It has been revealed that The Church of Pentecost spent a total of GHS 2,716,112.36 on educational scholarships to support needy but brilliant members at various levels of the Church in the year 2018.
This was contained in the State of the Church Address which was delivered by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, during the opening session of the 16th Extraordinary Council Meetings at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
In his address, the Chairman acknowledged the need for the Church to continue to invest in her members who remain her human resource base.
“As we build auditoriums and other church infrastructure, we must equally build our church members, especially the youth, who are the human capital of the Church now and in the future,” he said.
In view of this, Apostle Eric Nyamekye revealed that he has instituted the Eric Nyamekye Foundation to support needy but brilliant members to pursue higher education at the Pentecost University College (PUC). He, therefore, took the opportunity to appeal to other benevolent individuals and groups to come on board to support the Foundation in achieving its intended objective.
It is also worth noting that, in line with Vision 2023, a percentage of Areas’ designated Internally Generated Funds (IGF) to the Districts will be used as scholarship funds to sponsor student members to further their education at PUC.
Apart from increasing educational sponsorships and developing the human capital of the church, the leadership of the Church is hopeful that this intervention will also contribute to increasing enrolment at PUC.