Tag Archives: Education minister

Investigate buffer stock company’s sole-sourced contract – Minority

President Nana Akufo-Addo

The Minority in Parliament has called on President Akufo-Addo to investigate an alleged breach of the public procurement laws by the National Food Buffer Stock Company. According to the minority, the Buffer Stock Company has been engaging in certain procurement procedures which are fundamentally alien to the Public Procurement Amendment Act 2016, (Act 914). Speaking to Citi News, Ranking Member ...

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Education Minister engages private schools ahead of curricula review

The Education Minister, Dr. Mattew Opoku Prempeh, has engaged the management of the Al-Rayan International School located at East Legon, to solicit ideas and policy strategies to aid in Ghana’s quest to improve quality and identify better learning outcomes for public schools. The sector minister indicated that, his visit to the school forms part of the plan to engage the ...

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Donkorkrom Eastern University campus moved to Kyebi – Ablakwa

A former Deputy Minister for Education, and MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is alleging that the Akufo-Addo government has relocated the Donkorkrom campus of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development to Akyem Bunso, near Kyebi in the Eastern Region. According to him, the government’s move is without recourse to Parliament, although the house originally approved the construction ...

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Minister unhappy with abandoned school projects

Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi, Deputy Minister of Education, has described as worrying the number of uncompleted school projects by successive governments. She said this after inspecting some abandoned school projects in the Cape Coast North Constituency on Monday. Mrs Ayisi said it is unclear why some of the school blocks which have been completed some years back, were left unused ...

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We need $200m to renovate ‘death trap’ schools – NAPO

It would cost the government about $200 million to renovate dilapidated basic school structures across the country. This is according to Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, who has said the government has identified about 8,000 basic schools that need urgent refurbishment. Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, the Minister said the schools identified had structures that threatened the ...

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I didn’t threaten to sack school heads over poor results – Opoku Prempeh

The Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has refuted the claims attributed to him to the effect that basic and second cycle school headteachers, who oversee failure rates of 90 percent and above will be sacked. Dr. Opoku Prempeh, as he rubbished the claims, also vowed to resign if there is any proof of such claims. “The person who alleges I ...

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Teacher absenteeism reduces to 7 percent – Education Minister

The Zero Tolerance for Teacher Absenteeism policy adopted by the Ministry of Education to enhance accountability, and increase teacher presence as well as time on desk in schools has yielded positive results. After three years of its implementation, the rate of teacher absenteeism has declined from 27 per cent in 2012 to seven per cent in 2016. Professor Naana Jane ...

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