- Legon has opened the application process for a students loan facility
- The University says no guarantor is needed to secure the facility
- This was announced by the SRC
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The University of Ghana, Legon, has announced the opening of the application process for a student loan facility for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The University Student Representative Council is therefore calling for applications from students who wish to access the facility.
Announcing the development in a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, the SCR said prospective applicants do not require a guarantor to secure the facility.
The statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the SRC, Mr. Aikins Opoku, indicated that "prospective applicants are kindly requested to visit the website of the Student Loan Trust Fund on www.sltf.gov.gh".
"You only need Ghana Card or E-Zwich card to apply", adding: "When selecting the institution in the account-creation process, applicants should either select University of Ghana or UG, DI, Legon and not City Campus,” the statement added.
Abu Sufiano Yahya was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2016 for snatching a woman’s handbag in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Yahya’s incarceration would not stop him from seeking education. Taught by colleague inmates and wardens, he sat the BECE exams and passed with an aggregate of 16.
Luck smiled on Yahya and he won his appeal and was released from prison in December last year.
According to Crime Check TV GH, with the ambition to become a nurse, Yahya sought admission into Ghanaian secondary schools to further his education.
He was, however, refused admission because he was an ex-convict.
Sharing Yahya’s disturbing story on Facebook, Crime Check TV GH wrote: Sadly, Yahya whose ambition is to become a nurse claims three secondary schools have refused him admission after realizing he is an ex-convict.”
Heartbreaking! 3 SHSs deny man, 23, who bagged aggregate 16 in BECE admission because he was an ex-convict
Crime Check TV GH’s post sparked massive reactions and comments.
Vivian Mawuli Gli writes, “The backward mindset of some people in leadership positions in this country is mind-blowing... Just taking matters into their own hands and suppressing people from reaching their life goals..”
Affum Isaac added: “Majority of these headmasters are "Christians" too. Until we get common rules for all senior high schools in Ghana, heads of schools will be running the institutions like their personal properties.”
Eric Attah said: “Sometimes u wonder the kind of democracy we practice in this country, n yet talk of violation of human right. So do they expect him to continue in that way to become a fully arm robbery ? He should seek to private secondly school. May God be his helper.”
Tweneboah Ba Nyasafuo opined: “They rather giving him more room to continue with his act. Sometimes conditions take us to situations we never had wish for ourselves . May God be our guide.”
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