The Past OLA Girls Association (POGA) 1985 of OLA Senior High School has contributed a sum of GHC 11,000 to offset the backlog of tuition fees for a Level-300 medical student of University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS).
The student, David Labadah who has had straight ‘As’ since entering the University was on the verge of either being withdrawn or deferring his programme for over GHC 20,000 in arrears, until POGA ’85 and MTN, through its Bright Scholarship programme, came to his rescue. David can now heave a sigh of relief as a result of this intervention. However, he will still have to clear the other half of arrears.
According to UHAS Registrar Dr. Sena Kpeglo, a member of POGA ’85 group, David’s plight came to her attention, and after discovering that his father had been their French teacher back in secondary school, she involved POGA.
“David is a straight ‘A’ student who, even under the atmosphere of debt and the chasing around for fees, managed to excel brilliantly. He needs to be given a chance,” she said after presenting the cash donation to David’s father.
Present at the ceremony, Mr. Mawuli Katahena, MTN Regional Lead, Volta/Oti regions said David’s transcript inspired the Foundation to support him with his fees and stipends from this academic year until he graduates. “If he continues on this tangent, the future will be bright.”
David’s father, Mr. Peter K. Labadah, who was clearly overwhelmed by the support, especially from the old students, showered blessings on them. “I am so surprised with no words of expression for the good done me and my family. It can only be God.”