Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education has denied being a beneficiary of the GETFund Scholarship as a Minister. In a performance audit report from the Auditor-General, Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister of Education was listed as scholarship beneficiaries of the scheme.
The Minister in a statement, however, described this claim as “false and calculated to cause embarrassment and public ridicule.” He clarified that he was only a “recipient of GETFund award in 2014 to participate in a 3-week certificate program at the Kennedy School of Govt, Harvard University.” He thus urged Ghanaians to disregard such claims.
Below is the statement from the Minister
I have noted with dismay news carried by some media, that suggests that I have as a Minister, received a scholarship from the Ghana Education Trust Fund for studies at Harvard.
This impression is false and calculated to cause embarrassment and public ridicule. I have not received any form of sponsorship for any program or course of study from GETFund of scholarship secretariat since becoming a Minister.
However, I have been a recipient of GETFund award in 2014 to participate in a 3-week certificate program at the Kennedy School of Govt, Harvard University.
I urge the public to disregard this story, borne out of mischief and lies, intended to cause disaffection.
– Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh