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Free SHS: Gov’t pays GH¢62m to Buffer Stock Company

An amount of GH¢62,606,403, in three instalment payments for the delivery of food items to Senior High Schools in the country has been paid to National Food Buffer Stock Company by the Ministry of Education. Hence, food items will be delivered to various school by suppliers contracted by the Buffer Stock Company for the first term of the academic year. ...

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Gov’t secures funding to construct 20 technical schools

The government has secured funding from the Saudi Arabian government for the construction of 20 technical arts schools in all regions of the country. Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, said this at a durbar of the chiefs and people of Agona Duakwa held to climax their annual Akwambo festival. The Minister said each region ...

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GES defends extension of SHS placement deadline

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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Free SHS program is real – Deputy Education Minister

A Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has assured beneficiaries of the much touted “Free SHS” program that it is genuine. He debunked assertions by the program’s detractors that its implementation is unattainable and implored the populace to grab the opportunity. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum was addressing Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) as well as the ...

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Over 10,000 past JHS graduates placed in SHS

The Ministry of Education has revealed that more than 10,000 students who wrote their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in previous years but could not enroll for various reasons have been placed in schools this year. According to the Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the number represents more than 100 percent increase in what has been recorded in ...

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#GhBudget: GHs7b was allocated to Education Ministry in 2016 [Infographic]

The Ministry of Education enjoyed the highest budgetary allocation of GHs7 billion in 2016. This is the highest single allocation made to the ministry throughout the year, with the second highest budgetary share of GHs3 billion going to the Ministry of Health. The two ministries, are part of the ministries under the social sector that received a lump sum allocation ...

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Education ministry lied; feeding grants still unpaid – TTAG

The Teacher Trainee Association of Ghana (TTAG), has described as false, claims by the Ministry of Education that it has released an amount of GH¢50,532,000 for the payment of feeding grants for teacher trainees. The association has in recent times intensified its call on the Ministry to release funds for their feeding grants, which has been in arrears for some ...

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Feeding grants for teacher trainees paid – Gov’t

The Ministry of Education says it has released a total GH¢50,532,000 this year, for the payment of feeding grants for Colleges of Education throughout the country. The ministry’s announcement contradicts claims by some members of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), that it has not received its feeding grants from government for the past three semesters. The group attempted to ...

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Teacher absenteeism reduces to 7 percent – Education Minister

The Zero Tolerance for Teacher Absenteeism policy adopted by the Ministry of Education to enhance accountability, and increase teacher presence as well as time on desk in schools has yielded positive results. After three years of its implementation, the rate of teacher absenteeism has declined from 27 per cent in 2012 to seven per cent in 2016. Professor Naana Jane ...

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Gov’t migrates striking tutors onto Colleges of Education payroll

Government has confirmed the migration of tutors at the various Colleges of Education from the payroll of the Ghana Education Service (GES), to the payroll of the Colleges of Education. “Per this particular approval, salaries, retention premiums, allowances and conversion differences are to be paid to staff,” the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Francis Gbadago told Citi News. ...

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