Gov’t releases thesis and bursary grants to graduate students

grasagGraduate Students countrywide may not have to demonstrate after all since the government has released their thesis and bursary grants for the 2014/2015 academic year.

A statement released by GRASAG National President; Raymond Ayilu assures Graduate Students the grants will be paid to the various graduate schools by Tuesday, 25th August, 2015.

He says the release follows negotiations with various stakeholders last Thursday.

Graduate students had threatened to demonstrate if government failed to release the grants to them within two weeks.

Read below full statement:

Kindly accept our warmest greetings from the National Secretariat to all members of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG).

The Secretarait is pleased to inform all members that the long awaited thesis and bursary grants for the 2014/2015 academic year will be paid to the various graduate schools by Tuesday, 25th August 2015, this was agreed upon after our final negotiations with the various stakeholders on Thursday.

Students should however note that the grants would be processed at the various institutions.

We again want to entreat all members to keep calm until the money is finally disbursed by their various Graduate schools together with their Local GRASAG executives.

We have done all the necessary checks and processes to ensure the release of the research and thesis grants by government and we can confidently say that transfers have been made to the scholarship secretariat for onward disbursement.

We want to use this opportunity to thank the Local presidents who stood with us in our fight since We took over office as GRASAG executives.

We also want to commend the immediate past executive for their tireless efforts in the last academic year towards the release of our bursaries.

The National Executive Council (NEC) is poised to ensure the optimum welfare of graduate students in Ghana and promise to work together with all graduates students accross the country to use research as a tool for national development.

Thank you

…… signed……

Raymond K. Ayilu

Sam Kwasi Acquah

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