Tag Archives: Education

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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Nungua SHS charging over GHc170 for uniforms under Free SHS


More reports continue to put into question the scope of free education in Ghana, as checks by Citi News at the Nungua Senior High School in Accra indicate that students are being charged for school uniforms. The government has consistently noted that the cost of school uniforms has been absorbed under the free Senior High School programme. The one-time fee ...

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Is basic education really free? [Report]


The implementation of the Free Senior High School is good news for parents whose wards enrolled in second cycle institutions this year. However, for some parents in public basic schools, especially the Junior High School, the notion that basic education in Ghana is free under the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE), is just a fallacy. Citi News’ Farida Shaibu ...

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Nanumba: Grameen Ghana donates to basic school


Grameen-Ghana has donated educational materials worth over GHc 5,000 to the Bolni D/A primary school in the Nanumba north district of the Northern Region. Presenting the items, the head of Programmes for Grameen Ghana, Mugmin Musah, told Citi News that his organization was touched by the plight of the children in the community. He believes the items will go along way to ...

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My gov’t can sustain free SHS programme – Nana Addo


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said government will surely find ways of sustaining the free Senior High School (SHS) policy even though it is expensive. The President said the benefits the country will derive from the policy makes it imperative for it to find avenues for its sustenance. ‘’This programme is a very important one, and we will find ways ...

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Free SHS: First-years posted to uncompleted Community Day SHS


First-year students who were posted to the Drobonso Community Day Senior High School at Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region had to be turned away because the school is not in operation. The school, which is the first and the only Senior High School in the District, is part of the Community Day schools constructed under the erstwhile John ...

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New Juaben: MCE assures school heads of gov’t support


The Municipal Chief Executive of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, Madame Comfort Asante, has assured head teachers of basic schools in the Municipality of government’s support in ensuring they deliver quality tuition to students. Madame Comfort Asante made this statement whiles interacting with teachers, school heads, and pupils when she visited some schools in the Municipality to welcome and encourage ...

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Free SHS: Schools can collect PTA levies but… – GES Council Chair

Michael Nsowah

The collection of Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) levies, will not be entirely illegal under the implementation of the free SHS policy, the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Governing Council, Michael Nsowah, has clarified. He noted on The Big Issue that “the PTA can levy on themselves any fees in support of any project” as long as the possible non-payment ...

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Reinstate sacked head teachers – Carbonu begs


The incoming President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reinstate the two head teachers who were sacked for allegedly charging illegal fees under the free SHS programme. Mr. Carbonu on Citi FM’s news analysis Programme , The Big Issue, sent a direct appeal to the Chairman of the Ghana ...

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