Education Ministry debunks $98m marking deal

The Ministry of Education has advised the public to “disregard” fake reports circulating on social media that the Government of Ghana has contracted a Chinese firm to mark the just-ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for $98 million.

Head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Education, Vincent Ekow Assafuah, noted in a statement that the reports were false.

The fake news, the Ministry said, had reported that the deal was signed between the government and Huaseng Maiteng.

Mr Assafuah said there is not such arrangement or contract.