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KNUST Business Student Pays Fees for 11 Peers

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In an act of remarkable generosity, Emmanuel Jason Asare, a final year Human Resource student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Business (KSB), has taken upon himself to pay the academic fees for 11 of his financially challenged peers for the 2023/2024 academic year.
Asare, who is also a businessman, has contributed nearly Gh₵20,000 to the Business School, which includes arrears for some of the beneficiaries. This initiative was born out of Asare’s empathy for his colleagues who were barred from examinations due to unpaid fees.
During a brief meeting at the College Humanities and Social Sciences Board room, Asare expressed his hope that this financial aid would allow his colleagues to concentrate on their studies without the burden of financial stress.
Hannah Vivian Osei, a lecturer at KSB, praised Asare’s gesture and encouraged others to follow suit. She emphasized the importance of supporting students who are future leaders, and acknowledged the significance of students helping their peers.
The Provost of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Charles Ofosu Marfo, commended Asare’s initiative and urged other philanthropists, including students, to support their colleagues in similar ways. He also suggested that Asare establish a foundation to gather funds to assist more needy students within and outside the university community.
One of the beneficiaries, who wished to remain anonymous, expressed his gratitude to Asare. He shared his struggles with financial difficulties and how this gesture has significantly eased his burden. He pledged to make the most of this opportunity and study diligently.