Category: Education

Teaching techniques based on empirical research advocated

Teaching techniques based on empirical research advocated

Professor Paul Koku a visiting lecturer at the Marketing Department of Florida Atlantic University, USA, has advocated teaching techniques that are based on empirical research. He said the role of the university is to produce critical thinkers that would, independently be able to solve tomorrow’s problems. Prof. Koku made these suggestions on Thursday, when he delivered a public lecture to […]

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Educational Fund for Birase launched

Educational Fund for Birase launched

An educational fund aimed at promoting academic excellence at Birase in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) municipality has been launched at a ceremony here. It is initiated by a retired educationist, Anthony Fynn-Cudjoe in commemoration of his 60th birthday as well as the nation’s 60th independence anniversary. Dubbed Fynn-Cudjoe Foundation, it seeks to harness the development of the KEEA through the promotion […]

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University of Ghana hounors Dr Kandeh Yumkella

University of Ghana hounors Dr Kandeh Yumkella

The University of Ghana, Legon has conferred an honorary Doctor of Law on Former United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, for his commendable service to Africa and humanity. The honour climaxed the 2017 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lecture Series which he, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday. This brings to […]

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Danish govt supports Ghana’s educ with $15m

Danish govt supports Ghana’s educ with $15m

The Danish government has provided the government of Ghana with $15 million to enhance technical and vocational education. The Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Tove Degnbol, disclosed this to the media in Accra yesterday, when she paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh. They held a closed-door meeting to discuss Danish support for Ghana government […]

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KNUST holds annual Career fair

KNUST holds annual Career fair

This year’s annual Career Fair has been held in Kumasi with a call on engineering students to seek out on-field training internships to be well-prepared for their career. It was organised by the College of Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology (KNUST), and supported by Odebrecht Ghana, an engineering and construction company. Speaking at the event, Marcus Vianna, […]

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Maggie Macdonnel wins 2017 global teacher prize

Maggie MacDonnell has been awarded the best teacher in the world with a cash prize of one million dollars. Maggie, who teaches in a remote village in the Canadian Arctic beat nine others including one from Africa to annex the highest prize. The announcement was made by Astronaut Thomas Pesquet from space at the Global Education and Skills Forum organised […]

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Kumordji made Bishop  of Keta-Akatsi Diocese

Kumordji made Bishop of Keta-Akatsi Diocese

The Catholic Church has appointed Most Reverend Gabriel Edoe Kumordji as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Keta-Akatsi in the Volta Region. He succeeded retired bishop, most Reverend Anthony Kwami Adanty. Announcing this at a press conference in Accra yesterday, the Secretary General of the National Catholic Secretariat, Very Reverend Lazarus Anodee said, until his appointment, Bishop Gabriel was […]

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Renew my mandate to take GJA to another level — David Agbenu

Renew my mandate to take GJA to another level — David Agbenu

Mr. David Agbenu, General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has asked delegates to renew his mandate to take the association to another level. He said the GJA was at the cross roads, needing competent executives to address new challenges confronting it. Mr. Agbenu said the GJA constitution, which was drafted in 1994 was meant to cater for only […]

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Make bold changes to schools’ curriculum – Retired Educationist

Make bold changes to schools’ curriculum – Retired Educationist

A retired educationist has called for bold reforms to the schools’ curriculum, putting strong emphasis on entrepreneurial skills development. Mr. Sampson Afrifa said the education system should produce graduates, who could identify the potential resources and opportunities around them, to take advantage of these. Mr. Afrifa, who was a former headmaster of the Asamankese Senior High School (SHS), was addressing […]

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‘Pay more attention to reading, debating lessons’

‘Pay more attention to reading, debating lessons’

The Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku- Prempeh has advised students to pay more attention to reading and debating lessons. This he said would help ensure that they do not only become good students but also bright in their utterances and speeches in the future. Dr. Opoku -Prempeh made this known at the 20th Inter-Senior High Schools debate grand finale […]

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