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WAEC moves WASSCE to April to aid students’ preparations

Rev. Samuel Ollennu

Final year SHS students will henceforth write the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in April. Speaking today [Tuesday] at a seminar for journalists, Head of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Rev. Samuel Ollennu said the move will guarantee that the nine terms allocated to teaching and learning in second cycle schools are fully exhausted by students ...

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Law School SRC angry after over 80% fail exams

The Student’s Representative Council [SRC] of the Ghana School of Law, has called for the school’s Independent Examinations Board to be scrapped, describing it as a threat to legal education in Ghana, after only 91 of the over 500 students passed the May exams in 2017. Protocol dictates that these students re-sit the exams, but the SRC has demanded that ...

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SEND-Ghana uncovers financial leakages in school feeding programme

school feeding programme

A SEND-Ghana report has revealed financial leakages in the School Feeding Programme introduced to provide one daily meal to children in primary school. The 17-page annual report established that delay in reimbursement of funds to caterers interrupted regular feeding and strict adherence to menu. “This is seen to be something that has the tendency to impact school attendance negatively,” SEND-Ghana ...

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Teacher hailed for drawing computer screen on chalkboard to teach pupils

Teaching is not an easy job. It’s made even harder when tutors do not have the resources they need to do the work they have been assigned to do. A number of teachers have to improvise to get their pupils a basic understanding of the things they teach them. One ICT teacher has literally gone back to the drawing board ...

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Monitor Free SHS food items strictly – E/R Minister to SHS heads

Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour has charged heads of the various Senior High Schools in the region to monitor foodstuffs meant for the preparation of meals for students in their respective schools. This, according to Mr. Darfour will help prevent persons responsible for these items from stealing them as has been reported in some schools, following the implementation of ...

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Youth club inaugurated in Vakpo SHS to promote local tourism

The Ghana Tourism Authority’s Office in the Volta Region marked this year’s National Chocolate Day at the Vakpo Senior High School by rejuvenating the school’s tourism club to make its members serve as brand ambassadors of Ghana-made products and Volta tourist sites. In line with the celebration of love and enjoyment of good meals and chocolates that have become part ...

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Galaxy International School celebrates 13th inter-cultural festival [Photos]

The Galaxy International School in Accra, has celebrated its annual intercultural festival where cultural diversity is displayed to promote intercultural tolerance and coexistence. The event, which is the 13th edition, was organized under the theme “Respecting Diversity to Promote Unity”, had nearly two thousand people of Thirty-Four (34) different nationalities from across the world participating.   In an address to ...

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Teachers’ welfare reforms to improve quality education – Samira

The Akufo-Addo government has promised to prioritize the welfare of teachers as part of efforts aimed at ensuring quality of education for Ghanaian children. Speaking at the 68th Speech and Prize-giving day of the T. I Ahmadiyya Senior High School in Kumasi,  the second lady, Samira Bawumia, said the government would put in place reforms to enhance the quality of ...

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Students threaten court action over law school admissions L.I

A group calling itself the Concerned Law Students, have threatened to seek redress at the Supreme Court if Parliament fails to withdraw the controversial Legal Profession Regulation. The Regulation, which will determine qualifications procedure into the Ghana School of Law as well as call to the Ghana Bar, has been  met with fierce resistance from the law students and the ...

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Ghanaian who invented ‘water bicycle’ gets University scholarship 

The Takoradi Technical University in the Western Region has awarded a full scholarship to Mr Frank Darko, a student of the University, who invented a bicycle that is ridden on water. The University announced the decision on its website. A BBC video of the young Ghanaian inventor in January 2018, went viral on social media. Darko said he invented the ...

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