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Technical university teachers issue ultimatum over Governing Councils

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Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has given the government a one-week ultimatum to establish governing councils for the technical universities in the country else they would ‘advise themselves’. The General Secretary of the Association, Mr David Worwui-Brown, who addressed a press conference organized by the Association the 33rd Annual Congress at the Koforidua Technical University, said there are many ...

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Convert Wa, Bolga Polytechnics to prevent collapse – Group

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The Technical University Workers Association of Ghana TUWAG wants government to speed up the processes of converting Wa and Bolga Polytechnics into Technical Universities. The conversion, it believes, will put the two institutions at the same level with the other converted ones. The National President of TUWAG Nana Kwapong Offei-Boohene made the appeal at the second triennial congress held at ...

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Teachers who fail license exam to re-write

Public Relations Officer of the GES, Rev. Jonathan Bettey

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said that teachers who fail the licensing exam will be given another opportunity to write again. The National Teachers Council (NTC) of the Ministry of Education has announced that teachers will now have to pass a special examination before being granted the license to teach. But the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is ...

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W/R: We need more top high schools – Chief

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President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II has bemoaned the state of senior high school education in the Western Region. Nana Gyebi said it was an indictment for region endowed with huge resources to have a deficit in education, especially in relation with the number of  high schools. Speaking at a celebration of the 5th ...

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More teachers trained to read, write local languages

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Two hundred and eighty teachers in the Dormaa Central Municipality are currently undergoing training in reading and writing of eleven local languages. It is to equip the teachers with the skills to be able to impart to the pupils in Kindergarten Two, Primary One and Primary Two stages the right knowledge and ability to familiarise themselves with the local languages. ...

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NSS launches nationwide capacity building workshop

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The Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Gifty Oware-Aboagye, on Wednesday launched a 2-day Capacity Building Workshop for prospective service personnel. The nationwide workshop which has so far been conducted in 5 regions helps train the personnel on how to comport themselves during service. Addressing the media in the Central Region, she said, the workshop was as a result ...

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Songtaba train girls on sexual abuse

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About 60 girls from some selected districts in the Northern Region are attending a five-day Girls Camp in Tamale under the auspices of Songtaba, a Non-Governmental Organization in partnership with Plan International Ghana. As the maiden edition, the event is christened, “Supporting girls to learn, lead, decide and thrive: the responsibility of all.” The participants from Sagnarigu, Saboba and Gushiegu ...

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PAC orders re-audit of ‘circus’ at Accreditation Board

Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister of Education

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) has ordered a re-audit of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) with a thorough assessment of the Board’s internal control mechanisms. The 2015 Auditor General’s Report indicted the Board on various counts of infractions; including unrecovered GHc 300,000, failure to submit its internal revenue expenditure returns for over GHc 4.6 million, paying unapproved allowances ...

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NAGRAT fights gov’t over licences for teachers

NAGRAT Vice President, Angel Karbonu

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is unhappy with government for trying to introduce a licencing regime for teachers in the country. According to NAGRAT the new policy which includes giving new job titles to teachers, applying for license among others have not been well thought through. “We do not want a situation where you issue me a license ...

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Closing Date for Literacy Challenge entries Extended to September 23

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Here is some good news for students, who would still like to win GH₵ 10,000 in Citi FM’s Literacy Challenge 2017 – The closing date for entries has been pushed back to Saturday, 23rd September, 2017! This is almost a month later than the original deadline, which was pegged at 26th August. Recently, Citi FM launched the nationwide competition, dubbed ...

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