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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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We’re excited about Free SHS- Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, and President of the National House of Chiefs, has lauded government for implementing its flagship Free Senior High School Policy. He said “education is the most effective weapon against poverty” and that the policy formed the basis for the country’s development agenda. Togbe Afede was addressing a durbar in Ho to climax the ...

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

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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Poor infrastructure forced school heads to charge extra – Carbonu

The incoming President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, believes the Ghana Education Service’s sanctioning of head teachers for allegedly charging illegal fees under the Free SHS policy, was inconsiderate, looking at the infrastructure constraints in those schools. “All the heads that have been found to be guilty came from schools with serious challenges with infrastructure ...

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Our staff didn’t wear school uniforms to hype Free SHS – Stanbic Bank

Management of the Takoradi Branch of Stanbic Ghana Limited has refuted news making rounds on social media that the bank is endorsing the NPP’s Free SHS policy by wearing government’s primary and Junior High school uniforms. According to the Takoradi Branch Manager of the bank, Richard Doku Tetteh, in a Citi News interview, it is not the first time the bank ...

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Most students in ‘top schools’ don’t need free SHS – Carbonu

The government’s free secondary education policy should have been targeted at deprived families and areas instead of the blanket coverage of all students in public schools, the Vice President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers, Angel Carbonu, has said. The policy, as currently being implemented, is unsustainable, Mr. Carbonu feels. “The approach to offering help to less endowed people ...

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Dismissal of headteachers over Free SHS “too harsh” – NAGRAT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), has described as harsh, the dismissal of two head teachers accused of charging illegal fees under the free SHS policy. The dismissal came after some 19 teachers, including the two head teachers were invited for questioning by the GES on Thursday, to respond to allegations that they were requesting parents and guardians to ...

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A letter to Nana Addo: Money on the head of every child

Dear Mr. President, MONEY ON THE HEAD OF EVERY CHILD I wish to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the government for the successful implementation of the Free Senior High School policy. Education is the key platform that will launch us to make us globally competitive and offer every single child an opportunity to become a whole participant toward National Development. ...

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