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EDUCATION NEWS 

Unplaced BECE candidates to select own schools

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who have not yet been placed in senior high schools (SHSs) and technical institutes (TIs) will from this week be given the opportunity to choose SHSs and TIs they want to attend. They would have the opportunity to choose from a list of schools that would be displayed at the regional and district education offices as well as the headquarters of the Ghana Education Service (GES). The National Coordinator of the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), Mr Kwasi Anokye, who made this…

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EDUCATION NEWS 

SHS placements: Difficulties in printing forms to be resolved

The National Coordinator of the Computerised Schools Selection and placement System (CSSPS), Mr Kwasi Anokye, has given the assurance that difficulties being encountered by parents in printing their children’s senior high school and technical institute admission forms from the Internet would be resolved. He said parents had more time to print out the forms since the admission process ran from October 7-30, 2016, stressing, “There is more time to print the forms and go to school and so they should be patient”. Large number He said the difficulties were as…

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EDUCATION 

UDS lecturer found dead in his room

A renowned doctor and a professor at the University for Development Studies has been found dead in his room Thursday.The lifeless body of Dr. Soore, a lecturer with the Psychiatric Department at the Nyankpala campus of the university was found inside his room at his residence at Kunye villa, Tamale.Daily View Gh gathered that Dr. Soore locked himself up in the room and was found dead by those who forced the door open after repeated knocks without any response.An official of the University but resident of the late professor’s residence told…

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EDUCATION POLITICS 

Govt secures $124 million to retool technical institutions

The government has secured a $124-million facility from the African Development Bank (ADB) for the retooling of technical institutions under the Development for Skills Industry Project to make technical education more attractive. Fourteen out of the 47 technical institutes are currently being considered for upgrading, in line with the government’s programme to rebrand technical education at all levels. The Deputy Minister in charge of Tertiary Education, Mr Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, made this known at the ongoing 11th Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)-EXIM Bank conclave on the India-Africa Partnership Project in New…

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EDUCATION 

Quality education in Donkorkrom: Children defy the odds

Schoolchildren in farming communities in the Kwahu Afram Plains have defied all odds to acquire quality education in Donkorkrom, the district capital of the Kwahu Afram Plains North. Even though there are basic schools in the farming communities and some of the larger communities, some parents prefer their children schooling at Donkorkrom to  the farming communities. No teachers Most of those schools in the farming communities do not have teachers. A whole school can boast of only one or two teachers. Initially, those who used to teach in such schools…

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EDUCATION 

NGO donates books to 7 schools in KEEA

Bridge Development Network, an NGO, working in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Municipality of the Central Region of Ghana donated 1047 books to 7 basic schools in Komenda, Kissi, and Dompoase within the Municipality. The books are part of supplementary readers received from Books2Africa International, based in the United Kingdom. The donation forms part of activities under a project imitated by the NGO known as “A Reader is a Leader”. Besides the schools, a donation of 15 nursing, and medical text book was made to Martin Essah; a degree nursing…

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EDUCATION 

WAEC RELEASES 2015 NOV/DEC RESULTS; WITHHOLDS 970

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results for the November/December 2015 West African Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE). A statement from WAEC signed by Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe, Deputy Director of Public Affairs said the results of 970 candidates alleged to have been involved in various examination malpractices have been withheld pending conclusion of investigations into the cases of malpractices. In all a total of 143,116 candidates took part in the examination. According to WAEC the withheld results would be released as soon as the Council concludes…

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EDUCATION 

Dismissed students refused to resit exams – Institute of Education

The Professional Board of Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast has explained that it dismissed some students from its training colleges because of their refusal to re-sit examinations held in September 2015. The board chaired by the Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Professor Domwini Dabire Kuupole, revealed this in a statement that also cited weak entry characteristics and low academic performance of some students in some courses, especially English, Science and Mathematics, as reasons for the dismissal per their new progression policy. The implementation of this new…

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EDUCATION 

Takoradi Polytechnic admits 2,302 fresh students

Professor Reverend Frank John Eshun, Rector of the Takoradi Polytechnic has called on students to eschew laziness and other negative tendencies that would prevent them from getting the best out of their Polytechnic education. He said the semester system operated by the Polytechnic was very challenging and required consistent work, regular attendance to lectures and the completion of all continuous assessment given to them. Professor Eshun said this when he officially admitted 2,302 fresh students to pursue various Degree and High National Diploma programmes at the Polytechnic. The formal induction…

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EDUCATION 

CSSPS begins mopping up exercise for unplaced BECE candidates

The Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) has begun a mopping up exercise to place Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who are yet to be placed into senior high schools (SHSs) and technical institutes (TIs). The exercise is to give the candidates an opportunity to choose schools from a list of schools available for placement. The Systems Administrator of the CSSPS, Mr Kwasi Anokye, who made this known to the Junior Graphic, said a list of schools with vacancies had been sent to the various offices of the…

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EDUCATION 

Ministry of Education investigates CSSPS infiltration

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has launched investigations into reports that some students who were placed at various institutions such as the Wesley Girls High School (WGHS) have been denied admission because of lack of accommodation facilities. According to the Ministry, some miscreants have infiltrated the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) and have managed to alter information on placement sheets. According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Mr Francis Gbadago, “CSSPS is the only body that is supposed to place these students. What we do understand…

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