Free SHS: First-years posted to uncompleted Community Day SHS


First-year students who were posted to the Drobonso Community Day Senior High School at Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region had to be turned away because the school is not in operation. The school, which is the first and the only Senior High School in the District, is part of the Community Day schools constructed under the erstwhile John ...

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GILCB commends President for the Free SHS


A leadership institute, the Global Institute for Leadership and Capacity Building has commended President Akufo Addo for not making the Free SHS only a political talk, but a reality. The institute is therefore calling on Ghanaians to rally behind this grand scheme to get thousands of the youth educated. President Akufo Addo President Akufo-Addo last week launched the government’s flagship ...

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New Juaben: MCE assures school heads of gov’t support


The Municipal Chief Executive of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, Madame Comfort Asante, has assured head teachers of basic schools in the Municipality of government’s support in ensuring they deliver quality tuition to students. Madame Comfort Asante made this statement whiles interacting with teachers, school heads, and pupils when she visited some schools in the Municipality to welcome and encourage ...

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We’re excited about Free SHS- Togbe Afede


Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, and President of the National House of Chiefs, has lauded government for implementing its flagship Free Senior High School Policy. He said “education is the most effective weapon against poverty” and that the policy formed the basis for the country’s development agenda. Togbe Afede was addressing a durbar in Ho to climax the ...

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Free SHS: Schools can collect PTA levies but… – GES Council Chair

Michael Nsowah

The collection of Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) levies, will not be entirely illegal under the implementation of the free SHS policy, the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Governing Council, Michael Nsowah, has clarified. He noted on The Big Issue that “the PTA can levy on themselves any fees in support of any project” as long as the possible non-payment ...

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Reinstate sacked head teachers – Carbonu begs


The incoming President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reinstate the two head teachers who were sacked for allegedly charging illegal fees under the free SHS programme. Mr. Carbonu on Citi FM’s news analysis Programme , The Big Issue, sent a direct appeal to the Chairman of the Ghana ...

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Poor infrastructure forced school heads to charge extra – Carbonu


The incoming President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, believes the Ghana Education Service’s sanctioning of head teachers for allegedly charging illegal fees under the Free SHS policy, was inconsiderate, looking at the infrastructure constraints in those schools. “All the heads that have been found to be guilty came from schools with serious challenges with infrastructure ...

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Most students in ‘top schools’ don’t need free SHS – Carbonu


The government’s free secondary education policy should have been targeted at deprived families and areas instead of the blanket coverage of all students in public schools, the Vice President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers, Angel Carbonu, has said. The policy, as currently being implemented, is unsustainable, Mr. Carbonu feels. “The approach to offering help to less endowed people ...

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Dismissal of headteachers over Free SHS “too harsh” – NAGRAT

President of NAGRAT, Christian Addae-Poku

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), has described as harsh, the dismissal of two head teachers accused of charging illegal fees under the free SHS policy. The dismissal came after some 19 teachers, including the two head teachers were invited for questioning by the GES on Thursday, to respond to allegations that they were requesting parents and guardians to ...

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HESS-GNPC offer scholarship to 125 students


Some 125 senior high school students from the six coastal districts of the Western Region have been given scholarships to further their education under the HESS-GNPC’s sixth edition of the programme. The scholarship targets brilliant but needy students headed for Senior High, Technical and Vocational training as well as health institutions in the country. The scholarship covers the cost of ...

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