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12-year-old debutant wins 2018 National Spelling Bee

A 12-year-old first-time contestant from the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi, rose above 196 others to emerge as the winner of the 2018 National Spelling Bee held at the Accra Digital Centre yesterday [Saturday]. The winner, Shifa Amankwah-Gabbey from Nagie’s Angels Educational Centre burst into tears upon the realisation she had correctly spelt the championship word, ‘Wamara’ to win the competition on ...

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Africa has resources to fund education – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Africa has the resources and capacity to finance access to quality education of its citizens, and also promote the interests of the continent. According to President Akufo-Addo, “We cannot depend on other people to finance the education on our continent. I am saying that not to turn my back or to be ungrateful to ...

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KNUST: Students protest conversion of Katanga, Conti to mixed halls

Some students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) are protesting a decision by the school’s management to convert two all-male halls into mixed halls. Management wants University Hall, popularly known as Katanga and Unity Hall to now accommodate females. The students have vowed to resist the move saying that they will stage a massive demonstration to ...

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Youth illiteracy highest in disaster, conflict-hit countries – UNICEF

UNICEF, in a new study, says 30 percent of 59 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries affected by conflict and disaster are illiterate. It said that number is triple the global rate and girls are at the biggest disadvantage when it comes to getting an education. UNICEF said four impoverished African countries with a ...

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Mawuko Girls SHS introduces e-voting in school elections

The ICT Department of E.P.C Mawuko Girls, have for the time developed a novelty in the election of student leaders by introducing an Electronic Voting System. The school, which has been using ballot paper system during previous student elections, have developed a virtual platform that allows students to vote for their preferred candidates in less than a minute process. The ...

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GIJ lifts ban on charging of phones, laptops on campus

The Ghana Institute of Journalism [GIJ], has lifted a ban it imposed a year ago on the charging of mobile phones and laptops on campus. This comes after the several petitions from the student leadership over the matter. The management of the school earlier in 2017 imposed the ban supposedly because students were misusing sockets in the various lecture halls. ...

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Children study under trees as contractor abandons school project in U/W

A six-unit classroom block and teachers’ bungalow for Tousa L/A Primary School in Wa East, awarded on contract in 2011, has been abandoned, forcing pupils and teachers to undertake lessons under trees and in crumbled old rooms. The School with enrollment of 220, and located in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region, was expected to have been ...

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GES begins probe into sexual abuse claims by Ejisuman SHS tutors

The Ghana Education Service [GES], has set up a seven-member committee to investigate allegations that some male teachers of Ejisuman Senior High School are having sex with some of their female students. Serving on this committee are representatives from the GES, the Ghana Police Service, the Municipal Assembly, the School’s Board of Governors and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). It is ...

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Rigorous admission process to ensure quality – Law School Registrar

The Registrar of the Ghana School of Law, Nana Osei Bonsu, has justified the rigorous admission procedures of the School saying it is to ensure quality. According to him, the stringent admission procedures will help the school do away with students who have not had adequate training from their respective law faculties in tertiary institutions. “As legal educators, our mandate ...

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Gyamaa Pensan SHS students levied 100 cedis each after rioting

Each student of the Gyaama Pensan Senior High Technical School in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region, has been asked to pay Ghc 100 to to cater for damage caused to properties following disturbances by some students. The students were also made to sign a bond to be of good behavior. Parents and guardians of the students have ...

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