Thursday , 18 January 2018

EDUCATION

Tina Mensah: NPP Parliamentary candidate distributes Maths sets to BECE candidates

NPP Parliamentary candidate for Weija, Tina Mensah distributes Maths set to BECE candidates

The Weija-Gbawe NPP Parliamentary candidate Madam Tina Mensah has distributed 3000 mathematical sets to final year Junior High School candidates for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the constituency. According to her, this donation is aimed at adequately preparing the candidates for the impending exams and achieving better results. Junior High Schools (JHS) in New Weija which benefited ... Read More »

BNI officials to guard BECE papers

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The Ghana Education Service has said it will engage the services of the Bureau of National Investigations to protect examination papers for this year’s BECE.The security officers will, as part of the arrangement, accompany the papers from the WAEC headquarters to the various exams centers.The move is part of several efforts to curb examination malpractices, which has been a perennial ... Read More »

St. John’s JHS shut down after thugs brutalise teachers

St John's School

The St. John’s 1 and 2 Primary and Junior High School in Accra New Town has been shut down after cane and knife-wielding thugs attacked and brutalised teachers for punishing one of the students.According to Starr FM reporter Emmanuel Gbikpo, authorities of the school have asked students and teachers to resume in two weeks.The decision comes after a group of ... Read More »

Ten schools qualify to finals of Milo Champions League

Milo Champions League

Ten Basics Schools made up of both private and public schools have booked their qualification to represent their respective regions during the national finals of the 2016 MILO U-13 Champions League which is scheduled to come on from the 23rd to the 25th of June 2016 at the Paa Joe Park, KNUST. Sakasaka Primary (Northern), Samatigu Presby Primary (Upper West), ... Read More »

Teacher trainees unhappy with utility billings

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Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has expressed discontent with the decision of some colleges of education to charge students for utilities despite directives from the Education Ministry not to bill trainees with utilities. A statement jointly signed by Tagbor Sampson, Baguri John and David Nyagba, President, Coordinator and General Secretary respectively noted that some principals of some colleges have ... Read More »

Why schools shouldn’t approach technology like businesses once did

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Computers began reaching the business world during the 1980s. Companies used them to automate many routine manual tasks. This led to what economist Robert Solow dubbed the Productivity Paradox. In 1987, he famously quipped: “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” The problem Solow had identified was that while computers could automate manual processes, real productivity gains would only be ... Read More »

Afua Ansah is Ghana’s first Scripps Spelling Bee finalist

Afua Ansah Manukure Spelling Bee

14 year old Afua Ansah Manukure of Ridge Church School has become the first Ghanaian student to qualify for the final stages of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States of America. Ansah by her qualification will join 45 other spellers to compete for the title of the best speller in Washington DC on Thursday afternoon. 13 year-old ... Read More »

Danger: Koju-Oku Primary pupils study in dilapidated building

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The lives of pupils at Kojo –Oku D/A Primary School near Gomoa Nyanyano in the Central Region who study in a dilapidated structure hang in the balance with the onset of the rains.The seriously leaking building has also made leaning impossible whenever there’s a downpour as the children are beaten by the rain and have their learning materials including books ... Read More »

Let teachers set their own questions – GNAT

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The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has said it is unhappy that the Ghana Education Service (GES) tasks external examiners to set the End of Term Examination questions for pupils in basic schools. It said teachers, head teachers and circuit supervisors must rather be equipped with the necessary skills and expertise to adequately assess the pupils at all levels ... Read More »

Prof. Obiri-Danso appointed new KNUST Vice Chancellor

Prof Kwasi Obiri-Danso

The Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution. The decision, according to a statement signed by the Acting Registrar of the University, was taken at the Council’s 238th Special Meeting held on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Professor Obiri-Danso’s appointment takes effect from August ... Read More »