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Minority wants NAPO grilled over ‘stranded’ BECE candidates

Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister of Education

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, might soon face Parliament’s Education Committee following the refusal of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), to organize a special examination sitting for some 200 students at Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region who could not write two papers in the just ended exams. The over two hundred students were unable to write this ...

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Allow ‘stranded’ Bunkpurugu BECE candidates to rewrite now – Activist

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Pressure is mounting on the West African Examination Council (WAEC), following its refusal to allow some 200 candidates to rewrite two papers they could not write during the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region. An advocacy group, Child Rights International, which has written to WAEC to allow the candidates to write the papers ...

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C/R girl-child education task-force inaugurated

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A fifteen-member Girl-Child Education task-force has been inaugurated in Cape Coast with the responsibility to champion girl-child education in the region. The team would among others provide education and training to young girls to increase enrollment, retention, performance and transition into higher levels of education. It has also been tasked with the responsibility of providing direct interventions through the payment ...

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We need $200m to renovate ‘death trap’ schools – NAPO

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It would cost the government about $200 million to renovate dilapidated basic school structures across the country. This is according to Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, who has said the government has identified about 8,000 basic schools that need urgent refurbishment. Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, the Minister said the schools identified had structures that threatened the ...

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Over 460,000 candidates to write BECE today

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A total of 468,053 candidates are expected to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which begins today [Monday] across the country. The Ghana Education Service (GES), has however warned candidates and their teachers to desist from any examination malpractice during the exams. According to the service, it will sanction severely any teacher who breaches the rules of the ...

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GES boss must come from within – Prof. Ahiatroga

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Professor Paul Ahiatroga of the University of Cape Coast, has advised successive governments to ensure that persons appointed to head the Ghana Education Service are members of the service, not someone from outside. The President upon assuming office appointed Prof. Opoku-Amankwa, the Dean of International Programmes at the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology as the GES Director General. ...

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No sex with your female students – Akatsi teachers warned

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The Akatsi District Director of Education, Joseph Yoga, has cautioned male teachers in the area against using their female students to satisfy their sexual desires. Mr. Yoga bemoaned the increasing cases of teachers engaged in amorous relationships with their female pupils. The menace, he said, is not only affecting the academic performance in schools and the lives of the female ...

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Abandoned projects affecting quality education delivery – GES

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The Upper East Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service has appealed to the government to pay off contractors executing educational projects in the region to enable them complete and handover the projects to improve quality education delivery in the area. According to the directorate, most of the 200 uncompleted projects in the region were due to the non-payment of ...

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334 basic schools in Upper East still under trees – GES

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The Upper East Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has expressed worry at the alarming number of schools under trees and those in a dilapidated condition. According to the directorate, the situation has compromised access and quality of education delivery in the affected schools and urgent measures must be put in place to address the situation. Speaking to ...

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GES, UNICEF to monitor teacher performance with technology

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UNICEF, in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES), has introduced a Mobile School Report Card (MSRC) scheme aimed at improving data collection and performance of teachers in more than 700 basic schools. The home-grown technology, developed with the backing of USAID, is to help education officials monitor the work of teachers which previously was done manually and did not ...

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