Boy with "wrong" gender gets Ashesi University scholarship

Boy with "wrong" gender gets Ashesi University scholarship

- Tubare Kolah has been awarded a $50,000 scholarship to study at Ashesi University

- He will also be given on-campus accommodation, food, and pocket money

- He will also receive a laptop for the duration of his studies at Ashesi

Tubare Kolah, the boy with the "wrong" gender who graduated from Nandom Senior High School with six A1s out of eight subjects, has received a $50,000 scholarship to further his education.

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Boy with wrong gender gets Ashesi University scholarship

LEFT: Tubare Kolah RIGHT: Tubare's final SHS report card

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After literally scratching the earth to make ends meet and fund his education up to the Senior High School level, 20-year-old Tubare Kolah and his mother, Hawa, were faced with the prospect of potentially not being able to pay for the bright young man's tertiary education.

Tubare had already received admission from the University of Mines, while he also expected to receive admission from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology {KNUST). Although unfortunately the joy of admission also came with the inevitable realization that their [Tubare and his mother] meager income would not cover Tubare's university expenses.

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First broken by Joy News' Manasseh Awuni Azuri, Tubare Kolah and his mother's tragic story of abject poverty, loss, and exile coupled with hopeful perseverance moved many Ghanaian individuals and companies, both home and abroad, to reach out with offers to help fund Tubare's college education.

According to Myjoyonline, some potential sponsors offered to donate sums of money, while others offered to accommodate the youth in their hostels on campus for free. But it seems as though the young man settled on the best offer yet.

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Ashesi University, one of Ghana's best - if not the best - tertiary education institutions, offered Tubare Kolah a $50,000 scholarship to study an engineering degree program in the respected university.

Araba Botchwey, Ashesi University's Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, revealed that the 20 year old Nandom SHS graduate will also be provided with on campus accommodation, food and pocket money, and a laptop to help with his education for as long as he's studying in the school.

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