Stakeholders oppose reopening of schools in Ghana amid COVID-19

Two major stakeholder organizations in Ghana on Tuesday expressed their opposition to the intention by the Ghanaian government to reopen schools amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Parent-Teacher Associations and School Management Committees said in a statement that the lives of teachers, students, and other school workers would be at risk due to the difficulty in maintaining social distance at […]

SECTOR MINISTER APPEARS ON PRESS BRIEFING SERIES ON COVID-19 AT THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

It will be recalled that the President, H.E Nana Akufo Addo in his first update to outline Government’s measures on the novel Coronavirus pandemic, indicated that all schools in the country be closed indefinitely.  As part of efforts to brief and update the country on measures being undertaken by the Ministry of Education, the Sector Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh […]

Educationist Proposes More Thinking Into Virtual Teaching

Ms Turkson, an Educationist said innovation and creativity were crucial as far as education, especially inclusive education, was concerned. “Students are more likely to synthesize the information taught, bring more joy, and make their educational experience more meaningful,” she said. Ms Turkson, who recently participated in a webinar, dubbed: “Inclusive Education: Before, during and after COVID-19,” told the Ghana News […]

UCC, UEW lead in fake certificates by public sector employees – Audit Service

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the University of Education Winneba (UEW) confirmed the highest number of fake and unverified certificates by public sector employees, MyNewsGh.com reports According to the Ghana Audit Service Payroll Report, the University of Cape Coast confirmed 45 certificates as fake submitted by public sector workers for employment, and 2,986 as unverified certificates. The University […]

May validation begins;Newly Trained Teachers paid salary arrears

Newly Trained Teachers have been paid their salary arrears including their May salaries after continuous agitations amidst the COVID-19 unfortunate break. The newly trained teachers complained of been neglected at the time they were ready for biometric registration, of which the outbreak of the pandemic affected negatively. In May 2020, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) rescheduled for their […]

Education Ministry to amend sections of Pre-Tertiary Education Bill

The Ministry of Education has decided to remove sections of the Pre-Tertiary Education Bill which deal with decentralisation of education at the district level following a request by the teacher unions in the country. They are from sections 29 to 37, which sought to cede the management of basic education schools, district education units, human resources and head and staff […]

Private schools vet applications for stimulus package

The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) has begun vetting and processing the documentation of its members to enable them to apply for the GH¢600 million stimulus package announced by the President. The documentation include registration, payment of taxes and certificates. The Executive Secretary of GNACOPS, Mr Enoch Gyetuah, told the Daily Graphic that the association was acting as […]