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2018 SHS Choices Of BECE Candidates Released

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has completed and placed all the candidates who passed their 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examinations, into the various senior high schools, technical and vocational institutes for the 2018/2019 academic year. Results of the 509,827 candidates who sat for the exams were released by the West …

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Double Track Will Rescue 180,000 Students – Kwesi Yankah

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has stated that the double track policy is meant to rescue some 180,000 students whose educational future could have been curtailed or jeopardised. “The government is simply saying that these boys and girls are stranded; let’s be creative …

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We Will Ensure Double Track System Succeeds – Akufo-Addo Assures Nation

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has re-assured Ghanaians that the country will not go back on the double-track system for the free Senior High School (SHS) programme to be implemented next month. The President jokingly booed at his doomsayers while addressing the people of Akrofuom, where he had gone to …

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Converting KNUST Single Halls: Alumini Lecturer Attacks Dean Lecturer

A lecturer with the Kumasi Technical University and alumnus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Mr. Collins Kankam-Kwarteng has attacked Prof. Charles Marfo for describing Katanga and Conti Halls of KNUST as harbouring primitive traditions “Prof. Charles Marfo has weak understanding of traditions and how it …

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Double Track System: Over 10, 000 Private School Teachers To Lose Employment – CHOPSS

The Conference of Heads of Private Secondary Schools (CHOPSS) has hinted that their exclusion from the implementation of the Free SHS policy and Double Track System will result in massive job loses in the educational sector. CHOPSS believes the current situation if not reconsidered could render about 10, 000 teachers …

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Double Track System: We Will Not Work On Weekends – NAGRAT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) says its members will not work on weekends to support the free Senior High School (SHS) double track system. According to NAGRAT, although it supports the system, it will not be right for its members to work those extra hours because it is …

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Free SHS Increases Interest In BECE Resit – Deputy Education Minister

The introduction of the free Senior High School policy has shot up interest in Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) resit as 11,000 pupils sat for the remedial exams last year. The figure is a huge leap from 1,000 that sat for the exams in 2016. Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, a …

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Akufo-Addo Has Completed 13 Mahama-Led E-Block schools – Osei Adutwum

The President Akufo-Addo led government has completed 13 E-block senior high schools started by the Mahama administration. A Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, said contrary to the perception that the day senior high schools started by the previous administration had been abandoned, 13 of such schools would …

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GES To Go After SHS Teachers With First Degrees

Ghana Education Service has warned teachers teaching at secondary schools in the country with first degree certificates to desist from the practice. According to a statement issued by the Ghana Education service to the various district directors of education, the Education Act of 2008 does not permit teachers to teach …

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Kwansah-Aidoo Is New GIJ Rector

Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo has been appointed as the new Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) by the school’s Governing Council. A statement released by GIJ Registrar, Mrs Patience Sowah, said Kwansah-Aidoo was a professor of Public Relations and Marketing at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia until his …

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