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Gov’t blows GHC34.8m on Past Questions for 2021 WASSCE candidates

The Government has spent a whooping GHC34.8 million on purchasing past questions for 2021 WASSCE candidates under free SHS program. According to the Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, the ministry procured 446,954 sets of Past Questions at a Unit Price of GHC78.

Speaking to Parliament, the Minister said the Unit Price represents a 32% increase over the 2020 Unit Price of GHC59. Member for Builsa South Constituency Dr Clement Apaak, who is also the Ranking Member on Education Committee, indicated that there is cause to worry over this.

“Why government will spend GHS68,513,455.75 to buy 1,035,733 exam questions through sole source from same company two years in a row, and agree to pay for same exam questions at GHS78 per unit, when it paid GHS59 per unit only a year ago, a whopping 32% increase, begs the question,” he wrote after asking the question on the floor of Parliament.

The ministry also reportedly received 416,060 Scientific Mathematical Instruments to the tune of GHS 31,204,500.00.

July 14, 2021