Monday, February 6

Education

Education Ministry opens STEM SHS portal for prospective students 
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Education Ministry opens STEM SHS portal for prospective students 

The Ministry of Education has opened Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Senior High Schools (SHSs) portal for prospective students in the 2023 school placement and selection process.  The portal gives access to the list of new STEM SHSs included in the 2023 school placement and selection process.  It also provides information on available STEM programmes and their career pathways as well as details on existing schools that will be offering STEM programmes during the 2023 academic year.  This is contained in a press release from the Ministry of Education, signed by Mr Kwasi Kwarteng, its Spokesperson and copied to the Ghana News Agency.  The statement admonished students with an interest in pursuing strictly STEM programmes to visit www.STEM...
GES advises parents to monitor their children’s school attendance
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GES advises parents to monitor their children’s school attendance

Mr. Emmanuel Asiedu-Acheampong, Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has asked parents to participate in their children's school attendance to reduce absenteeism and foster positive attitudes toward school. He said parents should get more involved in their children's education by monitoring their attendance, providing them with school supplies, and communicating with teachers about their academic progress. Mr. Asiedu-Acheampong, who stated this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the first day of the 2022/2023 academic year, noted that parent participation in child’s education increased their self-efficacy and self-esteem. In a related event, Mr. Isaac Appaw Gyasi, Municipal Chief Executive of New Juaben South, visite...
Adidas Cuts Ties With Kanye West Over Anti-Semitism
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Adidas Cuts Ties With Kanye West Over Anti-Semitism

Kanye West Clothing giant, Adidas, has cut ties with rapper Ye, known as Kanye West, saying it does “not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other sort of hate speech.” Adidas’s Yeezy brand collaboration with Mr. West was put under review after he showed a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt design at Paris Fashion Week. Days later, the rapper posted anti-Semitic comments on his Twitter account. “His products will be pulled from sale with immediate effect,” said Adidas. The sportswear brand has previously said the Yeezy brand collaboration with Ye was one of the most successful in the company’s history. Cutting the partnership means Adidas will make a net loss of £217m in 2022 as a result, it said. Ye, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, had previously accused ...
We’re creating a fit for purpose education system, says Adutwum
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We’re creating a fit for purpose education system, says Adutwum

Speaking on the topic: “Education for the next generation,” Adutwum said the current government is transforming the sector to make it fit for purpose  Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education The Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, has said that the Akufo-Addo government is investing more in the education sector to position Ghana well in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the current and developing environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way modern people live and work. Speaking on the topic: “Education for the next generation,” Adutwum said the current government is t...
Accra High School launches centenary anniversary – Dr Bawumia rallies support for youth education
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Accra High School launches centenary anniversary – Dr Bawumia rallies support for youth education

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (2nd from left) with Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum (right), Minister of Education, and Judith Theresa Buckle (3rd from left), a grandchild of the founder of Accra High School, after the unveiling ceremony in Accra. Picture: SAMUEL TEI ADANO The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has launched the centenary anniversary of the Accra High School, with a call on all to rally behind the government to prepare the youth to take the mantle of leadership of the country. He mentioned the free SHS policy as one of the measures embarked on by the government to enable many young girls and boys to acquire secondary education. According to him, the policy had also brought great relief to parents and said the government was undaunted and would, therefore, ...
Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana serves notice to declare strike today
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Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana serves notice to declare strike today

The Senior Staff Association of the Universities of Ghana has disclosed that they are going to declare an indefinite strike action today Wednesday 13 July, 2022 at 10 am.James Maluna Banoeng Yakubu, a trustee of Senior Staff Association of the Universities of Ghana did not tell the reasons for the intended strike but assured that the President of the association will address the media at the main entrance of the University at 10 am today. “We will be declaring the strike at 10 am today at the University of Ghana main gate, and we are extending invitation to all media houses. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bucket so I want 3FM to be at the gate. There is a national chairman who will be giving the announcement” Mr. Benoeng Yakubu said on the Sunisrs show with Alfred Ocansey o...
SHS In Northern Region Likely To shutdown Over Food Shortage
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SHS In Northern Region Likely To shutdown Over Food Shortage

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum – Minister of Education  Authorities of Senior High Schools in the Northern region have indicated that they will be forced to close down should they exhaust the available food in their kitchens. This follows the shortage of food items at the various Senior High Schools across the country. Schools in the Northern region are facing a food shortage crisis that has compelled school authorities to serve students breakfast without bread and sugar. In some instances, students who live in the Tamale metropolis are compelled to go home and eat and then report back to school. Some students who spoke to DGN Online said they sometimes buy extra food because the food served them is not enough. A Headmaster of one of the Senior High Schools in the region w...
Gov’t Moves To Resolve Food Shortages In SHS
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Gov’t Moves To Resolve Food Shortages In SHS

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum The Ministry of Education has given the strongest assurance that Senior High Schools, (SHS) experiencing food shortages will receive supplies today Tuesday, July 12. The assurance comes after a meeting with the Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum.The minister held an emergency meeting with the leadership of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) over the weekend over food shortages reported in some SHS. Last week, the Upper West Regional Chapter of CHASS wrote to the Ghana Education Service (GES) drawing attention that Schools in that area risked shutting down as a result of a dearth in supplies. This occasioned the meeting between Dr. Adutwum and the leadership of CHASS. Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Kwasi...