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Deputy Minister lauds Tigo’s Shelter 4 Education Initiative

At the recent brand re-launch of Tigo’s digital revolution at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, the Deputy Minister for Communication, Mr. Ato Sarpong praised the company for its social responsibility flagship project, Shelter 4 Education. He commended the project for its positive impact on the lives of school children, the beneficiary communities and the country’s educational landscape as a ...

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Teacher ‘imprisoned’ for insulting DCE released

A teacher at Ekumfi Atabanadzi in the Central Region, who was remanded for allegedly insulting the District Chief Executive of Ekumfi, Ibrahim Dawson, has been released from prison custody even before his one-week remand elapses on Tuesday. The Central Regional Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT),  William Boadu Abedi, who confirmed this to Citi News said Daniel Hammond was released last ...

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NGO clears over 60 schools under trees in Volta Region

Pencils of Promise (PoP), a Non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to improving quality education has made giant strides by removing over 60 schools under trees in 19 districts of the Volta Region during 2014/2015 academic year. The feat confirms the organization’s drive to ensure pupils have access to quality learning environments. The schools which mostly lack basic infrastructure and amenities were ...

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NPP to scrap taxes on private universities – Bawumia

The 2016 Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has assured Ghanaians that a future NPP government will eliminate all taxes levied on private universities. According to him, tertiary education has become expensive and inaccessible due to the current taxes imposed on private universities in the country. Dr. Bawumia, who was speaking at an SRC ...

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WAEC cancels lecture over topic considered ‘political’

Rev. Samuel Ollennu

The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has cancelled its 21st Endowment Fund Lecture which was scheduled to be held in Ghana on March 14, 2016. This is because the theme for the lecture, has been deemed a potential threat to the country’s November polls. WAEC has explained that the theme “The three-four-year-pendulum: Towards a stable public policy on Senior High School ...

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Water shortage: Abuakwa State College students suffer skin diseases

Male students of Abuakwa State College in the Eastern Region, are battling with different types of skin diseases following a prolonged water shortage. Bedbugs have also taken over both the male and female dormitories. The situation coupled with the unavailability of water, has put the health of students at risk. Citi News’ Eastern Regional Correspondent, Kwame Appiah Kubi, says the ...

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Ghana’s education system thriving – Education Minister

Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, the Minister of Education, has challenged stakeholders in the education sector to remain active in encouraging students to aim for excellence. According to her, contrary to the perception that the system was failing, there are clear indications that much was being achieved through the numerous interventions and policies being put in place by government to improve upon ...

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Prof. Yankah to speak at WAEC lecture in Ghana

President of the Central University College, Professor Kwesi Yankah has been headlined as the main speaker at the 21st West African Examination Council Endowment Fund Lecture which will be hosted in Ghana. This is the first time the lecture is coming to Ghana since 2011. The lecture which is on the theme “The three-four-year-pendulum: Towards a stable public policy on ...

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British Council inaugurates skills, innovation centre

The British Council Ghana has inaugurated its Skills Hub and Innovation Centre. In the presence of His Excellency Papa Kwesi Amissah Arthur, Her Excellency Matilda Amissah Arthur, the British High Commissioner His Excellency Jon Benjamin and a host of esteemed dignitaries and heads of business, the British Council demonstrated their commitment to the skills and entrepreneurial agenda, seeking to address ...

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Don’t leave out northern polytechnics in conversion – Group

A group calling itself the Concerned Youth of Northern Ghana, is appealing to government to convert all polytechnics en-bloc into technical universities instead of leaving others behind. The group argued that, converting six polytechnics into technical universities and leaving out four other polytechnics namely;  Bolgatanga polytechnic,Tamale polytechnic,  Wa polytechnic and Cape coast polytechnic is unfair. They described the decision as ...

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