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Govt releases full list of 400 schools to operate double-track

Government has released the list of all 400 Senior High Schools to operate the double-track system from September this year. The list, published here, gives a strong indication of government’s resolve to implement the new system amid concerns. The double-track, according to the government, will allow 400 out of the 696 senior high schools to accommodate more students within the same facility. Statistics available show that from 2013 to 2017, a staggering 493,016 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates qualified to pursue secondary education but could not do so because they…

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2 KNUST students drown in Germany

The Daily Guide reports that two students of the University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have drowned in a man-made lake near the Munich Airport in Germany. William Emmanuel Lartey and Akwesi Abbey are said to have gone swimming in the lake, Pullinger Weiher, when they mysteriously lost their lives. The deceased were on an exchange programme with the University of Freisin in Munich, and according to reports were set to return to Ghana by the end of this month having completed their programme of study. The real cause for their…

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I have submitted myself to EOCO – Mensa Otabil

Pastor Mensa Otabil, has explained that he accepted to be Board Chairman of the defunct Capital Bank in a bid to help strengthen a promising Ghanaian enterprise that had potential but also challenges. In his first public statement, Pastor Otabail in a statement said “since the takeover of the bank exactly a year ago today, various mandated state institutions have been investigating and working to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of what happened, why it happened and who was responsible for what.” “I have been invited by EOCO [Economic and Organised Crimes Office] and I have submitted…

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US Embassy revokes visas of 71 Students attending UN confab

Seventy-one students who paid various sums of money to secure visas and other travel documents to participate in a model United Nations Conference in New York had their dreams dashed at the last hour when the United States Embassy in Ghana revoked their visas. The Embassy, it is believed, suspects that the organisers of the conference, United Ambassadors, are not genuine. The students, some of whom were turned away at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and London’s Heathrow Airport, paid a total of $17,750 ($250 each) as delegates fee to United Ambassadors, the…

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Menzgold boss apologises to Bank of Ghana

The Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold Ghana Company Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah, has apologised for describing the Bank of Ghana as a joke. Mr Mensah a week ago branded the Central bank as a joke after the BoG released a public notice which stated that his company is breaching section 6 (1) of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930) The Bank of Ghana in the notice signed by Mrs Caroline Otoo, Secretary to Governor Dr Ernest Addison, reiterated that Menzgold Ghana Limited is not licensed and has no authority to engage in…

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