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GES Council summons SHS heads over allegations of charging fees

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, acting GES Director

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

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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

Sydney Casely-Hayford

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

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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

Education Minister

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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Extend SHS placement deadline – NAGRAT to GES

Angel Carbonu, NAGRAT Vice President.

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is urging the Ghana Education Service to extend the deadline for prospective Senior High School (SHS) students who have not been placed in any school to reapply. The Association believes that the Service must consider the challenges being experienced on its website by the students to provide ample time to enable every qualified student ...

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Gov’t justifies 48-hour ultimatum to BECE candidates

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

Government has defended a directive for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who could not be posted to Senior High Schools across the country to reapply within 48-hours. The Deputy Minister of State in charge of pre-Tertiary Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, while addressing the press on Monday, explained that, the directive will ensure a speedy placement of the affected ...

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GES extends window for BECE candidates’ placement

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, acting GES Director

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has extended the window of placement of 2017’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into Senior High Schools across the country. This is after the Service discovered that over 100,000 qualified BECE candidates had still not been placed, 24 hours after the initial deadline expired. The GES had initially given qualified BECE candidates 48 hours ...

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Shake-up in GES; 16 directors reassigned

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, acting GES Director

The Ghana Education Service has reassigned 16 of regional and divisional directors of the service across the country. Only two regions; Eastern and Northern, were not affected in the shake up which takes effect from September 1, 2017. “As a sequel to our information to you recently and in the interest of the Service, the following changes in Divisional/Regional Directors ...

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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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