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Place emphasis on open university system to enhance access to education

A former vice chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Joshua Alabi, has urged policy makers in education to place emphasis on open university system as a measure to enhance access to tertiary education. He said the current traditional means of admitting students based on a high-profile grading system denied many of them the opportunity to access …

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Education Ministry to employ 2,500 teachers

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has given the Ministry of Education (MOE) clearance to employ 2,500 teachers to fill a teacher deficit in mathematics and science in pre-tertiary institutions. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary, Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, at a meeting of regional executive members of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) …

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Promoting Education Programmes For Healthier Lifestyles In Central And West Africa, CSV In Action

Schoolboy Otniel Djedje (pictured third from left in blue) is now learning about healthy lifestyles after we launched the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme in Côte d’Ivoire. Eight-year-old Otniel is one of 82,000 children across Central and West Africa who are taking part in our programme that aims to enhance healthy eating, good hygiene and physical activity. These classroom-based lessons are …

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Abeka Motorway 1 Basic School wins Cowbell – NCCE Constitution Quiz Competition

A more discerning and knowledgeable youth with a proper understanding of the law, the idea behind a cowbell-NCCE initiative in basic schools across the country. The competition, which seeks to educate school children on the importance of knowing the law, saw hundreds of students cheer the contestants up to boost their morale before the start of the competition. The first …

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NII OFORI-QUAYE A STUDENT FROM GHANA MADE HISTORY IN RUSSIA

National university of science and technology NUST “MISIS” in Moscow, Russia hosted the final of the Days of Science students’ conference and the 6th Youth Contest in Science and Innovations.  For the first time, nominations included not only Materials Science, Nanotechnologies, Metallurgy and other fields traditional for NUST “MISIS”, but also Modern Languages and Communication. We were honored to welcome …

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Counsel students to accept technical education – President Mahama

Ada, March 7, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama on Monday tasked the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to step their counselling and guidance programme on Vocational and Technical Education. He said the perception that Technical and Vocational Education was meant for students who were not able to make good grades to the Universities and other tertiary …

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MOE to cordinate activities of NGO’s in education

Accra, March 4, GNA – The Minister for Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has registered her frustration at the operations of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) in the country’s educational front without due consultation with the Ministry. She held that the Ministry had the oversight responsibility on all educational interventions in the country, whether public or private, insisting that all educational interventions …

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Cape Coast Poly students demonstrate over ‘technical university’ status

Students and lecturers of the Cape Coast Polytechnic in the Central Region Tuesday morning demonstrated over their exclusion from the list of six polytechnics to be transformed into technical universities in September. The students and their lecturers blocked the road leading to the school and prevented any movement to and from the campus, Graphic Online’s Timothy Gobah reported. According to him, …

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TEWU Executive happy for Brong Ahafo

Sunyani, Feb. 29, GNA – Mr Matthew Abeaba Abereniya, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Industrial Relations Officer of the Teachers Education Workers Union (TEWU) has commended the Government for including the Sunyani Polytechnic on the list of polytechnics to be converted into public universities. He has, therefore, called for action to be expedited on the passage of the Technical University Bill to …

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Anglican JHS emerges Best Public School in BECE

Accra, Feb. 21, GNA – Bishop John Daly Anglican Junior High School at Tunga in the Ablekuma West District has emerged the Best Public School in the 2015 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The school presented 46 students for the BECE out of which 35 had aggregate six to nine while 11 students had between aggregate 10 and 13. The …

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