Concerned Teachers planned strike suspended again

Ali Awudu

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) has put on hold a planned nationwide strike which was due to begin today [Tuesday]. This is despite their stern threat a fortnight ago over the non-payment of their salary arrears. According to the Coalition, the government had failed to honour its pledges to pay the monies on two occasions. Speaking to Citi News ...

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Reduce TV hours, study hard – DCE

children watching tv

The Upper West Akim District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Eugene Sackey, has advised pupils to avoid spending long hours watching television and concentrate more on their studies. He said the government would continue to support education through various reforms in the district and the country as a whole. Mr Sackey, who was speaking at the 80th anniversary of Nyanoa Methodist Basic ...

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Committee for NCTE, NAB merger hopeful of implementation

The Committee seeing to the merger of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has completed its work. In 2017, the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, announced plans by government to merge the two bodies as part major policy changes in the tertiary education system. The move is ...

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Bongnayili gets Childhood Development Centre

A GH¢ 127,000.00 Early Childhood Development Centre has been built for Bongnayili, a rural community in the Kumbungu District, to provide a more child-friendly learning environment. The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), an NGO, made available the money for the project through the Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC). It comes with 24 tables and chairs, card boards, teaching and learning ...

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Paragliding school to be established at Shai-Osudoku

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts is to establish a paragliding school at Shai-Osudoku in the Greater Accra region. This is to help whip up enthusiasm in paragliding among Ghanaians. The sector Minister, Mrs. Catherine Abelema Afeku announced this at the 13th paragliding festival held at Atibie in the Kwahu South District in the Eastern Region. The festival attracted ...

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We’ll refund excess fees to final year students – CHASS

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), has said it would refund all excess fees charged its final year students. This follows a directive by the Ghana Education Service (GES), to heads of public Senior High Schools to charge final year students only half of the third term fees for the 2017/2018 academic year. The General Secretary of ...

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National Service Secretariat releases nurses’ postings

The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has released postings of over 9,000 nurses to undertake their mandatory national service for the 2018/2019 service year. All the 9,199 nurses were posted to health facilities in various parts of all the 10 regions of the country. A statement signed by the Acting Executive Director of the NSS, Mustapha Ussif, and copied to urged ...

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We’ll free private universities from oppressive policies – Prof. Yankah

The Minister of State in charge of tertiary education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, says government’s will free private tertiary institutions from policies that restrict them in their quest to attain full university status. According to Professor Yankah, the stress and difficulties private universities go through will be a thing of the past because government is taking steps to liberate them from ...

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U/E: GES ‘sacks’ teachers with banking, marketing certificates

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has terminated the appointments of all new teachers with banking, marketing and finance certificates engaged as teaching and non-teaching staff after the Service’s limited recruitment exercise. According to the Upper East Regional Education Director, Patricia Ayiko, an order was given from the Headquarters of the Ghana Education Service instructing the immediate abrogation of their engagement. ...

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Final year SHS students to pay half of third term fees – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES), has directed that public Senior High Schools only charge final year students half of the third term fees for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is because the students, who will be sitting for the 2018 WASSCE examinations will spend only seven weeks in school instead of the full 14 weeks. A GES memo, sighted by ...

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