There is a growing disquiet among some residents of Yendi in the Northern Region following attempts by authorities of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to deprive one Miss Yakubu Hasanatu as a beneficiary of the President’s BECE award.

The award scheme instituted years ago is aimed at motivating students for displaying academic excellence in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

But there appear to be a covert attempt to deny the student who was invited for an interview and selected only to be dropped days to the event and replaced with someone she is reported to have performed better than in the exam.

In a petition from the Yendi Municipal Director of the Ghana Education Service, Alhaji Abubakari H. Yussuf to the President about the development he said “it has come to our attention that Miss Yakubu Hasanatu who hails from Yendi obtained seven (7) ones in the Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE.

She was invited for an interview which she attended. After the interview, she was informed that she has been selected for the award. Her parents were duly informed to prepare for the award. Surprisingly, I got the information she has been replaced by someone who obtained five (5) ones”