Education

Gov’t clears UG to recruit 430 staff

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has announced that the University has received financial clearance from government to recruit some 430 new staff to replace those who have left active service. According to him, the embargo on public sector employment, had a severe impact on the University, which subsequently did not enhance teaching and learning. ...

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Vodafone’s digital education platform gets 1.8 million hits

Vodafone’s digital education platform –  Instant Schools – has reached 1.8 million hits since it was launched a year ago. The online portal, which is part of a strategic approach by the company to promote digital inclusion, is currently creating a revolution across the country. With a full endorsement from the Ghana Education Service, Instant Schools responds directly to the ...

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Senyo Hosi inspires final year students at Temascho

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, Senyo Hosi, has urged final year students of Tema Senior High School (Temascho) to remain disciplined and committed ahead of the final examinations in 2018. Senyo Hosi, who is an Anchorite – the term used to describe old students of the school – encouraged the final year students to ...

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Bimbilla E.P College of Education matriculates 418 first-years

The Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education (E.P.C.E), Bimbilla, in the Nanumba North District of the Northern Region, has held a matriculation ceremony to welcome 418  students admitted into the college to pursue three-year Diploma programmes in Basic Education for the 2017/2018 academic year. The college was established in October 1962 by the Presbyterian Church to run a four-year cert “A” ...

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GHc9.26b education budget ‘insignificant’ – SEND-Ghana

A Civil Society Group, SEND-Ghana, is questioning government’s commitment towards addressing  infrastructure challenges in various second cycle schools across the country, considering the inadequate budgetary allocation to the sector. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, whilst presenting the 2018 budget statement to Parliament on Wednesday, said government has allotted GHc9.26 billion to the education sector. But SEND-Ghana in a statement said ...

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You can’t rely on voluntary contributions for Free SHS- Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the government cannot afford to rely on voluntary contributions to fund education, particularly free SHS, as projections for those funds may not materialize. The government announced that it would set up a fund to receive voluntary contributions from individuals to support the implementation ...

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Tax reliefs for private universities commendable – Registrar

The Registrar of the Garden City University College at Kenyasi in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region, Dr. Kweku Owusu Kwarteng, has commended government for the decision to grant tax reliefs to privately-managed tertiary institutions. “It is something that is great for all private universities, great in the sense that it will give us resources to infuse into ...

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Budgetary allocation for Free SHS ‘woefully inadequate’ – Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has described the government’s budgetary allocation for Free SHS as woefully inadequate to support the programme. According to him, government would need at least two billion cedis to support Free SHS in 2018, 800 million cedis more than the amount that was allocated to it ...

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Bring back our teachers or face our wrath – Trainees warn gov’t

The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), has asked government to address the concerns of their tutors who make up the  College of Education Tutors Association of Ghana (CETAG), to enable them end their nationwide strike over unpaid arrears. The students warned that if government fails to act in their interest, they will be forced to take other steps to ...

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Free SHS: Gov’t to set up voluntary education support fund

Government is in the process of setting up a fund to receive voluntary contributions from individuals to support the implementation of its flagship Free Senior High School programme, and the education sector as a whole. This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, when he presented the 2018 budget statement to Parliament on Wednesday. Ghana’s education sector has ...

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