The Ghana Library Authority has secured additional 1000 scholarship slots with funding support from Commonwealth of Learning, bringing its total award to Ghanaians to 2000, the largest among the four nations in the commonwealth benefiting from the partnership.
This forms part of the Ghana Library Authority’s Year of Learning strategy. The goal is to enable Ghanaians to have the opportunity to undertake courses on the world largest open learning platform, Udemy.
The project, supported by Commonwealth of Learning (CoL), the world’s only inter-governmental organisation solely concerned with the promotion and development of distance education and open learning, is offering a full scholarship to one thousand (1000) Ghanaians in its first year through a competitive application process.
However, the Ghana Library Authority has received 31,574 applications from all 16 regions of Ghana as at the end of January, competing for the 1000 scholarship slots.
According to the Executive Director of Ghana Library Authority, Hayford Siaw, seeking for additional scholarships was a result of the enthusiasm and massive interest expressed by Ghanaians in the project.
However, he also indicated that they are not accepting new applications. The additional 1000 slots will be given to applicants from the remaining applications.
Among the total number of applications, the Greater Accra region recorded the highest with 13,895 applicants while Savannah region recorded the lowest with 106 applications.