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UTAG Demands Prompt Payment of Research Allowance for 2016

UTAG

The National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Harry Agbanu, has said the Book and Research allowances due lecturers for the just ended 2015/2016 academic year, is expected to paid within the next two weeks. In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Harry Agbanu expressed the hope that the annual strikes that herald the payment of ... Read More »

GES expresses satisfaction with the conduct of on-going BECE

BECE

The Ghana Education Service, GES has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the BECE so far. Speaking to Radio Ghana, the PRO of the Service, Rev.Jonathan Bettey said this is as a result of pragmatic measures put in place in order not to compromise the integrity of the examination. He gave the assurance that the measure adopted will be maintained ... Read More »

Stanbic Bank Ghana and Metropolitan Life launch Education Plan

STANBIC BANK

Stanbic Bank Ghana in partnership with its bancassurance partners- Metropolitan Life has launched an Education Plan to ensure an uninterrupted quality education of wards of contributors to the scheme. Dubbed: “Stanbic Eduplan,” the product comes in a combination of savings and investment accounts that provide flexibility, convenience and predictability to contributors and their wards. Henry Manyo-Plange, Head Bancassurance, Stanbic Bank, ... Read More »

Rise-Ghana raises concern over inadequate infrastructure in public schools

PUPILS INFRASTRUCTURE

Available data from the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, CDD-Ghana, indicates that in 2013/2014 academic year, there were over three hundred and forty seven thousand pupils in the public primary schools in the region, yet a little over one hundred and eighty six thousand had seating places and only one hundred and seventy five thousand, three hundred and three had ... Read More »

India announces million dollar grant for Kofi Annan ICT Centre

INDIA ICT

The Indian President, Shri Pranab Mukherijee has announced a one million dollar package for the Kofi Annan ICT Training Centre. The package is to help the Centre expand its programmes and especially offer training at the masters degree level. President Mukherjee made the announcement at an interaction with the management and students of the centre as part of the first ... Read More »

Gov’t must find a lasting solution to feeding grants issues – BONABOTO

FEEDING KIDS

BONABOTO, a development oriented pressure group in the Upper East Region has expressed grave concern about boarding students at the various Senior High School in the Northern, Upper East, and Upper West that have been sent home indefinitely as a result of non-payment of feeding grants. According to the group, the perennial occurrence has contributed to the poor academic performance ... Read More »

President Mahama Presents 500 Vehicles to Educational Institutions

MAHAMA BUS

President John Mahama, has presented three hundred buses and two hundred pick-ups to some selected Senior High Schools, Technical and Vocational schools, Special schools, Private and Public Universities and Colleges of Education. The new Community Day Senior High Schools and the Ghana Education Service across the country will also benefit from the vehicles. The move is part of President Mahama’s ... Read More »

Deputy Tourism Minister commends 2016 Spelling Bee winner

SPELLING BEE CHAMPS

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie, welcomes Afua Ansah, winner of 2016 National Spelling Bee competition The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie, has commended Afua Ansah, the 2016 winner of the National Spelling Bee competition, for representing Ghana in the USA competition. The 14-year-old student of Ridge Church School in Accra ... Read More »

President Mahama Prays for 2016 BECE Candidates

Pres Mahama

President John Mahama has said he is praying for success for all students taking part in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Over 461, 000 candidates from 14,267 public and private Junior High Schools are partaking in the Basic Education Certificate Examination, (BECE). The week long exams is expected to end on Friday, June 17, 2016. The candidates including ... Read More »

Government to create needed environment for development of ICT

pres Mahama at the itc event-EducationGhana/net

President John Dramani Mahama, says one critical pillar of Ghana’s transformational agenda is the use of technology. Government will therefore create the needed environment for the development of ICT. The President was opening the second Africa Mobile and ICT Expo in Accra. The three day event which has brought together young innovators and telecommunication players is dubbed Digital Economy untapped ... Read More »

Government,MTN Partner To Promote IT Skills of the Youth

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The Minister of Communication, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has urged young Ghanaians to pursue careers in Information & Communications Technology (ICT). According to Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, the youth must spearhead innovations and new technologies which will affect policies and programmes of government as technology evolves. Speaking at the launch of the Ghana Multimedia Incubator Centre (GMIC)/MTN business incubation project, ... Read More »

15,000 Teachers To Be Distributed To Rural Schools

liberian teachers

The falling standard of education, especially in rural Ghana, had been blamed on inadequate teachers in the classrooms, though a survey conducted by the Ministry of Education has shown that there are over fifteen thousand excess teachers in the Greater Accra Region. The study also shows that most of the teachers were in the region because they refused postings to ... Read More »

New online course marks World Day Against Child Labour

cHILD LABOUR

In Nepal, a young girl transports agricultural goods along a 65 km. mountain path. When children engage in work that is not appropriate for their age, this is child labour. Photo: FAO/Franco Mattioli Nearly 100 million boys and girls worldwide between the ages of five and 19-years-old work in farming, forestry or fishing. That startling statistic comes from the Food ... Read More »

WAEC Arrests Fake Leaked Examination Website Operators

WAEC ARREST

The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has arrested ten people as part of an operation to clamp down on websites believed to be presenting fake questions as leaked examination papers. The suspects have been named as Ebenezer Akakpo, alias Mr. Luke Dito Dito, 21, who operated the SHS Pop Up website and had over 26, 800 subscribers. Samuel Owusu Frimpong, ... Read More »

Children abandon schools for gambling at Ho

GAMBLING MACHINE

There is a growing phenomenon of children indulging in gambling in Ho in the Volta region following the emergence of the ‘Slot coin’ jackpot machines within the regional capital, Starr News has observed. The machines brought into town by a Chinese company and stationed at popular joints including barbering shops and drinking bars across the Ho municipality, is widely patronized ... Read More »

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