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GES directs school heads to suspend public gatherings over coronavirus scare

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has ordered all heads of schools to suspend public activities until further notice. This the GES says it is to prevent the spread of coronavirus...

Monday March 9 is not a holiday for schools – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) says Monday, March 9 is not a Statutory Public Holiday for schools. A statement signed by the Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, says...

School Feeding Programme: Assemblies warned against unauthorized additions

Africa School Feeding Day has been marked in Ghana, with a call on District Assemblies to desist from adding fresh schools to the list of beneficiary schools without recourse...

Vocational and Technical Education to be made free next academic year

From September this year (2020), Vocational and Technical Education in Ghana will be made free by government. To this end, government has begun expanding infrastructure and refurbishing existing infrastructure and...

High Court orders striking teachers to go back to classroom

The Industrial and Labour Court has ordered the three Teacher Unions to immediately call off their strike over the payment of Legacy Arrears. They are GNAT, NAGRAT and the Coalition...

WAEC withholds results of 753 private WASSCE candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates. The council said...

Bill to check affiliation and institutional mentorship among universities before parliament

A Tertiary Education Regulators Bill has been laid before Parliament to make affiliation and institutional mentorship among universities a thing of the past. It will also bring relief to...

Universities must establish anti-sexual harassment policies – Prof. Kwesi Yankah

Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, has called on tertiary institutions in the country to operationalise Anti-Sexual Harassment policies to help stop alleged sexual...

Disarm critics of free SHS policy with excellent results – President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has challenged the first batch of the Free Senior High School (SHS) beneficiaries, who will write the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination next year to study...

TUTAG strikes over poor working conditions

The Technical University Teacher’s Association of Ghana (TUTAG), has declared an indefinite sit-down strike over poor working conditions effective Tuesday, October 7, 2019. A letter by the National President of...

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Africa

COVID-19: 40 South Africa soldiers test positive

The South Africa Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed that at least 40 of its officers have tested positive for coronavirus. "Like all other front-line workers,...

Sierra Leone doctors’ strike leaves COVID-19 patients without care

A doctors' strike in Sierra Leone has left Covid-19 patients in some of the main treatment centres without care. The doctors say they were promised...

World

Khashoggi murder: Turkish absentia trial of 20 Saudis opens

Twenty Saudi nationals have gone on trial in absentia in Turkey over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was killed inside the Saudi...

US firms create record 4.8 million jobs in June

The US economy created jobs at a record pace in June as firms took on more staff after the coronavirus downturn. Payrolls surged 4.8 million,...