Former President John Dramani Mahama

Kingsley Nana Agyemang, Registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat, has disclosed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government failed to get good funding negotiations for the 250 Ghanaian students who were trained in Cuba under government scholarships.

According to him, the erstwhile Mahama administration could have done better in negotiating for the students.

Speaking in an interview with Accra-based radio, Okay FM, Nana Agyemang said the Akufo-Addo led government has now been able to secure a more favourable negotiation than what was done six years ago.

“The cost of tuition and accommodation as negotiated by the NDC government some six years ago was $96,090 per student but we have now been able to negotiate to $55,000 per student.”

Meanwhile, Mr Agyemang dismissed claims by the former president, John Mahama, that some females from Muslim communities were trained in Cuba as gynaecologists as part of the 250 students.

“All the doctors who were there were general practitioners and none of them was a specialist so I think he was not well briefed,” he noted.

Source:|Gertrude Otchere