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BECE 2016: Akuffo Addo’s ‘all-die-be-die’ comment pops up in mock BECE question

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Some parents of candidates registered for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in the Pusiga District of the Upper East Region, are expressing worry over questions in a mock examination they say is politically tainted.As part of preparations for the examination, the Pusiga District office of the Ghana Education Service (GES) organised the rehearsal examination for candidates in the ... Read More »

(Photos) DZOSEC 95 Year Group Donates New Gate to Alma-Mater


The 1985 year group of Dzodze -Penyi Senior Hogh School (DZOSEC ) in the Volta Region on Saturday handed over  a newly constructed  gate to the School. A ceremony as held by the Headmaster, Staff and Old Students of the School for the 1985 batch of Students to  hand over the gate officially to the School. The 1985 batch donated ... Read More » Slashes Editorial, Marketing Divisions Amid Slow Growth

NOODLES CUTTING, a discovery and rating platform for educational products, services and institutions, has cut its marketing and editorial teams by as much as 80 percent, effectively gutting the departments. The company laid off between 10 and 20 people across the two departments, which collectively had a staff in the “low 20s,” confirmed John Katzman, Noodle’s CEO. Katzman has long been ... Read More »

Pupils abandon school for mushroom farming

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Pupils of the Buabin Methodist Basic school, a farming community near Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality of the Central Region have halted their education in search of mushrooms. Mushroom is said to be in high demand in the community and neighbouring towns reason for which the pupils are cashing on the situation to the detriment of their education. The Headmaster ... Read More »

The Legacy Project of The 8th Pan African Conference Donates Books to UDS


The Legacy Project of the 8th Pan African Conference led by Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jnr., donated books on Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to the University for Development Studies (UDS) during a brief ceremony which took place on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Central Administration, UDS, Tamale. The main mandate of the Legacy Project is to acquire and distribute books ... Read More »

NEDCo Schools Assembly Members


The Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) has sensitized assembly members of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly on the operations and challenges the company is currently undergoing in the Northern Region. The initiative is part of series of sensitization fora for identifiable groups and organizations in the region on the company’s modus operandi. The session was to update members of the assembly ... Read More »

Ghana wins Global Innovation Competition Award

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Ghana’s Climate Smart Integrated Flood Management project has won the Global Innovation Competition (GIC) award aimed at creating a platform for innovations and inspirational ideas that address governance, inclusion and accountability. The project, which will combine simple forecasting and early warning systems for citizens with longer-term data gathering around flood prone areas to support city planners, won a cash award ... Read More »

Education Development Fund Launched in Tumu


As part of this year’s Parigbeli (farmers gathering) festival of the chiefs and people of Tumu traditional area, the Sissala Youth Forum has set up a Sissala Education Development Fund(SEDEF) to support the education in the area. The GHC50,000 fund was launched on Friday prior to the grand durbar on Saturday in Tumu, the traditional capital. Speaking at the launch of the ... Read More »

UDS Holds Tenth Edition of Harmattan School


Academics Policy Makers, Development Actors, University Administrators and a cross-section of the general public converged on the Tamale Campus of the University for Development Studies for the tenth edition of the Harmattan School from 10-11 February 2016. The annual event which was started in 2007 by the UDS under the auspices of the then Center for Continuing Education and Inter-Disciplinary ... Read More »

GHANASS closed down after fire outbreak


Authorities of the Ghana Senior High School at Koforidua in the Eastern Region have closed down the school a day after fire completely destroyed the girls dormitory. Officials have instructed students in forms 1 and 2 to go home leaving behind the final year students who are to study in preparation for this year’s WAEC exams, Member of Parliament for New Juabeng ... Read More »

Children’s Creativity Museum and Pixel Press Host First Kids as Video Game Makers Awards

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Munching on a cookie the size of his face, Kyle Derksen casually jumped over lava while evading bombs. Derksen was testing his own game, “Techno Planet,” at the inaugural Kids as Video Game Makers awards ceremony at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco. Heather Madison, education manager at the Museum, said that her goal with this contest and other ... Read More »

Teacher tells student her “only purpose” is to “have sex and make babies”


A very brave Georgia teen is standing up against her bully of a teacher, whom she alleges verbally abused her during history class. Shaniaya Hunter, who suffers from an eye condition that sometimes keeps her out of class, recorded the incident on the school-issued iPad she was using to help with the lesson. She uploaded the audio to Soundcloud, and ... Read More »

Validation of Salary Arrears to End on April 15;Unions demand Immediate Payment after Validation

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The validation process being undertaken by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) in collaboration with the Audit Service, the Ministry of Finance and the Controller and Accountant General’s Department for workers within the Ghana Education Service is now expected to end on April 15, one month later than the originally scheduled date. Teachers as well as education workers had ... Read More »

Bawumia ‘Schools’ President Mahama on Ghana’s Debt at Jasikan College of Education


Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-Presidential Candidate to Nana Akufo-Addo, says President John Mahama needs proper briefing on the true state of borrowing that has occurred in the last 7 years.   This comes as a direct response to recent comments from the President underestimating the extent of the NDC’s borrowing and the fact that the actual value of the debt in ... Read More »

Free SHS to Include Boarding Students Before the end of the Year – President Mahama


President John Dramani Mahama has said the Government is in the process of expanding the progressive Free Secondary Education Programme to include boarding students before the end of the year. He said the programme would begin with students from Senior High Schools in underprivileged districts before and eventually cover those in the cities. President Mahama said this at the 70th ... Read More »

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