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#NSMQ2017: Prempeh, Mfantsipim, Mawuli to clash as semis begin

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The National Science and Maths Quiz for the last 23 years has whipped up interest in science, rekindled old school rivalry and in this social media age given Ghanaians something very productive to cheer about; never mind the trolls. The thrill has not been absent in the 2017 edition, which has been graced with its fair share of upsets. Opoku ...

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KNUST student wins 2017 TEN Ghana contest

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Ms Ivy Barley, a student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, offering Masters in Mathematical Statistics, emerged winner of this year’s maiden TEN Ghana Elevator Pitch Contest, a business ideas competition for Tertiary students across the country. Ms Barley took away an amount of 7,500 dollars after convincing a seven-member jury for the competition held in Accra. ...

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#NSMQ2017: PRESEC ride on final round to overcome Keta

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Presbyterian Boys SHS, Legon proved too strong for Keta SHTS in the last National Science & Maths Quiz quarter-final contest on Saturday. The final round, presenting riddles, proved to be the decider, with PRESEC reminding why they are considered perennial favourites for the NSMQ crown. PRESEC triumphed with 53 points to Keta SHTS’ 44. Jachie Pramso SHS, who will be remembered for knocking out ...

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#NSMQ2017: Late surge sees Aquinas pip Nifa in tense contest

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St. Thomas Aquinas snatched victory from the jaws of defeat leaving it late in their National Science & Maths Quiz quarter-final contest. St. Thomas Aquinas solved the final riddle on the first clue for 5 points as they overcame Nifa SHS, who saw their 3 point lead disappear at the death. St. Thomas Aquinas SHS ended the contest with 42 ...

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MTN donates to Pinanko school in Sekondi

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Mobile Telecommunication giant, MTN, has extended its 21 Days of Yellow Care to the Rev. Dr. Osam Pinanko A.M.E Zion School at Kweikuma in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region. The school’s library was painted and stocked with variety of story books by staff of MTN. MTN’s 21 Days of Yellow Care is an annual event where the ...

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#NSMQ2017: Wesley Girls fall to Kumasi High School in quarter-final

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Wesley Girl’s High School fell at the quarter-final stage of the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz after losing to Kumasi High School. Wesley Girl’s High School’s 31 points trailed Kumasi High School, who recorded 43 points, and T. I. AMASS, Fomena’s 39 points in Saturday’s first contest. Going into the fourth round, Wesley Girls’ High School led the contest with 31 points, with ...

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Adenta Community School almost a death trap – Parents lament

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Some parents whose wards attend the Adenta Community School are predicting a likely disaster following what they describe as serious structural defects in the building. The worried parents who spoke to Citi News said the building is yet to see any refurbishment after the issue was reported to authorities months ago. The school was built by the Social Security and National Insurance ...

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Independent universities council wants affiliation system reviewed

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The Council for Independent Universities (CIU) has called for a review of the current affiliation system of young universities imposed by the National Accreditation Board (NAB). Professor Osei K. Darkwa, the Chairman of CIU, said he believed that private universities had reached a stage where they needed a radical departure from the current affiliation system. “The university affiliation system should ...

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#NSMQ2017: Holy Child, West Africa SHS fall to Mawuli

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Mawuli SHS progressed into the semi-finals of the National Science & Maths Quiz after beating West Africa SHS and Holy Child School. Mawuli School recorded 56 points to overcome West Africa SHS’s 38 and Holy Child School with 21 points. The 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference ...

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Energy ministry embarks on gender mainstreaming tour of SHSs

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The Local Content Unit in the Petroleum Directorate of the Ministry of Energy, is embarking on a gender mainstreaming tour of some selected Senior High  Schools (SHS) across the country. This is to sensitize students on the fundamentals of Ghana’s Energy sector with key focus on the petroleum industry. In all, 12 senior high schools will be visited by the ...

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