Members of the Education Development Fund for Muslim Youth (EDUFUND) in the Upper West Region have supported five(5) brilliant but needy students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who are from the region.
The move was necessitated after Management of KNUST some weeks back took the decision of deferring students who could not pay their school fees for the academic year and these five (5) if not for the intervention of EDFUND would have compulsorily be deferred by the University.
Speaking to the Press on May 18, 2022 Executive Secretary of EDUFUND Mr. Abdul Moomin Saeed says “when the issue about KNUST compulsory deferment of their students get to our notice, we (EDUFUND) decided in our local way in Upper West Region to identify some few students within the region that were Muslims. We got data from their schools and were able to decipher that such students were not able to pay for their fees and for that matter they were to be facing compulsory deferment”.
He adds “we decided to compile data of five (5) students in order to be able to pay their school fees for them not to defer their courses”
The Executive Secretary further noted that the five beneficiaries are all gentlemen and no lady was found within such cycle of students stressing that, EDUFUND paid about GH¢7,000.00 to keep the 5 students in school to continue their studies.
“We have four of the students being level 400 students, so it tells you how critical it is at this moment to support level 400 student to pay the school fees to prevent him from compulsory deferment. We have paid a total fee of GH¢7000.00 for these five students. EDUFUND comes with this kind gesture to see to it that these five students are not deferred compulsorily from their programmes of study” Saeed stated.
On his part, Mr. Musah Dansieh President of EDUFUND appealed to the students through their parents to continue to study hard so that they can also come to contribute their quota towards the expansion and development of the fund and nation building.
He expantiated that EDUFUND is for every Muslim student in the region stressing that, EDUFUND supports students of the Muslim Ummah devoid of their tribe, political or cultural backgrounds.
The President further called on other Muslim Youth in the region who have the ability to come forth and contribute their widows’ mite so that the Fund can continue to support more brilliant but needy Muslim students in the region.
Meanwhile, the five beneficiaries whose names EDUFUND would not want to be mentioned in public, 2 of them are studying B.S.C Quantity Survey and Construction Economics, whiles the rest study the following respective programmes; B.S.C. Architecture, B.A Social Work and B.S.C Physics (Geophysics)