Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), has presented a full scholarship to Wilhermina Opoku the overall best student at the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination organized by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). This happened at the WAEC Distinction Awards held on the 8th March, 2019 to acknowledge and reward the top performing students in the 2018 WASSCE.
In his goodwill message, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of UMB, Mr. Benjamin Amenumey stated that since 2014 when UMB first partnered WAEC, the Bank is still very honoured to be a major sponsor of the WAEC Distinction Awards, which rewards top performing students of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Mr. Amenumey also spoke about UMB’s strong commitment to the development of the youth by contributing to better education in Ghana. This educational scholarship is one of the several ways the Bank is contributing to national development, specifically in the education sector as well as offering brilliant students an opportunity to hone their talents and realise their desired dreams.
The full educational scholarship will cater for Wilhermina’s tuition, accommodation and books for the entire duration of her university programme. She was also given a brand new laptop and some branded gift items from UMB. Two other students, Sarpong Brago Afrifa and Imelda Naa Ayorkor Adjei who were the second and third top performers in the 2018 WASSCE respectively, also received a laptop each and some branded souvenirs from UMB
In attendance was the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, WAEC officials, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service and several other dignitaries.
The overall best WASSCE student, Wilhermina Opoku expressed her sincere appreciation to UMB for the full scholarship and the honour bestowed upon her and her family.