The management of the Ghana Education Service in the Ashanti Region has detected widespread fraud in the One Teacher One Laptop Project in the region.

According to GES, it has uncovered that a significant number of the names submitted by the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education do not qualify to benefit from the initiative.

In a communique issued by the regional education office sighted by ABC News, these unqualified persons include non-teaching staff, retired or separated staff. Some, according to the GES, were also identified to have been assigned fake IDs.

The notice signed by the Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mary Owusu Afriyie, said the conduct amounts to fraud which is not tolerated by Regional Directorate of Education.

She therefore warned that “District Directors of Education are requested to ask Headteachers to be responsible for the names being submitted.”

In addition, District Directors of Education are requested to validate the list which has been sent and submit an updated list by close of work today, Tuesday, 31st August.

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

Find below the full notice: 

Source: ABC NEWS

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