GETFund brouhaha: I am not a minister; I really needed the scholarship - Top UCC lecturer

GETFund brouhaha: I am not a minister; I really needed the scholarship - Top UCC lecturer

- Prof. John Gatsi has responded to claims that he was not qualified to receive government support for an academic scholarship

- According to him, he applied for the scholarship when he had difficulty in completing some educational expenses in 2014

- He said since, he was not a minister, he clearly qualified for the schorlarship

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The Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast, Prof. John Gatsi has clarified claims that he was not qualified to receive government support for an academic scholarship.

According to him, he applied for the scholarship when he had difficulty in completing some educational expenses in 2014.

In an interview with Citi News he noted that he was single-handedly paying his fees until in 2014 when he applied and was supported with only €4,000.

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“I had been paying my fees from my own resources but somewhere in 2014, it got to a point that I felt I needed support so I applied to GETFund and they paid the remaining fee of €4,000 for me to complete my program and so that was the support I received from them and I am grateful for that,” he told Umaru Sanda Amadu.

According to him, he believes he met the requirement as a lecturer applying for the fund at the time it was administered.

He said unlike other persons mentioned in the report that received tens of thousands worth of scholarships to the UK, he truly merited the scholarship.

“I am not a minister. I am a university teacher and I know how much I earn… I know how it feels to convert your salary into Euros to pay so I think I needed help and I applied. I am not in the category of people who applied for US$53,000.”

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In other news, the Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi has revealed that the cedi is currently doing well because of the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Sammy Gyamfi said the currency is doing well on the world market because businesspeople are currently not importing goods and that has taken pressure from the cedi.

Gyamfi noted that Ghana is not the only country exposed to China when it comes to trade. But Ghana's level of exposure is the biggest.

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