Regional distribution of Senior High Schools in Ghana [Infographic]


The Ashanti Region tops the chart as the region with the highest number of Senior High Schools in Ghana. The Upper West Region has the least number of Senior High Schools, 30, with 26 being public SHSs. Of the 872 SHSs in Ghana, 66% are government-managed while the remainder is privately owned. Also worthy of notice in the data is the ...

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Graduates stage demo to demand governing councils


About seventy graduates from the various technical universities in the country today [Tuesday], took to the streets of Accra in a protest to demand the immediate constitution of governing councils for their respective institutions. Spokesperson for the graduates, Alfred Kumah Brown said the absence of governing councils is hampering the smooth running of technical universities. He said students who have ...

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11-year-old pupil donates GH¢400 ‘coins savings’ to COPE


An 11-year-old pupil of Roman Ridge School in Accra, has donated his savings of more than 2 years to Citi FM’s ‘Citi Opportunity Project on Education (COPE)’ initiative. Kekeli Eni, who heard about the initiative through his father, donated GH¢453.20; coins he had saved from pocket money received from his parents and other relatives. COPE is an initiative that seeks to ...

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Council of State member supports Free SHS with stationery


The Volta Regional Representative to the Council of State, Francis Nyonyo Agboada, has donated some educational materials to schools in the region to support the smooth take-off of the Free Senior High School policy in the Volta Region. About 13,000 pieces of Exercise and Note Books are to be presented to the all 25 Municipal and District Assemblies in the ...

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Consider extending free SHS policy to private schools – Group


Government has been urged to consider extending its much hyped free Senior High School (SHS) policy to private second cycle institutions in the country. The Executive Director of Ghana National Education Campaign (GNEC), Veronica Djiagu, said the move will enable students in such institutions to also benefit from the policy. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday, Veronica Djiagu ...

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GES extends placement deadline for BECE candidates again

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

The Ghana Education Service has again extended the deadline for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates to secure their places at Senior High Schools across the country. The deadline is now midnight on Thursday, September 7, 2017. A statement signed by the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-Tertiary Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, said this extension was done ...

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Technical Students’ Union declares nationwide boycott of lectures


The Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS) has declared a nationwide boycott of lectures in all technical universities and polytechnics to protest government’s failure to constitute governing councils for the various Technical Universities. The union is now resigned to what it called government’s disinterest in their welfare. “It is obvious that, government is not interested in the welfare of Technical University and ...

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Technical university graduates to demonstrate over governing councils

Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The 2015/2016 batch of graduates of the country’s technical universities will today hit the streets of Accra to protest against government’s failure to constitute the governing councils of the various Technical Universities. They will be marching from the Obra spot in Accra to the Old Accra Hearts of Oak park before presenting a petition to the Ministry of Education. According ...

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Extend SHS placement deadline – NAGRAT to GES

Angel Carbonu, NAGRAT Vice President.

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is urging the Ghana Education Service to extend the deadline for prospective Senior High School (SHS) students who have not been placed in any school to reapply. The Association believes that the Service must consider the challenges being experienced on its website by the students to provide ample time to enable every qualified student ...

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SHS placement challenges should’ve been anticipated – Analyst


An Information Technology professional and Deputy General Manager for NIIT, Yaw Amoateng, says the Ghana Education Service should have anticipated the challenges being experienced by users of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) placement website. According to him, the challenge, which is due to overwhelmed system servers have been recurrent over the years and there was the need for the ...

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