COCOBOD Terminates Scholarship Scheme, Launches Education Trust for Cocoa-Growing Communities

Peter Mac Manu

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has announced the termination of its longstanding scholarship scheme, citing the implementation of the government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) initiative as the reason. Apexnewsgh reports

In its place, COCOBOD has established the Cocoa Board Education Trust, aimed at providing essential primary school infrastructure in underserved cocoa-growing communities.

According to Mr. Peter Mac Manu, chairman of the board, the shift is a response to the changing educational landscape. “With the advent of the free SHS by the Akufo-Addo administration, it’s time for us to adapt and evolve.

The COCOBOD Scholarship Scheme, while a notable and valuable programme, has naturally lost its core purpose.”

The COCOBOD Scholarship Scheme had provided financial support to students from cocoa-farming communities for many years. However, with the introduction of the Free SHS initiative, the board decided to redirect its resources towards establishing model basic schools in cocoa-growing areas.

Source: Apexnewsgh.com

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