Nestlé Milo has affirmed its commitment to continuously promote academic excellence by recognizing and rewarding hundreds of brilliant candidates for their performances in the Basic Education Certificate Examination as well as other curricular activities.

A statement issued by Nestlé Ghana and copied to the Ghana News Agency said for over 13 years and counting, Nestlé Milo through the Presidents’ Independence Day Awards, has promoted Academic Excellence.

The statement said as a brand that believes in diversity and inclusion, Nestlé in partnership with the Ministry of Education have remarkably raised the President’s Independence Day Award scheme a notch higher by recognizing four outstanding physically challenged students among 26 others, a boy and a girl each from the 10 regions of Ghana.

The statement said each of the 30 students received attra

ctive winning package including a Samsung Tablet, Cash Prize, Certificate signed by the President, and one year supply of Nestlé Products. Winners were also taken on a tour to the Nestlé Ghana Factory at Tema Industrial Area.

By Supporting the President’s Independence Day awards, Nestlé Milo is contributing to the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4, which focuses on quality education.

Nestlé Milo supports other youth development initiatives in sports such as the Milo under- 13 Champion’s League, which reaches over 20,000 school children with sporting activities across the country every year.

The President’s Independence Day Awards was established in 1993. Since its inception, the award scheme has provided scholarships each year to brilliant young students between the ages of 14 and 19 (a boy and a girl) from the ten regions of Ghana.

A panel of experienced Educationists, School Management Committee and District Assembly Representatives interview selected best male and female students in each district.

Shortlisted candidates from the 216 districts are interviewed at the regional level leading up to the selection of best students in the 10 regions.


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