The Lebanese community in Ghana has awarded scholarships to eight entrants of the Ghana School of Law.
This is a part of a scholarship programme that is being run by the community to promote Ghana’s development agenda through investments in the nation’s human resource base.
At a ceremony to present the scholarships, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Ali Halabi, stressed the vital role of the Ghana School of Law in ensuring the realization of the rule of law, stating that, “the provision of quality legal education and the attainment of this favourable rule of law in society, are not mutually exclusive. It is therefore important to train visionary lawyers who would be key actors in achieving this societal growth.”
A representative of the beneficiaries, Afia Poku, thanked the Lebanese community for their benevolence, noting that, through this award, they have “showcased their adherence to upholding the rule of law in Ghana as they have recognized that, the law is the fiber that holds our society together and heals societal rifts.”
Professor Kofi Quashigah, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana, commended the Lebanese community in Ghana for investing in Ghana’s rule of law through the scheme.
He reflected on the Lebanese community’s assistance to the faculty for the past five years, which included a scholarship to undergraduate students pursuing LLB.
For five years, the Lebanese community in Ghana has had in place a scholarship scheme for undergraduate law students from the University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and Communications students from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Postgraduate students from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and the Ghana School of Law have also benefited from this scheme.