Sunday, January 16, 2022
The National Accreditation Board has said there are close to 50 tertiary institutions operating without accreditation, which means they are awarding certificates that are unapproved. Listed on the board’s website, about 46 of the ‘illegal’ institutions are local while two of them are foreign. Already, employers complain about the quality of...
The 69th Annual New Year School and Conference, organised by the School of Continuing and Distance Education, College of Humanities, University of Ghana, has ended in Accra. The event spanned January 15-January 19, and recorded an unprecedented number of over 320 participants - which is the highest ever over the...
The third edition of the ‘Invest Your Talent in Italy (IYT)’ scholarship programme has officially been launched. The Ambassador of Italy, Giovanni Favilli, made the announcement through a press release copied to the B&FT. Invest Your Talent in Italy is a Programme sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...
Mr. A.B. Adjei, the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), has been inducted as a Doctoral Fellow of the Institute of Project Management Practitioners (IPMP). Mr. Adjei, a seasoned procurement and supply chain management specialist, was the first Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority of...
About 36 percent of public basic schools in Ghana lack toilet facilities, thus encouraging open defecation, according to Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye, Pro-vice Chancellor of University for Development Studies (UDS). This, he said, affects the health status of future leaders in Ghana - thereby compelling government and donor agencies to...
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 Ministry of Education is set to hold a crunch meeting with the Vice Chancellors of Ghana (VCG) to take a final decision on an earlier directive for all public universities to cede 34 percent of their Internally Generated Funds (IGF) to central government. The meeting, which is scheduled for...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the general public to support the “He-for-She” campaign which is aimed at eliminating gender discrimination as part of the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. In a meeting with the press today to assess his first year in office, the...
The 69th edition of the Annual New Year School at the University of Ghana opened on Monday, with Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia delivering the keynote address, with strong indications that Ghanaians will feel the economy’s transformation that government is labouring to effect. Understandably, the Vice President explained that the...
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” …Nelson Mandela. As Ghanaians, we must make the education of the youth our ‘Core Value’ to develop the fundamental human capacity base of our country. The ‘Free SHS’ policy is laudable and acceptable, but its funding...
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