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1989 Accra Aca year group commissions refurbished dining hall

The 1989 year group of the Accra Academy has commissioned a refurbished dining hall for the students of the Accra Academy Senior High School. The event, which was held at the forecourt of the school brought together past and present “Bleobii” based both locally and abroad. The headmaster of the Acadamy Rev.William Foli Garr, who expressed his gratitude to the ...

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Submit Free SHS returns by Friday or be sanctioned – GES to Heads

The Ghana Education Service (GES), says it will sanction Heads of Senior High Schools who fail to submit returns on the funds released to their schools under the Free SHS programme by Friday. The submission of the returns is to ensure the disbursement of additional funds for the feeding and the general upkeep of students in the various schools. According to ...

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Expand Ghana Law School to admit more qualified students – Group

A group calling itself Concerned Law Students, have asked the government to find ways of expanding the Ghana Law School to admit more qualified candidates. According to the leader of the group, Ken Addor Donkor, qualified students gaining admission to the Laws School has nothing to do with interviews and examinations, but rather unavailability of space to absorb all the qualified ...

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Karaga JHS students studying under straw sheds

Students of Karaga Junior High School in the Nanumba North district of the Northern region have been forced to study under very deplorable conditions. The structure housing the JHS students can best be described as a farm shed, which school authorities have said is home to all sort of reptiles. Mr. Abdulai Alhassan, the assistant headmaster of Karaga JHS, lamented to ...

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No more swine flu at KUMACA – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has indicated that the pandemic strain of H1N1 influenza type A, also known as Swine Flu at the Kumasi Academy has been contained. The disease was detected in some students of the school last year [2017] and was believed to be related to the deaths of some four students. A statement issued by the Health Ministry however indicated ...

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Cassandra Twum-Ampofo is new GES PRO

Cassandra Twum Ampofo has been appointed as the new Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES). Ms Twum Ampofo, is a professional teacher, and until her new appointment, she was the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer [PRO] of the Service. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Cape Coast, ...

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Savelugu: Radiya D/A Primary pupils study on bare floor

Pupils of Radiya English and Arabic Primary school in the Diare Township of the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality in the Northern Region, have to sit or lie on the bare floor to study due to the lack of furniture required for effective teaching and learning in the classrooms. Despite having a total student population of 437, the school has less than 10 dual ...

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GRASAG issues 1-week ultimatum to gov’t over unpaid grants

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana [GRASAG], has given the government and Scholarship Secretariat up to Monday, January 15, 2018, to effect payment for their 2016/2017 bursary and thesis grants. According to the Association, the Secretariat’s attempt to change the mode of payment after application for the grants have been made, will only further delay processes for the payment. “We ...

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Service personnel besiege NSS HQ over unpaid allowances

Some National Service Personnel today [Tuesday], besieged the Head Office of the Scheme demanding their unpaid allowances. According to some of them, they had not received their allowances over the past four months, leaving them in serious debt. One of the personnel who spoke to Citi News’ Caleb Kudah said, “I’m coming from Hohoe in the Volta Region and this ...

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Basic school heads critical to education reform – C/R Minister

The Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has made a strong argument that heads of basic schools hold the keys to the success or otherwise of any policy meant to give a facelift to the nation’s public educational sector. He argued that Ghana’s quest to see positive changes in education will have a weak footing if the basic level, which is ...

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