Lebanese Community steps up scholarship program

The Lebanese Embassy in collaboration with the Lebanese Community has once again offered scholarship to 13 law students of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Announcing the package at the Financial Aid Office at the School’s campus on Thursday, Maher Kheir, Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana pointed out that “…our vision is to make tertiary education accessible to many Ghanaian students, hence this gesture.”

He mentioned that as part of his outfit’s efforts to support education in the country, the Lebanese Community have rolled out plans to support the School of Arts, of this University saying, “For this reason, we are already working to extend the scholarship scheme to other tertiary institutions and other disciplines.

“In the last five years, over one hundred students have received scholarships to further their education. It has been extremely successful. But we refuse to rest on our efforts as long as there are more students out there to be reached.”

And emphasising on the importance of law, HE Kheir said “Maxwell Anderson once said Without law, men are beasts.” If so, then be the beauty of the law, not its beasts.”

“Stand by the principles of the law at all time. And remember, if you want to see a difference, be the difference.”

Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University, Professor Kofi Quashigah described the scholarship scheme designed for the first top four students as a huge recognition and honour. He urge the beneficiaries to make good use of it and expressed profuse thanks to the Lebanon Embassy and the Lebanese Community for supporting tertiary education in the country.

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Level 400 Student, Kazia Hillary Engmann, and a beneficiary of the scheme, on behalf of her mates thanked the Embassy and the Community for the gesture.