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Allow PTAs to manage their dues – NAPO tells school heads

Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Ministry of Education has said it would from September 2018, stop the practice where Parent Teacher Association (PTA) dues are captured on school bills and collected on behalf of the PTAs. According to the Ministry, the new policy is not against payments of PTA dues by parents or students, but it is to ensure that the systems of the ...

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Schools not brothels – NAPO slams teachers sleeping with students

Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has said his Ministry will take on any regional director of Education who fails to protect female students who are victims of sexual abuse by teachers in Senior High Schools across the country. The Minister indicated that boarding schools cannot be used as brothels by male teachers who usually engage in sexual relationships with ...

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Malls experience brisk shopping for Triple Travel Trivia

With less than 48 hours to close entries in the Triple Travel Trivia promotion, patrons of Accra’s top malls have stepped up shopping runs in the hope of winning one of the three sponsored holiday slots on offer, mall managers have disclosed. The ‘Triple Travel Trivia’ is a month-long shopper loyalty reward promotion jointly launched by West Hills Mall, Accra ...

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Trainee teachers want semester extended after lecturers’ strike

The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), has petitioned the Education Ministry for an extension of the semester’s academic calendar to enable them make up for the time lost following the ongoing strike by their teachers. Speaking to Citi News, the National President of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana, Jonathan Apam, explained that an extension of the academic calendar ...

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We’ll give churches more control over mission schools – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo -Addo has reiterated his government’s plan to give churches more control in the management of mission schools. The 1984 take over of the schools, largely placed the administration and management under government. The churches for some years now have been calling on government to give them more control in some areas, citing issues of indiscipline among others. ...

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Free SHS: 20% fees to be paid in advance each term – NAPO

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has disclosed that, in making sure the Free SHS policy does not run into challenges, government will always ensure that pay 20% of fees for beneficiaries  is disbursed in advance before every term begins. Basic and second cycle schools in Ghana usually have three terms within every academic year. Speaking at the ...

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Free SHS policy not comprehensive – PPP

The Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP) has criticized the government’s flagship educational policy, Free SHS, arguing that it is not comprehensive. According to the party, the policy, which is aimed at making Senior High School education in public schools free will not address the key issues on education. Speaking on Citi FM’s news analysis program, The Big Issue, the Director of ...

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Abraham Attah unveiled as Free SHS ambassador

The Ministry of Education has unveiled young Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, as an ambassador for government’s flagship programme, Free Senior High School. The sector Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, unveiled the teen actor at a short ceremony at the Ministry on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The Free SHS policy is one of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s flagship policy programs ...

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I don’t owe NAPO any apology – Sam George

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, wants the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, to apologize for his claims that he [Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh], called the Tamale North MP, Alhassan Suhuyini “a fool” thus escalating tensions in Parliament to near-fisticuffs. This was after the Joe Ghartey committee found the Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga guilty ...

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Ministry of Education cautions candidates against malpractices

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is urging all final year students to desist from any form of examination malpractices and to conduct themselves in a manner that is dignified and commendable. A statement issued on Wednesday said the consequences of examination malpractices were serious, including cancellation of results and prosecution. According to the statement the Ministry is encouraging each of ...

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