The Ministry of Education has announced that it is accepting applications for scholarships to Junior High Students (JHS) looking to get into Senior High Schools (SHS) in the 2016/2017 academic year under the Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP).
In a statement released on Thursday and signed by the Director of Public Relations, Dan Osman Mwin, the Ministry advised all eligible students to “avail themselves of this rare opportunity.”
Overall, 125 schools from selected districts across all ten regions in the country have been earmarked for the scholarship programme.The scholarships are available to JHS students in their final year or graduates who wrote their Basic Education Certificate Examination in the last three years and selected schools “benefiting from the SEIP.”
The statement from the Education Ministry adds that “the prospective beneficiary of the scholarship scheme must be a Ghanaian, be qualified and needy.”
“We also wish to urge all parents, guardians and prospective beneficiaries to contact the nearest District Education Office and the selected SHS where application forms for the scholarship scheme will be available and for any other assistance in this regard.”
The SEIP is funded by the World Bank as part of the government of Ghana’s Community Day SHS projects.