Education

Meet Ashesi lecturer, Dr. Sena Agyepong, who is helping reform Ghana’s cocoa sector

Central to Ashesi University’s mission is the goal to train students to become self-starters, which would be a key attribute for future leaders; since inception, students at Ashesi have received entrepreneurial training in varying degrees. In an increased effort to strengthen entrepreneurial spirit among students, Ashesi introduced a new course under the liberal arts core, Foundations of Designs and Entrepreneurship ...

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Gov’t sets up £1 million fund for Colleges for Education

Government has set up a £1 million challenge fund to help colleges of education implement innovative interventions that would improve instructional delivery skills of student teachers. The fund was set up specifically under government’s education support programme – Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-Tel). About 23 out of the 38 government teacher colleges of education have received the Fund, which is ...

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University of Ghana to introduce course in Sports Administration

The University of Ghana (UG) and the Ghana Football Association (GFA), are set to introduce a course in Sports Administration at the University, as part of efforts to develop sports in the country. This is to make up for shortfalls in effective sports managerial skills. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of GFA stated that the ...

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T-Tel commends Ghanaian teachers on World Teachers’ Day

The management of the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) programme says teachers in Ghana must be commended for their hard work and sacrifices towards the promotion of quality education in the country. The Government of Ghana programme on the occasion of World Teachers Day today [October 5] said although children need desks, books and clothes to guarantee their stay ...

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Prof. Gyapong inducted as new UHAS Vice Chancellor

Professor John Owusu Gyapong was sworn-in as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho at a colourful ceremony at the Main Campus, Sokode-Lokoe, Ho. The Professor of Epidemiology took over from the foundation Vice Chancellor, Professor Fred Binka, whose tenure ended in July 2016, after he successfully spearheaded the setting up of the health-focused university from ...

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Rita Oppong Crowned 2016 Best Teacher

A female teacher of the Sowah Din 2 Junior High School in the Adenta Municipality of the Greater Accra Region has been crowned as the overall National Best Teacher for 2016. The first runner up of the award ceremony which took place at the Jubilee Park in Sunyani Wednesday afternoon was Mr Samuel Kofi Boateng of the Ghana Secondary Technical ...

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Qualified Teachers Needed At The Kindergarten Level – GNAT

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has appealed to Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure that qualified teachers are posted to teach in the Kindergarten and the Lower Primary levels. This it said would help to build a solid and sound foundation for the pupils. Ms Philippa Larsen, GNAT Acting President, who made the appeal at ...

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UCC gets new Vice Chancellor

Professor Ghartey Ampiah, has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast. Prof Ghartey Ampiah, is a former Provost of the College of Education Studies and a Professor of Science. Speaking to deans, heads of department, union leaders and some council members during the handing over ceremony,Prof Kuupole, the outgoing Vice Chancellor,  thanked the University for ...

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Massive improvement in 2016 BECE results

Jacob A. Kor, Director–General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has noted that there has been exceptional performance in the total scores of candidates for the 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results. West African Examination Council statistics indicates that with a total score of 600 being the maximum raw score in six subjects, 3,994 candidates got more 500, which ...

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2016 computerized placement has been smooth – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES), says its preliminary evaluation of this year’s (2016) postings of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates, points to a massive success. The computerized system was introduced in 2005, to replace the manual mode of selection and placement of students in Senior High Schools, which had for many years created a number of challenges. Many parents ...

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