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‘We want to make Ghana a bilingual state’ – Nana Addo

Written by | October 12, 2018 | 0
President Akufo-Addo has indicated that the goal of government is to make the country a bilingual state, that is, embracing both English and French as its official languages.  He indicated that the government has introduced a bilingual classroom project at the basic education level, where certain subjects are taught in both English and French, and the study of French is being made compulsory at the basic level of Ghana’s educational system. According to him, the government is looking at ways to strengthen Ghana’s co-operation with la Francophonie. The president made this known at the 17th Summit of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie in Armenia on Friday, 12th October, 2018. “Our goal is to live, one day, in a bilingual Ghana, i.e. English and French, together with

Are there plans for Free SHS beneficiaries’ varsity space?- UTAG queries govt

Written by | October 12, 2018 | 0
The National President of the University Teachers Association (UTAG), Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah said it doesn’t appear as if there is adequate preparation towards the future of the Free SHS program when it comes to University enrolment in the country. He said while his outfit would contribute in shaping the way forward regarding the challenges ahead of public universities in line with the government educational policy, there is the need for a way out to be clearly spelt out. He said under his leadership as the President of the UTAG, UTAG is positioned to contribute to important National policies through meaningful interrogation, sharing differing perspectives all with the aim of making the country better in all spheres of national life. Dr. Opoku Mensah observed that since the free SHS has

NAB to name, shame users of honorary PhD. titles

Written by | October 11, 2018 | 0
The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has warned people using honorary doctorate degrees as titles to desist from the practice or have their names published in the media. “We are going to begin naming and shaming all those using honorary doctorate degrees with their names. We are going to start this exercise very soon. If you want to use a PhD with your name, you have to earn it,” the acting Executive Secretary of the NAB, Dr Kingsley Nyarko, made the statement when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, in Accra last Tuesday. Dignity Dr Nyarko said there was the need to give dignity to earned academic qualifications and that the NAB would not sit unconcerned for such qualifications and titles to be abused by people who

BREAKING News: Gov’t HALTS Double Track System… in Tatale Senior High School ED

Written by | October 6, 2018 | 0
The government appears to be quietly cancelling the double track system  under the Free Senior High School (SHS) in schools in the Northern Region following lack of basic teaching and learning structure. The two Deputy Director Generals of the ministry of education after a meeting with head teachers of second cycle schools on Tuesday, in Tamale, asked some schools to withdraw the system after receiving “discouraging” reports of low enrollments due to infrastructure constraints, MyNewsGh.com has filed. The withdrawal of the system shows a strong sign of government unwillingness to tackle the overweighing infrastructure deficit plaguing the Free Senior High School programme, at least in the short-run, as promised. One of such schools where government backtracking the system is the Tatale

Free SHS Has Saved Parents Thousands Of Cedis – Bawumia

Written by | September 26, 2018 | 0
The implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy, has saved and will continue to save the parents of beneficiary students thousands of Ghana cedis, according to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. The Vice President of the Republic, who was speaking at the ongoing 4th National Policy Summit at Tamale on Monday 24th September, said apart from making senior high school education accessible to several thousand more Ghanaian children, the Free SHS policy also had financial benefits for parents. “The President Akufo-Addo Government has eased the burden of hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians and invested in the future of our children. “Apart from building a strong human capital for the future, there are immediate cash benefits to the parents. In practical terms, the parent of a first-year

Akufo-Addo to intervene in KNUST management impasse with halls

Written by | September 22, 2018 | 0
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the government would consult with the governing council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for an amicable resolution of the impasse between the school and the alumni over the conversion of some halls of residence from all male to mixed. He said the principle of academic freedom and independence of the university meant that he, through the Minister of Education, should get in touch with the university council and find out what its views on the issue were and then move on from there. President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the Jubilee House after the executive of the alumni of the University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall (Conti) had presented a petition to him on the decision of the KNUST authorities to convert

Government to abolish single-sex education system – Minister drops hints

Written by | September 11, 2018 | 0
The government is planning to abolish single-sex education system in the country following the conversion of Katanga, Unity and Africa to mixed halls by the authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). MyNewsGh.com is learning. “If we continue to perpetuate the exclusive male and exclusive female thing within our setting, in the light of realities, we won’t be helping in the realization of the national development plan”, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah observed. The Alumni and current students of Katanga and Unity halls are in currently in court contesting the decision by KNUST authorities to assign females to their traditional halls. Speaking during a familiarization tour to the converted halls, Professor Yankah

I am not aware of the appointment of a new VC for UEW – Prof Yankah

Written by | September 3, 2018 | 0
Minister of state in charge of tertiary education, Professor Kwesi Yankah has faulted the decision of the Council of the University of Education Winneba (UEW) to terminate the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of the school, Professor Mawutor Avoke. The Minister believes the processes leading to the dismissal of the Vice-Chancellor were not appropriate and that due process that usually characterizes such decisions was missing. Professor Yankah who was speaking on Accra based Citi Fm and monitored by MyNewsgGh.com said he had no idea about the entire issue, explaining that he was out of office and just resumed. According to him, it appears the decision to fire the Vice-Chancellor and the immediate appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor in the person of  Rev. Fr. Prof Anthony Afful-Broni was

Akufo-Addo advocates free education in all African countries

Written by | August 28, 2018 | 0
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on African countries to adopt the policy of free compulsory education from kindergarten to senior high school (SHS) as one of the surest ways to transform the continent from its current state of poverty to prosperity. He stated that Ghana had adopted the policy because it ensured that no matter the circumstance of his or her birth, where he or she came from or where he or she was born, no child would be denied education. Delivering the keynote address at the 58th Annual General Conference of the 160,000-member Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja, President Akufo-Addo said free compulsory education from kindergarten to SHS was the only way to create an educated workforce to accelerate the process of development. “We must start with investing in

No more lip service to technical, vocational education — Prez Akufo-Addo

Written by | August 28, 2018 | 0
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that the government will not engage in lip service in its quest to transform technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country as it works tirelessly to expand technical and vocational opportunities for its industrialisation agenda. He said it was for that reason that it had laid emphasis on TVET as a major pillar for development in its educational policies to strengthen the linkages between education and industry, as well as empower young people to deploy their skills to employ themselves and others. President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the climax of the 50th anniversary of the Ho Technical University (HTU) in Ho last Saturday. The anniversary, on the theme: ‘Consolidating the gains of technical and vocational