Technical University staff to join TUTAG strike over service conditions

The Technical University Workers Association of Ghana (TUWAG), has served notice that it will soon join the sit-down strike embarked on by the Technical University Teachers Association (TUTAG) last week. TUTAG, last Wednesday declared an indefinite strike, vowing to only return to their lecture halls when their demands for migration onto the conditions of service enjoyed by their counterparts in […]

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SHS re-opening won’t be postponed – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said postponing the re-opening date of Senior High Schools as has been suggested by some teacher unions is not an option. “GES has issued out the resumption date or the date for the commencement of the first year students of the double track students, and we have not changed it. It remains so,” the […]

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‘Mahama Day schools’ are useless – Prof Adei

Veteran educationist Professor Stephen Adei has reiterated that former President John Dramani Mahama’s decision to build some 200 community schools was impractical and a waste of time. Prof Stephen Adei said the school buildings, with a capacity to enroll 1,500 students each, is unnecessary because it would not be beneficial to these smaller towns. “They are only useful for urban […]

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High Court orders WAEC to release cancelled results of 20 BECE candidates

The West African Examination Council has been ordered by an Accra High Court to release the results of 20 candidates whose papers were cancelled after the 2017 Basic Education Certification Examinations. The candidates had their results cancelled after WAEC claimed they had colluded to cheat during the exams. But, they the dragged examination council to court accusing it of breaching […]

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Headmaster cuts short girl’s education

The Nkoranza South police have arrested the Headmaster of the Nkoranza M/A Junior High School, Mr. Osei Kwame, and his Assistant, Madam Esther Timbila, for preventing a female candidate from writing the just-ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) English paper. The two were last Friday cautioned, granted bail and were expected to report to the police yesterday, Monday, June 11, […]

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Probe begins against proprietor who did not register candidates

The Northern Regional Police Command has began probing what led to the failure of the Proprietor of the Tamale based Prince of Peace International School, Sulemana Saeed, to register a total of seventy-five candidates for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The seventy-five candidates of the school were turned away at Northern School of Business Examination Center after they […]

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Basic Education Certificate Examination begins today

A total of 509,824 candidates are expected to sit for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which starts on Monday, June 4, 2018. The candidates are from 16,058 schools and the exams would be conducted at 1,768 centres across the country. The examination body, the West African Examination Council (WAEC), has been called upon by Parliament to go the […]

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