Archive for Education

  • July 18, 2019

    MP worried...

    The Chairman of Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Ben Abdallah, has said the backlog of qualified persons struggling to get into the Ghana School of Law is a potential security threat. Speaking at a CDD Ghana roundtable discussion on the draft Legal Profession Amendment Bill 2018, Ben Abdallah...

  • July 17, 2019

    Publishers invited...

    The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has called on book publishers and educational materials development organisations with interest in developing teaching and learning materials (TLMs) under the new curriculum to submit their resources to the council for assessment. The council named the TLMs to be assessed to include...

  • July 17, 2019

    Prof Bawole...

    Professor Justice Nyigmah Bawole (PhD) has been appointed the new Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). Prior to his appointment, Prof Bawole was an Associate Professor and Head of Department for Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School, Legon. He replaces Prof Joshua Yindenaba Abor...

  • July 17, 2019

    Six reasons...

    “You can be a good father –and stay home to raise your children. You can be a loving –and still go out to work. Your family can be different –and your kids will be o.k.” writes Dr. Kyle D. Pruett in his book ‘The Nurturing Father: Journey Toward the Complete...

  • July 17, 2019

    Plastic Waste,...

    As if it’s not enough with our plight of dealing with filth and the indiscriminate disposal of plastic waste, today on the principal streets of Accra, a lady was seen dropping an empty water sachet on the lawn while waiting to cross to the other side. The police man you...

  • July 17, 2019

    TOP WORST...

    Everyone has said the wrong things at times, leaving your kids feeling hurt, angry or confused. Words can be forever damaging, especially when it comes from parents who are supposed to be the safe, supportive figures in the lives of the kids. One thing you as a parent should know...

  • July 17, 2019

    You can’t...

    The Ghana Education Service has directed that all senior high school teachers holding a degree earned through distance education or sandwich should be re-posted to basic schools. A letter  to one of the headmasters, sighted by 3news.com, insisted that the directive should be considered “serious”. District Directors of Education have...

  • July 16, 2019

    Gov’t to...

    Deputy Education Minister in charge of Basic and Secondary Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, has revealed an ambitious project by the government to build virtual labs at Junior High Schools (JHS) to improve science education at that level. The Virtual Laboratory, christened a playground for experimentation, is an interactive environment for...

  • July 16, 2019

    Schools in...

    Schoolchildren in public schools in the East Mamprusi Municipality in the North East Region are forced to learn under harsh conditions. The municipality has a total of 100 primary and junior high schools (JHSs) and all are faced with challenges ranging from lack of furniture to poor infrastructure. A visit...

  • July 15, 2019

    University of...

    The University of Ghana (UG) has launched its first-ever alumni homecoming to raise funds to support the UG@70 endowment fund. The endowment fund was set up as one of the major activities highlighting the university’s 70th anniversary to provide non-restricted funding to enable the university to deliver on its mandate...

  • July 15, 2019

    GES implements...

    Beginning from the 2019/2020 academic year, the Ghana Education Service (GES) will roll out a new educational curriculum that will focus on the total development of the child and not be examination-focused, to discourage learning by rote, also known as ‘chew, pour, pass and forget. The Executive Secretary of the...

  • July 14, 2019

    Halt GhC10...

    The Coalition of Concerned Teachers(CCT) has called on Ghana Education Service (GES) to suspend the intended Ghc10 monthly deduction for Welfare Policy for teachers starting July. In June 2018, GES with State Insurance company(SIC) proposed the Insurance Policy for all GES staff which was launched in June 2019 by the...

  • July 11, 2019

    GES directs...

    The Ghana Education Service has instructed head teachers of public schools across the country to use the Sports and Culture component of the Capitation Grant (2018/2019 Base grant) paid to schools to fund the 2019 End of Year Examination. In an official letter signed by the Deputy Director-General, Anthony Boateng...

  • July 10, 2019

    ‘Africa Integras...

    The University of Ghana has responded to claims by CEO of Africa Integras, Andrea Pizziconi, that the University was deliberately sabotaging a concession agreement between the company and the school. The management of the university says it is ‘urgently investigating’ the claims. Responding to a series of media reports on...

  • July 10, 2019

    U/W: ‘Girls...

    A bootcamp training in computer coding for girls has been launched in the Upper West region. As a part of the launch, a program dubbed “Girls Code Too,” will be held in the regional capital, Wa, from July 15 to August 15, 2019 and is aimed at equipping young girls...

  • July 9, 2019

    Prof. Adei...

    The position of a vice chancellor in public universities should not be the preserve of persons in academia, the Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Professor Stephen Adei, has said. Instead, he advocates that it should be open to persons with proven creativity and leadership skills to lead...

  • July 9, 2019

    NSMQ2019: All...

    Five-time winners, Presec Legon, defending champions, St Peter’s Boys’ SHS and one-time winners, St Augustine’s College have qualified to the grand finale of the 2019 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ). All the three schools displayed a variety of skill and formidability in their journey to the final. St Augustine’s...

  • July 5, 2019

    Your description...

    The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has expressed displeasure over President Nana Akufo-Addo’s recent description of harmless critics of the controversial Public Universities bill. It said Akufo-Addo’s comments were “unfortunate” and “worrying.” President Akufo-Addo at the recent graduation at the University for Professional Studies, Accra described persons who expressed a different...

  • July 1, 2019

    OLA Girls...

    Authorities of the OLA Girls Senior High School in Ho have set up a committee to investigate some students caught on camera getting drunk on “kpoo keke”, an alcoholic beverage.   Madam Regina Coffie, Headmistress of the school described the incident as unfortunate and assured that culprits would be punished....

  • June 30, 2019

    Teachers deploy...

    The Management of Teach for Ghana (TFG), an NGO, has officially inducted 33 newly recruited 2019 fellows into the Teach For Ghana Leadership Development Programme. The event kicks off with a five-week pre-service workshop aimed at equipping the fellows with skills in pedagogy, classroom management, setting classroom culture, engaging with...

  • June 26, 2019

    Stay in...

    A Ghanaian man has got social media talking after narrating the hardship he goes through while working in the United Kingdom. According to the man known as Papa Rudy, he is surprised that many Ghanaians are praying for visa so they could come over to the U.K. In a video,...

  • June 25, 2019

    Zongo chief...

    Chief of Effutu Zongo in the Central Region, has written a strongly-worded letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof Anthony Afful-Broni. Salaki Sulemana Salaga IV has alleged, among other things, that Prof Afful-Broni was behind the confusion at the university. The letter to the...

  • June 21, 2019

    ‘We need...

    The Supervisor of the Akuse Volta River Authority (VRA) Basic Schools, Mr Reuben Atsu Kugblenu, has stated that for the country to get good leaders for the future, we need high standard of discipline in the schools, especially at the basic level which is the foundation. He said the kind...

  • June 21, 2019

    Be guided...

    The newly appointed Principal of the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) College of Education, Asokore, in the Eastern Region, Professor William Kofi Koomson, has been inducted into office. He is the eighth principal of the college which was established in 1957. Professor Koomson, who is also an ordained pastor of the Seventh-Day...

  • June 21, 2019

    Prez elated...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the achievements of Ghanaian students in international competitions as encouraging and an indication that something good is happening in the country’s educational system. He has consequently urged Ghanaian students to continue to demonstrate credible ambassadorial credentials on the international stage when the opportunity...

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