Academic City College Awards Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor with US$40k Scholarship
Master Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor, a student of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC), Legon, winners of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) has been presented with a full scholarship to study at Academic City College in Accra.
Gakpetor is expected to pursue a 4-year undergraduate programme, BSc. Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
The scholarship worth US$40,000 covers tuition, meals, accommodation, a laptop, monthly allowance, and transportation to and from the student’s hometown (twice a year).
The Academic City Presidential Scholarship Award is given to students for their distinctive academic excellence and dedication to affect society through creative innovations.
Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor is one of many students across Ghana to enjoy a full scholarship to study at Academic City for the 2020 Academic year.
Gakpetor’s excellent performance in the 2020 NSMQ contributed significantly to his alma mater, PRESEC, winning the popular NSMQ trophy, for the sixth time.
The Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and the Director of Admissions, Dr. Lucy Agyepong, Ms. Shannan Akosua Magee, presented the award on behalf of Academic City.
“At Academic City, we believe in helping to build a great nation through education. This scholarship scheme is part of our initiative to identify talents and nurture them to become the transformational leaders that will go a long way to support the development of the African continent,” Dr. Agyepong intimated.
“We hope Gakpetor will study tirelessly to justify the scholarship awarded him. Academic City will expect nothing but a high level of commitment and excellent performance in his academic responsibilities,” she added.
Academic City College is Ghana’s premium Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) institution.
Master Gakpetor, after receiving the award, expressed excitement about the honor done him, through the scholarship.
He was optimistic that studying at Academic City would be a great opening for him to refine his entrepreneurial skill.
“I look forward to receiving the necessary training in the field of engineering at Academic City to enable me to join the many makers working to change Africa’s fortunes through technology”.