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Stop plans to award foreign scholarship – Eduwatch to GETFund

June 12, 2024

The (Eduwatch) and the Institute for Education Studies (IFEST-Ghana) have asked the Ghana Education Trust Fund () to immediately stop their plans to award foreign scholarships.

According to them, the move was “outside the approved expenditure items in the 2024 GETFund Formula approved by , and thus illegal.”

In a statement issued on Monday, June 10, they underscored that the Fund was to provide supplementary funding to the , for granting scholarships to brilliant but needy students to study in the second cycle and accredited tertiary institutions in Ghana, and not directly administer Foreign Scholarships.

They said in March 2024, Parliament approved a GHC 3.9 billion allocation to GETFund, based on a specific distribution formula which did not include GETFund Scholarships.

They said it was for that reason that plans by GETFund to spend directly on foreign scholarships in 2024/25 were therefore outside the approved expenditure items in the 2024 GETFund Formula approved by Parliament, and thus, illegal.

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