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JHS student arrested for defilement

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Muideen Saibu, an 18-year-old Al-Ameen Junior High School pupil in Bawku in has been arrested for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old class two pupil of Salvation Academy School at Azanga a suburb in the Upper East Region. The victim and the accused both attend schools in the same community. Presenting the facts of the matter in court, Police Prosecutor Sergeant Samuel ...

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ECG sabotaging my work – K’dua Poly Rector

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The acting Rector of Koforidua Polytechnic, Godfred K. Abledu has accused the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) of sabotaging his regime due to his perceived affiliation to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC). The ECG last week disconnected power to the academic institute following an accumulated unpaid bill of about GHC 400, 000. But the Rector is claiming that it is a calculated attempt by ...

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ECG threatens to disconnect Ashanti School for the Deaf

Students at School for the Deaf

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is threatening to disconnect power from the Ashanti School for the Deaf for owing an accumulated electricity bill of GH₵ 80, 127.96. The school authorities say they are financially handicapped and are therefore incapable of settling such a whopping amount. The Headmaster of the school, Ofosu Boachie, who expressed worry over the disconnection threat said ...

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UDS holds 15th congregation

UDS

The University for Development Studies (UDS) has held its 15th congregation at the Tamale City campus where a total of 6,527 students from across its dispersed campuses in the three regions of the north graduated. The Tamale City campus at Dungu recorded 2,631 graduands. The graduands were awarded post graduate and under-graduate degrees as well as diploma certificates in the various ...

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Increase budgetary allocation to school feeding programme – MP        

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The Parliamentary committee on local government and rural development wants the Ministry of Finance to increase the budgetary allocation for the school feeding programme. The allocation for the programmes which stood at 50 pesewas per student per day was increases to 80 pesewas in the 2015 budget. But the committee chairman, Dominic Azimbe Azumah wants the amount to be increased ...

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Meridian University’s accreditation revoked

Meridian

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has revoked the accreditation of Meridian University College located at Kasoa in the Central Region. Students of the institution have since been transferred to the West End University College. This follows earlier admissions by the authorities of the school that it was unable to operate due to financial challenges. The Executive Secretary of the NAB, ...

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Tertiary education to undergo massive diversification – Veep

Vice President Kwesi Ammissah-Arthur

The Ministry of Education is in the process of reviewing a submission from the National Council for Tertiary Education on differentiation and diversification of tertiary education, Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has announced in Wa. When completed, institutions would be held strictly accountable for their mandates, aimed to improve the efficiency and accountability in the system. Vice President Amissah-Arthur made this ...

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Research Fund to be operational in 2015 – Veep

Vice President Amissah-Arthur

The Vice President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur has assured that government will make the Research Fund for tertiary institution teachers fully operational in 2015. According to Mr Amissah Arthur, the fund will help boost research activities within all tertiary institutions in the country. The Fund, which seeks to replace the book and research allowance, was massively  opposed by teachers in the ...

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Free SHS is not to promote our political agenda – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education in charge of tertiary.

The Deputy Minister of Education, Okudzeto Ablakwa has insisted that government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) programme was not engineered by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) for political gains. “If it is about political gain we would have just announced that it would have covered a special group of people,” he said, Speaking on Joy FM. The free SHS policy ...

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Angry St. John’s students set school ablaze

The Kumasi Central Market Fire destroyed several items.

Some angry students of the St John’s Senior High School in Nandom in the Upper West region set their administration block ablaze. This was as a result of the decision by their school authorities to disallow most of the students to sit for next year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE). The head of the school had issued a caveat ...

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