GES makes student travel 7hrs to receive Ghc200 as award

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The Ghana Education Service has incurred the anger of many after making a student travel 428 Kilometers to receive the GHc200 award as the best student.

According to reports, some officials of the Ghana Education Service(GES) in the Gushegu District made a student from the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD UBIDS) travel just to collect GHc200 for being the best WASSCE student in his time.

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Abdul-Latif Fawei was named the best student in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the Gushegu district after the results came in 2022.

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The Ghana Education Service in the quest to reward him for being the brightest student with a good grade asked the young man who is now in the University to come to Gushegu district for his reward.

The young man was said to have traveled travel 306,4 kilometers from Wa to Tamale and another 122 kilometers to Gushegu at the invitation of authorities for the award.

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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”.



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