About Ninety-Six students from the basic, senior high, Nursing training colleges, polytechnics and universities, on Wednesday received bursary worth GH?60,000 from the Archbishop Andoh Education Endowment Fund.

wpid-students.jpgThe Fund was established 13 years ago to provide assistance to needy but brilliant students in the various catholic parishes in the Accra Diocese.

Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, Accra Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Church, urged parents to invest in their children?s education rather than on funerals.

?If you think education is expensive, invest in funerals,? he said.

Most Rev. Palmer-Buckle was speaking at the 13th edition of the awards of bursaries to brilliant but needy students and fund-raising on the theme: ?Help Educate a Needy Student” in Accra.

He called on Ghanaians to establish ?Family Education Endowment Fund? to support brilliant school children in their families.

He said whenever financial assistance was offered to a needy student it should not be forgotten that in future someone great in society might emerge out of these children.

Most Rev Palmer-Buckle encouraged them to be focused and committed to their studies, since the church had confidence in them.

Dr Deborah Cubagee, a Retired Physician, who was the guest speaker said without proper education life was difficult to manage.

She commended the management of the Fund for their efforts to help educate brilliant but needy students.

She expressed the hope that more institutions and benefactors would come on board to support and sustain the Fund.

Very Reverend Father Francis Adoboli, Chairman of the Board of Trustees said since its inception the Fund had supported about 345 students.

He explained that the 96 beneficiaries were from all the six deaneries of the Archbishop of Accra.

Rev. Father Adoboli said the Fund was also supporting those about to enter Universities and Senior High Schools.

GNA

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