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Technical University students threaten nationwide demonstrations

Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS), is threatening to boycott lectures and embark on nationwide demonstrations by Tuesday [March 27, 2018], if the government does not respond favorably to the concerns lecturers have raised about the Technical Universities (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill, which is currently before Parliament, according to the students, seeks to cede the management of ...

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Stop having sex with your students – Judge warns male teachers

A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Her Ladyship Justice Irene Charity Larbi, has sent a strong warning to male teachers against having sexual relations with school girls, adding that such perpetrators will be dealt with accordingly. She has thus implored heads of schools to keenly monitor teachers who perpetrate such acts and see to it that they are brought ...

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We’ll make Ghana a world-class TVET hub – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the goal of his government is to make Ghana a world-renowned destination for skills development, and a leading country in technical and vocational education training (TVET) in Africa. According to President Akufo-Addo, “we want to emphasize the importance of TVET, and redeem the misconception that technical and vocational education is inferior, and patronized only by ...

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Wa Poly lecturers to strike over Rector’s appointment

Lecturers of Wa Polytechnic have threatened to embark on a sit-down strike from tomorrow [Monday] in protest of the appointment of the school’s rector, Professor Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu. The workers, on Saturday, boycotted an induction ceremony for the Rector, whom they have accused of financial malfeasance, among other things. The agitated workers, comprising the Polytechnic Teachers Association, the Polytechnic Administrators Association ...

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Business College International launches 15th Anniversary celebrations

Business College International (BCI) in Tamale has launched its 15th Anniversary celebrations with a promise to increase its scholarship package quota to assist needy students. The school’s Head of Operations, Bilal Shamsudeen Taimako, at the official launch recalled that the school in 2003 began with a student population of 165. According to him, the school has since produced 8,000 Senior ...

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March salaries to delay; we can’t keep borrowing to pay staff – UG

The University of Ghana, Legon will be unable to pay its workers their March 2018 salaries on time due to the government’s failure to release subventions. No timeline has been given for when payment will eventually be made. A memo, sighted by Citi News, from the University Registry also revealed that the University has been borrowing money for the past two ...

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Chinese Embassy supports Ga Central with ICT centre

Residents of the Ga Central Municipality in the Greater Accra Region can now boast of a modern ICT Centre. This follows the handing over of the China-Ghana Friendship Community Center to the community on Friday. The Center, whose construction was aided by the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, has a multimedia classroom, a conference room, two offices, a lobby, washrooms, and ...

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We never criticized Prof. Yankah over $64m deal – UG

The management of the University of Ghana has disassociated itself from reports that it criticized Prof. Kwesi Yankah, the Minister of State in Charge of Education, on his position on the school’s controversial deal with Africa Integras. The Daily Graphic had reported that “top-level sources” at the University had slammed Prof. Yankah for suggesting that government was working to ensure ...

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NSMQ mistress, Elsie Kaufmann to receive NSBE award in US

Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, the renowned Science and Maths Quiz mistress, will be awarded The 2018 Golden Torch Award for International Academic Leadership at the 44th Annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Conference on Saturday March 24th in Pittsburgh, USA. Each year during its annual Convention, NSBE Global awards the Golden Torch in a closing extravaganza to honor the ...

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Lancaster University Ghana appoints new Provost

Lancaster University Ghana has announced the appointment of Professor Anthony Jarvis as its new Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Professor Anthony Paul Jarvis holds an Honours degree in History and Political Science from Monash University in Melbourne Australia, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University, England, and is now responsible for the academic management and strategic development of the Lancaster University ...

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