Under the able leadership of Dr Kofi Koduah Sarppong, 200 Ghanaians students have benefitted from the scholarship scheme of the Ghana Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to study various medical science programmes in Cuba for eight years.
The students, who are under the sponsorship of GNPC headed by Dr K.K. Sarpong are made up of 170 undergraduates 30 graduates.
They have since left Ghana for Cuba to take their various programmes in medical sciences.
This follows an agreement between the Ghana government and the government of Cuba to grant students of Ghana scholarship to study medicine in Cuba.
Students were selected from deprived communities throughout the country to train in Cuba and come back to serve those communities on completion.
At a farewell meeting to send off the students, the Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, urged the students to be prepared for likely challenges ahead as they embark on the journey.
According to the minister, their scholarship was nearly truncated because of some diplomatic reasons but urged the students to study hard and come back to serve society.
He also added that when they return, they would be doing one more examination to be inducted into the service.
Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Pedro Luis Gonzalez Despaign urged them to work hard and be disciplined so that they can fully benefit from their trip.
He also assured the students of their security and safety while studying in Cuba.
Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI
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