Education

Council of State member supports Free SHS with stationery

The Volta Regional Representative to the Council of State, Francis Nyonyo Agboada, has donated some educational materials to schools in the region to support the smooth take-off of the Free Senior High School policy in the Volta Region. About 13,000 pieces of Exercise and Note Books are to be presented to the all 25 Municipal and District Assemblies in the ...

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Consider extending free SHS policy to private schools – Group

Government has been urged to consider extending its much hyped free Senior High School (SHS) policy to private second cycle institutions in the country. The Executive Director of Ghana National Education Campaign (GNEC), Veronica Djiagu, said the move will enable students in such institutions to also benefit from the policy. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday, Veronica Djiagu ...

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GES extends placement deadline for BECE candidates again

The Ghana Education Service has again extended the deadline for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates to secure their places at Senior High Schools across the country. The deadline is now midnight on Thursday, September 7, 2017. A statement signed by the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-Tertiary Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, said this extension was done ...

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Technical Students’ Union declares nationwide boycott of lectures

The Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS) has declared a nationwide boycott of lectures in all technical universities and polytechnics to protest government’s failure to constitute governing councils for the various Technical Universities. The union is now resigned to what it called government’s disinterest in their welfare. “It is obvious that, government is not interested in the welfare of Technical University and ...

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Technical university graduates to demonstrate over governing councils

The 2015/2016 batch of graduates of the country’s technical universities will today hit the streets of Accra to protest against government’s failure to constitute the governing councils of the various Technical Universities. They will be marching from the Obra spot in Accra to the Old Accra Hearts of Oak park before presenting a petition to the Ministry of Education. According ...

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Extend SHS placement deadline – NAGRAT to GES

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is urging the Ghana Education Service to extend the deadline for prospective Senior High School (SHS) students who have not been placed in any school to reapply. The Association believes that the Service must consider the challenges being experienced on its website by the students to provide ample time to enable every qualified student ...

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SHS placement challenges should’ve been anticipated – Analyst

An Information Technology professional and Deputy General Manager for NIIT, Yaw Amoateng, says the Ghana Education Service should have anticipated the challenges being experienced by users of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) placement website. According to him, the challenge, which is due to overwhelmed system servers have been recurrent over the years and there was the need for the ...

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‘Stranded’ Bunkpurugu BECE candidates get SHS placement

Some of the 200 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) from two communities in the Bunkpurugu District of the Northern Region, who were unable to sit for two papers in the last exams, have been placed in Senior High Schools. These candidates were unable to write the English and Religious and Moral Education papers during the 2017 BECE. The Assembly member for ...

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Stay away from drugs — TTU Vice Chancellor warns students

The Vice Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University, Prof. John Frank Eshun, has advised newly-admitted students to avoid the use of illicit drugs as they begin their academic journey on the campus of the university. Speaking on the first day of orientation to welcome the new students to begin the 2017/2018 academic year, Prof. Eshun called on students to stay focused ...

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We’re tackling SHS placement challenges – Gov’t

Government says it is working to overcome the Internet-based challenges that have plagued the Computerized School Selection Placement Secretariat (CSSPS), and frustrated Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates trying to beat the deadline for placement. Addressing the press on Monday, a Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-Tertiary Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, said the government shared in the ...

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