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Tag Archives: Ghana Education Service

A/Region: Court remands GES officer after recruitment fraud

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The Effiduase District Magistrate Court in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region, has remanded a 32-year old Circuit supervisor of the Effiduase District Education Office for defrauding by false pretenses. According to Police, they received a complaint from one Serwaa Bonsu, a resident of Kwadaso, who said Julius Evans Coffie in June 2015, collected an amount of GHc 2,000 ...

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GES to post new teachers by next week

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, acting GES Director

The 2016/2017 graduates of the various colleges of education will from next week be posted to their various stations. According to the Ghana Education Service (GES), its management is awaiting the release of their final examination results for the posting to commence. A press release from the GES said: “Management is awaitng the release of their final examination results from ...

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Adonten SHS turns uncompleted assembly hall into classroom

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First-year students of Adonten Senior High School at Aburi in the Eastern Region, have been forced to use the school’s uncompleted assembly hall as their classroom. This is because the school does not have adequate furnished classrooms to accommodate them due to the pressure brought on by the implementation of the free senior high school policy. The Headmaster of the ...

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Nungua SHS charging over GHc170 for uniforms under Free SHS

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More reports continue to put into question the scope of free education in Ghana, as checks by Citi News at the Nungua Senior High School in Accra indicate that students are being charged for school uniforms. The government has consistently noted that the cost of school uniforms has been absorbed under the free Senior High School programme. The one-time fee ...

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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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GES sets up new site to deal with SHS placement

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A new website for the Basic Education Certificate Examination self-placement process has been set up by the Ghana Education Service (GES). The original website for the self-placement, www.myjhsresult.net, now contains a link that directs users to the new website, www.cssps.gov.gh. This development follows reports of challenges encountered by BECE candidates who have been trying, since September 1, to secure their placement via the Computerized School Selection ...

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GES’ 48-hour ultimatum to candidates ‘unreasonable’ – Group

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The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has described as unreasonable a 48-hour ultimatum given by the Ghana Education Service (GES), to some Basic Certificate Examination School (BECE) candidates for the selection of schools. GES has given qualified BECE candidates who did not get placed in their first choice school 48 hours to select an available option. But the group ...

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Teachers who fail license exam to re-write

Public Relations Officer of the GES, Rev. Jonathan Bettey

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said that teachers who fail the licensing exam will be given another opportunity to write again. The National Teachers Council (NTC) of the Ministry of Education has announced that teachers will now have to pass a special examination before being granted the license to teach. But the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is ...

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Allow ‘stranded’ Bunkpurugu BECE candidates to resit soon – Activist

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A child’s rights activist, Bright Appiah, has called on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to be flexible enough to allow the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in Bunkpurugu, who were not able to sit for their first two papers, to do so at a more immediate time. The activist argued to Citi News ...

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We’ll pay invigilators – GES

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The Ghana Education Service (GES), has said it is ready to pay all invigilators  all outstanding arrears. This comes after threats from some invigilators in the Agortime-Ziope district of the Volta Region that they would boycott the Basic Education Certificate Examination over GES’ indebtedness to them. According to the invigilators, their allowances have been in arrears for several months. But ...

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