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Karaga SHS burns phones of over 100 students

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Authorities of Karaga Senior High School in the Northern Region have seized and burnt over 100 mobile phones belonging to students, who flouted stipulated rules not to use phones whilst in school. The burning of the phones is to reinforce strict compliance with the ban on the use of mobile phones in all second-cycle schools. Citifmonline.com gathered that, some of ...

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Teacher unions give gov’t 1-week ultimatum over salary arrears

Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Ghana’s major teacher unions, including the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT),  the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) – GH, have given the government a one-week ultimatum to pay their salary arrears, else they will be forced to “use other channels.” In a letter dated October 17, 2017, addressed to the Finance ...

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Ghana Technology University College matriculates 1,200 students

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The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), held its 21st Matriculation Ceremony at its Main Campus, Tesano over the weekend. The matriculation ceremony marks the official induction of students pursuing certificate, diploma and degree programmes for the September intake of the 2017/2018 academic year. It also welcomes them into the University College and officially grants them full-fledged status as members of the ...

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Damongo Agric College shutdown after boycott over allowances

Minister of Agric, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto.

The Damongo Agric College in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region has been temporarily shutdown. Students of the College for the past three weeks have boycotted lectures in protest over their unpaid allowances. This follows a similar protest by their colleagues of the Kwadaso Agric College in the Ashanti Region, and other parts of the country. Vice Principal ...

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McDan CEO to rescue La Presby students studying on cement blocks

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The well-documented struggles of the first year Senior High School students at the La Presby Senior High School may be lessened after the CEO of McDan Shipping, Daniel Makorley, pledged to donate furniture to first-year classrooms that have students sitting on cement blocks and wooden planks. Citi News’ serialized reports on the school’s troubling infrastructure deficit, caught the attention of the CEO, who also ...

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Kwadaso Agric students boycott classes over allowances

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Students of the Kwadaso Agric College on Tuesday deserted their classrooms in protest of the failure by government to restore their allowances. The Ministry of Agriculture had announced earlier in October, that it had tabled the requests from the students for the restoration of their allowances before Cabinet. That announcement was made following agitations from students of five of the colleges, ...

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Tema: Children shun school park for fear of gas explosion

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Some school children at Tema International and the Tema Ridge schools, have refused to play on their schools’ parks because they are close to a Liquefied Petroleum Gas station that shares a wall with the school. The school children are afraid to go to the park to participate in Physical training, due to the T-Terkpor Gas Filling Station. The T-Tekpor Gas station, which shares ...

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Kwabenya Community Day SHS without electricity since 2016

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The Kwabenya Community Day Senior High School has been without electricity since 2016, when it was commissioned by the previous John Mahama government. This is as a result of a GH¢ 41,000 debt reportedly left behind by the contractors who put up the school. The Headmistress of the School, Elizabeth Sam, who revealed this when members of the Parliamentary Select ...

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Free SHS: Continuing students refuse to pay fees [Report]

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Some continuing students in some Senior High Schools who feel left out of the Free SHS policy have resorted to defaulting in paying their fees. This according to some heads, is making the running of schools difficult. Under the Free SHS policy, the government is footing all the bills of form one students which includes serving day students one hot ...

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Wisconsin International University College matriculates 983 students

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Wisconsin International University College over the weekend held its 15th Matriculation Ceremony to welcome 983 students into the institution. This number is made up of 411 males (41.81%), and 572 females (58.19%) from 13 countries. The ceremony was graced by Chairman of the University Council, Justice Isaac Duose, Vice Chancellor Prof Obeng Mireku, and Vice President of Synergies Institute-Ghana, Ogochukwu ...

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