Abraham pursued a Diploma in Computerized Accounting at Palm Institute. After completing secondary school, he was eager to further his education but did not have financial support. Because of this, Abraham worked as a security guard to save money to pursue higher education. He heard about NAPE Foundation, had the opportunity to meet Dr. Okantey and enrolled in Palm Institute.
Abraham feels that the education he received at Palm Institute helped improve his confidence level and boldness. Abraham stated,“The open and committed faculty always go the extra mile to bring out the best in us. Palm Institute has instilled in me a tremendous fire, a passion for life, and a desire to make the world in which I live better.” He intends to further his education and start a business of his own one day to help support others like him who are in need.
December 15th was a memorable day for Palm Institute, as the 3rd Commencement Ceremony was held at the new campus in Manya Jorpanya in Shai Hills. Twenty-six students were awarded with Diplomas in Business Administration, Banking Technology & Accounting, Computerized Accounting, Procurement & Materials Management and Agribusiness & Finance. The event was attended by students and their families; faculty, staff and Board Members of Palm Institute; traditional leaders and distinguished guests.
The CEO of IFS Financial Services was the guest speaker and he spoke on the theme, “Positioning Our Liberal Arts Graduates for the Job Market.” He urged the students to be strong and positive about their abilities and chances of success.
The President & Founder of Palm Institute, encouraged the graduates to continue to be self-disciplined to develop and maintain the desired qualities of effective leadership needed to drive Ghana and Africa to its desired future.
Multiple students were presented with awards for academic excellence.
Palm Institute welcomed a group of new students enrolled in the two-year diploma programs. Orientation was held on September 15th and lectures began on September 17th. Last year, NAPE Foundation raised funds through the $1/Ghs 1 Cedi Project to award Ghs 10,000 worth of scholarships to 25 students to pursue 2-year diploma programs at Palm Institute.
This year, all freshman have been awarded scholarships as well. Palm Institute and NAPE Foundation continues to work towards increasing access to higher education by awarding scholarships to brilliant but needy students. Thank you to all of the donors who continue to support NAPE Foundation and Palm Institute. Through such generosity, students have the opportunity to benefit from quality higher education and change their individual lives, the lives of their family and their community.