VICE PRESIDENT BAWUMIA LAUNCHES ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SYSTEM

• Scholarshipgh.com will be included in due time,” the Vice President disclosed.

Vice President Bawumia recalled that the Scholarships Secretariat, since its establishment in 1960 as an extra-ministerial body under the Office of the President, has operated below capacity in its traditional bricks and mortar setting.

During these times, government sponsorship opportunities were perceived as the preserve of politicians and those well connected in government.


DR MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA

The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has launched the Scholarship Secretariat’s Online Scholarship Application and Administration System, www.scholarshipgh.com, in Accra.


Beginning April 1, 2020, in just four (4) easy steps, any applicant can apply from the comfort of their homes, take an aptitude test and be interviewed in their own districts without coming to Accra as in the past.

The launch of the Online portal is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s vision to digitize and formalize government service delivery processes, help to eliminate the inconveniences that applicants experience seeking government sponsorships and also help the Secretariat in proper and efficient administration of scholarships in the country.


Speaking at the launch on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, Vice President Bawumia said the digitization of scholarship processes has come at the appropriate time, when the world is faced with the COVID-19 pandemic which has temporarily shut down almost all social institutions, especially the education sector.



“The enhanced use of technology, which is reflected in this administration’s Digitization Agenda, is a very relevant tool in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic, as digitization by its nature leads to social distancing.


Today, we can access many services while sitting in the comfort of our homes, without the human interface which could lead to the spread of the virus.


“We are delivering and will continue to deliver more services online, such as the ECG app, paperless ports, DVLA, Passport Office and the rest. Indeed, God willing, we will launch the Ghana.gov portal next month, a one-stop shop for accessing government services.



Scholarshipgh.com will be included in due time,” the Vice President disclosed.


Vice President Bawumia recalled that the Scholarships Secretariat, since its establishment in 1960 as an extra-ministerial body under the Office of the President, has operated below capacity in its traditional bricks and mortar setting.


During these times, government sponsorship opportunities were perceived as the preserve of politicians and those well connected in government.