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Harmful smoke from Chinese factory forces closure of Osudoku SHS

The Headmistress of Osudoku Senior High Technical School in the Greater Accra Region,  Sylvia Baaba Yankey, has confirmed to Citi News that the school has been shutdown temporarily because they can no longer endure harmful smoke emitted by a toiletries and plastics manufacturing Chinese company close to the school. According to her, the pollution from the company has worsened such ...

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We levied ourselves to support Awudome SHS – PTA

The Parents Teachers Association (PTA), of the Tsito-Awudome Senior High School (AWUSCO), in the Volta Region, have explained that the decision to levy students despite the implementation of government’s Free Senior High School Policy was a collective resolve by parents to support the school’s efforts to enhance the academic performance of students. In a statement issued and copied to citifmonline.com, signed ...

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Abandoned projects affecting academic work at Zorko SHS [Photos]

Students of Zorko Senior High School in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region have complained that some abandoned GETFund infrastructure projects at the school are impeding effective teaching and learning. The students, who eat in the open, rent accommodation outside the school and have to contend with the inadequate number of classrooms are calling on the government to ensure ...

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Sandvik Gh Ltd builds 6-unit classroom block at Pakyi

Residents of Pakyi, a community in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region have expressed their appreciation to mining, construction and materials technology company, Sandvik Gh Ltd, for the construction of a six-unit classroom block. The management of the company presented the keys to the new block to authorities of the school at a short ceremony. The Vice President in charge of ...

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Old students to petition gov’t over Katanga, Conti conversion

Some alumni of the Unity Hall at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), say they will petition the Ministry of Education to halt a decision by the University’s management to convert all male halls into mixed residential accommodation. The Unity Hall, also known as Conti, along with University Hall, also known as Katanga, are being converted to boost ...

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Ashaiman MP launches second inter-schools quiz competition

As part of efforts to ensure that students in Ashaiman improve their performance academically, the Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Henry Norgbey, has launched the second edition of the Ashaiman constituency inter-schools quiz competition. The initiative, according to the Member of Parliament, seeks to encourage students to take their books seriously. About one hundred private and public schools within ...

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Wulensi SHS students struggling with literacy, poor infrastructure

Wulensi Senior High School in the Nanumba South District of the Northern Region, has been saddled with infrastructure challenges hampering effective teaching and learning. The school has also not been able to raise the standard of teaching and learning over a number of years, which has left up to about 80 percent of second and third-year students unable to properly ...

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NCTE blames parliament for delay in approving new fees for 2017/2018

The National Council for Tertiary Education, NCTE, has blamed Parliament for the delay in the approval of fees for the 2017/2018 academic year for public universities. Executive Secretary of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Prof. Salifu Mahama, told Citi News that the delay has negative implications for the running of public tertiary institutions. “Parliament is the institution that directed ...

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Sixty adolescent girls to receive community training

More than 60 adolescent girls and parent peer counselors within the Kochem, Ngogu and Bogunaayili communities in the Northern region, will receive training on community response and accountability strategies to reduce the school drop-out rate among adolescent girls. This is part of a series of trainings and support seminars being organized to empower the girls, parents and community leaders. The ...

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20 technical, vocational schools to be established – Minister

The Western Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Afriyie has reiterated government’s plan to construct 20 new technical and vocational institutes across the country. This, he said would provide employable skills and training to the youth to enable them create their own jobs. He said this in a speech read on his behalf at the launch of “Skills and Technical Education Programme ...

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