The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has released an amount of One Milion, Nine Thousand and One Hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢ 1,009,100.00) for the payment of the Ketewa Biara Nsua (KBN) bursary allowance to beneficiary students for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The amount is to be disbursed to Two Thousand Two Hundred and Seventy-Nine (2,279) needy students who qualified after going through various checks and interviews to ascertain their legibility to be given the funds.
KBN, a student fund spearheaded by the Students Representative Council (SRC) of KNUST is a scholarship scheme supposed to benefit needy but brilliant students.
The fund which also has support from the Vice Chancellor’s Office is meant to pay the Academic Facility User Fees (AFUF) and accommodation facility of beneficiaries.
This year an amount of Four Hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢ 400.00) was allocated to One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty-Four students and Seven Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢700.00) was allocated to Three Hundred and Twenty-five (325) very needy students for the KBN bursary.
Meanwhile, president of the KNUST SRC, Master Adu Baah Charles has specified that the list of beneficiaries is subject to change.
Speaking in an interview with John Essien on the Leadership Corner show on Sunday, Adu Bah Charles stated that there are some students who although they are needy but are beneficiaries of other scholarship schemes.
“I’ll like to stipulate that the list is subject to change because we realize that there are some students though they are needy, they are also benefiting from some scholarship schemes so we’re are going to conduct a research to take them of the KBN list so that we can save money for some other students as well,” he said.