16-year-old girl begs for government scholarship, sponsorship to pursue medicine

A 16-year-old girl is in dire need of monetary aid to enable her fulfil her financial obligations to officially enroll into Medical School in Ghana.

Dorcas Amemasor Delali secured admission to pursue medicine at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Ho in the Volta Region. Gaining admission to medical school was a dream come true for the young lady who had worked hard to score 6As in the recent West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

She is the best graduating student among her colleagues at the Sokode Senior High Technical School who sat for the 2020 WASSCE. Dorcas’ joy would be short-lived if help does not come through soon, as school resumes in few days and failing to pay the fees in full means forfeiting her admission slot.

She is among the first batch of the Free Senior High School beneficiaries, the Ghana Government’s flagship educational programme.

Dorcas disclosed in an interview with TopStories.com.gh’s Selorm Helen that, her parents have been able to raised only Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC5,000) out of the Eleven Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC11,000) fees she is required to pay to officially enroll into the medical course.

“As at now, my parents have raised GHC5,000 out of the admission fee of GHC11,000. They actually requested for more loans to make full payment but they aren’t forthcoming. I tried applying for GetFund Scholarship but it didn’t go through,” she revealed.

The young ‘determined’ girl says she is not interested in any other academic programme apart from medicine.

“There is no alternative so if they aren’t able to raise the money, then it means I have to wait for another year and if that doesn’t happen after a year, I don’t know what I will do. It is medicine I want to pursue and nothing else,” Dorcas stressed.

She is therefore, appealing for support from the Government, NGOs and philanthropists to assist her financially so she can pursue her dream.

Please find the conversation with Dorcas below. Kindly contact the writer, Selorm Helen via email: selormhelen25@gmail.com or reach her on WhatsApp/call +233265559202

Attached is also Dorcas’ result and admission letter below:

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