Tuesday, June 15

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Allowing students with dreadlocks into our school will breed ‘Indiscipline’ – Achimota School PTA
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Allowing students with dreadlocks into our school will breed ‘Indiscipline’ – Achimota School PTA

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the Achimota School has backed the decision of the headmistress not to allow to two students with dreadlocks study in the school. In a letter issued by the PTA, they insists they ‘unequivocally and unreservedly’ backs the decision of the headmistress which is in accordance with rules set up to govern the administration of the school. “According to the school’s revised rules and regulations (August 2020), Section H (General Appearance), item 3 states “students must keep their hairs low, simple and natural. (Students hair should not go through any chemical process). The scalp must not show,” the statement from the PTA read in part. According to the PTA, they back the action of the headmistress because this age-old rule has “prevented unne...
I’ll quit school rather than cut my dreadlocks – 1st yr OKESS student
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I’ll quit school rather than cut my dreadlocks – 1st yr OKESS student

A 19-year-old dreadlocked student, who has been denied admission at Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) in the Ashanti Region, says he is considering quitting school for good. It seems the level of stigmatization and frustration meted to students with dreadlocks at the various senior high schools is at an alarming rate as some of the victims may quit school rather than cut their hair as a condition for admission. Selasi Yankee with aggregate 15 was placed at OKESS by Ghana Education Service (GES) computer placement system only to be denied admission by the school’s authorities under the pretext that “school regulations do not permit dreadlocks on campus”. Speaking on Akoma FM, Selasi Yankee disclosed that he will rather choose to keep his dreadlocks over scho...
NGO welcomes pupils to school with a party
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NGO welcomes pupils to school with a party

Pupils from 15 basic schools in the Sagnarigu, Gushegu, and Kumbungu Assemblies in the Northern Region have been treated to nutritious meals, beverage, and water as part of efforts to whip up their interest in always being in school.      The beneficiary schools included Gbanyamni Methodist, Zagyuri Anglican, Katariga M/A, Garizegu R/C, and Nangbagu Yapalsi Primary Schools in the Sagnarigu Municipality.      The rest were Kpisinga M/A, Sampemo  M/A, Zori M/A, Nayugu M/A, Sukaya M/A, Kutung M/A, Tingdang M/A and  Kpahikpaba M/A Primary  Schools in the Gushegu  Municipality, and Bognaayili R/C and Bognaayili E/A Primary Schools in the Kumbungu District.      The event, dubbed: “Welcome back to school party for primary school pupils” was organised by Markaz Al Bishara Child Deve...
AMA hands over school to Accra Wesley Girls Senior High
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AMA hands over school to Accra Wesley Girls Senior High

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has handed over a six-unit classroom block to the Accra Wesley Girls Senior High School at Kaneshie in Accra. The facility was funded by the World Bank under the Ghana Secondary Education and Improvement Project (GSEIP). Speaking at a brief handing over ceremony, Mr Mohammed Adjei-Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive said the completion of the project was timely as it would help to ease congestion in classrooms, especially during this COVID-19 period. He said the AMA would work closely with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to develop a master-plan that would establish guidelines to improve the physical conditions of school structures and create conducive atmosphere for learning, which would last for decades. Mr Sowah said...
Pregnant at 13 and able to attend school
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Pregnant at 13 and able to attend school

The Tanzanian government was taken to court last month over its ban on pregnant school girls and young mothers attending school. It is one of the few countries in the world that actively enforces such a ban. A year ago this month, another court ordered Sierra Leone to drop its ban. So how have things changed in the West African country? Fatu (not her real name) is 13 years old, and four months pregnant. She was the victim of sexual abuse. Until this year, her circumstances would have meant leaving school and very possibly being forced into marriage. Instead, she continues to dream of being a nurse one day. In March, Sierra Leone overturned a ban on pregnant girls and young mothers attending school, three months after the court of the Economic Community of West African state...
Over 300 students missing after gunmen attacked school in north Nigeria
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Over 300 students missing after gunmen attacked school in north Nigeria

A total of 333 students remained missing as of Sunday after the Friday night attack by gunmen on a secondary school in Katsina, a state in northwest Nigeria, according to government authorities.   Aminu Masari, the State Governor, updated the information when he received a delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno on Sunday in Katsina.   The Governor told his guests that the Government Science Secondary School located in the Kankara area of the state has a population of 839 students, noting that those kidnapped cut across the state. The boarding school houses children from all parts of the state and outside the state. "Based on the available record we have, we are still searching for 333 students through either the forest or their parents to ascertai...
GES directs JHS/SHS 2 students to return to school on Monday
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GES directs JHS/SHS 2 students to return to school on Monday

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed all form two students of Junior and Senior High Schools to return to school on Monday, 5th October 2020.      This is to enable them to complete the third term and second semester respectively of the current academic year.      This was contained in a press statement dated 2nd October 2020 and signed by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head of the Public Relations Unit of the GES.      The statement said, "management wishes to assure students, parents, teachers, and the general public that the necessary measures have been put in place to ensure their safety while in school."      It said all schools had been fumigated and disinfected and that Personal Protective Equipments had also been distributed to all schools.      The release urged ...
Major police operation at Berlin school with ‘students barricaded inside’
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Major police operation at Berlin school with ‘students barricaded inside’

A major police operation is underway at a school in Berlin with reports of students barricaded inside. Police have confirmed they are at the scene of the Max Taut Schule and are searching the school after an alarm was triggered just after 10am. Reports online claim that students 'barricaded' inside classrooms were banned from talking, were crying and afraid. One student said he barricaded himself inside the toilets. Police have now told parents to gather nearby as they aim to lead classes out of the building, one at a time. Officers had asked people nearby not to leave their homes as the scene was cordoned off. A photograph from the scene shows a large group of armed police with reports saying officers from a special task force are on site. One person claimed on socia...
School reopening committee to submit report on Sep 21
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School reopening committee to submit report on Sep 21

The School Reopening Committee established to deliberate on modalities for the reopening of schools is expected to present a recommendation to the government on September 21, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General, Ghana Education Service (GES) announced. The recommendation, Prof Opoku-Amankwa said would be submitted to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make the final decision on the reopening of schools in the per-tertiary sub-sector. The Director-General announced on Friday in his opening remarks during a workshop on the GES Secondary Education Improvement Project in Larteh-Akuapem in the Eastern region. The SEIP is a $ 196 million World Bank credit facility to Ghana to improve 125 low-performing Senior High Schools in the country. It started in 2014 and is ...
JHS students to spend four hours in school during re-opening
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JHS students to spend four hours in school during re-opening

  Final year Junior High School (JHS) students preparing to write the Basic Education Certificate(BECE) are to spend four hours in school daily, with a maximum of 30 students in a class, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said. This forms part of the measures put in place by the GES against the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as school re-opens on Monday, June 29.   Consequently, the GES has advised parents to feed their children adequately and provide for their snacks and fruits before coming to school. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting at the Regional Coordinating Council in Cape Coast on Thursday, Mrs Martha Owusu Acheampong, Central Regional Director of the GES, said classes would start from 0900 hours to 1300 hours each day. The meeting which was atten...
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