Education

Mission schools could be centres of indoctrination after ‘handover’ – Muntaka

The Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Muntaka Mubarak, has cautioned against government’s plan to give more control of mission schools back to the religious bodies. President Nana Akufo-Addo over the weekend reiterated his government’s plan to give churches more control in the management of mission schools. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of Trinity College in Accra on Saturday, President ...

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Gov’t, CETAG negotiations on salary arrears breakdown

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), will continue with its nationwide strike following the breakdown of negations with the government over their unpaid salaries. The teachers declared the strike last week over their salary arrears, but were willing to call it off following government’s intervention and the commencement of discussions on the matter. The Association said the government had ...

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Mandela Washington Fellows Association of Ghana donates to Sierra Leone’s mudslide victims

The Mandela Washington Fellows Association of Ghana (MWFAG) has paid a courtesy call on the Sierra Leonean High Commissioner to Ghana, Her Excellency, Umu Hawa Tejan–Jalloh. The visit was to discuss issues of mutual benefit to both parties and commiserate with the High Commissioner and the people of Sierra Leone, following the mudslide disaster that devastated the West African country, ...

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CSUC President renews call for charter for private universities

President of the Christian Service University College (CSUC) in Kumasi, Professor Sam Afrane, has debunked assertions that granting autonomy to private universities will lead to the proliferation of universities in the country. Professor Sam Afrane also described the current mentorship system for private universities as cumbersome, indicating that it slows the growth of private institutions in terms of innovation and advancement. ...

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U/E: Poayangmire pupils sit on bare floor to learn

Pupils of Poayangmire primary school in the Binduri District of the Upper East Region, are forced to sit on bare floor to learn, and this is just one of the school’s many infrastructural challenges. They thus want government to swiftly provide them a conducive infrastructure for teaching and learning. The Poayangmire community initiated  primary school is the only school serving ...

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We’ll give churches more control over mission schools – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo -Addo has reiterated his government’s plan to give churches more control in the management of mission schools. The 1984 take over of the schools, largely placed the administration and management under government. The churches for some years now have been calling on government to give them more control in some areas, citing issues of indiscipline among others. ...

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Gov’t not interested in building universities for votes – Prof. Yankah

Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has said the Akufo-Addo administration is not interested in building universities simply for votes or as a mode of thanking supportive constituencies. “Let me emphasize that this government led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is not interested in building Universities simply for votes or for that matter thanking supportive ...

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V/Region: Customs officer supports Free SHS with textbooks

Government’s Free Senior High School Program implementation in the Volta Region continues to enjoy the support of individuals and organizations as a Customs Officer with the Ghana Revenue Authority, has supplied sets of reading materials for schools in South Dayi and Afadjato South Districts. The gesture by Mr. Ellis Humphrey Agbeehia, according to him, forms part of his contribution to ...

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Gov’t to pay 2018 BECE registration fees for candidates

The government will absorb the registration fees of 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in public junior high schools. The registration fee is GHc 75 per candidate in both private and government schools. This was contained in a memo sighted by Citi News, from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to the Metropolitan, Municipal, District and Directors of Education. ...

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World Science Day celebrated at Odorgonno SHS

A civil society group committed to the tenets of the United Nation, Ghana United Nations Association (GUNA), on Friday joined students of the Odorgonno Senior High School in Accra to celebrate the 2017 World Science Day for Peace and Development. The day, whic is marked every November 10, is aimed at highlighting the important role of science in society. Speaking ...

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