Alhaji Iddrisu Adjieteh, a former Assemblyman in Katamanso, says he was approached by the mother of Ali Inusah, herder, now valedictorian of the University of Professional Studies’ 2021 graduating class, to seek for Senior High School scholarship for her son.
“I asked them to bring a letter and forwarded it… to the coordinating director, and quickly they prepared the scholarship for them,” the former assemblyman recounted.
Ali had an aggregate 11 in his Basic Education Certificate Examination and eventually qualified to the Wesley Grammar School.
For Mr. Adjieteh, offering support to Ali was a no-brainer.
“He was very brilliant but needy. When they approached me, as an assemblyman we had to assist them.”
Ali eventually finished Senior High School with 7 As and a B.
He proceeded to UPSA where he gained national recognition after bagging a first-class in Accounting.
The former assemblyman thus urged needy parents to explore scholarship options at the district level, as Mr. Adjieteh said such opportunities should not be underrated.
“When I was an assemblyman, education was my priority,” he said, adding that he used to push needy parents to apply for district scholarships.
“Most of the time, when the common fund is coming, they have a package for education, so I want to advise every parent that they should fall on the government and apply for a scholarship.”
“Or even if the Member of Parliament is there, they can approach him or her to assist,” he added.