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Microsoft pushes for more practical approach to education in Ghana

American technology company, Microsoft has organised an education leaders event in Accra to address the digital transformation of education across the globe. The event, supported by Zepto Ghana Ltd, Point of View and Africa Schools Online, brought together Heads of Institutions, Directors of IT, Teachers and actors in the education sector to appreciate how Microsoft’s latest technologies and education tools can ...

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Lebanese community offers scholarships to children of Ghanaian peacekeepers

The Lebanese community in Ghana has awarded scholarships to 19 wards of martyrs of the Ghana Armed Forces. The programme, in its third year, is one of the initiatives that the Lebanese community is running to help promote education in Ghana. Speaking at the ceremony, the Lebanese ambassador to Ghana, Ali H. Halabi, acknowledged the contribution of Ghanaian soldiers in ...

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‘It’s better to sit on bare floor and get education’ – NPP MP

In response to criticisms of the challenges facing the Free SHS programme, NPP Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Alex Abban, has said that it is better for students to sit on bare floor without desks, or study under trees than hawk on the streets without being educated. There have been reports of various challenges facing the programme, including reports ...

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Plan educational activities with women’s needs in mind – Research Scientist

Managers of Ghana’s educational system have been admonished to consider the needs of girls when planning educational activities. According to a Senior Research Scientist at the Ghana Space Science Technology Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Nana Ama Brown Klutse, taking cognizance of the biological makeup of women at the planning stages of educational activities will encourage more ...

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#Ghbudget: Capitation grant to increase in 2018

In fulfillment of its promise to make basic education free and accessible to all, government has announced plans to increase capitation grant from GHC 9.00 to GHC 10.00 in 2018. The previous NPP government, led by former President John Agyekum Kufour, reinforced free basic education through the disbursement of capitation grants, with an initial amount of GHC 3.00 per pupil ...

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Literacy Challenge grand finale [Live streaming]

 

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GES didn’t treat me well; I’m hurt – Fmr. La PRESEC head

The former headmaster of La PRESEC Senior High School, Samuel Salamat, says he feels hurt about the treatment meted out to him by the Ghana Education Service (GES), over fallout from the implementation of the Free SHS policy at the school. According to him, the GES did not give him a fair hearing, expressing surprise at the decision to transfer him from ...

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Literacy Challenge: 10 finalists to be announced on CBS today

The ten Junior High School (JHS) students who have made it to the finals of Citi FM’s Literacy Challenge, will be announced today [Monday] on the Citi Breakfast Show. The ten are those who scored highest in Level II[an aptitude test], that was organized on Saturday [October 21] at the British Council in Accra. The contestants, who made it to ...

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Jaman North Assembly to ban school leavers’ jams

The Executive Committee of the Jaman North District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region, has recommended to the district’s General Assembly to ban all forms of entertainment events organized for Junior High School (JHS) leavers after completion of their Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE). It believes the move is to check indiscipline and prevent the JHS graduates from engaging in ...

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Union of Professional Students swears in new executives

The Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS), has sworn in new national executives to take over the affairs of the union. The democratic, non-partisan group, which was formed in 1990, consists of students from University for Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), National Film And Television Institute, Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) and other professional institutes. Speaking at ...

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