The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has said its mandate is not limited to serving needy but brilliant students but also provides support for other educational activities and programmes to serve strategic national interests.
According to GETFund, in line with the GETFund Act of 2000, it is equally mandated to provide support for other individuals who may not necessarily be needy but brilliant students.
The clarification comes after an Auditor General report mentioned three notable government appointees captured as scholarship beneficiaries in a performance audit report.
The Auditor-General report listed the Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku-Prempeh; the Procurement Minister, Sarah Adwoa Safo and the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Prince Hamidu Armah as scholarship beneficiaries of the scheme in the past.
But GETFund in a statement said, “the aforementioned persons have not been awarded scholarships by the Fund under the current administration.”
The statement also notes that its mandate is not limited to serving needy but brilliant students, in line 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,” the statement said.
Find the full statement below