A/R: Ghana Education Service detects fraud in ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ project

A/R: Ghana Education Service detects fraud in ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ project

  • GES has detected fraud in the 'One Teacher One laptop Project' in the Ashanti Region
  • Names submitted for the laptops included fake names as well as fake identifications
  • The District Directors of Education have however been asked to submit the updated list by close of work on Tuesday, 31st August 2021

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has detected fraud in the 'one teacher one laptop project' in the Ashanti Region.

The GES said the names submitted for the free laptops included fake names as well as fake identifications, including that of non-teaching staff, retired or separated staff.

In a GES statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, signed by the Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mary Owusu Afriyie, the conduct amounts to fraud.

A/R: Ghana Education Service detects fraud in ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ project
A/R: Ghana Education Service detects fraud in ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ project
Source: UGC

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The District Directors of Education have however been asked to submit the updated list by close of work on Tuesday, 31st August 2021.

“All District Directors of Education are therefore requested to validate the list which has been sent and submit an updated list by close of work on Tuesday, 31st August 2021.”

The statement also warned that District Directors of Education are requested to ask Headteachers to be responsible for the names being submitted.

The statement noted that only Junior High School teachers are supposed to be beneficiaries of the project.

Still, on education, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) has taken disciplinary action against some four male students of the school for committing various offenses.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official page of KNUST, the names of these four students were mentioned together with the offense they each committed and its accompanying punishment.

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For the first offender on the list who was mentioned as Rexford Joseph Bonney, he has been rusticated for two academic years from 2021 - 2021, for his involvement in the unauthorised installation of the Odikro of Unity Hall.

Baffour Owusu Konadu who happens to be the second person on the list, has been rusticated for a whole academic year for gross misconduct and bringing the name of the school into disrepute.

A punishment of indefinite suspension has been served to Patrick Dwmena Sekyere for extorting money from unsuspecting students with the promise of securing accommodation for them.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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