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Government secure US$100m to face-lift technical universities

The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, has announced that government secured US$100 million from the China Exim Bank to upgrade infrastructure, equipment and other training materials for technical universities across the country. He pointed out that the Ministry of Education is working hard to ensure the take-off of these projects before the end of first-quarter 2019. “We will continue ... Read More »

Double track SHS: Over 60,000 students not placed under CSSPS

Sixty-seven thousand three hundred and eighty two (67,382) students who have qualified to senior high schools (SHS) could not be placed under the computerised school selection placement system (CSSPS). This is because they could not be matched with any of their school choices. They have however been asked to do self-placement to get themselves into schools with vacancies; but the ... Read More »

MTN Ghana screens over a thousand Bright Scholarship applications

Accra, August 28, 2018 – MTN Ghana Foundation has completed the screening of applications received for its Bright Scholarship programme instituted for tertiary students. A total of 1,367 applications were received from students from all 10 regions of Ghana and the number was pruned to 205 applicants. The shortlisted candidates were then interviewed by a panel which comprised academia and ... Read More »

KNUST scores high marks in credibility assessment of universities

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has received high marks, for its ‘Good Quality’ rating, after an evaluation by the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) – a barometer used in assessing the credibility of universities on the continent. Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said the institution scored 3.25 on the AQRM’s evaluation scale, which was next ... Read More »

Bawku Naba decries 1966 coup; wants Bawku SHS renamed

The King of the Kusaug Kingdom, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, has called for the Bawku Senior High School (BAWSCO) to be restored to its original name— “Azoka Secondary School”. The punch with which the monarch asked for it was equal to the vim with which he had dedicated himself to a joint search for the uninterrupted peace the once-troubled ... Read More »

Education Minister backs conversion of Katanga, Conti to mixed halls

Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has backed the decision by management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to convert the two male halls of the University into mixed halls. Though the decision by management has been met with stiff opposition by members of the University (Katanga) and Unity Halls, authorities have maintained that the move is ... Read More »

WAEC releases WASSCE 2018 results, withholds results of 26,434 candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates. Meanwhile the examinations body says it is withholding the entire results of some 26,434 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination. The ... Read More »

Ghana Olympic Committee calls for end in tramadol abuse by Ghanaian youth

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has added their voice to that of the many calling on the Ghanaian youth to put an end to the abuse of drugs especially the use of tramadol. According to the GOC, the youth are the future of the country and it is incumbent on all to ensure that they are guided and moulded into ... Read More »

MTN empower students to climax 21 Days of Y’ello Care

MTN Ghana has climaxed its 12th edition of 21 Days of Y’ello Care with a career day to empower young students with tools and ideas that will prepare them for the future. The event also intended to create a platform for young people to see what the future job market may look like. The aim was to open a whole ... Read More »

Adasco 2001 year group donates polytank to alma mater

Nimeli, the 2001 year group of old students of Ada Senior High School (Adasco) have commissioned and presented a polytank to the school at a brief ceremony on the school campus last Friday, 25 May 2018 at one of the new girls’ dormitories. It was a brief but colourful and emotional ceremony where the school choir provided some good tunes ... Read More »