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Oterkpolu/RC pupils battle with snakes, bats in dilapidated classrooms

The lives of over 500 pupils and teachers of the Oterkpolu/RC Basic School in the Yilo Krobo Municipality are being threatened because bats, snakes and other reptiles, have invaded the school’s dilapidated classrooms and offices. Students and the teachers regularly battle with snakes and other reptiles that find their way into the dilapidated school structure during contact hours. When Citi News ...

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Compulsory NSS insurance must be reviewed – NASPA

Some National Service Personnel are asking the National Service Scheme (NSS) to reconsider its decision to compulsorily deduct GH¢ 15 from their allowances for an insurance package. They want the insurance payment to be optional and not mandatory for all service personnel. Following the launch of the insurance package earlier in November, the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme ...

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Gov’t pushes for WASSCE in May instead of February

The Ministry of Education is in talks with the West African Examination Council (WAEC), to ensure that from 2018, the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) would be written in May. This is to ensure that the full nine terms of teaching and learning are fully exhausted by students as required by the syllabus. Speaking at the Meet-The-Press series today ...

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Congestion, infrastructure deficit not entirely a Free SHS problem – NAPO

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has described as inaccurate, reports that the increased enrollment under the Free Senior High School policy is solely to blame for cases of congestion and infrastructure deficit being experienced in some schools. Speaking during a Meet-the-Press session on Thursday, the Minister buttressed his point by indicating that, some of the notable reports ...

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Prof. Aryeetey denies fraud claims in $64m UG deal

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, has dismissed some media reports suggesting that the institution signed a $64 million agreement with a company, Africa Integras, without doing due diligence under his tenure. Professor Aryeetey rubbished these claims at a press conference on Wednesday, explaining that the University of Ghana had gone through all the right procedures ...

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Students petition parliament to stop LI for law school admissions

A group calling itself the concerned law students, has submitted a petition to Parliament against a new Legal Instrument (LI) by the General Legal Council (GLC), which is proposing new regulations for admissions and professional law courses in Ghana. The group has described the LI as a deliberate and unreasonable effort by the Council to frustrate their attempts to gain ...

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Processing of funds for Free SHS supplies ongoing – Deputy Minister

Government is processing funds for release to some suppliers under the Free Senior High School policy by the end of this week. This is according to a Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum. The funds are expected to cater for the provision of food by the National Buffer Stock, uniforms and other logistics in some 56 schools. “We are ...

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Adidome: $100,000 ICT centre left to rot as schools lack ICT labs

A $100,000 ICT project constructed by MTN Ghana and the United Nations Development Programme for some communities in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region, has been left to deteriorate in the bush, whilst schools struggle to provide ICT infrastructure for their students. The facility, which was constructed and handed over to the community in 2012, sought to serve ...

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Total Ghana commissions school facility in the Upper West Region

Total Petroleum Ghana, a highly reputable oil marketing company, has commissioned a school facility for the Tigboro Jeffiiri District Assembly Kindergarten & Primary School located in the Upper West Region. The school has benefited from a fully furnished 3-unit classroom block with additional facilities like administrative offices for the headmistress and staff, a playground, a KVIP, a urinal facility and ...

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UDS Wa campus launches anti-bush-fire campaign

The Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has launched an anti-bush-fire campaign to help combat the increasing spate of bush fires in the Upper West Region. The campaign, which is an initiative of the Environment and Resource Studies Department of the University, is to among other things, sensitize farmers and the entire residents of the Upper West ...

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