The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat following a directive from H. E. President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, today December 1, 2020, in a Press Conference, dubbed the Big Announcement, formally opened the online scholarship application portal for the first batch graduates of the Free SHS Policy. This is to accord them an opportunity to apply for a scholarship for their tertiary education.
According to the press statement released by the Ghana Schools Scholarship Secretariate sighted by listengh.net, the Local Tertiary Scholarship was introduced by H. E. President Akufo-Addo in the year 2017 and had it decentralized and digitized in the 2019/2020 academic year. 3,425, 9,200, 29,000 students have benefited from the year 2017,2018, and 2019 respectively while 15, 000 free SHS graduates are set to benefit in the year 2020.
Meanwhile, 45,000 free SHS continuing students are set to also benefit as they are kept on an awaiting list.
The scholarship covers academic facility user fees or tuition fees for all accredited local tertiary institutions, both public and private.
All applicants who wrote the WASSCE in 2020 and have gained admission or have
applied for admission into an accredited local tertiary institution are eligible to apply.
MODE OF APPLICATION
All applicants are expected to go through the 4 easy steps as follows:
1.Open the web address www.scholarshipgh.com
2. Sign-up and create a user account to register
3.Complete an application form and upload all required academic and admission documents
4. Complete an online aptitude test.
1st- 15Th December, 2020: Application open
16Th – 29Th December, 202: Nationwide Selection Interviews
By second week of January, 2021: Validation and Payments to respective institutons.The first batch of these Free SHS graduates who would be eligible will be able to enjoy tuition free tertiary education in Ghana under President Akufo-Addo.