2019 overall best WASSCE student receives full scholarship from UMB
The Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has for the sixth consecutive year, presented a full scholarship to the 2019 overall best West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidate, Ms Melisa Abena Okyerewaa Amoah.
A statement issued by the UMB Bank and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the event took place in Accra during the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Distinction Awards ceremony.
The awards ceremony was to recognize and reward the best performing candidates in the 2019 WASSCE organized by the WAEC.
The statement said with this full educational scholarship, UMB would provide funding to cater for Ms Amoah’s tuition, accommodation and books for the entire duration of her course at the University of Ghana, Legon.
It said she also received a cash amount of One Thousand Ghana cedis (GHC1,000) on her UMB SpeedApp account, a brand new laptop and some branded gift items from UMB.
It said the second and third overall best candidates: Nana Adwoa Sereboo Agyemang and Ewurabena Esiboaba Cudjoe were each presented with brand new laptops, cash and UMB branded gift items.
Mr Benjamin Amenumey, UMB Chief Executive Officer in his remark, said: “This scholarship programme is much more than a corporate social responsibility initiative for us at UMB.”