Fix Ghana’s skills gap for sustainable development – KTU VC to government

Ghana’s widening skills gap is responsible for high graduate unemployment which threatens the country’s socio-economic development, Professor Mike Agbesi Acheampong has said. The acting Vice-Chancellor of Kumasi Technical University, wants the government take urgent steps to address the challenge. “The high rate of graduate unemployment in the country is not necessarily due to lack of jobs […]

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Decision to securitise GETFund amounts to limited thinking – Spio-Garbrah

A former Education Minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has described the decision by the government to issue a century bond with the Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFund) as mortgaging Ghana’s future. For Spio-Garbrah, it is needless to go into the capital market to raise funds on the back of GETFund which will be paid over 100 years when […]

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Prempeh College honours Tullow Ghana for promoting STEM

Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL) has been honoured by the Prempeh College Old Students Association (Amanfo) during the annual Pearson/Osae Appreciation Lectures on August 16, 2018. The Association recognised TGL’s support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and the company’s sponsorship of a science laboratory block for Prempeh College. Completed in 2017, the Prempeh […]

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Atuguba spoke truth to power – Ablakwa

Prof. Raymond Atuguba has revealed the uncomfortable truth in the University of Education, Winneba saga. No one can deny the fact that since word got out sometime in 2015 that the University Council’s Search Committee had recommended the appointment of Prof. Mawutor Avoke as Vice Chancellor, there were many manoeuvrings ostensibly to torpedo Prof. Avoke’s […]

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GETFund gets $500m to expand infrastructure in schools

President Akufo Addo says the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has secured a 500 million dollar facility boost infrastructure at the various schools in the country. According to him, the amount will be used to build new facilities, expand and renovate existing ones. “The Ghana Education Trust Fund has secured a $500 million facility for the […]

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Atuguba suspects ‘unseen’ political manipulation in UEW troubles

Prof Raymond Atuguba has revealed that he withdrew his legal representation of former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba because he had reason to believe there was a deep-seated political interference in the case. The former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mawutor Avoke, was dismissed along with five others under controversial circumstances by a Governing Council last […]

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Zoomlion starts fumigation in Senior High Schools

The vector control unit of Zoomlion Ghana limited has started massive vector control activities in all public senior high schools in the Eastern, Ashanti and the Northern regions. The exercise which is under the auspices of Ministry of Education (MOE) seeks to rid-off bedbugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, ants, reptiles, rodents among others which normally distracts […]

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‘Double Track placement based on academic programme’ – Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education says the placement of students on either the Green or Gold Track is based on the programme the student selects and whether or not that programme is offered on a particular track. Explaining how the placement of students in the two tracks works, the Instructional Coordinator for the Secondary Improvement Project […]

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We cannot send people’s children to private schools – Dep. Minister

Deputy Education Minister Dr Yaw Adutwum says it is impracticable to place students in private schools as an answer to the double-track system. It has been argued variously that government should, instead of resorting to a double-track system to cater for increasing number of students in senior high schools, rather place some of the students in private […]

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Bawumia Launches Schools Entrepreneurship Initiative

The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged Ghanaian youth to cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship in order to create jobs and reduce the incidence of graduate unemployment. Government, on its part, will create the necessary environment and incentive for Ghana’s young men and women to challenge the status quo and think outside the box […]

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