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Ghana tops chart among countries benefiting from CoL online scholarships

Three Ghanaians have reportedly emerged as top learners on the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) scholarships programme.

The trio namely Enoch Adjei, Hamadu Hassan, and Anane Vida successfully completed 102, 94, and 61 courses respectively.

Ghana, through the Ghana Library Authority, forms part of the four-member countries which include Rwanda, Bangladesh, and Kenya to benefit from the Commonwealth of Learning scholarship programme. 

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The Library Authority in collaboration with CoL admitted 3400 Ghanaians on the Read2Skill project to study any of the over 5000 curated courses for free.

Out of the 3400 beneficiaries, a total of only 2078 are regular learners who have earned a total of 3054 certificates.

The Executive Director of the Ghana Library Authority, Mr. Hayford Siaw commenting on the achievement said: “I am very thrilled that Ghanaians have taken the Read2Skill very seriously, however, I am not really surprised at the figures. Seeing the enthusiasm Ghanaians showed after the launch of Read2Skill, it was expected that they take it seriously as they have.”

“I would like to encourage Ghanaians who have received licenses but have not started learning to do so and start benefiting from the courses available or risk their offer being invoked and given to others on the waiting list” he emphasized. 

The Ghana Library Authority earlier this year launched the Read2Skill initiative to offer 1000 online scholarships to Ghanaians.

The embracement from Ghanaians about the project within a few weeks made the Authority received more than 30,000 applications.

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Due to the massive response from Ghanaians, the Commonwealth of Learning offered 2400 more scholarship slots making a total of 3400 which are currently been utilized by the successful applicants to acquire new skills.

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