Eleven young women and nine men would this year undergo a three-year programme as well as grooming to take up roles in leadership.
The eleven young women and nine men would this year undergo a three-year programme as well as grooming to take up roles in leadership.
The twenty are second-year students pursuing various degree programmes from the following schools: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Ghana, Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), University of Professional Studies (UPS), University of Allied Sciences, University of Mines and technology (UMAT) and University for Development Studies (UDS).
In his address, a playwright and public speaker, Mr James Ebo Whyte, urged the students to seek knowledge and be unique in all their endeavours.
“Accumulate knowledge, stand out by being unique. There must be something special about you. Have faith and believe that the impossible is possible. You must be unstoppable such that nothing can keep you down. Discover your calling and obey it. Finally, respect yourself so that others will respect you.
“Mr Kufuor transformed politics in Ghana by showing how a politician can show genuine love to people of all walks of life, and respect humanity,” he said.
The Minister of State for Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, lauded the move to groom the beneficiaries into effective leaders.
He also used the opportunity to call on the private sector to offer support to the educational sector.
The beneficiaries would receive a certificate of completion after the three-year programme.
Each student would also receive a GH¢2,000 stipend every semester and would in the course of the three years take part in seminars, internships, and other mentoring sessions.
They would also have the opportunity to interact with Ghana’s former President Kufuor and other leaders, as well as, partake in other community services programme.