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School Children Waving At Presidents In The Sun No Big Deal – GES

The Public relations officer of the Ghana Education Service Rev. Jonathan Betteh has downplayed concerns over the several hours pupils were made to stand in the scorching sun to wave at the visiting Ivorian President on Monday. Some Ghanaians, particularly parents have taken to social media to lament how young children were asked by their school authorities to line up ...

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StanChart Awards Scholarships To 33 Students

Standard Chartered Bank has awarded 33 brilliant but needy students from five public universities scholarships to enable them pursue their various academic programmes. Speaking at a short ceremony to present cheque to beneficiary students, the Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mansa Nettey said the financial support offered these students reemphasizes the value they place on education. “Across Standard Chartered’s ...

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Gender Minister, pupils celebrate “My 1st Day With GSFP”

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba on Wednesday joined several hundreds of school children at the basic level on their first day at school, as they enjoyed the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) for the first time. Adorned in their brand new popular “tea and bread” uniforms, depicting them as freshers, the pupils amidst endless ...

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Free SHS: Aburi SECTECH refunds GHC45 PTA fees

School Authorities at the  Aburi Senior High Technical School have begun refunding GHC45 they collected as PTA dues and cost of other materials from parents whose wards have enrolled under the Free SHS program. According to the Headmaster of the School, Ebenezer Asiedu Acheampong, most infrastructure in the school were funded by the PTA and currently funding their  biggest Assembly ...

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SHS placement: Frustrated parents besiege Edu. Min.

Some frustrated parents have besieged the premises of the Education Ministry to seek placement for their wards following the challenges that have plagued the exercise. Reporting live from the premises of the ministry, Starr News’ Daniel Nii Lartey said the “place can be likened to a call centre.” Meanwhile, the government has said it is working to solve the Internet-based ...

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Gov’t to restore allowance for agriculture trainees

Government is to restore allowance for trainees of Agriculture Colleges, Dr Sagre Bambangi, Deputy Minister for Food and Agric has assured. He gave the assurance Wednesday when he met with the Agriculture College Students Union who picketed at the ministry do demand the restoration of the allowance. The allowance was withdrawn in 2015 by the John Mahama government. The trainees ...

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20 undergo Maxim Nyansa training in IT

Twenty graduates have been enrolled onto this year’s Maxim Nyansa training programme. In its third year, the annual training seeks to create career opportunities for young African graduates by equipping them with skills in the field of Information Technology (IT). Last year, 10 young IT graduates were enrolled for the pilot programme. The success of the programme in 2016 has ...

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U/W: Regional sports festival in jeopardy

The upper west regional biannual sports festival which is scheduled to take off on Sunday may see some schools withdraw as their students do not have a place to sleep. The participating schools from various districts in the region arrived in Jirapa on Saturday only to realize that the host schools, St. Francis Girls and Jirapa Senior High Schools have refused to close their ...

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