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Volta Region becoming hub for formal education – Prof Yankah

Prof Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, has observed that Volta Region was gradually becoming the hub for formal education. He said the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) and the Ho Technical University were repositioning the Region, which had the highest number of Colleges of …

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Fire guts parts of Accra Academy

Portions of Accra Academy near Kaneshie in Accra have reportedly been gutted by fire. The fire which is said to have started at around 7 pm on Wednesday reportedly engulfed parts of some dormitories – Alema and Halm Addo halls – while the students were in their classrooms during prep time. Some social media users …

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Ghanaian appointed Advisory Council member of University of Oxford

A Ghanaian writer and art historian, Nana Ofosuaa Oforiatta Ayim, has been appointed by the University of Oxford to the Advisory Council of the University’s Cultural Programme. In her appointment letter, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Louise Richardson said: “Your expertise in helping to shape the agenda for …

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If you missed National Service, here’s your second chance

The National Service Scheme has announced the date for the registration of eligible Ghanaians who missed the opportunity to do their national service in previous years and now wish to enrol to do so. In a release by Corporate Affairs Directorate, the registration is set to take place from Wednesday, …

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33-year-old electrician dies on low voltage lines in Kpando

A 33-year-old electrician has died in an attempt to replace a streetlight on an Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Low voltage (LV) line at Kpando in the Volta Region. The lifeless body of Joseph Ademi, who worked with a private contractor, was found hanging on the pole of the LV line …

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Six children with communication challenges receive assistive devices

Six families raising children with communication challenges have each received an assistive device, Grid Pad, and trained on how to use them to enhance their children’s communication. The families received the devices from Smartbox Company, a United Kingdom based organisation that designs assistive devices and software to help with communication …

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Trainee teachers who completed in 2018 directed to apply for posting

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has directed graduate trainee teachers who have not applied for postings to do so before they are posted. This comes after some of the teachers picketed at the premises of the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Wednesday. Public Relations Officer for the Education Ministry, Vincent …

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National Labour Commission calls ‘urgent’ meeting on TUSAAG strike

The National Labour Commission has called an “urgent” meeting over the decision of the Technical University Senior Administrators Association of Ghana (TUSAAG) to declare an indefinite strike. A letter from the NLC directed the disputing parties to appear before it on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:00 am “unless TUSAAG …

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Free SHS will produce dangerous graduates – Hassan Ayariga

The Founder and Leader of All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, claims the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme will produce dangerous graduates and professionals for Ghana. According to him, under the Free SHS programme, all students irrespective of their performances, are promoted. He argues that if such a practice …

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We’re building infrastructure to end double-track system – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has said that the government is fast-tracking the completion of school infrastructure projects to ensure an end to the double-track system. He said the government is working assiduously to build more hostels and classrooms needed to accommodate students under the Free Senior High School …

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