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Rethink stance on mobile phone use in SHS – Ken Ashigbey

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber, Ken Ashigbey, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES), to reconsider its stance against the use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools. Speaking at the 87th Speech and prize-giving Day celebration of the St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast on Saturday, Mr. Ashigbey said mobile phone usage could be properly ...

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Yale President speaks frankly on racism, free SHS and Yale Africa initiative

The President of Yale University, Peter Salovey, made an inaugural visit to Africa, one that will be the first by a Yale President ever since the Ivy League institution was founded in 1701. While in Ghana, the 23rd President of Yale University granted an exclusive interview to Citi FM’s Caleb Kudah touching on issues of racism in the Yale, and ...

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Central University not collapsing – Vice Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor of Central University, Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu

The Vice-Chancellor of the Central University, Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu, has debunked reports by some media outlets that the University faces imminent collapse due to some financial challenges. “Recent news making the rounds in the media that the University is on the verge of collapse and about to lay off more of its staff is an untruth being peddled by ...

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Afia Kobi Ampem Nursing faces closure over insanitary conditions

The Environmental Health Director of the Old Tafo Municipality in the Ashanti Region, A.G Offin Boateng, has indicated that his outfit will ensure the closure of the Afia Kobi Ampem Nursing Training School for flouting sanitation laws. The school is reported to have directed its sewage pipe, to a nearby open drain, dumping faecal matter directly into it at Tafo ...

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We’re not to blame for ‘abandoned’ Atta Mills Library – UCC VC

The John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Library in Cape Coast

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has explained that the University cannot take responsibility for the closure of the John Evans Atta Mills Library in Cape Coast. According to him, even though the University of Cape Coast is supposed to be in charge of the library, there has not been a clear ...

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Making TVET education free ‘not a special program’ – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

A former Deputy Minister of Education under the John Mahama administration, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the government’s move to make technical and vocational education training (TVET) free is only papering over the cracks in the sector. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Ablakwa said this was “mere rhetoric” that will not address the main TVET challenges. He was commenting on ...

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Akufo-Addo promises free technical, vocational education

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government will this year, 2018, extend the free Senior High School initiative to cover technical and vocational institutions in the country. He said the initiative will be launched later in the year to help equip the youth with skills for the transformation of the Ghanaian economy. The initiative implies that, students within ...

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Lecturer floors Kwesi Pratt for claiming KNUST can’t make solar panels

A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Richard Tia, has responded to the supposed damning claims made by veteran journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper Kwesi Pratt against the university. Kwesi Pratt reportedly lambasted KNUST for not being able to produce a solar panel or provide any solution ...

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Ghanaian ‘blackboard ICT teacher’ gets standing ovation in Singapore

33-year-old Richard Appiah Akoto, an ICT pupil teacher at Betenase M/A Junior High School at Sekyedomase in the Ashanti Region, who went viral on social media last month after he posted photos of himself improvising by drawing the entire Microsoft Word window on a blackboard to enable his pupils understand how the software functions, received a standing ovation when he appeared ...

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Wa Polytechnic graduate wins ‘Piece of Ghana’ in Guinness promo

The Nation’s favorite stout, Guinness, has rewarded the first winner in the on-going ‘Win a Piece of Ghana’ promotion, with a plot of land at the prestigious Appolonia City. The promo, which was launched on 1st March 2018, seeks to reward 16 loyal Guinness drinkers over a period of 16 weeks with plots of land in Appolonia City. At the ...

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