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Gov’t to increase Research, Dev’t Fund to 2.5% of GDP – Akufo-Addo – Starr Fm

Government has promised to increase funding for Research and Development (R&D) to 2.5% of GDP in the long term to boost all research programs in both Private and Public Institutions in the country. “I have also promised to increase funding for Research and Development (R&D). In the short to medium …

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Science, technology key for development – Akufo-Addo – Starr Fm

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has indicated that, as part of the educational reforms being undertaken by his government, he has directed the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry responsible for Science and Technology to draw up programmes to strengthen and upscale the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics …

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Ghana sends third-highest number of students from Africa to USA – Starr Fm

There are currently 3,111 Ghanaian students enrolled at more than 630 tertiary institutions across the United States of America. “Ghana is the third-largest sender of students from Africa, after only Nigeria (11,710 students) and Kenya (3,189 students)’’, a statement issued by the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the …

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NPP’s ‘susu’ fund will fail – Adongo – Starr Fm

The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central Isaac Adongo has urged the Akufo-Add-led government to devise other innovative ways to fund the free SHS policy and not resort to what he describes as ‘Susu collection’ from the public. His comments come after the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta on Wednesday …

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Access to educ will create meaningful lives – Akufo-Addo – Starr Fm

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said access to education is the only way by which the world can foster a sense of cohesion and solidarity amongst displaced persons. He said education helps to create an enabling environment, which will spur them on to lead more purposeful and dignified lives. …

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Free SHS popular but unsustainable – Terkper – Starr Fm

Former Finance Minister Seth Terkper The former Finance Minister Seth Terkper, has described the free SHS policy as a lifelong commitment to Ghanaians which may be unsustainable. His comments come after the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta on Wednesday announced government’s intention to set up a voluntary educational fund to …

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Apologise to “legendary” Opoku-Agyeman – Betty to Napo – Starr Fm

A former attorney general Betty Mould Iddrisu has urged  Education minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh to apologise to his predecessor Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman for the insult he rained on her in a recent radio interview. The Manhyia South MP in an interview with Accra-based Asempa FM called the former UCC …

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Teacher trainees to stage nationwide protest – Starr Fm

Teacher trainees in 43 public training colleges are staging protests on their campuses from today, Thursday, November 16, 2017, following government’s failure to end the strike by teachers. The teacher trainees have also been instructed to leave their campuses on Monday to pave way for their closure since there would have …

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Gov’t to set up Voluntary Education Fund – Starr Fm

A Voluntary Education Fund is being set up by the Akufo-Addo-led government as part of moves to rally Ghanaians to willingly support the education sector. The Education Ministry, according to the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, is working closely with the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET Fund) to fine tune the …

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