- A lady whose name is on the GETFund list denies ever receiving a dime from the Secretariat
- Ghanaians have taken to social media to express their disappointment in some public figures, politicians and government appointees who were implicated in an audit report by the Auditor-General
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Ghanaians woke up Monday, February 24, 2020, morning to news of a list of top Akufo-Addo appointees and well-to-do individuals benefiting from government scholarship at the expense of the needy but brilliant students.
The news of the scandal at the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Secretariat has led many Ghanaians sharing their experiences with the scheme on social media.
Majority of Ghanaians have also expressed their displeasure and called for total reforms and fairness in the implementation of the scheme.
One person whose account shocked Ghanaians was a lady by name, Hajia Ramana Shareef.
She was captured in the GETFund audit report to have received a total of £22,000 in 2013 to fund her education in the UK.
But Hajia Shareef in a post on Facebook has vehemently denied receiving a dime from the scholarship secretariat.
She opined that she got the scholarship award letter but the fees were never paid which made it impossible for her to secure the admission.
“I got admission to study MSc Communication for Innovation and Development in 2013 which was to be a starting point for my PhD dream. I applied for a scholarship at GETFund, I got award letter but the fees was never paid,” an obviously angry lady posted the following on Facebook after she sighted her name on the list of GETFund beneficiaries.
The Auditor-General report on the work of GETFund has revealed massive rot in the administration of the government scholarship, with a lot of underselling candidates benefitting at the expense of the brilliant but needy student.
Some of the government appointees whose names are on the list are; Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Sarah Adwoa Safo and Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), Prince Hamidu Armah.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Lancet has published its findings after conducting a modelling study on Africa's risk of importing the coronavirus from China.
The study found that South Africa, along with Algeria and Egypt, are at the greatest risk of bringing the disease into their borders.
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