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Confusion rocks GIMPA as students sit for final exams (Video)

Confusion rocks GIMPA as students sit for final exams (Video)

Confusion rocks GIMPA as students sit for final exams (Video)
Three Ghanaian universities listed among the best in sub-Saharan Africa

Three Ghanaian universities listed among the best in sub-Saharan Africa

Three Ghanaian tertiary institutions have been listed as part of the best in the sub-Saharan region, YEN.com.gh has learnt. They are the University of Ghana, Ashesi University and the University of Professional Studies, Accra.

Three Ghanaian universities listed among the best in sub-Saharan Africa
Tertiary education minister Prof. Yankah says there is no Public Universities Bill

Tertiary education minister Prof. Yankah says there is no Public Universities Bill

The minister of state in charge of tertiary education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has denied that there is a new public universities bill.

Tertiary education minister Prof. Yankah says there is no Public Universities Bill
Education Ministry says uniforms contract not awarded to NAPO’s relative

Education Ministry says uniforms contract not awarded to NAPO’s relative

The Education Ministry has refuted reports on social media alleging that the Education Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has awarded a $350 million contract for the supply of the newly approved school uniform for public JHS. YEN.

Education Ministry says uniforms contract not awarded to NAPO’s relative
GES introduces new school uniform for JHS students

GES introduces new school uniform for JHS students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced the introduction of a new school uniform for Junior High School (JHS) students. Students are expected to start wearing the new school uniform from next academic year, 2019 – 2020.

GES introduces new school uniform for JHS students
2019 WASSCE starts; WAEC announces new security measures to curb ‘crime’

2019 WASSCE starts; WAEC announces new security measures to curb ‘crime’

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced new security measures as the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) begins on Monday, April 8, 2019.

2019 WASSCE starts; WAEC announces new security measures to curb ‘crime’
MP blasts gov’t as report of exam questions on chalkboard goes viral

MP blasts gov’t as report of exam questions on chalkboard goes viral

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tongu North, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has described as a national disgrace, news of examination questions being set on chalkboards.

MP blasts gov’t as report of exam questions on chalkboard goes viral
400 students displaced as severe rainstorm hits Asanteman SHS

400 students displaced as severe rainstorm hits Asanteman SHS

YEN.com.gh understands that 400 students have been displaced, following a severe rainstorm that hit the Asanteman Senior High School in the Ashanti region. The incident started at about 6pm on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

400 students displaced as severe rainstorm hits Asanteman SHS
Minister drops details about new requirement Ghanaian teachers need before they can work

Minister drops details about new requirement Ghanaian teachers need before they can work

The minister of tertiary education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has announced that Ghanaian teachers would have to possess first degrees before they can work.

Minister drops details about new requirement Ghanaian teachers need before they can work
GES hot as new teachers ‘threaten’ them over unpaid salaries

GES hot as new teachers ‘threaten’ them over unpaid salaries

An association of newly recruited teachers have issued threats of further action if their salaries are not paid by May 2019. The teachers have also asked the GES to ensure that their biometric registration is completed by April 30

GES hot as new teachers ‘threaten’ them over unpaid salaries
Top World Bank official praises Ghana’s Free SHS programme; lists benefits

Top World Bank official praises Ghana’s Free SHS programme; lists benefits

World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Henry Kerali, has described Ghana’s Free Senior High School (Free SHS) programme as an initiative that will give girls the chance to acquire employable skill sets before reproduction.

Top World Bank official praises Ghana’s Free SHS programme; lists benefits
Double Track: 9,619 teachers to finalize salaries as gov’t, GES and others resolve challenges

Double Track: 9,619 teachers to finalize salaries as gov’t, GES and others resolve challenges

The Ghana Education Service (GES), the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD), the Public Services Commission (PSC) and the ministry of finance are working to eliminate delays in the process of paying salaries.

Double Track: 9,619 teachers to finalize salaries as gov’t, GES and others resolve challenges
World Bank gives Ghana $40 million to improve secondary education

World Bank gives Ghana $40 million to improve secondary education

The World Bank has released an amount of $40 million to the government of Ghana to help improve secondary education in Ghana. The project will affect 75 schools through the improvement of facilities and learning outcomes.

World Bank gives Ghana $40 million to improve secondary education
After 3-day massive ‘demo’: UEW pegs total damages at GHC250,000

After 3-day massive ‘demo’: UEW pegs total damages at GHC250,000

The governing council of the University of Education, Winneba, has estimated that the recent demonstration has cost the university an amount of GHC250,000. This came out after a member of the council spoke to the press.

After 3-day massive ‘demo’: UEW pegs total damages at GHC250,000
PTA dues: Education minister calls for accountability

PTA dues: Education minister calls for accountability

The minister of education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has called for an examination of the collection of Parents Teacher Association (PTA) dues. He argued that the continuous payment of dues without accountability is senseless.

PTA dues: Education minister calls for accountability
96 former students of Tamale School of Hygiene ‘steal’ GHc247,000

96 former students of Tamale School of Hygiene ‘steal’ GHc247,000

According to a report by Citinewsroom.com, The PAC of Parliament has revealed that 96 former students of Tamale School of Hygiene have been paid GHc247, 108. 95 long after they left school.

96 former students of Tamale School of Hygiene ‘steal’ GHc247,000
We will soon convert JHS and SHS certificates into diplomas - Education minister

We will soon convert JHS and SHS certificates into diplomas - Education minister

The minister of education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has revealed plans of changing some educational certificates into diplomas. He stated that JHS and SHS certificates would become National Diplomas and National Higher Diplomas

We will soon convert JHS and SHS certificates into diplomas - Education minister
Ban on caning in schools : 3 other ways teachers can correct students

Ban on caning in schools : 3 other ways teachers can correct students

Ghanaians should not be worried too much by the directive from the Ghana Education Service (GES) that corporal punishment would no longer be allowed in basic and second-cycle schools. There are ways to deal with them aside caning.

Ban on caning in schools : 3 other ways teachers can correct students
Parent writes to encourage teachers to cane his children and ignore GES’ directive

Parent writes to encourage teachers to cane his children and ignore GES’ directive

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has warned teachers, educational workers and staff of public and private educational institutions who resort to corporal punishment to stop, since corporal punishment is illegal. YEN.com.gh news.

Parent writes to encourage teachers to cane his children and ignore GES’ directive
Educational institute killing students with unreasonable fees

Educational institute killing students with unreasonable fees

Aggrieved students of the Jackson Educational Institute are calling on government and the appropriate stakeholders to help them resolve what they describe as unreasonable charges in their institution. YEN.com.gh

Educational institute killing students with unreasonable fees
It is important for every teacher to have a licence - NTC

It is important for every teacher to have a licence - NTC

The Executive Secretary of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr Evelyn Owusu Oduro has said, persons not registered by the council would not be able to teach in public or private schools in the country. YEN.com.gh

It is important for every teacher to have a licence - NTC
Deal with teachers who 'abuse' your children - GES advises parents

Deal with teachers who 'abuse' your children - GES advises parents

Corporal punishment has a lot of disadvantages for the child. It has kept a number of our students out of school. We need to find other ways of disciplining the Ghanaian Child because it does not encourage them to stay in school.

Deal with teachers who 'abuse' your children - GES advises parents
The double track system will end in September 2019 - Education minister

The double track system will end in September 2019 - Education minister

The minister of education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has disclosed that the double track system being used to run the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme would end in September 2019. He was speaking on Asempa FM.

The double track system will end in September 2019 - Education minister
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