Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, Maher Kheir has pledged his unflinching support for education in Ghana.
In a schorlaship presentation ceremony at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) on Wednesday, the Lebanese envoy pointed out that his outfit and the Lebanese Community consistent support for tertiary institutions attest to their commitment to education in Ghana.
He told the awardees “Since my arrival to Ghana a year ago, I pledged to follow up on the scholarship initiative of the Lebanese Community of my predecessor.
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“I was looking forward to launch a new initiative based on my vision to open a window of cultural exchange between Lebanon and Ghana. I started to commit all my efforts to launch the
Lebanese Literature Prize and Research Awards at the School of Languages in the University of Ghana.
“Today, I am glad to announce that two weeks ago, we launched the Lebanese Literature Prize and Research Awards at this School to promote Lebanese and Ghanaian literature
He satated that the Embassy and the Lebanese Community believe believe that language and culture can build the
shortest bridge between all people and strengthen human relations saying, “You also, through your journalism studies can add to this cultural and human interaction.
Dear students, let me mention that we are in the process of forming a Lebanese Scholarship Alumni Group. We encourage all of you to be members of this important group because it will
create a network between all beneficiaries, the Lebanese community and the Embassy of Lebanon.”
He added “In my previous speech, I challenged you to “go for the truth with all your heart”. Today, I would also like to add that you go for cultural exposure. When you possess all these values, you will be the masters of yourselves, masters of the pulpit and you will certainly be the brightest journalists. Then, we will be truly proud of you.”
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Rector of GIJ, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo challenged the students mentioned “This event is becoming important on our calendar. To the students, this gesture, undoubtedly takes off financial burden from you and I will urge you to make good use of this opportunity.”
A beneficiary of the scheme, Nancy Asante said “We will take this opportunity as a challenge and strive for excellence.”
The ambasor and the Lebanese Community has provided schorlarships for students at the University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science ans Technology (KNUST) on annual bassis.