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Free Secondary Education In Ghana From A Teacher’s Perspective

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Politicians dont have any logical priority and good standards for Education in Ghana.
A lot of Basic schools dont have text books, teachers are not well paid, No computers to teach ICT, No libraries, No classroom buildings and many other deficiencies. a lot of teachers can attest to this fact. We dont have the basics right. Continue reading Free Secondary Education In Ghana From A Teacher’s Perspective

Teacher trainee allowance restored – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the restoration of teacher trainee allowances has taken effect from Tuesday September 12 alongside the official launch of the free senior high school (SHS) programme. Continue reading Teacher trainee allowance restored – Akufo-Addo

President launches Free SHS with pride; recalls being labeled a liar

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is delighted to have proven his critics wrong as he launches one of the nation’s ambitious and audacious programmes – the Free SHS Policy. Continue reading President launches Free SHS with pride; recalls being labeled a liar

Ashanti schools begin Free SHS enrollment process

Parents and their wards in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, have begun trooping to Senior High Schools to start the registration process for the Free Education policy.
Students going through the registration process were seen in long queues at some Senior High Schools when Citi News’ Ashanti Regional
correspondent, Hafiz Tijani visited them to monitor
the process.
The students said the school authorities have taken them through the process and asked them to come back on Monday to receive the items the Government was providing under the policy.
At the Serwaa Nyarko Girls Senior High School in Kumasi some students expressed excitement as beneficiaries of the policy.
The school authorities who will not speak on record said they will remain available to attend to candidates coming in to undergo the process.
Meanwhile, some schools in the Central Region are turning away prospective first-year students due to the absence of their heads.
The students were asked to return to the school on monday (September 11) to begin the process for their enrollment.onday (September 11) to begin the process for their enrollment.
Source: citifmonline.com

Deadline for SHS placement extended to September 30, 2017

The Ministry of Education has extended the eadline for the placement of students in Senior High Schools (SHS) to September 30, 2017.
Continue reading Deadline for SHS placement extended to September 30, 2017

Free SHS unsustainable, won’t stand test of time – Ablakwa

A former Deputy Education Minister says the Akufo-Addo government’s flagship Free senior high school (SHS) policy will not stand the test of time.
Continue reading Free SHS unsustainable, won’t stand test of time – Ablakwa

Shortage of SHS placement card hits Eastern Region

Cards used by students to check their placements in Senior High Schools have run out in the Eastern Region, according to reports.
The situation has led hundreds of parents and guardians who have not yet checked the placement of their wards to mass up at the Eastern regional post office. Continue reading Shortage of SHS placement card hits Eastern Region

Disgruntled parents besiege Education Ministry over SHS placement

Some disgruntled parents and guardians on Tuesday besieged the premises of the Education Ministry to express their frustration over the non-placement of their wards in their preferred schools. Continue reading Disgruntled parents besiege Education Ministry over SHS placement

Teacher Petitions Ministry Over Error- Ridden JHS Text books

A Junior High School teacher,
Phanuel Yaw Ayawly, has petitioned
the Ministry of Education to withdraw
the Integrated Science Textbooks for
Junior High Schools from schools for
what he calls unpardonable errors.
According to Phanuel Ayawli, the
textbooks are full of grammatical and
typographical errors and have been
in use for the past three years.
Complaining to Citi News’ Kwame
Botchway , Phanuel Ayawly said the
textbooks are not worthy to be used
by students.
He said he petitioned the Ministry
last Friday and is awaiting their
response.
“The book is diseased with a lot of
errors and mistakes, typographic
errors and a whole lot. They are all
not wholesome for the consumption
of our young ones. That is what they
are using all over the country.”
Mr. Ayawli gave the title of the book
as the “New Integrated Science for
Junior High Schools: Discovery
series. Authored by Theodore E.T.
Kom-Zuta and published by Sedco
and Pearson.”
Phanuel Ayawli argued that some of
the chemical symbols in the book
have been wrongly captured.
“The third edition of the book two,
page five, on the chemical symbols,
that of Magnesium should be Mg but
in the book it is Na. chemical symbol
for Potassium is K but in this book
it’s Ma. Chemical symbol for Calcium
is Ca but in the book it is Na. The
same form 2 book, page 17, they
repeated the same periodic table with
the same errors. Page 37 also has
some errors there,” he added.
Portions of the petition to the
Ministry said “this petition, without
ceremony, seeks to suggest to your
august office, your high-valued
personality to withdraw these books
not only from our public schools but
also from public view in order to
salvage the already struggling
education in Ghana.”

Source: citifmonline.com