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UEW UTAG divided over strike against court ruling

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Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) at the University of Education, Winneba, are divided over the recent strike declared by their president. According to some of the lecturers, their President, Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe, did not consult them before declaring the strike. This was triggered by last Friday’s court ruling which directed the Vice Chancellor to step aside ...

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Govt pays GH¢45m for lecturers’ book & research allowance

Professor Kwesi Yankah

The Minister of State-in-charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, has announced the release of GH¢45 million for the payment of Book and Research Allowances of lecturers in public universities in the country for the 2016/2017 academic year. The amount, which constitutes a major part of the funds earmarked in the 2017 budget, according to the Minister, forms part of ...

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39 basic school girls pregnant in Wa East district

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Thirty-nine (39) basic school girls have been impregnated in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region in the first half of 2017, as against 28 within the same period in 2016. Mr. Evans Kpebah, Wa East District Director of Education, disclosed this during the “Let Girls Learn; End Child Marriage Campaign” launched at Funsi by Community Development Alliance ...

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University of Ghana students angry over increased fees

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There is growing disquiet among continuing students of the University of Ghana over the rise in their fees for the 2017/2018 academic year. Each year, the university’s increases fees based on prevailing inflation rate plus 2%. But some of the students who have been speaking to Citi News say the current fees are expensive, and are appealing for a reduction. One ...

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Promotion of teachers no longer automatic – NAPO

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, has advised Ghanaian teachers, particularly those serving in public basic schools, to strive to live up to the demands of their job. He said they ought to demonstrate high sense of discipline, commitment and respect for the code of conduct of their profession in order to enhance quality education delivery. ‘The Ministry is ...

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Kiddie Kollege graduates first batch of JHS pupils

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Kiddie Kollege International has held the maiden graduation ceremony for the first batch of its Junior High School pupils with a call on parents to prioritise the holistic training of their wards. The graduates were made up of 6 boys and 2 girls who had successfully completed their Basic Education Certificate Examination. More than one hundred relatives, families and friends ...

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First Lady donates to school for the deaf and blind 

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Pupils from the school for the deaf and blind in Mampong and Akropong in the Eastern Region were overwhelmed with gratitude when First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo on donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the institutions. The items which included mattresses, dining tables and chairs, sanitary pads, clothes and provisions were to help the two institutions give better care ...

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NAPO must intervene in UEW crisis – Minority

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education

The Minority in Parliament is demanding an immediate intervention by government in the current impasse that has rocked the University of Education, Winneba. They want the Minister of Education Matthew Opoku Prempeh to mediate in the crisis which affected the smooth running of the school. A Winneba High Court on Friday ordered the Vice Chancellor of the university to step ...

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Over 8000 Northern school children educated on numeracy

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8,275 out of school children in northern Ghana have successfully completed a 9-month learning course on literacy in numeracy. The children, aged between 8 and 14, were selected from seven districts in the Upper west region, 2 in the Brong Ahafo and 1 in the Northern region under the cycle four of the Complementary Basic Education(CBE) programme. They were all ...

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Scores of LLB graduates turn up for Law School entrance exams

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Scores of LLB graduates on Friday turned up at the University of Ghana campus to write this year’s law school entrance exam despite last minute attempts to halt the exercise. The exam took place at the University of Ghana Legon. Following a dismissal of an earlier suit seeking an injunction on the exams, some students filed another process aimed at ...

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