IPASEC Mobile Phone Scholarship Scheme

Duration: Running from 2013 until 2014

The objectives of this project are:

  1. Provide daily inspirational text messages in a form of questions and answers about Islam to educate Muslims and non-Muslims about Islam.
  2. Generate funds through subscription onto the project to support needy but qualified students who cannot afford the growing concern over the increasing educational cost in Ghana at both the Senior High and Tertiary levels.

APPROACH AND METHODS

  • Potential subscribers will be invited to join the scheme over the telephone or mobile phone on a unique short code "1757"that cut across all the networks in Ghana.
  • Fifty Ghana Pesewas (50ghp) will be deduced anytime a subscriber answers a question provided by the partners on this project. The Partners are IPASEC and NSANYO LIMITED
  • The questions are time-bound (between 3-5mins) depending on the length of the question.
  • Wining is dependent on the highest correct answers within a time frame for a period not exceeding or below six weeks* beginning 18th November 2013.
  • 500 questions will be sent simultaneously to subscribers within the six weeks period requesting them to answer and those with the highest correct answers within 2 weeks will be elevated on the 2nd stage and prompted to provide their students ID number and name of Institution in addition to their full names.
  • Upon qualifying onto the 2nd stage, subscribers will continue to receive questions requesting their answers and those with the highest correct answers within 10 days qualify onto the final stage which is going to be a public program in a form of quiz.
  • Upon successful ascending onto the final stage, those with the highest correct answers will be invited to attend and participate in a quiz at the public program. Participants will be carefully selected and sieved until the number reaches 10 that will be qualified for awards to complete or further 4 years tertiary education in Ghana.
  • Qualifying candidates or subscribers must attend and participate in a quiz at the public program. Failure to participate renders the candidate void.
  • Each awardee or winner gets a minimum of 5000ghc or maximum of 8000ghc payable directly to the institution
  • Winner may transfer their award or funds to a student of their choice upon the discretion of the partners

TERMS AND CONDITION

Qualification and winning is dependent on the highest correct answers within a time frame for a period not exceeding six weeks*.

Qualifying subscribers will only be notified and given an award letter and certificate but funds will be transferred or paid directly into their tertiary institutions on behalf of the applicants and winners. No funds will be given to any applicant or winner.

*The six weeks periods starts from the 1st weeks of the project when potential subscribers are invited to join the program and subsequent questions until the final stage when a public program is organised. This scheme targets 200,000 people and the number of Subscriber must at least reach 100, 000 people before the project could be in the sound financial position to provide the full scholarships for qualifying candidates.