Education

Ghanaians To Benefit From 200 Scholarship Allocation In Chinese Universities

Eight top Chinese universities led by the Wenzhou University have agreed to collaborate with the Ghana Embassy in Beijing and Study in China Admission systems (SICAS) to offer 1,000 slots for Ghanaian students annually. They have also agreed to offer 200 out of the 1,000 Ghanaian students with full scholarships to to undertake various undergraduate and post graduate programmes. This ...

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New UG, KNUST Vice Chancellors inducted into office

Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has been inducted into office as the 12th Vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana. He replaces Professor Ernest Aryeetey Speaking after his induction at Legon, Prof Owusu said the University authorities will engage relevant stakeholders in the public and private sectors to identify key areas of focus and emphasis to guide its research training programmes.This will help ...

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We’ve paid Secondary School subsidies – GES

Following weeks of agitations by the Conference of Heads and Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and some teacher unions, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that it has released some money to cover subsidies which were owed the secondary schools. CHASS had earlier issued a threat to close down Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide, following delays by the government in paying ...

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KNUST Students To Go On Demonstration As Fees Outrageously Increase

Students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology, are left with sorrow and anger in their hearts and are fully prepared and ready to go on an demonstration, should it turn a violent one which they don’t care since authorities have left them nothing good but dishonesty and injustice. Samuel Gyekye Mensah, please known as Supremo, a KNUST student ...

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Include entrepreneurship in curricula – NUGS to Education Ministry

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has called on the Ministry of Education to make entrepreneurship a compulsory course for all tertiary students; at least in their first and final years. Mr Michael Paa-Quecy Adu, the President of NUGS, speaking at the opening of a two-day Education Conference, said it is important to add the course to the curriculum ...

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Over 3,000 teachers threaten demo over unpaid salaries

A group calling itself Coalition of Unpaid Teachers has said they will soon embark on a demonstration against government if they do not receive their salaries. The teachers, numbering over 3000, have consistently complained about government’s failure to pay their accumulated salaries since they started teaching in 2012. The teachers planned a similar action in May 2016 but boycotted the ...

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Madina Institute of Science and Technology to open in September

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has given the go-ahead to the Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) to run science and technology courses based on Islamic principles. Mr. Muhammad Husaini Bagnya, the Head of Communications and External Affairs of the MIST, said the institute, affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University for Development ...

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Kofi Annan urges varsities to tackle global peace challenges

The Chancellor of University of Ghana, and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, has underscored the importance of higher educational institutions to solve the challenges facing global peace and security. Speaking at a conference by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Kofi Annan outlined the deficit of democratic governance and the erosion of social cohesion as the two major ...

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NAGRAT ‘worried’ over non-payment of SHS subsidies

Despite calls by the Ghana Education Service [GES] for teacher unions to stay out its row with the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), over the payment of subsidies, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has waded into the debate. CHASS had earlier issued a threat to close down Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide, following delays by the government in paying the ...

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Provide practical training – Veep to tertiary institutions

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called on the country’s tertiary institutions to provide practical training to students to enable them to fit into the job market. He said lecturers must also spend time to educate students on policy formulation as part of their academic training. Vice President Amissah-Arthur made the call at the inauguration of a multi-purpose building for the ...

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