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Include educational promises in 2017 budget – NAGRAT to NPP

The National Association of Graduate Teachers, (NAGRAT) has charged the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to commit to its educational promises made by including them in its first quarter budget for 2017. Speaking to Citi News, Vice President of NAGRAT, Angel Kabonu cautioned that the NPP will have a price to pay in the next four years if it is unable to execute the promises made.
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Public tertiary institutions can’t be absolutely autonomous – Mahama

Tertiary institutions cannot be fully autonomous from government as long as they depend on government funding and tax payers’ money, President John Mahama has said. President Mahama however assured that, government’s interference in the affairs of public tertiary institutions would not extend beyond issues of funding to academia. Responding to a question on the matter at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC) evening encounter series for presidential candidates on Wednesday, he explained that the public tertiary institutions could not benefit from government funding and not be
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Takoradi Technical University holds first matriculation

The Takoradi Technical University TTU has admitted its first batch of students to officially start technical university courses for  the 2016/2017 academic year. A total of 3,425 students were  matriculated on Wednesday by the Vice Chancellor of the university Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun. 2,258 out of the 5,683 students who applied  however had their applications denied.
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UHAS gets new Vice Chancellor

Professor John Owusu Gyapong has been inducted into office as the new Vice Chancellor for the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), in Ho. Professor Gyapong succeeds Professor Fred Newton Binka, the Vice Chancellor of the University whose term of office ended in July. Professor Kofi Anyidoho, Chairman of the University Council, who inducted Professor Gyapong described him as “dynamic, a visionary and effective leader capable of consolidating gains made by the University in the last four years.” Professor Gyapong, expressed appreciation to the University Council for giving him the job and commended Professor Binka for laying a solid foundation for the University.
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All textbooks to be printed locally

From the next academic year, all textbooks needed by schools in the country will be printed locally, Deputy Minister of Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said. To this end, eight local firms have been shortlisted after a tender process. The move is part of a policy by the government to end the current situation where majority of textbooks and exercise books needed by schools are printed by foreign firms. The Ghana Printers and Paper Converters Association (GPPCA) has welcomed the move saying it will provide about 1000 jobs in the industry.
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GES sends Goodwill message to BECE candidates

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has sent a goodwill message to 461,012 candidates who will be writing this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), which begins from Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17.In a statement signed by Rev Jonathan Betty, Director of Public Relations on behalf of the Director General, the GES said, though BECE is a maiden school external examination, which may come with its own anxiety among candidates, Management still urges candidates to read their notes well and exhibit good confidence and caution when responding to test items for good performance.The statement reminded candidates that the end-product of examination malpractice is failure and/or imprisonment and so the need for them to behave well throughout the period of the BECE.“It is worthy of note that GES is collaborating with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Ghana Police Service and other stakeholders in order to clamp down on all forms of malpractice in this year’s BECE”, it stated. The statement indicated that, “as the security agencies provide strict security and monitoring tasks in all the 1,598 examination centres, the Item Differentia Profile (IDP), new software developed by WAEC, shall be used to detect collusion among candidates during the examination”. “Our prayer is for all candidates to perform well in an examination which is generally accepted as being credible, a development which could happen when all of us, including parents, teachers and heads of schools, join hands to conduct this year’s BECE”.
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Include educational promises in 2017 budget – NAGRAT to NPP

The National Association of Graduate Teachers, (NAGRAT) has charged the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to commit to its educational promises made by including them in its first quarter budget for 2017. Speaking to Citi News, Vice President of NAGRAT, Angel Kabonu cautioned that the NPP will have a price to pay in the next four years if it is unable to execute the promises made.
Read more...

Public tertiary institutions can’t be absolutely autonomous – Mahama

Tertiary institutions cannot be fully autonomous from government as long as they depend on government funding and tax payers’ money, President John Mahama has said. President Mahama however assured that, government’s interference in the affairs of public tertiary institutions would not extend beyond issues of funding to academia. Responding to a question on the matter at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC) evening encounter series for presidential candidates on Wednesday, he explained that the public tertiary institutions could not benefit from government funding and not be
Read more...

Takoradi Technical University holds first matriculation

The Takoradi Technical University TTU has admitted its first batch of students to officially start technical university courses for  the 2016/2017 academic year. A total of 3,425 students were  matriculated on Wednesday by the Vice Chancellor of the university Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun. 2,258 out of the 5,683 students who applied  however had their applications denied.
Read more...

UHAS gets new Vice Chancellor

Professor John Owusu Gyapong has been inducted into office as the new Vice Chancellor for the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), in Ho. Professor Gyapong succeeds Professor Fred Newton Binka, the Vice Chancellor of the University whose term of office ended in July. Professor Kofi Anyidoho, Chairman of the University Council, who inducted Professor Gyapong described him as “dynamic, a visionary and effective leader capable of consolidating gains made by the University in the last four years.” Professor Gyapong, expressed appreciation to the University Council for giving him the job and commended Professor Binka for laying a solid foundation for the University.
Read more...

All textbooks to be printed locally

From the next academic year, all textbooks needed by schools in the country will be printed locally, Deputy Minister of Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said. To this end, eight local firms have been shortlisted after a tender process. The move is part of a policy by the government to end the current situation where majority of textbooks and exercise books needed by schools are printed by foreign firms. The Ghana Printers and Paper Converters Association (GPPCA) has welcomed the move saying it will provide about 1000 jobs in the industry.
Read more...

GES sends Goodwill message to BECE candidates

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has sent a goodwill message to 461,012 candidates who will be writing this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), which begins from Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17.In a statement signed by Rev Jonathan Betty, Director of Public Relations on behalf of the Director General, the GES said, though BECE is a maiden school external examination, which may come with its own anxiety among candidates, Management still urges candidates to read their notes well and exhibit good confidence and caution when responding to test items for good performance.The statement reminded candidates that the end-product of examination malpractice is failure and/or imprisonment and so the need for them to behave well throughout the period of the BECE.“It is worthy of note that GES is collaborating with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Ghana Police Service and other stakeholders in order to clamp down on all forms of malpractice in this year’s BECE”, it stated. The statement indicated that, “as the security agencies provide strict security and monitoring tasks in all the 1,598 examination centres, the Item Differentia Profile (IDP), new software developed by WAEC, shall be used to detect collusion among candidates during the examination”. “Our prayer is for all candidates to perform well in an examination which is generally accepted as being credible, a development which could happen when all of us, including parents, teachers and heads of schools, join hands to conduct this year’s BECE”.
Read more...
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