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Youth training institutes’ feeding grant arrears to be paid by May

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The Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority, Mr. Emmanuel Asigri, has hinted that the two-year arrears of feeding grants to National Youth Leadership Training Institutes in the country, will be paid before the schools resume on the 20th of May, 2017. Mr. Asigri could not fathom why the previous Mahama government failed to settle these arrears before exiting power, knowing ...

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22 UPSA students expelled for manipulating grades

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The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has dismissed 22 final year students for hacking into the university’s grading system. The students were found to have paid an individual to hack into the university’s database, to manipulate their grades for the 2015/2016 academic year. The dismissed students reportedly paid between to GHc 2,000 to GHc 4,000, to have their grades ...

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31 children of deceased security officers get schorlaship from Lebanese community

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The Lebanese Community in Ghana has presented scholarships to 31 children and wards of Police, Immigration and Prisons Service personnel who died in service. The ceremony for the presentation of the scholarships was held at the headquarters of the Ghana Police Service in Accra. The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, lauded the contribution of the Lebanese community to the ...

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Isaac Opoku named winner of 2017 Kuenyehia Art award

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After a rigorous judging process, Isaac Opoku came out triumphant as the winner of the 2017 Kuenyehia Award for Contemporary Ghanaian Art. He was crowned the winner at the awards ceremony held on Thursday, 6th April at The Octagon, Accra Central. Theresa Ankomah and Andrews Torsu were named 1st runner up and 2nd runner up respectively. The impressive jury presided ...

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Adolescent suicides due to lack of moral training – Prof. Martey

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The former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Very Rev. Prof. Emmnuel Martey has linked recent cases of suicides in tertiary institutions to lack of moral and ethical teachings. According to him, the level of discipline in certain schools has made the teaching of such ethics difficult. He said “it is time now for university education to show that ...

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Asanska jewelry design college inaugurated in Accra

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Asanska College of Design and Technology (ACDT), has been inaugurated in Accra to train and ensure employment of artisans skilled in adding value to gold ore and producing other technical products. The College, affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba, is poised to among other things help government revamp the jewelry industry in the country. Speaking at the inauguration, Kwabena ...

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Dangme West GNAT strategizes to promote quality education

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The Local Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Teachers in the Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region, Fegurson Kwame Acheku, has reiterated the commitment of teachers in the area to enhance the academic performance of pupils. According to him, the teachers are adopting new strategies to ensure their students improve on their academic performance. Mr Acheku made this ...

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Education Minister sabotaging conversion of Polytechnics – POTAG

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The Teachers of Technical Universities and Polytechnics, have expressed concern over what they say is a deliberate attempt by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), to frustrate the process of conversion of Polytechnics into Technical Universities. According to the Association, the NCTE is usurping the powers of University Councils, and acting arbitrarily to run the various Technical Universities. It said ...

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GNAT supports fight against galamsey

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The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has added its voice to the fight against Galamsey, saying the menace contributes to the falling standards in education. The Deputy General Secretary of GNAT in charge of education and Professional Development, Madam Gifty Apanbil, made this known on the sidelines of the 5th quadrennial teachers’ conference at Prampram in the Ningo Prampram ...

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20 arrested over attempted UG grade manipulation

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Some 20 persons have been arrested by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), for attempting to hack the University of Ghana website to change the grades of students. According to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, The school has beefed up its security system to protect its integrity. He told Citi News’ Caleb Kudah that the suspects ...

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