The publication, which first appeared on the satirical website, News@7, claimed the Minister's brother, Ebenezer Opoku Prempeh, has been awarded a $350 million contract to supply all JHS pupils with new school uniforms.

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Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh
Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh

Ebenezer Opoku Prempeh won the contract under EOP Fashion Limited, a company he registered last week April 3, 2019, the publication noted.

However, in a statement, the Ministry of Education says the story was "false, without merit and the figment of someone’s imagination, designed to cause disaffection towards him."

"Indeed, it will be noted that at various points in the story, the so-called relative, said to be Ebenezer Opoku Prempeh, is variously referred to as his brother, son and nephew. The Minister wishes to emphasize that he has no relative by that name,” the statement further noted.

Parents will pay for cost of new JHS school uniforms – GES
Parents will pay for cost of new JHS school uniforms – GES

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The GES Thursday announced the introduction of a new school uniform for Junior High School (JHS) students.

Students are expected to start wearing the new school uniform from next academic year, September 2019.