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Ghanaian mission canvasses study applications from W/African scholars

Eddison Agbeyegah, Deputy High Commissioner of Ghana in Nigeria.
By Fortune Abang/Anita Uzoagba
Abuja, Aug. 31, 2023

Ghana has announced the official opening of the application portals that will enable West African scholars to apply to study at the University of Ghana for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Making the announcement in Abuja on Thursday, Eddison Agbenyegah, the Deputy High Commissioner of Ghana to Nigeria, said at the inaugural ceremony that the portal would remain open for two days.

Agbenyegah said that it would be cheaper for potential scholars in West Africa to go to Ghana and study than schooling in developed countries.

According to him, Ghana offers a lot of opportunities to young people as it can help develop their careers after graduation.

“This year, the premier university, UG-Legon and several other Ghanaian universities have opened their application portals to receive applications from West African scholars.

“University of Ghana has reduced its tuition fees for all ECOWAS students since the 2021/2022 academic year and now allows payment in naira at Access Bank Nigeria, and instituted payment plans to cushion parents and students,” he said.

He further said screening had begun for young people wanting to study at the institution, adding that those seeking clarification can do so at the High Commission in Abuja.

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