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The Christian Council of Ghana believes piloting the Double Tracking System in order to accommodate the increasing number of students at the Senior High School level could have been ideal. Based on last year’s enrollment, the government has projected enrollment figures for 2018 to stand at 472,730 against available seats...
Government says its double track system will be rolled out in only a selected number of public senior high schools across the country. Of the 968 public senior high schools, the Education Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh said only 400 have been earmarked for the semester-based system that will begin from...
Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu is Vice Chancellor of UG A United Kingdom-based arbitration court has awarded a cost of 160 million dollars against University of Ghana in a matter involving the construction of some buildings for the university. The August 2 ruling indicated the University of Ghana’s claims that due diligence...
400 out of the total 696 senior high schools will run the double tracking system, Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh stated that the 400 schools were selected based on oversubscription by students, which are likely to suffer an infrastructural deficit. Addressing the media at...
A group of teachers calling themselves Victims of Salary Arrears have vowed to picket the Ministry of Education on Wednesday, 8 August 2018, if government fails to settle their five to eight months’ salary arrears.The aggrieved teachers say all previous efforts to have government pay them their arrears have...
President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the double track system would not be applicable in all Senior High Schools (SHS). Nana Akufo-Addo said the policy would only be applicable in schools facing infrastructure challenges due to a large number of students admitted under the free SHS programme. Speaking at the...
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged journalists and media practitioners across the country to take a second look at the power they wield, and the responsibility they owe society, with a view to ensuring that they do not sacrifice integrity and the future of...
Former Vice Chancellor for Valley View University, Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Bour has backed suggestion raised by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, that the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy must target the vulnerable, saying, that will create more spaces to accumulate more students. He said allowing those...
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says its members will embark on a nationwide strike if government fails to pay their 2017/2018 book and research allowance by next week. According to them, several pleas to government to settle the allowance by July 16 have not been met and the...
The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has suggested that persons who can afford to pay fees for the education of their wards be excluded from the government's Free Senior High School (SHS) Programme. The government is facing huge challenges in financing its flagship education programme, the Free SHS. However, Mr Ofori-Atta...
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