Dr. John Kingsley Krugu from the Bawku West District in the Upper East Region has presented a one-year scholarship award worth GHc6,500 to Miss Rholanda Awinsogim Atinga, winner of the Toende Most Beautiful Pageant.
Taking to his Facebook wall, Dr. Kingsley Krugu congratulated the winner on her effort to mobilise her peers to fight for a fair society.
“Your dedication to mobilise your peers to fight for an equitable society is inspiring.”
Earlier, it came to light that the board for the Butt-Tis Buuri Scholarship Fund had been outdoored in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region. The board of the scholarship scheme would be expected to disburse funds accrued into the fund for students who qualify for the scholarship.
“What happened earlier was the inauguration of the board of the scholarship fund. The name of the scholarship fund is the Butt-Tis Buuri Scholarship Fund. Butt-Tis in Kusaal means planting for the future. It came about because we had discovered that this Free Senior School Policy (SHS) is a very good policy. It has been able to help expand education to those who otherwise would not have been able to access senior high education. But many of these people now have a bigger challenge: being able to access tertiary education.”
Dr. John Kingsley Krugu, the brains behind the fund, said this when he spoke to Mark Smith on the Day Break Upper East Show today, March 13, 2023.
The board, he said, is there to ensure that only deserving students are supported. They would be supported without regard to their religious or political affiliation.
“The board was inaugurated on March 4. This is a board made up of educationists, development practitioners, people who understand development, and people who rise above partisanship and religion and place value to bear in the development of the project,” he said.
Dr. Krugu explained that he led the way by committing Ghc100,000 to the fund.