Tuesday , 30 May 2017

EDUCATION

Only brilliant students will enjoy free SHS – Education Minister

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Only students who pass their examination will have the opportunity to enjoy the government’s Free SHS policy in September, the Education Minister has revealed. According to Mathew Opoku Prempeh, students who fail at the basic education level will not benefit from the policy as government readies to roll it out. The Free SHS policy was a major campaign promise of ... Read More »

GES frustrated over growing number of teachers changing their date of birth

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The Ghana Education Service is not happy with the alarming rate at which teachers are requesting a change in their date of birth. A statement by the GES indicates that over 800 teachers have applied for a change in their date of birth over the last few months. “Management of the GES is perturbed over the unprecedented number of GES ... Read More »

20 year old Ghanaian student Samuel Kwarteng shot dead in US

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A 20-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) student was shot to death around midnight on Thursday, while standing on a front porch of an off-campus home. Samuel Kwarteng had come to VCU from his home city of Alexandria. He was a senior in the electrical engineering program. Kwarteng was killed during an altercation on the 1200 block of W. Moore Street. One person, not affiliated ... Read More »

University of Ghana students arrested for academic fraud

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The Bureau of National Investigation BNI has arrested over 20 students of University of Ghana (UG) for hacking the schools’ academic records system. This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of University of Ghana Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu at the Central Cafeteria OF University of Ghana where he observed the Palm Sunday with a group of students. According to him, ... Read More »

Feeding grants for teacher trainees paid – Government

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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 ... Read More »

Government increases National Service allowance by 60%

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Government has approved a request from the National Service Secretariate (NSS) to increase the allowance of service personnel by about 60%. Service personnel will from January 2017 be paid a monthly allowance of GH¢559 from the GH¢350 they currently receive. A letter sighted by citifmonline.com from the Ministry of Finance indicated the ministry gave the approval last week. About 70,407 service ... Read More »

Achimota School committee to investigate student’s death

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The Board of Governors of Achimota School has set up a committee to investigate the recent death of a form one student.The committee would probe the circumstances that led to the death of Kelvin Moses and also make recommendations to help improve health delivery response protocol for students and staff.A statement signed by the Chairman of the Board, Mr Osei ... Read More »

Zabzugu Regent hunts Headmaster for sacking eight students

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Headmaster for Zabzugu Senior High School in the Northern region Osman Halidu Marcarious has fled the school following pressure mounted on him by Regent of the community to readmit some eight students sacked for gross misconduct.The eight students, all females were asked to go home after the school disciplinary committee found them guilty of inflicting “terrible injuries” to junior students.The ... Read More »

ROBOFEST: Prempeh College wins 2016 robotics world championship

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Students of Prempeh College in Ghana have won the 2016 edition of the Robofest World Championship in Michigan, USA. The beat of competition from top high schools in China, USA, Canada, India, etc. Ghana’s outstanding team were awarded the prestigious TOYOTA INNOVATION AWARD. Their solution was adjudged to be the most innovative; capturing the excellent incorporation and  deployment of sensors ... Read More »

6,500 Arabic teachers offered employment under Youth Employment Agency

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Six thousand, five hundred Arabic teachers have been offered employment under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to teach Arabic Studies in Islamic schools across the country. Their engagement is expected to address the human resource deficit facing most Islamic schools that operate under the Ghana Education Service (GES). Programme Launching the Arabic Teachers Programme, an initiative of the YEA in ... Read More »