GNPC offers fuel station attendant full scholarship to study Chemical Engineering at KNUST


The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)’s assistance has allowed Benjamin Darko, a gifted but impoverished senior high school graduate who worked as a gasoline station attendant, to realize his dream of pursuing a university degree in Chemical Engineering.

The former PRESEC student from Legon fared remarkably well in the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), but he lacked the resources to continue on to university education. He received a 5 A and 3 B grade point average and wanted to enroll in a university course in medical science.

However, since 2021, while working as a fuel attendant at a GOIL station in Kumasi, Darko has been employed in a number of menial jobs due to a lack of financial assistance to follow his passion.

Intriguingly, his WASSCE result slip surfaced online and went viral as it became apparent that despite his talent, he was unable to advance academically due to a lack of financial support.

The GNPC Foundation became aware of Darko’s situation and made the decision to intervene to save the young man’s future from vanishing.

In the presence of Darko and his family, Dominic Eduah, executive director of the foundation, announced this scholarship package and stated that all required measures had been done to ensure Darko’s enrolment in the KNUST’s subsequent academic enrollment window.

Darko thanked the GNPC for their assistance and vowed to take advantage of the chance.

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