The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Wednesday inaugurated a 17 member of the GetFund Board of Trustees chaired by Professor Dominic Fobih, a former minister of education for the management of the Fund.
The GETFund Board of Trustees members are responsible for the management of the Fund and the GETFund Act 2000 (Act 581) enjoins them to pursue policies to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
Other responsibilities of the Board are to approve and pay expenditure charged on the Fund under the Act and any enactment, organise fund-raising activities to raise money for the Fund, and impose such charges as it considers necessary for services rendered by the secretariat of the Fund.
The 17 Board members include Dr Richard Ampofo Boadu, Dr Mohammed Marzuq Abubakari, Mr Ammishadai Amoah Mr Benjamin Gyasi, and Prof Mohammed Salifu from Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.
Others are Dr Kofi Mensah from the Ghana Association of Bankers, Ms Aretha Abena Duku from the Ghana Insurers Association and Mrs Kokui Adzo Adu, from the Association of Finance Houses.
The rest are Ms Philippa Larsen from the Ghana National Association of Teachers, Mrs Grace Amey-Obeng, from the Association of Ghana Industries, Mr Emmanuel A.Addo, from the Ghana Employers’ Association.
There are also representatives from the Ghana Education Service Council, Ghana National Union of Technical Students, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection on the board.