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Make use of district, metro supervisors – Minister to head-teachers


The Deputy Minister for Education in charge of basic schools, Barbara Asher Ayisi is blaming various supervisors of education across the country for the seeming neglect basic education is currently suffering. As government implements the Free Senior High School policy, some have raised concern about the neglect of basic education, …

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SDGs achievable with Free SHS – Nana Addo


President Nana Akufo-Addo has highlighted his government’s implementation of the Free Senior High school policy as an indicator that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be measured and realized by 2030. Target four of the SDGs challenges governments to ensure that all girls and boys have access to free, equitable and quality primary …

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Gov’t officials storm schools over possible sabotage of free SHS


Top government officials have paid an unannounced visit to some senior high schools over cases of possible sabotage of the Free SHS education policy. The visit was also to assess the performance of the programme, less than a week after it was rolled out. Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, accompanied …

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Lawyer chides UTAG as lecturers demand apology for strike


The president of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is under fire for declaring a strike in protest over a court ruling against the University of Education Winneba. Angry university lecturers, who have scorned and defied the order for a strike have now turned the gun on their president …

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UTAG suspends ‘ineffective’ strike over UEW saga


The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has suspended its largely ineffective strike after less than 12 hours, following the intervention of Vice Chancellors Ghana (VCG). The strike was in protest of the court ruling which directed the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to step aside temporarily. It was …

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Questionable blanket free education: Capitalists mocking themselves into utopian Socialism? Questionable blanket free education: Capitalists mocking themselves into utopian Socialism?


Last week, we heard the current President of Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana blurt out; “All hail free education”! According to the President and his followers, education is now freeeeeeeeeee!!!! Phew!!! Advertisement Is education really free in Ghana? Nana Akufo-Addo and his people must be thinking that we have so soon forgotten …

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All hands on deck: Race against time to save Spelling Bee project


Chances are that the Ghanaian edition of the famous Scripps Spelling Bee will not run again due to lack of funds. Organisers have consistently complained about lack of funds being the number one problem they contended with year in and year out. In her numerous interviews both home and abroad, …

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2 headmasters sacked, 9 interdicted over Free SHS extortion


Two headmasters have been sacked after charging unapproved fees following government roll out of free Senior  High School policy. Headmaster of  Pentecost SHS in the Eastern region Mr. Wisdom Blazu and Assistant headmaster of Daffour Senior High School Rev S.P Eleworkor were relieved of their posts by the Ghana Education Service. The …

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WAEC completes probe into over 1,000 withheld BECE results


The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), has completed investigations into over one thousand 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results that were withheld. WAEC withheld 1,298 subject results of some candidates who sat for the examination on suspicion that they may have engaged in examination malpractices. According to the Head of Public …

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Government disburses funds to speed up Free SHS implementation


Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Deputy Minister of Education, has announced that government has disbursed funds to senior high schools (SHS) to help speed up the Free SHS Policy implementation. He said this was to help ensure immediate tuition in the various SHSs in the country for the new academic …

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