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GES suspends PTA dues in SHSs

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has suspended the collection of levies under the auspices of parent-teacher associations (PTAs) in all public senior high schools (SHSs) and technical/vocational institutions (TVETs). The directive is to enable the GES to streamline and review all such PTA levies in all public SHSs/TVETs. In an …

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Prof. Thomas named Dean of Accra Business School

Former Dean of the Southampton Business School, Prof. Tom Thomas, has been appointed as the new Dean of the Accra Business School. Tom Thomas has significant academic and management experience in higher education and the professional education sector. As Dean of Southampton Business School, he managed a faculty of over …

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ECOWAS donates grains to support Free SHS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has offered the government of Ghana 2,750 tonnes of cereals to support its school feeding program under Free SHS policy, according to a Daily Graphic report. The donation followed a request from the government to provide the cereals, which were stored in the warehouses of …

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Tempane SHS Headmaster reinstated after C’ttee cleared him

The Suspended headmaster of the Tempane Senior High School in the Upper East Region, Ndegu Amolale, has been reinstated by the Ghana Education Service. His reinstatement comes not long after his students declared a hunger strike in protest his prolonged suspension, that led to a temporary shutdown of the school. Mr. …

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Free SHS: Kufuor poo-poo’s ‘rich must pay’ argument

The argument that parents who can afford it, should be made to pay their children’s fees at the Senior High level has not found favour with John Agyekum Kufuor. According to the former President, segregating those who qualify to enjoy the social policy intervention, should be a later thought instead …

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Teacher trainees return to class today after CETAG strike

After about a month of missing lessons due to a strike by their teachers, teacher trainees will resume classes today [Monday], as their tutors return to the classroom. The teachers have been protesting the payment of their interim market premiums and book and research allowances. They called off the strike last week …

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CETAG calls off strike after NLC intervention

Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), has called off its one-month-old strike following another intervention by the National Labour Commission (NLC). The resumption of work is to pave the way “for the commencement of negotiations as directed by the NLC,” a  brief statement from CETAG said. CETAG had been on …

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NLC summons teachers of Colleges of Education over 3-week strike

The National Labour Commission [NLC], has summoned the leadership of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), an association whose members have been on strike for over three weeks. They are to appear before the commission on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The November salaries of the teachers have been frozen …

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Gov’t to merge GIJ, NAFTI and GIL – Ofori-Atta reveals

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has revealed that the government has initiated processes to merge three of the country’s public tertiary institutions into one. The institutions are the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) and the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL). The consolidated institutions …

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