Member of Parliament for the Effutu Constituency and Deputy Majority Speaker, Hon. Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin has donated to the TESCON branch of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) scholarship scheme to pay the fees of some stranded students of the Association.
Earlier this semester, the Leadership of TESCON UEW rolled out a scholarship scheme to help its members, who for various reasons could not pay their school fees.
It created a window of opportunity for all members. Especially, continuing students who wish to apply.
More than 200 applications were received at the end of the process. After that, 112 members were shortlisted and 61 members had their fees paid in parts.
Leadership on Monday, August 16 convened a meeting with the beneficiaries and presented copies of the receipts to them.
The President of the Association, Mr. Ebenezer Opoku Boahen entreated the beneficiaries of the scheme to take advantage of the opportunity to study hard to become useful citizens in the future to continue the good works started by Hon. Afenyo-Markin.
He further admonished Members of the Association to exercise patience and continue to pray for the NPP government and the Deputy Majority Leader to do more.
Madam Mary Ama, in acknowledging the kind gesture on behalf of her colleague beneficiaries thanked Hon. Afenyo-Markin for helping them pay their fees.
“We least expected this from TESCON and Afenyo-Markin. Hon. has taken the burden off us by paying our fees and we are very grateful. We can not thank him enough,” she stated.
Mr Karim Mohammed, another beneficiary also expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the leadership of the Association and Hon. Afenyo-Markin for coming to his aid at a time he almost deferred his course due to his inability to pay his fees.
He further pleaded with those who have not received theirs. He askd them to remain patient while leadership ensures equity.
The leaders of the Association commended Hon Afenyo-Markin for availing himself in times of need.
They pledged their unflinching support to the office of the Effutu lawmaker and prayed for more of such opportunities.