Education

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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Withdrawal of trainee allowance counter-productive – GNAT

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has called on government to review the withdrawal of the teacher trainee allowance policy to bring about a win-win situation. It said though the policy to withdraw teacher trainee allowances might have brought a marginal increase in enrolment, it was counter-productive. GNAT said its assertion was premised on the fact that, that allowance ...

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Poor funding blamed for poor educational performance in the north

A research and advocacy group, the Northern Development Forum (NDF), has blamed the poor educational performance in the three regions of the north on low budgetary allocation for education in the region. According to the group, there has been a steady decline in the academic performance of students over the past two years in the three regions, namely Northern, Upper ...

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Cape Coast, Tamale Polytechnics Cleared For Conversion To Universities

Two more Polytechnics have finally been cleared for conversion to technical Universities. These are the Cape Coast and Tamale Polytechnics, bringing to eight Polytechnics to be converted to universities by the end of this month. A statement signed by the Minister for Education Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang said the decision by the Technical Committee followed a re-assessment of the ...

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National Best Teacher awards launched

The Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with stakeholders has launched the 2016 National Best Teacher and School awards scheme in Accra. The award scheme, which is a combination of the 22nd best teacher and second best school awards, is to reward excellence, professionalism and dedication to the teaching profession and the complementary role played by the non-teaching staff for ...

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