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Prof Adei urges government to stop allowances to trainee teachers, nurses

Government has been urged to stop giving allowances to both nurses and teacher trainees and invest such funds in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET). Professor Stephen Adei, Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), said “it is time to put the required emphasis on …

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14 teacher trainees in police custody over licensure exam leakage

At least fourteen teacher trainees who sat for the just ended teacher licensure examinations are currently in police custody for their roles in the alleged leak of exam questions. Reports emerged on Wednesday that some of the questions for the exams leaked, while long delays characterised the exam at various …

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I’m working to make KG to university compulsory – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has his sights set on making education compulsory from the kindergarten up to the university level. The Akufo-Addo administration’s Free SHS is entering its second academic year, amid the growing pains of infrastructure and funding challenges, among others. But the president, while addressing the Ghanaian community in …

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Wa Poly Rector locked out of office despite court ruling

Embattled Rector of the Wa Polytechnic was prevented from entering his office, Thursday, despite a court ruling directing him to resume official duties. Prof. Emanuel Owusu Marfo arrived at the Polytechnic’s administration block, which houses his office under lock and key.. A high court in Wa, the Upper West Region …

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Recruitment of teachers for double track system begins

The Government has begun processes to recruit over 8,000 graduate teachers for the double track system in the various senior high schools. Beginning September 2018, second cycle schools in Ghana will run a semester module as part of moves to address infrastructural challenges brought on by the Free Senior High School programme. …

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Teachers to picket tomorrow over salary arrears

A group of teachers calling themselves Victims of Salary Arrears have vowed to picket the Ministry of Education on Wednesday, 8 August 2018, if government fails to settle their five to eight months’ salary arrears. A group of teachers calling themselves Victims of Salary Arrears have vowed to picket the …

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Akwatia: Mother pours hot water on daughter

The police in the Eastern Region have mounted a search for the mother of an eleven-year-old girl, who poured hot water on the little child and locked her up in a room for six days to deny her medical attention… The police in the Eastern Region have mounted a search …

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UTAG signals strike, gives gov’t ultimatum

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has given government up to the 31st of July to pay them their outstanding Book and Research Allowances, or they will embark on an industrial action. The warning, which was conveyed at a press conference at the University of Cape Coast, was preceded …

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