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Ama Ata Aidoo criticises ‘Summer’ Camp, extra classes

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Celebrated Ghanaian literary personality, Ama Ata Aidoo has expressed her incredulity at extra and vacation classes organised for students in many of Ghana’s schools. She described them as a symbol of the country’s broken educational system and an indication that the schools were not competent enough to perform their core duties. “Those extra and vacation classes which are run off ...

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Seek approval before going for loans – Nana Addo to universities

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged public universities to seek approval from the Finance Ministry and the Attorney General before getting any loan facilities. Akufo-Addo said this at the graduation ceremony of some medical doctors at the University of Cape Coast on Saturday. The directive comes after a long drawn dispute between the University of Ghana and some players in the ...

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12 law students get scholarship from Lebanese Community

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The Lebanese Community in Ghana has awarded scholarships to twelve law students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The scholarship scheme is part of some schemes that have been put together by the community to make secondary and tertiary education more accessible to young Ghanaians. It will cover the full tuition fees, and part of the ...

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Speaker charges ECOWAS to harmonise educational standards

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Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, the Speaker of Parliament, has called on ECOWAS to harmonize the educational systems and curricula of member countries in order to enhance the free movement of persons in the sub-region. He said the free movement of citizens within the sub-region required that citizens were able to get jobs and employment in any country in the sub-region ...

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Unemployed graduate teachers slam gov’t for selective recruitment

Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister of Education

A group, known as the Unemployed Graduate Teachers’ Association has given the government a two-week ultimatum to recruit its members or have them embark on series of demonstrations. According to the group, all efforts to draw government’s attention to their situation and pursue it to post them to schools to teach have proven futile. The spokesperson of the group, Mark ...

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GES receives mobile devices to track teacher absenteeism

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SAVE-Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has presented 50 mobile devices to the Upper West Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to assist in tracking basic school teacher absenteeism. The android devices, which were purchased at the cost of GHc30,000.00, forms part of the implementation of the “Improving Learning Outcomes through ICT and Evidence Base Approach,” a project funded ...

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Inadequate funding impeding higher education – Asantehene

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The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advocated a review of the law that mandates universities to remit 34 percent of their internally-generated funds to the government. “I would wish that Parliament reconsiders and reviews that law for the sake of the future of our universities,” he said. He pointed out that the nation should brainstorm to find a more ...

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Philanthropist pledges support for ‘hunchback’ JHS graduate

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Following Citi News’ report on a young lady with hunchback who had to lay prostrate to write her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), a Philanthropist and a Physiotherapist, has pledged to bear the cost of the preliminary tests towards her treatment. Mr. Beke K Ekpe, who works with FOCOS Hospital, a Ghanaian owned health facility that provides quality orthopedic care to ...

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Education of mothers key to reduction in infant mortality – Research

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The findings of a health research has indicated that the ages and educational levels of mothers and other predictors are key determinants in the survival of sick new-born babies in some districts in the Northern Region. The research, under the Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Deaths in Rural Northern Ghana (PREMAND) Study, also showed that there was an increased risk of ...

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Technical education not for academically weak students – Minister

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Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi, Deputy Minister of Education has bemoaned the negative mindset of the public, particularly parents who regard technical education as the preserve of academically weak students. She has therefore, appealed to parents and guardians to eschew the perception and allow their children particularly females who desired to pursue technical and vocational education to have the liberty to ...

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