The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Brighter Investment, Mr. Thijs Mathot, has called on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T Oduro, at his office.
The purpose of the visit was to introduce his firm to the University of Cape Coast and seek further collaboration for sustainable relationship with the University students.
Mr. Mathot stressed that Brighter Investment, supported by the University of British Columbia- Canada, was a social organisation which provides financial support to needy students.
The CEO mentioned that his organisation was presently supporting financially-handicapped students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, University of Ghana, UG, University for Development Studies, UDS, University of Mines and Technology,UMaT, Kumasi Technical University,KsTU (formerly called Kumasi Polytechnic), and would like to extend that same financial assistance to students in the University of Cape Coast.
According to Mr. Mathot, Brighter Investment would pay tuition and accommodation fees for students, adding that students would also be given monthly stipend for their books and other study related expenses.
However, he explained that after graduation, beneficiary students would repay a percentage of their income for a pre-agreed duration.
Mr. Mathot indicated that the organisation ensures flexible repayment process for students in order not to burden students with debts after school.
Prof. Oduro, for his part, welcomed the idea and consequently assured Mr. Mathot of the University’s readiness for a sustained relationship.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor said the initiative would alleviate the plights of students who were financially challenged on campus.
He urged the organisation to formalize the proposal to enable the University take appropriate action on it.