimed at increasing access and ensuring transparency in its scholarship awards and administration processes.

“The launch today of this Online Scholarship Application and Administration System is a proud moment that will revolutionize scholarship administration in Ghana and beyond," Dr. Bawumia said.

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He also opined that governemgt is seeking to ensure transparency in the scholarship awards and by this, the risk of corruption will be reduced as all workflow regarding scholarship application will be streamlined.

The Vice President was also positive that the new system will provide accurate and reliable data on scholarship beneficiaries as well as tracking their academic progress.

On his part, the Registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat, Kingsley Agyeman, expressed appreciation to government for the support over the years, and pledged the commitment of the Secretariat to do even more to make accessing scholarships easier and more efficient.

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