Education

Prof Yankah honoured as education laureate

The President and Vice Chancellor of Central University, Professor Kwesi Yankah was on Thursday July 7 honored for his exceptional and continuous administration and academic contribution to education. The award was presented to him by H.E. Gerhard Brügger, Ambassador of Switzerland at the Ghana Impact Africa Summit held in Accra. Professor Yankah was crowned with the Education Laureate Award for ...

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Memoirs of Ex-UG Vice Chancellor Alex Kwapong launched

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Akosua Darkwah, has described former Vice Chancellor, Prof Alexander Adum Kwapong, as a change maker who influenced not just the University of Ghana community, but also the nation at large. According to her, the late Prof Kwapong deserves credit for the many foundations that eventually saw the shaping of the now ...

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TMA To Abolish Shift School System

No public basic school in the Tema Metropolitan Area would run the shift school system from the 2016/2017 academic year. Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, who announced this, said while more classrooms have been provided for some of the schools, others which have less than 20 pupils in a class would be merged into one stream. Mr. ...

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Universities will cut down on student intake if… – UTAG Monday

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has warned that universities may be forced to reduce admissions for the next academic year should government fail to lift the ban on employment at the various universities. UTAG has consistently contended that the ban has stifled the delivery of quality education in the schools as the schools are unable to substitute lecturers ...

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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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