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Pass law to regulate movement of pupils at night – C/R NAGRAT

The Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education have been urged to propose a legislative instrument (LI) that will regulate the movement of basic school pupils at night. The suggestion is aimed at getting educational policymakers and implementers to have greater control in regulating how pupils spend their time after school in order to ensure that they study a lot more ...

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Akyem Sekyere: 32 pregnant teenage girls drop out of school

About 32 adolescent girls at Akyem Sekyere, a village close to Anyinam on the Accra Kumasi Highway in the Eastern Region, dropped out of basic school in 2017 due to teenage pregnancy. Young girls between the ages of 10 and 16 years actively engage in sexual relationships with their peers and older men at Akyem Sekyere, catchment areas like Abekoase, ...

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We’ll weed out unqualified teachers – GNAT Boss vows

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has vowed to liaise with the Ministry of Education to weed out unqualified teachers as a way of enhancing the image of the teaching profession. According to the Association, the move is to aid the processes leading up to the certification of qualified teachers in Ghana. This was made known by the newly-elected ...

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Angel Carbonu takes over as NAGRAT president

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has sworn into office its newly-elected executives for a four-year term. The Executives include Eric Angel Carbonu as President, Jacob Anaba as Vice President and Samuel Frank Dadzie as General Secretary. The rest are Mr Michael Ayuraboya as Deputy General Secretary, Mr Isaac Lamptey as Finance Officer,  Dr. Harriet k Annan as Publicity ...

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We have enough to sustain free SHS – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Bawumia has dismissed claims that the Free Senior High School (SHS) Programme could collapse due to lack of finances and gave the assurance that there was enough money for its long-term implementation. He said the over GH¢1.2 billion allocated to the implementation of the free programme this year, was a clear indication of the Government’s commitment ...

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Educate youth on dangers of illegal migration – Banda MP

The Deputy Minority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Banda in the Brong Ahafo Region, Ahmed Ibrahim has recommended that the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Youth Authority (NYA) design subjects which will educate school children and the youth on the adverse effects and dangers of illegal migration. According to him this will deter the youth from ...

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Funds released to pay ‘validated teachers’ – Bawumia

The Ministry of Finance has released the salary arrears for validated teachers engaged between 2013 and 2016, Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced. Addressing delegates at the 5th Quadrennial and 52nd National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers :(GNAT:) at Cape Coast on Thursday January 4, 2018, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo government places ...

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UG debate team coach gets International Debating C’ttee appointment

The University of Ghana debate coach, Antonio Edem Asinyo, has been appointed by the International Debating Committee Council to serve on the equity committee for this year’s World Universities Debate Championship currently happening in Mexico City; WUDC2018. The four-member equity committee includes Enting Lee (China), Velaria Hernandez Rodriguez (Mexico), Tasneem Elias (Qatar) and Antonio Edem Asinyo (Ghana). The team’s responsibility is ...

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Father Campbell commends Nana Addo for implementing Free SHS

A Parish Priest of the Christ the King church in Accra Rev. Father Andrew Campbell has admonished President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo not to be discouraged by critics of the Free Senior High School policy introduced by his administration. According to him, the policy is a good initiative aimed at helping the Ghanaian child to climb the academic ladder. He ...

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CETAG threatens strike over non-existent councils, market premium

The College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), has threatened a strike action if  government fails to constitute governing councils for public colleges of education, by end of January 2018. It also wants the government to conclude its negotiations with them and implement their agreed market premiums by the end of April 2018 as promised. The Association said it is ...

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