The Anlo Education Trust Fund has awarded scholarship to twelve high school students from the Anlo Traditional Area to further their education in second cycle institutions.
The scholarship covers their school fees and other basic educational needs.
The fund, which was established in 2009, seeks to support needy but brilliant students in the Anlo State to access quality education at the highest level.
About sixty five Senior High school students have benefited from the scheme since its inception.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the fund, Prof. Victor Yao Gadzekpo, urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the scholarship by studying very hard.
He cautioned that the scholarship will be withdrawn from a beneficiary who performs poorly in examinations.
Prof. Gadzekpo was optimistic that the award will be expanded to cover students at the tertiary level in future and appealed to all citizens and corporate organisations to support the initiative to ensure its sustainability.
A member of the Board and Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, Bridget Katsriku disclosed that new strategies have been instituted to raise more funds to embark on other school projects aside the scholarships.
According to her, the board is presently constructing a six unit classroom block at Galosota in the area but needs financial support to complete it.
She said computers and more than one thousand books have been distributed to some selected schools in the area.