Koforidua Technical University employs fake lecturer and pays him for 9 yrs

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The Auditor General has indicted the Management of the Koforidua Technical University (KTU) for employing and keeping a fake lecturer on its pay list for nine years. The ‘lecturer’ goes by the name Richmond Kweku Frempong.

According to AG’s report the management of the university failed to make the necessary background checks on the fake certificates of the said lecturer and even promoted him to a position of Dean.

Frempong who was engaged in 2006 according to the report rose through the ranks to become Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management, drawing a total salary of GhC 201,065.92.

Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee in Ho, the Vice Chancellor for the University, Prof. Smile Dzisi said the dismissed lecturer who is on the run has been referred to EOCO for action.

PAC through its zonal sittings in Ho facilitated by GIZ and US AID is considering institutions from the Eastern and Volta regions.

Source: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

Writer’s email: franklin.asare-donkor@todaygh.com

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