The Mastercard Foundation scholars’ alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are being urged to embrace integrity in their quest to ensure productivity in the world of work.

Lead, Prof. Kofi Ohene Owusu-Daaku observes that many graduates have resorted to dishonest means to make wealth.

Speaking at the launch of the Mastercard Foundation alumni homecoming in Kumasi, he pointed out that “In the field of work, there’s so much competition. The greatest weapon anybody can have is to have integrity. To walk the talk and talk the walk at all times. I’m hopeful that these young alumni from the programme will excel in their transformative and integrity drives so the name of the programme will speak for them,” he said.

The Mastercard Foundation scholars programme at KNUST has so far churned out 4 cohorts, consisting of 458 alumni found in different parts of the globe.

As part of the homecoming programming, the alumni have come together for an interactive and networking session.

It is meant to share how they are faring outside school and ideas and opportunities.

Alumni Coordinator, Shadrach Korsah believes the meeting is essential for societal transformation.

“The secretariat wanted to use this opportunity for scholar alumni to interact with themselves and staff.

“This is to ensure we continue to strengthen the connectivity. This is not just a financial provision but we want to build a community to champion the agenda of societal transformation,” he emphasized.

An alumni with the International Justice Mission, Helena Mahama was grateful for the positive impact of the Foundation’s training.

“If not for Mastercard, maybe I’d have been in a village somewhere as a farmer with a lot of children. Mastercard has really impacted my life,” she said.

Another alumni, Rebecca Tawiah, a sign language interpreter at KNUST, called for a more inclusive society for persons with disability.

“The Mastercard has really impacted my life. The programme led me to pursue BSc Disability Studies, and for that reason I’ve come to love signing a lot.  We should therefore include them in everything we do,” she appealed.

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