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51 collapse at Tema Independence Day Parade

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51 students col­lapsed in the Tema Metropolis on Thursday morning during a parade to mark Ghana’s 57th inde­pendence anniversary celebration. Out of the number, 49 were stu­dents drawn from various schools in the Ashaiman Municipality who had converged at the Mandela Park for the parade. The remaining two were from the Tema Metropolis, and the incident occurred while on parade ...

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UPSA outdoors Africa’s first ever MBA in total quality management

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The University of Professional Studies (UPSA) has begun Africa’s first-ever MBA in Total Quality Management (TQM). The innovative Masters’ degree-level course was entirely designed by the University’s Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Professor Mrs. Goski Alabi with support from Mr. Lionel Abbey, a Senior Quality Manager for the London Underground. Prof. Mrs. Alabi and Mr. Abbey, who are both ...

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No salary for University of Ghana lecturers

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Staff of the University of Ghana, the nation’s premier university, will not be paid soon because of delays in the release of government’s subvention to the institution. In the last three months, DAILY GUIDE can confirm, there has been delayed payment of the salaries of staff of the uni­versity largely due to cen­tral government’s failure to release the subvention. It ...

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Franklin Cudjoe: Mr. President, just a few issues with the Free SHS promise

Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Ghana

Mr. President, I have noticed that you are very unhappy with the recent debate over the FREE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. Please relax, ours is a democracy and so please brace yourself for more of such healthy debates.  Don’t get angry that some and especially IMANI are subjecting your sudden free High school (Free SHS) announcement to analytical rigor. The last ...

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Universities urged to establish Fire Stations on campus

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The Central Regional Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO), John Amponsah Tetteh, has called on all universities and other tertiary institutions to establish fire stations on their campuses to ensure quick response to fire emergencies. He said this would ensure safety of students as well as the surrounding communities since their priority as a unit was to prevent and manage undesired ...

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Free SHS will start with day students first – Okudzeto Ablakwa

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Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has stated that the President’s announcement of free Senior High School (SHS) education in 2015 will start with students in public schools first. “Free means that from 2015 all day students in public senior high schools will not pay fees, government will absorb the fees,” he said. Throwing more light on the President’s free SHS ...

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Free SHS policy not timely – Franklin Cudjoe

IMANI Ghana President, Franklin Cudjoe

The Executive Director of IMANI Ghana, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe says the Free Senior High School policy is a not timely intervention, considering the current economic challenges that Ghana is bedeviled with. “This is not the time to roll out this policy, and even if it was time, the way it was even announced shows a certain kind of unpreparedness, “he ...

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6th March celebrations must improve – U/E Teachers

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Some teachers in the Upper East Region are calling for improvements in the celebration of Ghana’s independence on 6th March. The teachers are also requesting for improved conditions for pupils who participate in the celebration. School children  engage in a number of activities during the celebrations. Over the years however, children collapse while a few of them die for staying ...

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Commencement of free SHS to cost GHc71million – Mahama

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President John Mahama has disclosed that it will cost Ghana “approximately GHC 71 million for the commencement” of the free Senior High School education policy. He stated that Education Minister has presented to cabinet, the total cost of the progressive free Senior High School education policy and the 2015 budget will cater for the project scheduled to commence in 2015. ...

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Minister commissions committee to tackle teacher absenteeism

Minister of Education, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

The Ministry of Education has commissioned a committee to design modalities for addressing the issue of teacher absenteeism, as part of efforts to effectively implement the policy of Zero Tolerance for Teacher Absenteeism and to increase teachers’ time spent in the classroom. The inter-sectorial/agency committee is mandated to deliberate and submit proposals to address the issues of teacher absenteeism and ...

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