Category: Education

USAID donates five vehicles to the Education Ministry

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Friday donated five Land Cruiser Prados to the Ministry of Education to support the USAID Ghana Partnership for Education: Learning Activity (PELA). The vehicles would be used in monitoring the programme, which aims at enhancing teaching and learning in Ghanaian schools. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, Madam Cynthia Bosumtwi-Sam, Director, […]

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468,053 candidates write BECE nationwide

468,053 candidates write BECE nationwide

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) began on Monday in all examination centres across the country. From Sunyani, Daniel Dzirasah, reports that a total of 43,744 candidates are writing this year’s BECE in the Brong-Ahafo Region as compared to 42,659 candidates in 2016. Out of the 43,744 candidates, 23,311 are boys with 20,433 girls while in 2016, 22,716 out of the […]

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Eschew examination malpractices ….Shai Osudoku MCE tells BECE candidates

Eschew examination malpractices ….Shai Osudoku MCE tells BECE candidates

The Municipal Chief Executive, of Shai Osudoku Mr. Daniel Akuffo, has urged candidates writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination to eschew all forms of examination malpractices in order not to jeopardise their future careers. He said this yesterday when he toured some examination centres in the area to access the progress of the BECE in the district. He was accompanied […]

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‘Kpandai pupils performing better in reading than arithmetic’

‘Kpandai pupils performing better in reading than arithmetic’

An assessment undertaken by two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has revealed that pupils in basic schools in the Kpandai District of the Northern Region perform better in reading than arithmetic. Choice-Ghana in collaboration with IBIS Ghana conducted a study in 20 schools in the district from November 2016 to April 2017 and this was presented at a stakeholders’ forum at Kpandai. […]

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Treat PTAs as independent bodies – GES urged

The Upper West Regional Secretariat of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of government assisted second cycle schools has appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to treat the PTAs as independent bodies. It said the GES seemed to have considered the PTAs as a department of the schools operating under the head of the institution thereby issuing directives that violated the […]

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GES D-G tours BECE centres in Accra

GES D-G tours BECE centres in Accra

Fifty-seven out of the 468,053 candidates taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) are visually impaired. According to Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, acting Director General, of the Ghana Education Service (GES), the necessary provisions have been made at the various centres for these candidates with special needs to successfully write the examination. Out of the total candidates, 241,148, […]

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National Science and Maths quiz launched in Accra

This year’s National Science and Mathematics quiz was on Thursday launched in Accra by Primetime, producers of the Quiz programme. This year’s edition is slated for June 2 to 29 at the University of Ghana, Legon, with the grand finale scheduled for June 29 at the National Theatre. The competition, the 22nd edition, will bring together 135 senior high schools to […]

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Dr Raymond A. Atuguba, a senior Law lecturer at the University of Ghana, has advocated the abolishment of the Ghana School of Law as part of the legal revolution the country urgently needs.   Taking his turn at the Maiden Revolutionary lecture series in Accra on Friday, he said:  “We need a simpler structure for legal education, where law faculties […]

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CAMFED Learning Summit held

Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), has held its fourth annual MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme Learning Summit in Accra. The summit which focused on transition from senior high school to employment was under the theme, ‘Preparing students for employment and entrepreneurship: What works?’ Speaking at the  programme, the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku- Prempeh said  creating  sustainable opportunities  for the […]

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Ga West Municipal Assembly MCE donates mathematical sets

Ga West Municipal Assembly MCE donates mathematical sets

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Ga West Municipal Assembly, Mr Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson has presented 8,000 mathematical sets to be distributed to Junior High School final year students in the municipality. This is an initiative to support the students in their 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for both public and private schools. Mr Wilkinson said the […]

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