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Support Govt’s education initiatives – Second Lady to teachers

Samira Bawumia, the wife of Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has admonished teachers to continuously support government policies aimed at improving the quality of education in the country. She has also called on teachers to be effective role models to students and guide them to become successful future leaders. The Second Lady was speaking at the 68th Speech and Prize-giving ...

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Don’t charge unapproved fees – Nana Addo warns SHS heads

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has warned Senior High School (SHS) headteachers in the country against charging any unapproved or illegal fees. The President Aldo stated that any headteacher found charging fees already exempted under the Free SHS policy would be dealt with. According to President Akufo-Addo, there are a handful of reactionary elements in the country determined to undermine ...

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We levied ourselves to support Awudome SHS – PTA

The Parents Teachers Association (PTA), of the Tsito-Awudome Senior High School (AWUSCO), in the Volta Region, have explained that the decision to levy students despite the implementation of government’s Free Senior High School Policy was a collective resolve by parents to support the school’s efforts to enhance the academic performance of students. In a statement issued and copied to citifmonline.com, signed ...

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Africa has resources to fund education – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Africa has the resources and capacity to finance access to quality education of its citizens, and also promote the interests of the continent. According to President Akufo-Addo, “We cannot depend on other people to finance the education on our continent. I am saying that not to turn my back or to be ungrateful to ...

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We’re too busy fixing Mahama’s mess to slander him – Gov’t

The government has described as disingenuous and baseless a statement from former President Mahama’s office accusing it of scheming negative stories against his person. A statement signed by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, said the government was rather “busy fixing the mess and rot that was bequeathed to them by the Mahama government, and does not have the luxury of ...

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Mahama not sponsoring magazine to smear Free SHS – Mogtari

The office of John Mahama has denied reports that the former President owns, and is using the AfricaWatch Magazine to slander the Free Senior High School Policy. “We wish to place on record that: Neither President John Mahama nor his office, has any interest in or working relationship with the AfricaWatch Magazine,” a statement from Mr. Mahama’s office said. The claims ...

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Free SHS: Ghc35.9m released to schools for 2nd term

The Ministry of Education has released Ghc35.9 million to public second cycle schools under the Free Senior High School programme to cover initial operational and administrative costs for the second term of the 2017/2018 academic year. Speaking to Citi News, the Head of Communications at the Free SHS Secretariat, Josberta Gyan Kwakye, said the amount would cover about 489 schools. “We ...

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Parents accuse Awudome SHS of charging ‘illegal’ fees

Parents of students in Awudome Senior High School [AWUSCO], at Tsito in the Volta Region, are accusing school authorities of charging unapproved fees under the government’s Free Senior High School programme, thereby denying defaulters specific services in the school. Per the implementation of the Free SHS policy, government is to ensure that students enjoy secondary education free of charge including ...

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Submit Free SHS returns by Friday or be sanctioned – GES to Heads

The Ghana Education Service (GES), says it will sanction Heads of Senior High Schools who fail to submit returns on the funds released to their schools under the Free SHS programme by Friday. The submission of the returns is to ensure the disbursement of additional funds for the feeding and the general upkeep of students in the various schools. According to ...

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We have enough to sustain free SHS – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Bawumia has dismissed claims that the Free Senior High School (SHS) Programme could collapse due to lack of finances and gave the assurance that there was enough money for its long-term implementation. He said the over GH¢1.2 billion allocated to the implementation of the free programme this year, was a clear indication of the Government’s commitment ...

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