Twenty-two (22) students from the Volta Region who are in public tertiary institutions in the country have been awarded a three-year full scholarship program from MTN.

The scholarship program dubbed ‘MTN Bright Scholarship Award Project’ is expected to provide scholarship for 300 brilliant but needy tertiary students for three years.

Out of the first set of 100 beneficiaries awarded for this year, 22 were from the Volta Region, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mr. Samuel Koranteng announced.

He said another batch of 100 will be selected for next year and the years ahead to make the 300 target.

Mr. Koranteng who was speaking at a forum with editors in the Volta Region recently disclosed that the 22, like all other beneficiaries, would have their tuition fees and accommodation taken care of.

They would also get a stipend of GH¢500 per semester which caters for books and other learning materials till they complete.

He also touched on the performance of the company’s Initial Public Offer (IPO) which commenced on March 29 and closed on July 31 this year.

He mentioned the success of the IPO as it was the first Telco in the country to have been listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE).