January 28, 2015
Students in Yagaba Kubore Constituency of the Northern Region are benefiting from a GH¢40,000 endowment fund set up by the MP of the area.
Students from the constituency pursuing education at universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and nursing training colleges will be eligible to benefit from the fund.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, Mr. Mustapha Ussif, said the money, which was sourced from his Education Scholarship Fund is aimed at alleviating the suffering of students and their families in their quest for higher education.
“As contribution towards promoting education and in recognition of the fact that education remains the bedrock of social change and development, I shall endeavor to pay my dues by sponsoring as many of my constituents from my MP’s Common Fund,” he said.
According to him, the constituency is lagging behind in education with many educational institutions urgently needing basic facilities to support effective teaching and learning.
Mr. Ussif said he was contributing his quota to bettering the situation.
“I’m committed to honoring my campaign promise of promoting education particularly at the tertiary level for the benefit of the residents of the Yagaba Kubore Constituency,” he stated.
He is convinced that when many constituents are supported at the tertiary level to complete their courses of study, they will in turn teach students at the basic level, subsequently.
He called for more support for the initiative.