On 13 February 2024, Commonwealth Scholars in Ghana participated in an information session on Commonwealth Scholarships for people living with disabilities. The event was comprised of a general information session on Commonwealth Scholarships, highlighting the CSC’s Disability Support Statement and support available to disabled applicants and scholars.

Commonwealth Alumni also shared information on how to apply and what makes a good quality application, followed by a panel discussion led by current Commonwealth Scholars and Commonwealth Alumni.


  • Dr John Forkuor, 2010 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Social Work Studies, Durham University
  • Dr Israel Balogun, 2022 Commonwealth Scholar, PhD Humanitarian Studies and Public Health, University College London
  • Ejiro Ikoko, 2019 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Transport Planning, University of Leeds; 2021 Commonwealth Scholar, PhD Transport Studies- Business and Economic Studies
  • Dr Francis Ayomoh, 2018 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; 2020 Commonwealth Scholar, PhD Health Systems and Policy Research: Organization and Delivery of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford
  • Modupe Ojo, 2022 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Africa and International Development, University of Edinburgh

Following the general information session, the panel broke down the application process and questions and provided advice and guidance, drawing on their personal experiences and insight. The session was followed by a Q&A after which the event closed.