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Teachers’ salaries, allowances swallow education budget

Between 70 and 90 per cent of the annual budgetary allocation to the educational sector goes into the payment of teachers’ salaries, related allowances and study leave, the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has stated. “Unfortunately, these investments have not yielded the expected results in progressive improvement in …

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Parents, students clamour for SHS placements at Black Star Square

There were chaotic scenes at the Black Star Square in Accra yesterday when thousands of desperate parents and guardians besieged a centre set up by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to handle concerns relating to the placement of prospective students in senior high schools (SHSs) and technical and vocational institutes …

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SHS placement system was ‘sabotaged’ – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has alleged that, amongst other challenges the Computerized School Selection and Placement System is faced with, it was hacked. A Deputy Director General at the GES, Dr. K.B. Tandoh, said some saboteurs both within and outside the country, are responsible for the hack. Dr. K.B. …

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JHS graduate commits suicide over school choice

A 15-year-old Junior High School (JHS) graduate has committed suicide by hanging at Agona Asafo in the Agona East District of the Central region for not getting his school of choice. Master Isaac Arhin, affectionately called Yaw completed Junior High School(JHS) in Tema and obtained aggregate 20 but the computer …

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President Akufo-Addo directs suspension of HRMIS for GES staff

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed that the use of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) platform, to administer the payroll of the Ghana Education Service (GES) should be suspended until such a time that all issues relating to its use are resolved. In the meantime the IPPD 2 should be …

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NAGRAT ordered to call off strike with immediate effect

The National Labour Commission has directed National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) to call off its strike with immediate effect, GCBonline reports. According to the report, the directive came after a meeting in Accra on Wednesday which was attended by the leadership of NAGRAT, their sister body GNAT, the Ghana Education Service, and …

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ASDA DISEC to investigate AKAST issues

The Akatsi South District Chief Executive, Hon, Leo-Nelson Adzidogah says the District Security Committee has started looking into the allegations being leveled against the headmaster of Akatsi Senior High and Technical School, Mr. Dickson Amemazior. According to him, they met yesterday to consider the allegations being leveled against the headmaster. …

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GES introduces redress mechanism to help improve SHS

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has introduced a Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) to address bottlenecks of the Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP). The GRM is to provide an avenue for students, teachers, parents, community members, and opinion leaders among others to air their grievances for quick resolution by officers specially …

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Teacher Unions calls for suspension of human resource management software

The leadership of Teacher Unions has called on the Public Services Commission to suspend the implementation of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) software for GES employees. General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), David Ofori Acheampong, said if by Friday, September 20, the suspension was …

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Schoolgirl takes her own life after ‘period shaming’

A schoolgirl in Kenya has taken her own life after allegedly being shamed in class for having her period and staining her uniform. The 14-year-old’s mother said her daughter hanged herself after being humiliated by a teacher, Kenyan media reported. Police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of about …

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