The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC ) has offered full scholarship to Stephen Koomson, a 21-year-old Senior High School graduate who resorted to illegal mining [galamsey] due to financial constraints to further his education.
Koomson attended Mpohor Senior High School and had 5As and 3Bs in the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
He was forced to engage in ‘galamsey’ due to economic difficulties but will now have the opportunity to study law at the University of Ghana which will be fully funded by GNPC.
In a post on Twitter GNPC said the pathetic story of Koomson caught its attention when it went viral
Koomson, the post added, was invited together with his guardians to meet officials of GNPC where he was told the good news.
According to GNPC, it will work together with other stakeholders to ensure that Koomson gets admission to study law at the University of Ghana next year.
Below is a copy of what GNPC posted on Twitter
He added that GNPC, in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders, have set in motion plans to ensure Stephen gains admission into the University of Ghana Law School by the next Academic year.
A visibly elated yet emotional Koomson expressed his profound gratitude to GNPC for acting on his story to ensure the life and future he envisioned as a boy becomes a reality. He assured of his readiness to remain studious and be a worthy ambassador for GNPC.