We have been investigating Scholarship Secretariat since July 2023 – OSP

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has revealed that it has been investigating the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat since July last year.

According to the OSP, the Secretariat is one of the institutions it is actively investigating for corruption and corruption related activities.

“The Office of the Special Prosecutor commenced investigations into suspected corruption and corruption-related offences at the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat circa July 2023. The investigation is active and ongoing,” the OSP said.

These comments were contained in a press statement addressing a complaint titled “Report of Suspected Corruption and Corruption-Related Offences in the award of Scholarships by the Registrar of Ghana Scholarship Secretariat- Kingsley Oppong Agyeman.”

The Scholarship Secretariat has been in the news over the past week following a Fourth Estate investigation, which revealed that scholarships were sometimes offered to individuals from financially stable homes.

These individuals include daughters of Ghanaian lawyer and politician Freddie Blay and former Inspector General of Police. This goes against its mandate of offering scholarships to needy but brilliant students.

The investigations also showed that “powerful” individuals are sometimes offered double scholarships.

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