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Transfer students before closure – Accreditation Board

Meridian

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has asked the Meridian University College to transfer its students to other institutions before closing down the school. The management of the school cited low enrollment and financial challenges among others, as basis for dissolving the school.(Find story here) Speaking to Citi News, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Kwame Dattey said the students should ...

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Ebola: Gov’t yet to set re-opening date for SHS

Minister of Education, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

The Deputy Minister in charge of Basic Education, Alex Kyeremeh says the Ministry is relying on the Inter-ministerial Advisory Committee to advise them on whether to re-open senior high schools soon or later. The Ministry has already delayed the reopening of tertiary schools by two weeks to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola disease in the country. The Ministry is ...

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Meridian Varsity shut down; 300 students in a fix

Meridian

The fate of about 300 students of the Meridian University College (MUC) at Kasoa in the Central Region hangs in the balance following a decision by the management of the college to dissolve it. The management of the college has cited low enrolment and financial challenges as the bases to dissolve the college, an action described by educational experts as ...

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Handover 200 SHS to churches – Christian Council to gov’t

Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary, Christian Council

The Christian Council of Ghana is calling on government to hand over the yet to be constructed 200 community day Senior High Schools (SHS) to the churches. The Council says the churches in Ghana have shown their competence in running schools through the management of mission schools. Government, in its 2012 manifesto, pledged to build 200 Community Day SHS across ...

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Teachers express appreciation for accommodation

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Three teachers of Gomoa Adam/Kyiren Cluster of Schools have expressed their appreciation to Mr Sampson Kwamena Essel, a businessman, for providing them with free accommodation at Gomoa-Kyiren. They are Nii Akrong Adjetey, Mr Martin Tawiah and Mr Abraham Korney. According to the teachers, the offer had helped immensely to resolve the housing challenge they initially faced when they reported to ...

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‘Consider delaying reopening of basic, senior high schools’

Prof. Naana Opoku Agyeman is Education Minister.

Child Rights International, a child welfare non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on the government to consider delaying the reopening of basic and senior high schools in the country. It said this should be done until the ministry was satisfied that there was enough information and precautionary and alert methods of handling everything related to the Ebola disease in schools . ...

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300 workers to lose jobs over gov’t debt

Education Minister, Nana Jane Opoku Agyemang

Over 300 workers of the various publishing companies in Ghana will lose their jobs by close of August, 2014. This is due to government’s huge indebtedness to the publishing companies. The Managements of the affected companies have written to dismiss some of their workers due to government’s indebtdness to them. The letters seen by Citi News said the payment of ...

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Wa Methodist school for the blind in need of a headmaster

Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

The Wa Methodist School for the blind, one of the only two schools for visually impaired people in the country has been without a substantive headmaster for close to two years now. The school, which was established in 1958 and has produced a number of intellectuals with varying degrees from craft instructors, teachers, administrators, Phd holders in international law as ...

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Electronic salary payment system won’t work – Teachers

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Some public school teachers are vehemently opposing the Ministry of Finance’s yet to be  introduced Electronic Salary Payment Voucher system. The teachers calling themselves Innovative Teachers, say the new system will be counter-productive and can be abused easily. The system is an electronic version of the manual salary payment voucher which must be validated by using the internet. The time ...

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Education Ministry promises to screen foreign students

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Education Ministry says all foreign students from countries which have been hit by the Ebola will be screened before tertiary institutions are given the green light to re-open. The Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang on Tuesday directed heads of tertiary institutions across the country to delay the re-opening of schools by two weeks. The decision is ...

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