We expect Free SHS money by next week – CHASS

File photo: First year students and their parents registering for the 17/18 academic year

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) say they expect that the money released by the government to cater for the Free Secondary education program to hit their accounts within a week. CHASS’ General Secretary, Samual Gyebi Yeboah, noted on Eyewitness News that no headmaster has as yet gotten the money, which was released on Friday, September 8. Before the ...

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Long queues as parents rush to SHSs to register wards [Report]


First-year students of the various Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country have reported to their premises to complete their registration process. However, the process has been fraught with a few challenges resulting in students and parents left standing in long queues for extended periods of time. With the students supposed to report back in a couple of days, the parents have thronged the ...

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Old Parliament House demolition in pictures

The demolished section of the Old Parliament Building

Four years after fire destroyed portions of the Old Parliament House, opposite the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, portions of the building have been demolished to pave way for the construction of a new one. When visited the site on Monday, the structure had been flattened, awaiting clearance of the debris. Some scrap dealers were also seen at the ...

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Regional distribution of replaced schools under trees [Infographic]

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The former government started an initiative to remove all schools under trees in the country in 2010. It launched an initiative to construct proper schools blocks to replace those under trees by identifying 2,936 schools under trees. As at June 2016, a total of 2,031 of these projects had been completed. Below is an infographic with the regional breakdown of ...

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PNC forms committee to restructure party ahead of 2020 polls


The People’s National Convention (PNC) has set up a three member committee to develop an action plan for the reorganization of the party ahead of the 2020 polls. Members of the committee include; Comrade Emmanuel Wilson Jnr, Comrade Jacob Amoako and David Apasera. The party is also considering an early congress to elect new executives and a  flagbearer for the 2020 general ...

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The Gambia to drag Ghana to CAF over controversial penalty


The Gambian Football Federation has disclosed that it will officially protest to CAF and WAFU their 1-0 defeat to Ghana in the preliminary qualifying game of the 2017 WAFU tournament. The Black Stars B team put up a patchy performance and needed a 95th minute penalty converted by Vincent Atingah to win the match after Matarr Ceesay was adjudged to ...

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‘Come and learn logical reasoning at NDC school’ – Asiedu Nketia to NPP


The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has admonished the governing party to enroll its members in the NDC’s school known as the Institute of Social Democracy to study critical thinking and logical reasoning. “If they [NPP] have problem with logic, let them come and register with NDC party school, we will train them on ...

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GES defends extension of SHS placement deadline


The Ghana Education Service has defended the continuous extension of the deadline for posting students to the various Senior High Schools in the country. Government has extended the deadline for the computerized placement system four times in less than two weeks. The deadline which began with a 48-hour ultimate has now been extended to the end of September 2017. Explaining ...

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Man City 5-0 Liverpool: Mane sent off as City trounce Reds


Manchester City tore apart Liverpool’s feeble defence to claim an emphatic victory over the 10-man visitors and move top of the Premier League. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring by rounding Reds keeper Simon Mignolet. Sadio Mane was dismissed after his raised foot collided with the face of City keeper Ederson, who required 10 minutes of treatment on the pitch. Gabriel ...

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Carlos Ahenkorah snubs TMA; but gets suspension lifted

Carlos Ahenkorah

Despite indicating that it was going to review its decision to suspend the Tema West MP, Carlos Ahenkorah because he had not been given fair hearing previously, the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has suddenly reversed the ban, although the MP snubbed their invitation. According to the Assembly, it was going to give an opportunity to Mr. Ahenkorah to explain the ...

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