Ministry of Education Refutes Allegations Regarding ‘Pasco’ Production Costs

Responding to recent media reports, the Ministry of Education has firmly denied allegations suggesting that an excessive amount of GH¢68.5 million was expended on the production of educational materials known as ‘Pascos.’

The controversy emerged following claims of a staggering sum allocated for the creation of these study materials, prompting widespread concern and critique.

In a statement issued on March 4, 2024, the Ministry clarified that the reported figure of GH¢68.5 million is highly misleading and does not accurately represent the budgetary provision for ‘Pascos’ production.

The Ministry underscored the importance of verifying information before dissemination, cautioning against the potential harm caused by misinformation to public trust.

“It is imperative to clarify that the stated amount was not allocated for photocopying but rather for the printing, supply, and distribution of the revision books. Therefore, assertions regarding GH¢78 being spent on photocopying a single page in the booklet are erroneous and deceptive.”

According to the Ministry, the actual expenditure for creating the study materials is substantially lower, with rigorous financial oversight aimed at ensuring prudent financial management. The clarification seeks to reassure the public of the government’s unwavering commitment to transparency and fiscal responsibility in all its endeavors.