GHȻ35.9m RELEASED FOR SECOND TERM FREE SHS.

GHȻ35.9m RELEASED FOR SECOND TERM FREE SHS. Government has released Ghc35.9 million to cover second term operational and administrative costs for public second cycle schools under the Free SHS programme. Head of Communications at the Free SHS Secretariat of the Ministry of Education, Josberta Gyan Kwakye, said the amount would cover about 489 schools. She also explained that the initial 20 percent sent to the schools in September 2017 “was based on raw estimations because as of the time we were releasing the funds, we didn’t have the exact enrollment numbers so it was more of an approximation.” She said the Ministry has also paid GHc3,392,031 as arrears for 264

SHARE THIS:
Read more

HEADMASTER IN EDUMANU SEX TAPE ASKED TO RETURN TO POST.

HEADMASTER IN EDUMANU SEX TAPE ASKED TO RETURN TO POST. The headmaster of the Breman Edumanu D/A Basic School in the Central Region who absconded after being exposed in a leaked sex tape has been asked to return to post. This has been become necessary to enable the education directorate in the area to resolve the issue surrounding the sex tape and get a proper structure in place to run the school. Robert Sepey went into hiding after a sex tape emerged involving him and a 17-year-old student. The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Education Directorate has since directed the Circuit Supervisor of Education to take over the Breman Edumanu D/A Basic School

SHARE THIS:
Read more

MEET THE CRYPTO OFFICERS: HOW THE INTERNET IS CONTROLLED BY 14 PEOPLE WITH SEVEN SECRET KEYS.

MEET THE CRYPTO OFFICERS: HOW THE INTERNET IS CONTROLLED BY 14 PEOPLE WITH SEVEN SECRET KEYS. Latest figures show 3.6 billion people use the worldwide web / Shutterstock. Global domain name systems are secured at highest levels by a handful of people. It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn’t: The whole internet is protected by seven highly protected keys in the hands of 14 people. They hold a historic ritual known as the Root Signing Ceremony. Recently,  the world got a good reminder about the importance of the organisation these people belong to. A good chunk of the internet went down for a while when hackers managed to throw so much traffic at a

SHARE THIS:
Read more

BEAR WITH US, FREE SHS PROBLEMS WILL BE ADDRESSED – HAMID PLEADS.

BEAR WITH US, FREE SHS PROBLEMS WILL BE ADDRESSED – HAMID PLEADS. The Information Minister has pleaded with Ghanaians to bear with the government on the challenges that have come up since the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy. Mustapha Hamid said the problems are largely due to over admission of first-year students across the country. Speaking with members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) at a town hall meeting Monday, Mr. Hamid was confident that with the measures the government is putting up, the problems will soon be a thing of the past. “Nobody accumulates their children’s school fees before they begin giving birth. We all

SHARE THIS:
Read more

OTERKPOLU/RC PUPILS SCHOOL IN YILO KROBO MUNICIPALITY BATTLE WITH SNAKES, BATS IN DILAPIDATED CLASSROOMS (PHOTOS).

OTERKPOLU/RC PUPILS SCHOOL IN YILO KROBO MUNICIPALITY BATTLE WITH SNAKES, BATS IN DILAPIDATED CLASSROOMS (PHOTOS). The lives of over 500 pupils and teachers of the Oterkpolu/RC Basic School in the Yilo Krobo Municipality are being threatened because bats, snakes and other reptiles, have invaded the school’s dilapidated classrooms and offices. Students and the teachers regularly battle with snakes and other reptiles that find their way into the dilapidated school structure during contact hours. When Citi News visited the school, it was revealed that the situation cuts across the whole primary block from basic 1 to basic 6. The entire structure has deep cracks all over the buildings, with holes and dusty floors. The

SHARE THIS:
Read more

ADIDOME: $100,000 ICT CENTRE LEFT TO ROT AS SCHOOLS LACK ICT LABS.

