Officials of the Ghana Education Service(GES) in the Gushegu District have come under fire for making a student who is pursuing further studies at Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD UBIDS) travel over 428km to receive a cash award of Ghc200.
Abdul-Latif Fawei who was adjudged the 2022 best student in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the Gushegu district, had to travel 306,4 kilomtres from Wa to Tamale and another 122kilometres to the Gushegu at the invitation of authorities for the award.
The shock has however been the fact that only Ghc200 was concealed in the envelope presented to the awardee and a former student of Gushiegu Senior High school.
Narrating his frustration to the media, he revealed “I went to Gushegu on the 6th March day that was yesterday for the award as best WASSCE student of Gushegu SHS. I was presented with an envelope (containing 200 ghc) by the education director”
Angry social media reactions have greeted the conduct of the Education Directorate who took Ghc43,515.00 from the Member of Parliament(MP) from the area in organising the event which coincided with the 66th Independence Day Celebration.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Constituency has denied his involvement in the award of GHc200to the Best WASSCE student in the Gushegu district.
In a release signed by the Gushegu NPP Communication Officer officer, Mohammed Imoro revealed that the MP bore the whole budget of GHC 43,515.00 the District Assembly had presented him as cost of the whole celebration, stressing that the MP had no knowledge that 200 Cedis was going to be awarded to the best 2022 WASSCE student.