Category: Education

Private Varsities Tax Will Affect Students

Private Varsities Tax Will Affect Students

Prof. David Millar immediate past Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies, has said government’s decision to bring private universities into the tax net will marginalise students from the three northern regions. He said the main source of revenue for private universities is tuition fees and the removal of the tax exempt status of these academic facilities would adversely […]

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University Of Ghana To Increase Admissions

University Of Ghana To Increase Admissions

The University of Ghana is to increase graduate admission by 15 per cent from next academic year. This follows government’s approval of proposals submitted by the university authorities to transform it into a research institution. As a research university, greater emphasis will be placed on post-graduate work and significantly increase the amount of rigorous research to achieve a ratio of […]

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Pupils Of Pens And Pencils Int.  School Visit Times

Pupils Of Pens And Pencils Int. School Visit Times

Pupils  from the Pens and Pencils International School at Ablekuma, Agape, yesterday paid a visit to the New Times Corporation, publishers of The Ghanaian Times and The Spectator newspaper to acquaint themselves with operations of the corporation. The children, led by the Assistant Head Master, Mr. Prince Obeng toured the newsroom, the art studio, the photo department and the production […]

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Provision Of Excellent Education Not Sole Responsibility Of Govt. – Dep Dir, BECE

Provision Of Excellent Education Not Sole Responsibility Of Govt. – Dep Dir, BECE

Mr. Kwesi Asante, Deputy Director in-charge of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), Accra Metropolitan Assembly has advocated an all inclusive responsibility in the provision of excellent basic education. He said the provision of excellent basic education should not be seen as the sole responsibility of the central government, rather home, community and other private entities should also contribute their quota.

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Government To Empower Polytechnics

Government To Empower Polytechnics

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister for Education, has said the government is determined to empower Polytechnics through equitable infrastructural development and the provision of desired equipment. She said the relevance of polytechnic education in the country laid in the avenue it creates for accelerated development. The Minister said Government viewed polytechnic education as crucial in providing essential skills and competencies […]

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Acute Shortage Of Textbooks Hit Tain And Banda Districts

The Tain District Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Network Forum has appealed to government to address the problem of inadequate textbooks in basic schools in the Tain and Banda districts. It said the shortage affected all textbooks required, but of particular concern were English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science textbooks. The appeal was made at a Stakeholders’ Education Annual Review forum jointly […]

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Academics Discuss Need For Research Fund

Academics Discuss Need For Research Fund

Academics from the University of Ghana (UG)  have reminded the government of its commitment to set aside at least one per cent of its national revenue to fund research activities to generate ideas for evidence-based policy making. The decision to allocate the one per cent was endorsed by the African Union (AU) member states at one of its recent meetings.

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University Of Ghana Honours Two

University Of Ghana Honours Two

The University of Ghana, Legon has named two buildings after Professor Daniel Adzei Bekoe, a former Vice Chancellor of the University and Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Emeritus Professor Robert Domingo Baeta, a former Head of the Department of Physics  at two separate ceremonies. The central science laboratory was named Daniel Adzei Bokoe Building, while the physics laboratory […]

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Government Committed To Improving Infrastructure In Schools

Government Committed To Improving Infrastructure In Schools

Mr Prosper Douglas Bani, the Chief of Staff, has launched the 60th anniversary celebration of the Kpando Senior High School, reiterating government’s commitment to vigorously improve and expand infrastructure in educational institutions throughout the country. The theme for the celebration is: “Kpasec at 60: An opportunity for a holistic national educational reform?”

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‘Make Technical, Vocational Education Topmost Priority’

‘Make Technical, Vocational Education Topmost Priority’

Dr. Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has called on the government to make technical education its topmost priority. She stated that to achieve the best of result in education, it was important that the Education Ministry made changes in its syllabus to create more job opportunities for the youth. She […]

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