Napo reacts to GETfund scholarship; says he hasn't received any funds as a minister

Napo reacts to GETfund scholarship; says he hasn't received any funds as a minister

- Top NPP appointees have been named as beneficiaries of GETFund scholarships

- An audit report has revealed massive infractions at the GETFund Secretariat

- Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has denied media reports that he has received GETfund scholarship as a minister to study abroad

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The Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has denied media reports that he has received GETfund scholarship as a minister to study abroad.

In a statement, the Ministry of Education said the reports were palpable falsehood peddled against him.

“The Ministry would want to state that, the publication is not only false but vexatious," it stated.

His denial follows some allegations leveled against him and other government officials who benefitted from the scheme when they clearly didn't need it.

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The statement further went on to indicate that, under no circumstances has the Minister of Education, received any sponsorship for scholarship from GETFUND since he assumed office in 2017.

"We urge the general public to disregard the said publication and treat it with the contempt it deserves,” the statement noted.

The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has, however, come out to say the three notable government appointees captured as scholarship beneficiaries in a performance audit were not awarded scholarships under the current administration.

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Meanwhile, a performance audit report from the Auditor-General on the activities of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) from 2012 to 2018 has revealed serious breaches and infractions.

According to the report sighted by YEN.com.gh, GETFund instead of funding eduction of brilliant and needy students paid huge sums of monies as scholarships for politicians and rich people.

The Auditor-General’s report noted that the administrators of GETFund deprived the needy students and rather favored the politician and well-to-do.

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