Tag Archives: La PRESEC

SHS/JHS infrastructural challenges – a bane to equity, quality [Article]

Education is a human right. Schools are the platforms for which this right is enhanced. A school is capable of facilitating this right when adequate infrastructure are available – libraries, classrooms, dining halls, laboratories and workshops, furniture and other teaching and learning materials. On the contrary, across the length and breadth of this country schools right from the kindergarten to ...

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La PRESEC desk problem solved after Citi FM reports [Audio]

Following series of reports by Citi News on the dire need for desks by first-year students of the La Presbyterian Senior High School, government and private entities have moved in address the problem. Citi News earlier reported that, students were sitting on cement blocks due to the lack of furniture, following the increase in the number of students under the ...

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Free SHS will suffer if headteachers are victimized – Salamat

The much talked about free Senior High School (SHS) programme may not achieve its set objectives if government continues to intimidate or victimize school heads who complain about challenges or take some initiatives to address same. Former headmaster of La Presbyterian Senior High School, Samuel Salamat, who made the claim said he has undertaken a similar research which proves that ...

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I wasn’t paid a pesewa for services on free SHS c’ttee – Salamat

The former headmaster of the La Presbyterian Senior High School, Samuel Salamat, who claims to have been unfairly transferred, has said he worked for free while serving on a committee whose work led to the implementation of the free Senior High school programme. Prior to the implementation of the free SHS policy, government set up a 22-member committee in March ...

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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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Free SHS: La Presby students study on cement blocks

The quality and equity aspect of the Free Senior High School policy that was rolled out amid fanfare is being called into question, even in the nation’s capital, Accra, with the dire infrastructure situation students of the La Presbyterian SHS are enduring on a daily basis. The school had already made headlines when its headteacher, who was subsequently interdicted by the ...

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La Presby SHS: Students study in uncompleted buildings without boards

Effective teaching and learning have been hampered at the La Presby Senior High School, as students, including beneficiaries of government’s Free SHS policy, are forced to study in uncompleted buildings without marker boards and adequate desks. The school has recently been in the news for allegedly levying fresh students some amount of money to purchase plastic chairs to be used ...

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La PRESEC head interdicted over illegal fees after ‘swerving’ GES

The headmaster of La Presbyterian School, Samuel Salamat, who notably said first-year students had to pay GH¢80 for desks or risk standing in class during teaching, has also been interdicted by the Ghana Education Service. He was among the head teachers summoned by the GES for allegedly charging illegal fees under the Free SHS policy. Mr. Salamat, however, refused to attend the invitation to meet ...

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