Education

Tax reliefs for private universities commendable – Registrar

The Registrar of the Garden City University College at Kenyasi in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region, Dr. Kweku Owusu Kwarteng, has commended government for the decision to grant tax reliefs to privately-managed tertiary institutions. “It is something that is great for all private universities, great in the sense that it will give us resources to infuse into ...

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Budgetary allocation for Free SHS ‘woefully inadequate’ – Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has described the government’s budgetary allocation for Free SHS as woefully inadequate to support the programme. According to him, government would need at least two billion cedis to support Free SHS in 2018, 800 million cedis more than the amount that was allocated to it ...

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Bring back our teachers or face our wrath – Trainees warn gov’t

The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), has asked government to address the concerns of their tutors who make up the  College of Education Tutors Association of Ghana (CETAG), to enable them end their nationwide strike over unpaid arrears. The students warned that if government fails to act in their interest, they will be forced to take other steps to ...

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Free SHS: Gov’t to set up voluntary education support fund

Government is in the process of setting up a fund to receive voluntary contributions from individuals to support the implementation of its flagship Free Senior High School programme, and the education sector as a whole. This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, when he presented the 2018 budget statement to Parliament on Wednesday. Ghana’s education sector has ...

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Chinese Embassy honours 11 students at Wisconsin University Ghana

The Chinese Embassy has presented awards of excellence to 11 students of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana for their outstanding performance in Chinese language. The awards ceremony, held on Tuesday, was attended by the Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, Mr. Jian Zhouteng. Also in attendance at the 5th Chinese Scholarship Awards ceremony were Wisconsin’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Obeng Mireku, ...

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#GHBudget: Gov’t announces tax reliefs for private universities

The government has announced that privately-owned universities will be granted some tax reliefs thereby enabling them to thrive and admit more students. Making the announcement in the 2018 budget read in Parliament today, [Wednesday], November 15,  Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, revealed that the private institutions will no longer be required to pay corporate income tax. According to the Minister, investing in the country’s ...

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#Ghbudget: Capitation grant to increase in 2018

In fulfillment of its promise to make basic education free and accessible to all, government has announced plans to increase capitation grant from GHC 9.00 to GHC 10.00 in 2018. The previous NPP government, led by former President John Agyekum Kufour, reinforced free basic education through the disbursement of capitation grants, with an initial amount of GHC 3.00 per pupil ...

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Chamber of Mines supports Dakpema Education Fund

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Sulemanu  Koney, has supported the Dakpema  Education Fund with Ghc10,000,00 cash. The donation formed part of activities lined up for the Ghana Chamber of Mines CEO, Sulemanu Koney’s two-day official visit to the Northern Region. The Chamber’s External Relations Director, Ahmed Nantogmah, said the same amount was given in 2016. ...

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Koforidua Tech. University enrolls 3,476 freshers for 2017/18

A total of 3, 476 fresh students have been admitted into the Koforidua Technical University to pursue various Bachelor of Technology programmes and Higher National Diploma programmes for the 2017/18 academic year. This is the largest number of first years the University has admitted since its inception 20 years ago. Out of the over 5, 033 applicants who applied for admission into ...

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Free SHS: Daboase Sec. Tech. converts classrooms into dormitories

The Daboase Secondary Technical School in the Wassa East District of the Western Region, has had to compromise the quality of academic work and learning conditions in order to provide makeshift boarding facilities for its students. It has emerged that the accommodation facilities, in particular, are not sufficient for the student population because of the expected increase in enrolment following ...

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