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Kumasi schools to close down over late Asantehemaa’s funeral rites

Schools in the Kumasi Metropolis and the Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region, will be closed today [Monday], December 4, 2017, as part of the commemoration of the final funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa in the region. This was announced by the Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement. In the statement copied ...

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Issue bond to support free SHS programme – Casely-Hayford

Financial Analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford has advised the Akufo-Addo government to issue a bond in a bid to support the free Senior High School programme. Making the suggestion on Citi FM’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue on Saturday, Mr. Casely-Hayford said, the bond will enable government solve the teething challenges that have bedeviled the programme since its implementation. “This is ...

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Suhuyini, other old Ghanascans refurbish school library

Old students (1997) year group of the Ghana Senior High School (Ghanasco) in Tamale, have refurbished the school’s library at the cost of Ghc42,000. The refurbished modern library formed part of the old students’ agenda to help solve some of the school’s challenges. The group’s Spokesperson and also the incumbent Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Alhaji Alhassan Suhuyini, ...

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We’ll sustain Free SHS programme – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, has responded to critics of the free Senior High School programme who have claimed that the programme is not sustainable. While speaking at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Kumasi Academy on Saturday, Akufo-Addo assured his government will do everything possible to sustain the programme. “I know, and I am sure I am not the ...

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Free SHS won’t fail – Vincent Odotei

The Deputy Minister for Communications, Vincent Odotei Sowah, has assured that government is working tirelessly to ensure the successful implementation of the Free Senior High School programme, which is the biggest social intervention in many years. There are several media reports of infrastructural challenges confronting the initial stages of the programme. The Deputy Minister, who is also the Member of ...

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Free SHS needs political will, not a law – Bawumia

The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has downplayed law lecturer Dr. Raymond Atuguba’s proposal for the enactment of a law to safeguard the free Senior High School (SHS) programme from political interference. The senior law lecturer at a public lecture noted that, the programme could be reversed by successive governments, hence the need for a law to protect it. ...

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A moral case for Free Senior High School education [Article]

On Tuesday 12th September, 2017 at the West Africa Senior High School, the President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the free senior high school education policy ushering the nation into an era where the age old creed of “education as a right not a privilege” assumes its true meaning. Indeed, this has been the dream of the forebears of ...

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Parliament approves $40m loan to improve SHS infrastructure

Parliament has approved a $40 million loan facility to improve some Senior High Schools in the country. This forms part of a financing agreement between the government of Ghana and the International Development Association of the World Bank. This financial support is coming at a time government is implementing the ambitious Free Senior High School programme, which has been plagued ...

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Lebanese community offers scholarships to children of Ghanaian peacekeepers

The Lebanese community in Ghana has awarded scholarships to 19 wards of martyrs of the Ghana Armed Forces. The programme, in its third year, is one of the initiatives that the Lebanese community is running to help promote education in Ghana. Speaking at the ceremony, the Lebanese ambassador to Ghana, Ali H. Halabi, acknowledged the contribution of Ghanaian soldiers in ...

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Sunyani Technical University appeals to gov’t over utility arrears

The authorities at the Sunyani Technical University (STU) have called on the government to assist the institution in the payment of its debts to utility providers. The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University, Professor Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah, said the institution owed the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) millions of cedis, resulting in consistent disruptions of electricity ...

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