The University of Ghana received $100, 000 on Friday July 3, 2015 from General Electric (GE) to be used to cover scholarships for full tuition and residential fees for students in four year degrees at the university and financial aid to students that need it.
Students who will benefit from the scholarship and financial aid will be those studying Applied Sciences at the university.
This announcement came during a meeting with the Management of the University of Ghana which was led by the Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Kwame Offei. This donation is part of a wider collaboration between GE and tertiary education institutions in Ghana on capacity development.
The CEO of GE Ghana, Mr Leslie Nelson, said that the donation demonstrates GE’s commitment to building human capital development and localising its operations within Ghana. Nelson state that “our localization plan also includes technology collaboration, development of Ghanaian suppliers and investment in human capacity.”
Professor Offei expressed his excitement about the scholarship saying it will go a long way helping to build a stronger human capital base in the country. He continued by saying that “human capital remains the most vital resource that any organisation can have and we are glad that GE is placing a great premium on that.”