FREE SHS POLICY; GHANA HAS DONE IT AGAIN BUT NEED TO IMPROVE ON IT

FREE SHS POLICY; GHANA HAS DONE IT AGAIN BUT NEED TO IMPROVE ON IT. With the launch of the Free Senior High School policy by the government, Ghana seems to be pursuing a cause mooted since independence of Ghana, to improve on our country’s education. But since 1957 it has not been fully implemented till now. The program began in September will take off to a large extent the financial burden of parents on the education of their children. Farmers and workers in the low ebb as well as wealthy people would be able to send their children to school with very little problems. It is a universally accepted requirement

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2 HEADMASTERS SACKED, 9 INTERDICTED OVER FREE SHS EXTORTION

2 HEADMASTERS SACKED, 9 INTERDICTED OVER FREE SHS EXTORTION. Two headmasters have been sacked after charging unapproved fees following government roll out of free Senior  High School policy. Headmaster of  Pentecost SHS in the Eastern region Mr. Wisdom Blazu and Assistant headmaster of Daffour Senior High School Rev S.P Eleworkor were relieved of their posts by the Ghana Education Service. The Daffour headmaster S.C.K Agbeke is to be reprimanded for “poor supervision”. A total of nine others were interdicted, Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwaah announced at a press conference Thursday. The sanctions came after investigations into allegations of extortion against 19 school heads. The interdicted heads include: Headmistress of

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FREE SHS: I WAS LABELLED A ‘LIAR’ – PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO

FREE SHS: I WAS LABELLED A ‘LIAR’ – PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO. “When I proposed this policy in 2008, many were those who said Free SHS could not be done. The idea was ridiculed and was described by propagandists as a vote-buying gimmick even though ironically, it did not win me that election,” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated. Launching his government’s flagship programme, Free SHS, at the West Africa Secondary School (WASS) in Accra on Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo said he was branded a “liar” by his political opponents when he first promised a free senior high school education ahead of the 2008 elections. According to him, although his government cannot

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FREE SHS IS NOT ABOUT NDC OR NPP – PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO

FREE SHS IS NOT ABOUT NDC OR NPP – PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO. The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged all Ghanaians to support the free senior high school policy to ensure its success. The lead up to the official launch of the policy has been dogged by arguments between the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration and opposition National Democratic Congress over its viability. However, the President says although the policy which aims to build a progressive and prosperous nation will face some challenges in its early stages, Ghanaians from all walks of life and political persuasions must support it. “The policy is not about the NPP or the

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MZBEL PRAISES PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO FOR FREE SHS

MZBEL PRAISES PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO FOR FREE SHS. Ghanaian musician, Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, popularly known as Mzbel, has praised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme. Mzbel, who was an ardent critic of the New Patriotic Party and then-presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo during the 2016 campaigns, visited the Achimota School in Accra to register her son to enable him benefit from the programme.Her son gained admission into Achimota School this year. After successfully registering her son on Monday, September 11, Mzbel wrote on her Facebook page: “Free education here we come!!! It’s actually true oo! Hahaaa Nana well done oo!! Onto

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HOW BAWUMIA CELEBRATED ‘BIRTH’ OF FREE SHS

HOW BAWUMIA CELEBRATED ‘BIRTH’ OF FREE SHS. The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has taken the wind out of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s sail by celebrating the birth of the free Senior High School (SHS) even before the launch of the policy. The President is set to launch the policy at the campus of the West African Senior High School (WASS) in Adenta tomorrow. But ahead of the grand launch, the Vice President has taken to his Facebook wall to thank God for the birth of the major policy of the government. See what he wrote on his wall below: We thank God for today. They said it was

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DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL UNIFORM AND SANDALS YET TO START

DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL UNIFORM AND SANDALS YET TO START. The Government of Ghana in its effort to ensure that basic education is truly free, as well as encourage participation by all especially children from deprived communities promised to distribute 250,000 pieces of school uniforms and 40,000 pieces of school sandals to pupils in selected deprived communities. The government also promised in the 2017 Budget Statement to provide KGs in the 1,171 primary schools without Kindergartens across the country. It promised the construction of 200 of these Kindergartens in 2017. iWatch Africa conducted a mid/third-quarter assessment of governments commitment to delivering on its promises to Ghanaians. Below are the findings; Our

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HOT AUDIO: SHOCKING!!! FEMALE TEACHERS IN RURAL GHANA TRADING SEX FOR SURVIVAL

HOT AUDIO: SHOCKING!!! FEMALE TEACHERS IN RURAL GHANA TRADING SEX FOR SURVIVAL. Some female teachers who accept posting to rural Ghana after undergoing training have to be in amorous relationships with some opinion leaders and some village chiefs in the communities to survive. Teachers who refuse these sexual advances have no option than to possibly starve or lose the passion for the job for which they are posted into the community. The teachers, it has been revealed are enticed with foodstuffs and bush meat into accepting to be in amorous relationship with the village champions due largely to the failure of government to provide the needs of the teachers when

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‘I’LL HELP TEACHERS OWN HOMES’ – PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO

‘I’LL HELP TEACHERS OWN HOMES’ – PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO. President Nana Akufo-Addo has said his government will shore up the lives of teachers by ensuring that they improve their careers and living standards. “For us also to make a success of our nation, we must pay attention to teachers. It is only a crop of well-trained, self-confident and contented teachers that can deliver the educated and skilled workforce we require to transform our economy,” the president said on Saturday, 29th July, 2017, when he attended and delivered a speech at the 21st Congregation Ceremony of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). To this end, Mr Akufo-Addo also stressed that government

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THIS WOMAN IS THE FIRST GHANAIAN TO HOLD A PhD IN TWI

THIS WOMAN IS THE FIRST GHANAIAN TO HOLD A PhD IN TWI. This is Nana Anima Wiafe-Akenten. A student who just graduated from the University of Ghana with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Ghanaian Language Studies (Akan Linguistics – Media Discourse). In short, she holds a PhD in Twi. She’s currently the head of the Akan-Nzema Department of the College of Languages Education, Ajumako Campus of the University of Education, Winneba. She loves to research into Ethnography of Communication and media discourse (Political and Socio-cultural discourse). Media discourse refers to interactions that take place through a broadcast platform, whether spoken or written, in which the discourse is oriented to a non-present reader, listener or

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A STUDENT OF UPSA WINS $US 750

A STUDENT OF UPSA WINS $US 750. A level 300 student, studying Finance at University of Professional Studies, Accra, Mr. Wisdom Honu, has won $750 under the: “#YouthInnovate4SDGs contest “. The #YouthInnovate4SDGs contest is an initiative of non-profit organization called Reach for Change, This laudable initiative dubbed: “#YouthInnovate4SDGs contest “was launched on the Day of the African Child on June 16, 2017 with the aim of challenging prospective contestants across Africa to share their ideas on how to improve the lives of African children. And also, contribute towards the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In an interview with the 24year –old Ghanaian Mr. Wisdom Honu, who won the $750,

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