Education

UTAG confirms payment of 2015/16 research allowance

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has confirmed the payment of their book and research allowance. The union had been complaining about the delay of the payment of the allowances for the 2015/2016 academic year which in previous years led to strikes by the lecturers and disrupted the academic calendars. The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has confirmed ...

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Lecturers urged to shun ‘academic galamsey’

Professor Samuel Kofi Sefa-Dedeh, Department of Food Process Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Ghana has called for an end to “Academic galamsey”. He defined “Academic galamsey” as lecturers teaching in more than one tertiary institution on part-time bases. Speaking at the maiden Professor John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Lectures, under the University of Health and Allied Sciences Leadership ...

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Conversion of Tamale, Cape Coast poly on course – Mahama

President John Mahama has said the outstanding issues that hindered the conversion of the Cape Coast and Tamale Polytechnics into technical Universities have been resolved. Speaking during the inauguration of the engineering laboratory at the Tamale Polytechnic on Thursday, President John Dramani Mahama, noted that “Tamale polytechnic and Cape Coast polytechnic petitioned to be reassessed and I must say the ...

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Industrial Arts is game changer for unemployment – Lecturer

Strategic harnessing of the industrial arts and design capacities of Ghanaians, could be a game-changer in tackling the vexed issue of unemployment in the country, John Lodonu, an Industrial Arts Lecturer at the Ho-Polytechnic, has observed. He spoke to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of the official launch of the Ho Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design-Industrial Arts Department, ...

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GNAT lauds jailing of 2 over assault on St. John’s teachers

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has welcomed the sentencing of the suspects found to have assaulted some teachers of the St. John’s Primary 1 & 2 School at Accra Newtown. Two of the men accused of assaulting the teachers have been jailed 12 months with hard labour, and the female pupil at the center of the controversy, is expected ...

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GHC37m book allowance yet to reach lecturers – UTAG

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says its members are yet to receive the ?37 million book allowance government said it has released. Secretary of UTAG, Samuel Nkrumbaan, told Nana Ansah Kwao IV, host of MultiTv’s news analysis programme PM Express, that the lecturers heard about the release in the media but are looking forward to receiving the said ...

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UTAG Demands Immediate Payment Of Research Allowance

The University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, is demanding the immediate payment of their book and research allowances for the 2015/2016 academic year UTAG’s demands comes barely few days after the Polytechnic Teachers Association (POTAG), made similar calls for the release of funds. According to UTAG, the allowances are supposed to be paid at the beginning of the academic year, ...

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2,230 non-teaching staff receive Book and Research allowance

More than a third of the 37 million cedis released by government for the payment of Book and Research will go to staff who have nothing at all to do with research. Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa revealed this on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Monday. He said out of the 6,483 public sector workers who benefit from the ...

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St. Augustine’s College: Sick student dies after exeat denial

A student of the St Augustine’s College at Cape Coast in the Central region has died after he was denied exeat by school authorities to seek medical attention. Information available to ClassFMonline.com suggests that the student had not been well for some time and made a number of attempts to seek permission to go home but all to no avail. ...

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GES: WASSCE papers not cancelled

Reports making rounds that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cancelled some examination papers in some Senior High Schools (SHSs) are false and should be discarded, Rev Jonathan Bettey, Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said.Media reports on Thursday July 7 indicated that a notice from the GES highlighted that the results of Adisadel College, ...

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