Reports sighted by InsiderGH.com indicates that some officials at the National Scholarship Secretariat are allegedly selling foreign scholarships at a fee of $10,000 or its cedi equivalent [¢58,110.48].
According to the reports available to our News Desk, this is something that has been going on for some time now but the Secretariat uses the excuse of “unscrupulous people are behind it” to hoodwink the public.
In the local scholarship category, undeserved members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are said to be benefiting from reserved slots that they subsequently sell to other people basically because they themselves don’t really need the scholarship.
Some months ago, former morning show host of Angel TV, Captain Smart revealed that he was going to expose a woman at the Scholarship Secretariat who took GH¢9,000 before approving a scholarship for a brilliant but needy girl.
According to our sources, the act of selling foreign scholarships to citizens and reserving local ones to party faithfuls, who later sell their slots to third parties, has been going on for a while now.
This indicates that scholarship opportunities in Ghana only goes to the highest bidder..
According to one Amos Dela Yegbe who disclosed how an International Scholarship was offered for sale, it is something that has been going on for sometime now which necessitated his post.
Despite the numerous claims by the Scholarship Secretariat that they have decentralized the Scholarship application scheme, it appears the Secretariat has done little to nothing to root out the corruption pervasive in the system.
According to some Ghanaians, the recent claims of selling scholarship opportunities explains why the Office of the Special Prosecutor invited the Registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat and the Administrator of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Secretariat to help with investigations to ascertain whether or not either of them or both have used their positions for private benefit.