Archive for Education

  • September 9, 2018

    Free SHS...

    The adherents of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition have shown greater care towards the needs of the vulnerable and underprivileged, much more than the avowed socialists, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated. This tradition, which began governance under the Progress Party government of Prof Kofi Abrefa Busia in 1969, and...

  • September 9, 2018

    Double Track...

    The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said it will organise extra classes to augment the regular double track system so that students on vacation can be engaged while they wait their turn to go to school. Deputy Public Relations Officer of GES Isaac Asiedu Odei disclosed to TV3 that the extra classes...

  • September 9, 2018

    B/A: Chiraa...

    The entire Chiraa community, particularly teachers of Chiraa Methodist ‘A’ Basic School in the Brong Ahafo Region, was thrown into a state of ecstasy when news of Mercy Aboagyewaa Yeboah gaining admission to Achimota Senior High School greeted them. Her admission to Achimota School makes her the first female from...

  • September 8, 2018

    Nana Addo...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has been honoured in Rwanda for implementing the free Senior High School programme in Ghana. He was honoured by the African Leadership University. “In recognition of his extraordinary commitment to education by implementing free universal education in Ghana, African Leadership University recognizes the President of the Republic...

  • September 4, 2018

    I’m working...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has his sights set on making education compulsory from the kindergarten up to the university level. The Akufo-Addo administration’s Free SHS is entering its second academic year, amid the growing pains of infrastructure and funding challenges, among others. But the president, while addressing the Ghanaian community in...

  • September 4, 2018

    NTC extends...

    The National Teachers Council (NTC), has extended the registration of the teachers licensure exams to Friday September 7, 2018. Registration for the exams was expected to end on September 4, 2018. The council said the extension has become necessary to enable more teachers register for the exams. Despite the fierce...

  • September 2, 2018

    Double track...

    The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, believes the double track system which is to be implemented in senior high schools across the country is an innovative idea that will increase accessibility. He has likened the double track system that is to begin in public senior high schools this month, September,...

  • August 30, 2018

    Ghanaian pupils...

    Some 11 Ghanaian pupils have arrived in Beijing China to participate in a week-long cultural exchange programme. The programme is being hosted by the China-Asia Economic Association, Anhui Tian Chen Cultural Development Limited Corporation and the Ghanaian Embassy in China in collaboration with Stanbic Bank Ghana. It is also supported...

  • August 30, 2018

    Ghana School...

    The Ghana School of Law is set to revert to its original two-year programme length, school authorities have announced. Currently, the School mandated to offer the Professional Law Course runs a one-year program with an additional six months of internship. “From the next academic year, the General Legal Council has...

  • August 29, 2018

    Coalition of...

    The Coalition of Concerned Teachers of Ghana (CCTG), has served notice of a strike on October 31, 2018. The intended strike forms part of measures initiated to pressurize the government to defray all accumulated arrears of over 42,000 members of the Coalition. This was brought to the fore at the...

  • August 29, 2018

    Teachers license:...

    The National Teaching Council (NTC) has said teacher trainees have a choice to either participate in government’s programme to license teachers in the country or exempt themselves. Executive Secretary of the Council, Dr. Evelyn Oduro denied claims that government is rushing the implementation of the policy. On the contrary, she...

  • August 28, 2018

    Exam malpractice...

    The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), has criticized the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over the cancellation of results of some 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates. According to the coalition, the constant exam malpractices in the BECE will discredit certificates issued by the Council. “For us it...

  • August 26, 2018

    From village...

    It’s no mean feat to be recognized by the most powerful countries in the world and the most influential leaders especially when you are under 30 years old and the son of a peasant and charcoal seller in a remote village in western Ghana. This is the success story of...

  • August 25, 2018

    Top US...

    In 2017,  cable network C-SPAN polled 91 historians in order to rank every single president of the United States based on a series of determining factors. These factors included how the presidents tackled international relations, relations with Congress, and setting an agenda for the country, as well as such other...

  • August 25, 2018

    WAEC releases...

    The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC), has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE). In a statement signed by Agnes Teye Cudjoe, Deputy Director, Public Affairs at WAEC, the council said it is in the process of dispatching the results to...

  • August 25, 2018

    Heavy security...

    The Ashanti Regional Police Command has deployed armed officers to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to augment the school’s internal security. This is to avert possible agitations on campus following a court decision to throw out a suit brought against the school by alumni of two...

  • August 24, 2018

    INNO-SCI holds...

    The maiden edition of INNO-SCI Youth Summer Camp was held at the Achimota School in Accra. The four-day youth summer camp was held under the auspices of INNO-SCI, an organization which provides innovative, science, technological and entrepreneurial driven educational programs. The camp was held on the theme: “Creating lifetime empowering...

  • August 22, 2018

    Education System...

    Education System Grading System Credentials Universities Resources Education System in Ghana Education School/Level Grade From Grade To Age From Age To Years Notes Primary Primary School 6 Ghana operates on a 6-3-4-4 System Middle Junior High School 3 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at the end of JHS Secondary Senior...

  • August 22, 2018

    Double track...

    The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has chided critics of the double track system for Free SHS, insisting that the policy will not affect the quality of teaching and learning in Senior High Schools. The Minister alluded to the rotational sessions in some Churches and indicated that it has...

  • August 22, 2018

    Ghana’s economy...

    Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr. Steve Manteaw, has stated the size and strength of Ghana’s economy can sustain government’s free senior high school programme. He said that the GDP of Ghana at the time of the implementation of the free SHS programme was 37.5 billion...

  • August 20, 2018

    GNAT to...

    The Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (GNAT), will today decide on their next line of action if the government does not respond to its 72-hour ultimatum to release their tier two funds. GNAT gave the government the ultimatum to release the tier two funds or face their wrath. The...

  • August 20, 2018

    We’ll admit...

    The Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof. Father Anthony Afful-Broni, has said the university would admit more free Senior High School (SHS) beneficiaries in 2020. This he said is the university’s way of supporting the free SHS programme. “Indeed, to show our strong commitment to the...

  • August 18, 2018

    Conti squares...

    The unsettled battle between residents of the two all-male halls of KNUST over which hall rules in the areas of ‘charging’ and ‘jama’ resurfaced at the 2016 edition of Joy FM’s Skuuls Reunion, Saturday. In a classical exhibition of passion, energy and finesse, alumnus and current students of Continental Hall...

  • August 17, 2018

    Conversion of...

    Alumni of the University Hall popularly referred to as Katanga at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), say they will fight the University’s decision to convert the hall into a mixed one with all arsenals at their disposal. The management of KNUST had earlier converted the two...

  • August 16, 2018

    Q&A: The...

    Two NGO workers explain why, despite free tuition, some Ghanaian children still struggle to get an education. Since gaining independence in 1957, Ghana has focused on improving access to education and achieving universal enrolment. Primary education became free in 1961 and the 1980s saw major reforms swept through the education...

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