Monday, July 15

Education

Education Director advises BECE candidates to follow exam instructions
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Education Director advises BECE candidates to follow exam instructions

Mr Isaac MacCarthy-Mensah, the Education Director for the Tema West municipality, has urged candidates writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to follow instructions covering the examinations. Mr. MacCarthy-Mensah, speaking to the Ghana News Agency after touring some centres in the municipality, said every exam had its own rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure candidates passed to the next level. He said it was essential for them to follow the instructions provided by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), the examination body responsible for BECE, to use only the recommended writing instruments. He said for instance, they must use only the pencils provided by the WAEC for shading their answers to the objective questions instead of usin...
Academic City, United Way Ghana partner to advance renewable energy education
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Academic City, United Way Ghana partner to advance renewable energy education

The Academic City University College has partnered with United Way Ghana to launch "Green4Clean" project in Accra. The project aims to impart sustainable energy solutions, enhance energy conservation awareness, and develop practical skills that contribute to a greener future and sustainable Ghanaian communities.   A statement issued jointly by the two institutions said the partnership formed part of efforts to foster a culture of sustainability among schoolchildren in Ghana. It said the partnership was set to implement a comprehensive educational initiative running from June 2024 to December 2025, commencing with a pilot programme at La Enobal Basic School and La Presbyterian Basic School.  The statement said the design of the project aligned with severa...
Zenith Bank sponsors overall best candidate category at the WAEC distinction awards
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Zenith Bank sponsors overall best candidate category at the WAEC distinction awards

Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited has signed a contract with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to sponsor the Overall Best West Africa Senior Second School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Candidate award for the next five years. The contract is a demonstration of the commitment towards celebrating academic excellence. Prior to the signing of the new agreement, which spans 2024 to 2028, the Bank sponsored the Overall Best WASSCE Candidate award for the years, 2020, 2021 and 2022. A statement issued in Accra by the Bank said it presented each winner with a laptop and a cash prize of GH¢30,000. Mr. Henry Chinedu Onwuzurigbo, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited at the 2023 awards ceremony  presented the Overall Best WASSCE Ca...
Education Minister applauds Prempeh College for winning Robofest World Championship in US
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Education Minister applauds Prempeh College for winning Robofest World Championship in US

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, has applauded Prempeh College for the emerging winners of the Robofest World Championships, Unknown Mission Challenge (UMC) 2024, held in the United States of America. He said, “You have done very well, and you have made Africa proud. We have the best talents in the world. We are disciplined. We are focused, and this win has affirmed my trust in the Ghanaian child.” The Minister made the commendation when the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah, led a delegation from Prempeh College to pay a courtesy call on him in Accra. The visit was to introduce the Minister to the students from Prempeh College who recently won the Robofest World Championships. The Minister donated 10,000ghc to support the training...
Regional Maritime University commits to improving forklift, mobile crane training experience
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Regional Maritime University commits to improving forklift, mobile crane training experience

Dr Jethro Wilbert Brooks Jnr, Acting Vice Chancellor, Regional Maritime University (RMU), says the University is committed to continuously improving forklift and mobile crane training experience. He said the institution was taking proactive steps to acquire its own machinery to be able to provide high-quality training at a more sustainable cost, benefitting both the trainees and the institution. The Acting Vice Chancellor added that this, when done, would significantly reduce the costs currently incurred by hiring equipment. Dr Brooks Jnr was speaking at the fourth graduation ceremony for stage one international forklift and mobile crane operators, under the theme: “Equipping the African Youth with employable skills, critical for sub-regional security and development.” The cer...
AAMUSTED receives support from partners to support TVET in Ghana
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AAMUSTED receives support from partners to support TVET in Ghana

 AAMUSTED  conferring the first Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree on one of its illustrious students, Dr Robert Ampomah The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development(AAMUSTED)has received a €900,000 grant from the German International Development Agency (GlZ), to support the transformation of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems in Ghana.  Similarly, the World University Services of Canada (WUSC), has  provided grant of  Gh¢368,700.00 to the University for Implementing the Innovation in Non-Traditional Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST) project. Prof. Frederick Kwaku Sarfo, Vice Chancellor of the AAMUSTED, disclosed these at the second graduation ceremony of the University at th...
Rote learning to end — Education Minister
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Rote learning to end — Education Minister

Ghana is on the verge of ending the era where students spend years in school only to prepare for examinations instead of learning to understand in order to apply their knowledge in their field of work. This is a result of the huge investments made over the last seven years by the government and its development partners to build and upgrade science and computer laboratories to support many new and existing schools across the country to help promote practical teaching and learning. For instance, the government through the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation under the e-Transform Project funded by the World Bank is building about 350 laboratories in some selected high schools across the country. It has also secured funding from an international service provi...
St Augustine’s wins World Fisheries Day quiz competition
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St Augustine’s wins World Fisheries Day quiz competition

St Augustine's College emerged winner of the first-ever quiz competition held in commemoration of this year's World Fisheries Day celebration. The other finalists were the Ahantaman Girls Senior High School (SHS), Keta SHS and Accra Academy. At the end of the competition which aired live on the popular UNIIQ FM’s show, “What Do You Know?” St Augustine’s carried the day with 36 points, while Accra Academy had 34 points, Ahantaman Girls and Keta SHS had 33 and 27 points respectively. Quiz The quiz focused on the significance of the fisheries day celebration, the importance of fishing activities, effects of illegal fishing activities and interventions being implemented to ensure Ghana attained the 14th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) which focuses on food security. SDG 14 is about "L...
Mahama against licensure exams not licensing of teachers – Apaak
Education, Politics

Mahama against licensure exams not licensing of teachers – Apaak

The Deputy Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee, Dr. Clement Apaak, has clarified that former President John Dramani Mahama is not opposed to the licensing of teachers but to the writing of the teacher licensure exams. During his ‘Building Ghana Tour’ in the Bono Region, Mahama vowed to abolish the licensure exams, arguing that subjecting teacher trainees to an additional assessment for qualification was unnecessary. However, his promise has been strongly criticized by various associations, including the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), which maintain the importance of the exams. In an interview with Umaru Sanda Amadu on Eyewitness News on Citi FM on Monday, Dr. Apaak said, “John Dramani Mahama is not opposed to licensing teachers; he is not opp...
139 Students benefit from UG Vice-Chancellor’s initiative
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139 Students benefit from UG Vice-Chancellor’s initiative

A total of 139 students from the University of Ghana have benefitted from the vice-chancellor’s One Student One Laptop (1S1L) initiative, a scheme targeted at enhancing the UG student experience through digitalisation. At a brief ceremony held at the Cedi Conference Centre on campus, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, presented laptops to the beneficiary students. This brings to over 300 laptops that have been presented to beneficiaries, since the first distribution exercise in August 2022. Two separate events were previously held for 50 students in the Department of Computer Science and 75 presented to Graduate Students by the West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC). Significant initiative In a welcome address, the Director of the Public Affairs Directorate, Dr ...