The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has indicated that its current administration has not awarded any scholarships to Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister in charge of Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo and NaCCA boss, Prince Armah.
The names of the three government appointees popped up in an audit report of the auditor-general as having benefitted from scholarships previously awarded by secretariat.
The Education minister and Manhyia South MP, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, was listed as a beneficiary of $12,800 for living expenses and $11,200 as tuition fees to study at Harvard University, while Procurement Minister and MP for Dome, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo received $12,800 in allowances and an additional $17,004 in tuition fees towards a course at the Harvard Kennedy school.
The Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), Dr. Prince Armah also received £38,400 for living expense in addition to £33,000 for tuition fees.
But a disclaimer issued by the GETFund stated that, “the aforementioned persons have not been awarded scholarships by the Fund under the current administration.”
The statement added that its mandate was not limited to serving only needy but brilliant students but other important national interests inline with the GETFund Act 2000.
“The fund may, per its mandate, also provide support for other educational activities and programmes to serve strategic national interests.”