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    Scholarship Secretariat accused of selling scholarships for GHS70K

    It is alleged again that some personnel at the Scholarship Secretariat are offering foreign scholarships for sale at exorbitant prices.

    X user @GhanaCrimes noted that its attention has been drawn to a bribery incident were “a foreign scholarship was allegedly offered for sale at an amount of $10,000 or its cedi equivalent.”

    The X user noted that, per information gathered, this is the habit of some personnel at the Secretariat “but the Secretariat uses the excuse of ‘unscrupulous people are behind it’ to hoodwink the public.”

    “Whereas there are sale of foreign scholarships, local scholarships slots are also given out to undeserving party people who in turn sell it out to third parties as they themselves don’t need it,” @GhanaCrimes further noted.

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    This post has garnered immense reaction from other users on X who say they have fallen victim or are aware of individuals who have been victims.

    Here are some testimonies from users.

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    This is not the first time such allegations have been levelled against the Secretariat. Such claims surfaced in 2021

    Also, on September 24, policy analyst and Vice President of Imani Africa, Selorm Branttie, made the same allegation and called on the Office of the Special Prosecutor, headed by Kissi Agyebeng to probe the matter urgently to bring perpetrators to book.

    “Dear OSP: There is someone at the scholarships secretariat who charges GH¢70k to approve scholarships,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

    Meanwhile, the Scholarship Secretariat is yet to comment on the matter.

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