Sunday, January 16, 2022
Under the guise of staging mock examinations and extra classes, basic school authorities have resorted to charging pupils high registration fees for the Basic Education Certificate Examination, in spite of heavy government subsidy. Checks by the B&FT from various basic schools revealed that some school authorities charge as much as...
Patrick Awuah left Ghana in 1985 with just US$50 in his pocket and a full scholarship to Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania, the United States. When he came back a decade and a half later, quitting a lucrative job with Microsoft, with ideas to set up a world class educational institution...
The Ministry of Education has outlined plans to make Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) effective and efficient, as part of measures to address the high unemployment rate in the country. Over the past years, development of the TVET sector has been plagued with a number of factors: including...
The 1993 Year Group of the Old Achimotan Association (OAA), have handed over a digitisation project to the school, as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Akora Kweku Agbesi, Head of the refurbishment project said, “We are doing this project because we wanted to...
It would cost government more than US$420 million to roll out solar power generation in all second cycle schools across the country. This amount, however, would not include subsequent maintenance of the equipment. The Deputy Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy, Seth Mahu who disclosed this indicated that...
Teachers who abandon the classroom after enjoying study leave with pay, at the expense of the tax payer, are depleting classrooms across the country, and should be denied jobs when they seek one in other public institutions, the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) has said. Government, the union said,...
Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa has underscored the need for government agencies to take advantage of the resource provided by the District League Table (DLT) to help develop their districts and give their citizens a better life. Rather than seeing the DLT study as a tool to name and...
HFC Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Ghana to provide support in the beautification and soft landscaping of the Recreational Quadrangle and J.B. Danquah Avenue of the university. Giving a brief background to the partnership, Dr. Benjamin...
Will the decision by government, through the West Africa Examination Council (WEAC), to push the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to May/June not affect tertiary institution admissions for the 2018/19 academic year? Since 2011, when WEAC began conducting the examinations in February/March, WASSCE candidates have had the opportunity...
The Ghana Education Service (GES), has called on national teachers’ associations such as the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) for inputs on the strategies to adopt to ensure smooth re-opening of schools. Director-General of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa - in a statement...
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