ADIDOME: $100,000 ICT CENTRE LEFT TO ROT AS SCHOOLS LACK ICT LABS. A $100,000 ICT project constructed by MTN Ghana and the United Nations Development Programme for some communities in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region, has been left to deteriorate in the bush, whilst schools struggle to provide ICT infrastructure for their students. The facility, which was constructed and handed over to the community in 2012, sought to serve over 100,000 people in eight communities, and also provide a learning centre for 8,000 students from 10 schools in the area.   But the facility became a white elephant after a year of operations. A visit by Citi News to the

SHARE THIS:
Read more

PAGA: GIRL,18, STOPPED FROM SCHOOL FOR MARRIAGE.

PAGA: GIRL,18, STOPPED FROM SCHOOL FOR MARRIAGE. A schoolgirl is in tears at Paga, Ghana’s border town near Burkina Faso, after her parents pulled the curtain down on her education too soon and asked her to prepare for marriage. Kawala Hawa Kabiru, 18, got placement with aggregate 33 at the Awe Senior High Technical School (AWESCO) in the Upper East region after she took her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in June, this year. But she was restrained from grabbing an admission to study General Arts as her parents suddenly came up with a no-look-back marriage arrangement. They also urged her to take up a sewing apprenticeship as part of

SHARE THIS:
Read more

THESE 47 UNIVERSITIES ARE OPERATING ILLEGALLY ACCORDING TO ACCREDITATION BOARD, CHECK IF YOUR SCHOOL IS PART.

THESE 47 UNIVERSITIES ARE OPERATING ILLEGALLY ACCORDING TO ACCREDITATION BOARD, CHECK IF YOUR SCHOOL IS PART. Some 47 Universities have been said to be operating illegally according to the National Accreditation Board (NAB). A statement from the Board said none of the schools listed had accreditation to run any courses and are also not mandated to issue any academic or professional certificates. 45 of the schools are Ghanaian institutions with the other 2 being foreign. Check Out The Full List Below: 1. Academy of Professional Studies, Takoradi 2. Africa International College Adenta, Accra 3. Global School of Aviation Tema, Kumasi 4. ACS Professional College opp. Ghana Tech Univ. College 5. Hac-Holland Institute Accra

SHARE THIS:
Read more

NO ENROLMENT AT 2 COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOLS; FACILITIES DETERIORATE.

NO ENROLMENT AT 2 COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOLS; FACILITIES DETERIORATE. The two community day schools built in the Denkyira East and West districts in the Central Region under the previous government are lying idle, while their facilities deteriorate. The school in the Upper Denkyira East District is at Kyekyewere, while the other facility is at Diaso in Upper Denkyira West. The schools do not have students, heads and teachers. Students were not placed in the two schools during the placement exercise under the Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) because the schools are yet to be signed onto the SHS placement list. The facilities have not been used since they

SHARE THIS:
Read more

13-YEAR-OLD KNUST STUDENT SAYS PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO IS HER ROLE MODEL.

13-YEAR-OLD KNUST STUDENT SAYS PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO IS HER ROLE MODEL. She made the disclosure on Wednesday after she was asked by the host of Joy FM’s “Super Morning Show,” Kojo Yankson, if she had any role-models. Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa, the 13-year-old girl who gained admission to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (B.Sc. Mathematics) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), says President Nana Akufo-Addo is her role-model. She made the disclosure on Wednesday after she was asked by the host of Joy FM’s “Super Morning Show,” Kojo Yankson, if she had any role-models. In answering the question, she said: “The President… because he is hardworking

SHARE THIS:
Read more

NIGERIA TEACHERS FAIL EXAM SET FOR PUPILS.

NIGERIA TEACHERS FAIL EXAM SET FOR PUPILS. Thousands of primary school teachers in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state are to be sacked after failing the exams they set for their six-year-old pupils. State governor Nasir El-Rufai said 21,780 teachers, two-thirds of the total, had failed to score 75% or higher on assessments given to pupils. He said 25,000 new teachers would be recruited to replace them. Mr El-Rufai made the comments at a meeting with World Bank representatives in the state capital, Kaduna. “The hiring of teachers in the past was politicised and we intend to change that by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity

SHARE THIS:
Read more