Tag Archives: GES

Distance education students angry over ‘selective’ recruitment

The Distance Education Students Association of Ghana (DESAG), has accused the Ministry of Education of discriminating against it members in a recent recruitment exercise. The Ministry recently received clearance from the Finance Ministry to replace, recruit and re-appoint 22,802 teaching and non-teaching staff for the 2017/2018 academic year in first and second cycle institutions across the country. But the Public ...

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Teachers warn GES against wrongful transfers

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Ghana Education Service (GES) is transferring teachers without their transfer grants. The Association said it continues to receive complaints from teachers that they were being compelled to fill a “weaver of T and T” form to go on transfer, while they had not made ...

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La PRESEC head transferred for charging ‘illegal’ fees – Deputy Minister

The Ministry of Education has clarified why the headmaster of the La Presbyterian Senior High School, Samuel Salamat, was transferred. According to the Ministry the decision was taken not because Mr. Salamat spoke to the media, but for charging unapproved fees under the government’s free Senior High School education policy. Mr. Salamat has been transferred to the head office of the Ghana Education ...

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Reverse La PRESEC headmaster’s transfer – NAGRAT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has asked government to reverse the transfer of headmaster of the La Presbyterian Senior High School, Samuel Salamat, if he was removed for exposing challenges in his school to the media. Mr. Salamat has been transferred to the head office of the Ghana Education Service for asking parents to pay GHc80 to procure plastic chairs ...

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GES ‘removes’ La PRESEC headmaster

The government has effectively removed the headmaster of La PRESEC for reportedly opening up to the media over the lack of furniture in the school. The headmaster of the school, Samuel Salamat, is said to have been transferred to the Curriculum Research of Development Division (CRDD) at the Headquarters of the Ghana Education Service (G.E.S) in Accra. The transfer, an apparent punishment to Mr. ...

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GES Council summons SHS heads over allegations of charging fees

The Ghana Education Service (GES) Council has summoned some headmasters of senior high schools (SHS) to Accra to respond to allegations that they are requesting parents and guardians to pay fees already absorbed by the government under its free SHS policy. The council on Wednesday held an emergency meeting to deliberate on the reports and establish the veracity of the ...

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Akufo-Addo launches free SHS today

President Akufo-Addo will today [Tuesday] launch the government’s flagship education program, Free Senior High School to mark its take-off across the country. The event which would be held at the premises of the West Africa Senior High School at Adenta in Accra, is expected to be carried out simultaneously in all regions of the country. According to the Director General of the ...

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Casely-Hayford slams GES over ‘discriminatory’ protocol placements

Financial Analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford has slammed the Ghana Education Service for adopting a protocol system in posting fresh students to the various Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country. The Service reserves a five percent quota for students within communities High Schools are located in the country. But speaking on Citi FM’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue on Saturday, ...

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GES defends extension of SHS placement deadline

The Ghana Education Service has defended the continuous extension of the deadline for posting students to the various Senior High Schools in the country. Government has extended the deadline for the computerized placement system four times in less than two weeks. The deadline which began with a 48-hour ultimate has now been extended to the end of September 2017. Explaining ...

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New deadline for SHS placements now September 30

Government has extended the deadline for the registration of Junior High School graduates into Senior High Schools (SHS) for the fourth time. The new deadline according to a statement signed by the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is now the end of September 2017. “The deadline for accessing the internet to complete the computerized school selection placement (CSSPS) ...

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