Education

GIJ sets October 6 Congregation date after two postponements

Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), has scheduled its 11th Congregation, which was postponed indefinitely due to the absence of a school governing council to Friday 6th October. The 11th congregation, which was earlier slated to take place on September 22nd under the Ministry of Education’s National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), was postponed after a new council ...

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Four-year SHS duration improves exam results but… – ISSER

A shift to the four-year duration of secondary education to improve quality is supported by research, especially if examination results are used as an indicator of quality, according to the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana. But a Senior Research Fellow at ISSER, Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, acknowledged that using examination results as an indicator of ...

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Prempeh College promotes students demoted for poor performance

Authorities of the Prempeh College in Kumasi have resolved to promote the over 40 students who were demoted due to poor academic performance. Authorities say the students who were due to enter second year, have been promoted on probation basis to allow them better their performance. They have maintained that none of the affected students was sacked or was asked ...

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Free SHS: Angry parents of stranded students petition Minister

Over 50 parents on Wednesday morning petitioned the Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, at the Regional Coordinating Council over what they term as the refusal of school authorities to provide their wards with boarding accommodation. This action by the parents comes barely two days after Citi News reported that some parents are still stranded at the Seventh Day Adventist Senior ...

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NPP considering 4-years SHS duration again

The Akufo-Addo government is seriously considering extending the length of secondary education to four years again after the previous New Patriotic Party government did same in 2007, but it was reversed by an NDC administration. The Minister of Planning, Professor Gyan Baffour on Wednesday revealed that government is monitoring the three-year SHS system to inform a possible review to back to four years. The NPP ...

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Newly recruited teachers to strike on October 2

A group of newly recruited teachers is threatening to embark on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries. They say they have not been paid for the past 6 months. Abubakar Suale, the leader of the group, which calls itself the National Association of Newly Recruited Teachers, said, “We were posted last year, we have worked for about 7 months and ...

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Ahenema Kokobeng: Pupils appeal for better infrastructure

The lack of basic educational materials and facilities is gradually affecting academic activities at the Ahenema Kokobeng D/A primary school in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region. Pupils of the school are confronted with challenges of inadequate furniture, classrooms and the absence of places of convenience. This according to them has worsened teaching and learning at the school, ...

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Tema DPSI School observes Fancy Dress Day

Management of Delhi Public School International (DPSI), a private school at Tema in the Greater Accra Region, has organized a fancy day in the school which saw the pupils in the primary division of the school adorned in beautiful and carefully selected fancy dresses in a relaxed atmosphere showcasing boldness and style, a breathtaking sight to behold! The manner in ...

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Lancaster University Ghana graduates 80 students

Lancaster University Ghana last Thursday celebrated its first graduation ceremony in Accra. The ceremony which was held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel saw eighty (80) students presented with Bachelor Degrees in the following courses: Economics and International Relations, Politics and International Relations, Accounting and Finance, Computer Studies, Business Studies, Marketing and Law. The students were from countries such as Ghana, ...

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UCC fails to admit 50% of applicants

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has matriculated 5,785 regular students to pursue various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the 2017/2018 academic year. The number is less than half of a total of 12,240 applications the university received for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Out of the number, 555 are pursuing various graduate programmes, with a thirty-five percent female representation while ...

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