As usual, with my strong opinion, I brought the Scholarship Secretariat under my scanner soon after Kingsley’s mandate was renewed. I parsimoniously subjected his doings both at the Secretariat and in his Constituency to rigorous scrutiny.
I read a lot about him, but I felt and found him very polemic. Perception can change or distort reality. I met people who were ready to swear that Kingsley was nothing but a rabble-rouser. I was told he was doing nothing at Scholarship Secretariat. What was worse, he was accused of being tribalist and all whatnot, No worries, a story for another day.
Let it sound strong that, Kingsley’s reputation as a high-performing Registrar prevailed after digging him unsuccessfully. He is supremely gifted with the two significant qualities critics often seek in their leaders, namely, competence and integrity.
He is a man about town. Oscar-worthy, with an illustrious career, builds purely on the strength of his performance, a formidable team player who is always ready to go to the end of the world to be useful to humanity.
The oracles of the land of his birth are happy with him. The water bodies are pleased with their contribution to his motherland.
He is considered a great all-rounder, a charismatic captain who would get things done in bureaucratic circles.
From the very day, Registrar Agyeman took over the reins of leadership and showed the signs of performance, his detractors have been waiting for him to falter. They may have to wait for eternity as the make-up of Kingsley has no room for developmental loss of focus.
And those who monitored his assumption of office had clear-cut steps to be taken for the revival of the Secretariat, which was damaged beyond measures by old age and lack of innovation.
Aside from replacing the anachronistic methods of applying for scholarships with digital technology, with definite pronouncements, he instituted the District Scholarship Review Committee thereby delegating from the high vortex of power to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.
These two profound actions restored fairness to the award scheme. Years down the line, the District Scholarship Review Committees are operating independently without interference from the Secretariat.
The least talk about the number of students who have benefited from government sponsorship under the Scholarship Secretariat, externally and internally, the better.
He went ahead to institute the Disability Grant to cater for Academic Facility User Fee for all students with disabilities in public tertiary institutions, and a continuous professional development programme for their instructors.
Ever since Registrar Agyeman has remained one of the few appointees on my lists who have distinguished themselves creditably. By this, I’m not talking about how his almsgiving heart.
In recognition of these landmark achievements, I’m pleased to decorate Registrar Kingsley of the Scholarship Secretariat as one of the few performing appointees, with a call on his colleagues to emulate him.
At the risk of sounding immodest, there is no single-serving Akyem appointee that can contend with Agyeman. Though with several verifiable reasons why he should fail, Registrar Kingsley chose the path of success–because that is what he promised his appointor.
Today, Kingsley Agyeman has proved the Abuakwa South people right. He has lived up to their expectations through consistent initiation and execution of pro-people projects and programmes. Everywhere you turn in Abuakwa South, you see his footprints.
He is indeed the man of the people!
In his modest way of horning the abilities of youngsters in Abuakwa South, he founded
the Kingsley Maths and Science Quiz. For him, it’s axiomatic that the growth of every society depends on the education of the youth.
I doubt the Abuakwa South people can take him for granted given the deliberate initiatives he has for his people.