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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