- A graduate of Adeiso SHS, Thomas Amoaning, received a full scholarship from President Akufo-Addo after his heartbreaking story popped up online
- Amoaning walked several kilometes from his village to Adeiso for education
- But, Horace Ankrah believes the president’s intervention shouldn’t be encouraged
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President Akufo-Addo’s directive to the Scholarship Secretariat to offer a student of Adeiso Senior High School in the Eastern Region a full scholarship was an indictment on the administration, Ghana’s former deputy ambassador to China has said.
According to Horace Ankrah, had the administration managed the country’s scholarship system efficiently in the past four years, the president would not have been issuing directives to the secretariat before it offers scholarships to deserving students.
Thomas Amoaning, a graduate of Adeiso Senior High School scored 8As in the 2020 West Africa Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
Akufo-Addo gives scholarship to needy Adeiso SHS boy scores 8As in WASSCE despite walking 6km to school every day
Amoaning in a heartrending video sighted on Graphic.com.gh narrated how he had to walk six kilometres from his home at Asuaba to attend classes at Adeiso SHS every school day.
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Despite the odds, Amoaning who offered General Arts scored As in the eight subjects he sat for in the WASSCE—English Language, Mathematics (Core), Integrated Science, Economics, Geography, Government, and Mathematics (Elective).
“If the system is working, the President would not have noticed this child but the system would have taken care of him,” Ankrah told Onua FM, 3 News reported.
“…the president should not have ordered for him to be given a scholarship but the system is not working that is why it took the social media for him [student] to be noticed,” he added.
Meanwhile, as previously reported by YEN.com.gh, the results of one of PRESEC's NSMQ 2020 stars, Gyamfi Isaac Kofi, has popped up online.
Gyamfi excelled in the WASSCE scoring straight 'As' in all the eight subjects he wrote.
It has not been only 8As news about WASSCE as comedienne Afia Schwarzenegger recently stirred some controversy about the result of her twin sons.
Afia Schwarzenegger recently revealed that her twin sons, James and John Heerdergen, had excelled in the 2020 WASSCE.
Disclosing their results, Schwar indicated that the two had C4 as their lowest grade.
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