- Four Ghanaian students have been deported and banned for ten years by the United Kingdom over fake scholarship documents
- The four are currently in Ghana and assisting the security agencies with investigations
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Registrar of the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, Kingsley Agyeman, has advised persons who forge documents for scholarships from the Scholarship Secretariat to desist from the act or risk facing the full rigours of the laws.
According to a report on Ghanaweb, this comes in the wake of four Ghanaian students who were deported and banned for ten years by the United Kingdom over fake scholarship documents.
It was revealed that four Ghanaians, Andy Kwesi Enos (University of Reading), Esther Tieku (University of Kent), Priscilla Omari Konadu (University of East Anglia) and Gifty Appoh (University of Greenwich) had presented fake documents to their universities leading to the school’s withdrawal of their tier 4 visas and deportation.
The four are currently in Ghana and assisting the security agencies with investigations.
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According to the registrar, the "illegal" practices go a long way to affect the image of the country.
He also added that unscrupulous persons who attempted to lure people into believing that they can help them acquire scholarships have been arrested and are with the BNI, CID and National Security.
“To mention, the UK alone for the 2019/2020 Academic Year, we had complaints of people issuing out fake scholarship award letters to suspecting applicants. They were able to get away through the visa and went to UK. But, because of the system we’ve put in place, no outlay of cash was paid to them”, he stated.
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In other news, the National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has revealed that John Dramani Mahama will definitely prosecute some appointees under the Akufo-Addo administration if he wins election 2020.
Mr. Gyamfi noted that the first NPP appointee that will be prosecuted will be the Minister for Special Development Initiative (SDI), Hawa Koomson.
He explained that the SDI Minister will face prosecution for causing financial loss to the country and also embezzling of funds.
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