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First Lady secures Chinese exchange programme for Ghanaian pupils

The Rebecca Foundation has agreed with Licang District Experimental School in Qingdao, China, to have an exchange programme between Ghanaian and Chinese school kids starting in 2018. The programme, which seeks to deepen cultural, academic and sports ties between pupils of the two countries, will see 10 pupils from the school visiting Ghana, whiles 10 pupils from Ghana also visit ...

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UG’s Prof. Hinson visits Tanzania for education exchange options

The Coordinator of the MSc. International Business Degree Programme at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Professor Robert Ebo Hinson, has embarked on a two day working visit to Tanzania to build networks and alliances to support the introduction of the MSc. International Business Degree Programme in that country. The visit enabled Prof. Hinson to interact with Akofa Ata, ...

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Aliu Mahama Foundation to fund needy children’s education

Chairman of the Planning Committee for the Aliu Mahama 5th Anniversary Celebration has announced plans by the Foundation to cater for the educational needs of the vulnerable in society. According to the Committee, it would use its available funds to support persons who are not well-to-do in parts of the country. The gesture the committee noted, was the best tribute ...

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Free SHS: Universities to be expanded to increase intake – Gov’t

The government has announced that as part of its educational reform initiatives, it is investing in the expansion of tertiary institutions to absorb the high numbers of entrants that are likely to emerge from second-cycle institutions following the introduction of the Free SHS policy. It also revealed that the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), will be the source of funding for ...

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Gov’t to provide desks, bunk beds for Senior High Schools

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that contracts will soon be awarded for the provision of 69,500 single desks and 13,100 bunk beds to Senior High Schools across the country. This move, according to him, is expected to address the furniture deficit in a number of schools as part of his administration’s commitment to dealing with the challenges in ...

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Education experts call for partnership between industry and academia

Experts in education at a high level panel discussion organised by the Association of African Universities (AAU), have called for strong partnership between industry and academia, to accelerate Ghana’s socioeconomic development. The panelists said such a collaboration will enable universities get funding from industry, whereas industry gets the needed research from universities. They expressed the hope that a strong collaboration ...

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Mahama calls for national dialogue to save ‘failing’ Free SHS

The widely reported problems with the Akufo-Addo government’s Free Secondary education policy bore down to a lack of preparation and consultation, former President John Mahama has said. Speaking at Tarkwa in the Western Region during the National Democratic Congress’ Unity Walk, Mr. Mahama urged the government to start a national dialogue and set up a stakeholder conference on the Free SHS policy to ...

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Afenyo-Markin pushes for ‘Free SHS Tax’ on Ghanaians

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alex Afenyo Markin, has said that government could consider taxing Ghanaians in order to accrue funds to finance its flagship free Senior High School (SHS) policy. According to him, sustaining the policy was so crucial that risking the ire of Ghanaians by imposing a special tax to fund it will not ...

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Free SHS won’t collapse – UDS Coordinator replies cynics

Coordinator of Post Graduates Programme of the Faculty of Education at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Dr. Ibrahim M. Gunu, has dismissed suggestions by some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), that the free Senior High School programme  may collapse within five years, if a sustainable plan is not put in place. According to him, the implementation ...

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Pass mineral revenue Act to support free SHS – ACEP

The Nana Akufo-Addo Government has been encouraged to immediately pass the Mineral Revenue Management Act to serve as an additional source of funding for the free Senior High School (SHS) programme. “ACEP recommends that the government should pass the promised Mineral Revenue Management Act to create additional sources of funds from solid minerals to finance the free SHS policy,” the ...

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