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Free SHS Is A Nightmare For NPP – Victor Smith

Former Ghana High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Emmanuel Victor Smith is predicting a collapse of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagship free Senior High School (SHS) policy. According to him, the policy though laudable is giving the Akufo-Addo led government “nightmares” because they failed to plan. The free …

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Boarding school system has outlived usefulness – Inusah Fuseini

The Minority Spokesperson on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Inusah Fuseini is calling for the scrapping of the boarding system in public Senior High Schools (SHSs). According to him, the system has outlived its usefulness and does not provide any more benefits to the country’s educational system. Mr. Fuseini believes, “the …

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196.38 million of Ghana’s oil money was spent on free SHS in 2017

Government spent 8.66 million cedis of an estimated 700 million cedis of the Annual Budgetary Allocation from oil proceeds on health in 2017. Similarly, about 49.07 million cedis representing 3 per cent of the total allocation was spent on agriculture. Education received 202.38 million cedis representing 61 percent. These were …

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Ministry Of Education Justifies GHc 220 License Fee

The Ministry of Education has defended the two hundred and twenty Ghana cedis it is charging candidates writing the upcoming license Examinations for Teacher trainees in July. The Ghana National Association of Teachers last week called for a halt in the collection of the said amount with reasons that no …

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SHS Selection For Private BECE Candidates Begins

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has opened window for candidates who sat for the private Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in February 2018 to register to be placed for the 2018/2019 senior high school selection. A statement from the public relations unit of GES urged candidates to “visit www.waecinternetsolution.org to …

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Teachers beg for help over death trap school buildings

Across the Central region, many children still study in dilapidated school building over a year since after one such structure collapsed and kindergarten children died at Breman Jamera Basic School. According to Joy News’ Richard Kwadwo Nyarko, the current state of school structures are scarier than the one at Breman …

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10,000 GES Staff In Trouble For Giving Wrong Dates Of Birth

Ten thousand staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) have been asked to provide documents to correct discrepancies in their date of birth or be prepared to proceed on retirement after April 30. Apart from the 10,000 staff who will go on retirement if they fail to do so by …

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Technical University Students Threaten Nationwide Demonstrations

The Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS), is threatening to boycott lectures and embark on nationwide demonstrations by Tuesday [March 27, 2018], if the government does not respond favorably to the concerns lecturers have raised about the Technical Universities (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill, which is currently before Parliament, …

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Stop Having Sex With Your Students – Judge Warns Male Teachers

A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Her Ladyship Justice Irene Charity Larbi, has sent a strong warning to male teachers against having sexual relations with school girls, adding that such perpetrators will be dealt with accordingly. She has thus implored heads of schools to keenly monitor teachers who perpetrate …

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3 Ghanaian Females Top 2017 WASSCE

Three female students from Ghana emerged the Overall Best Student, the first runner-up and the second runner-up of the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). They competed with colleagues from all the five WAEC member countries and have won the first, second and third positions at the international …

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