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GHS introduces free health screening for first years

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has introduced a ‘free school health screening program’ for first year students in all second cycle institution across the country. The move by the GHS is believed to be necessitated by the outbreak of Influenza H1N1 and meningitis in some schools across the country last …

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Presidential encounter: Assessment of journalists’ performance beneficial – GIJ SRC

The Executive Committee of the Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has said the ongoing discourse on the performance of journalists at the recently held presidential encounter will deepen the development of the media in Ghana. “As a journalism student body, we are impressed with …

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Seven Great Princes Tops 2017 BECE

The Seven Great Princes Academy has topped all basic schools in the country in the 2017 BECE Results as the best for the second year running. A research by the media found out that the school  located in Ablekuma Central and North Constituency scored a grand aggregate total of 351 …

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Hayford Siaw begins work as GhLA boss

The Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) welcomes its new Ag. Chief Executive, Hayford Siaw, who officially assumed his new role on 8th January 2018. Mr. Siaw steps into the hot seat signalling a time of profound change for the organization. His appointment has generated a welcome wave of optimism at an …

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Deaths at SHS: Deboardinize some students – NUGS

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has asked  PTAs and the education sector players to reach an agreement and allow some students attend classes from home until the meningitis season is over. This, according to the Union, will be feasible for students whose family stay closer to the various …

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UMaT to be named after UGCC’s Paa Grant

The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Tarkwa is to  be named after a founding father of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) Alfred George Paa Grant, President Akufo-Addo has disclosed. The President made the disclosure during the investiture of former President John Agyekum Kufuor as the first chancellor …

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E/R: Oti Boateng SHS shaves recalcitrant students

Scores of students of Oti Boateng Senior High School in Koforidua in the Eastern Region have had their hairs barbered on campus on orders of School authorities. The students, mostly boarders,  reported at the school from vacation with bushy hairs contrary to school regulations hence the compulsory barbering. Some of …

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Free SHS is not free – Kpessa Whyte

A former Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS) Dr Michael Kpessa Whyte has dismissed government’s assertion that Senior High School education is actually free. The Akufo-Addo government launched its flagship Free SHS education programme in September 2017, scrapping fees at the second cycle level. The programme is to …

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GES replaces Rev. Bettey – Starr Fm

The Ghana Education Service appointed Ms. Cassandra Twum Ampofo as new head of public relations. She replaces Rev. Jonathan Bettey who was removed from the post for allegedly forging his promotion letter. Ms. Ampofo, is a professional teacher and until her new appointment was the Ashanti Regional Public Relations officer …

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