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U/E: GES ‘sacks’ teachers with banking, marketing certificates

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has terminated the appointments of all new teachers with banking, marketing and finance certificates engaged as teaching and non-teaching staff after the Service’s limited recruitment exercise. According to the Upper East Regional Education Director, Patricia Ayiko, an order was given from the Headquarters of the Ghana Education Service instructing the immediate abrogation of their engagement. ...

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Final year SHS students to pay half of third term fees – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES), has directed that public Senior High Schools only charge final year students half of the third term fees for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is because the students, who will be sitting for the 2018 WASSCE examinations will spend only seven weeks in school instead of the full 14 weeks. A GES memo, sighted by ...

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Respect ban on corporal punishment – GES warns teachers

The Ghana Education Service [GES], has warned that teachers in both private and public schools who inflict Corporal punishment on students would be appropriately dealt with per the guidelines of the service. In a statement signed by the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Jacob A. M. Kor,  he said “it has come to their notice that the ban on corporal ...

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Rethink stance on mobile phone use in SHS – Ken Ashigbey

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber, Ken Ashigbey, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES), to reconsider its stance against the use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools. Speaking at the 87th Speech and prize-giving Day celebration of the St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast on Saturday, Mr. Ashigbey said mobile phone usage could be properly ...

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GES begins probe into sexual abuse claims by Ejisuman SHS tutors

The Ghana Education Service [GES], has set up a seven-member committee to investigate allegations that some male teachers of Ejisuman Senior High School are having sex with some of their female students. Serving on this committee are representatives from the GES, the Ghana Police Service, the Municipal Assembly, the School’s Board of Governors and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). It is ...

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Cassandra Twum-Ampofo is new GES PRO

Cassandra Twum Ampofo has been appointed as the new Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES). Ms Twum Ampofo, is a professional teacher, and until her new appointment, she was the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer [PRO] of the Service. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Cape Coast, ...

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Withdraw Free SHS funds from Scholarship Secretariat – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has described as illegal, government’s decision to allow the Scholarship Secretariat to administer funds for the  implementation of the free senior high school policy. According to the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, the educational sector laws, specifically the Act governing the operations of the Ghana Education Service, have been breached with the allocation of GHc 1.2 billion to ...

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Swine Flu drug arrives today, vaccines expected on Saturday

Ghana will today [Friday] take delivery of the anti-viral agents Tamiflu from the World Health Organization, as part of measures to combat the threat posed by the 2009 H1N1 strain of influenza, also known as swine flu. Vaccines for the swine flu are also expected in the country on Saturday. This is according to a Ghana Education Service (GES) statement issued ...

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Health scare: PTA council pushes for insurance for SHS students

The National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), is advocating an insurance package for senior high school students nationwide. The President of the council, Alexander Yaw Danso, who revealed this in an interview with Citi News, stated that an agreement with an insurance company to charge each student GHc 7.00 a term has been reached. He also noted that the ...

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GES didn’t treat me well; I’m hurt – Fmr. La PRESEC head

The former headmaster of La PRESEC Senior High School, Samuel Salamat, says he feels hurt about the treatment meted out to him by the Ghana Education Service (GES), over fallout from the implementation of the Free SHS policy at the school. According to him, the GES did not give him a fair hearing, expressing surprise at the decision to transfer him from ...

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