Education

UG to build 600kW wind turbine

The University of Ghana is preparing to wean itself off the national grid by building a 600kW wind turbine to supply it with electricity. This was announced by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, at the school’s 2017 November congregation on Saturday. He said the turbine, which will be sited at the Legon campus will be ...

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Gov’t to focus on tech., maths and engineering at basic level

President Akufo-Addo has directed the Ministry of Education to draw up programmes to strengthen and upscale the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the basic level. He said this is part of the educational reforms being undertaken by his government to promote science, technology and innovation in the country. According to him, the aim of his government ...

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Ashesi founder Patrick Awauh wins $500,000 WISE Prize for Education 

Founder of one of Ghana’s leading private universities, Ashesi University College, Patrick Awuah, has been presented with the prestigious WISE Prize for Education 2017. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, presented the Prize to Mr Patrick Awuah at the Opening Plenary session of the eighth World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, last week. ...

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Over 9,000 students graduate from UG [Photos]

A total of 9,397 students have graduated from the University of Ghana at the school’s November 2017 congregation ceremony. The number includes 2,192 postgraduates, 6,872 undergraduates and 333 diploma students. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu in his address said the University had made significant progress in achieving the core mandate of its strategic plan ...

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Gov’t clears UG to recruit 430 staff

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has announced that the University has received financial clearance from government to recruit some 430 new staff to replace those who have left active service. According to him, the embargo on public sector employment, had a severe impact on the University, which subsequently did not enhance teaching and learning. ...

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Vodafone’s digital education platform gets 1.8 million hits

Vodafone’s digital education platform –  Instant Schools – has reached 1.8 million hits since it was launched a year ago. The online portal, which is part of a strategic approach by the company to promote digital inclusion, is currently creating a revolution across the country. With a full endorsement from the Ghana Education Service, Instant Schools responds directly to the ...

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Senyo Hosi inspires final year students at Temascho

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, Senyo Hosi, has urged final year students of Tema Senior High School (Temascho) to remain disciplined and committed ahead of the final examinations in 2018. Senyo Hosi, who is an Anchorite – the term used to describe old students of the school – encouraged the final year students to ...

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Bimbilla E.P College of Education matriculates 418 first-years

The Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education (E.P.C.E), Bimbilla, in the Nanumba North District of the Northern Region, has held a matriculation ceremony to welcome 418  students admitted into the college to pursue three-year Diploma programmes in Basic Education for the 2017/2018 academic year. The college was established in October 1962 by the Presbyterian Church to run a four-year cert “A” ...

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GHc9.26b education budget ‘insignificant’ – SEND-Ghana

A Civil Society Group, SEND-Ghana, is questioning government’s commitment towards addressing  infrastructure challenges in various second cycle schools across the country, considering the inadequate budgetary allocation to the sector. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, whilst presenting the 2018 budget statement to Parliament on Wednesday, said government has allotted GHc9.26 billion to the education sector. But SEND-Ghana in a statement said ...

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You can’t rely on voluntary contributions for Free SHS- Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the government cannot afford to rely on voluntary contributions to fund education, particularly free SHS, as projections for those funds may not materialize. The government announced that it would set up a fund to receive voluntary contributions from individuals to support the implementation ...

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