Often, due to the need for children to acquire knowledge and skills in order to become better people in the future, parents enroll their very young children in school, thus, entrusting their safety to the hands of school authorities. But how safe are kids when they are left in the hands of school authorities?
The College of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) has declared a nationwide strike effective Tuesday, 12th April 2022. In a letter signed by National Secretary, Samuel Opoku and the National President, Frederick Forkuo Yeboah on 4th April 2022 the indefinite strike will affect all the Forty-six (46) Public Colleges of Education.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has issued an update on One-Teacher One-Laptop distributions. In a statement, the General Secretary of GNAT, Mr. Thomas Musah Tanko has explained that news in the media alleging that, his outfit said all teachers in the country have received the laptop is palpable false.
A Junior High School (JHS) graduate has contemplated suicide after unsuccessful attempts to secure a school through the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS). In an interview with JoyNews at the GNAT Hall on Tuesday, Elvis Dzagba, the father of the student explained that his daughter attempted to take her own life after she discovered that none of her preferred schools was given to her.
Addressing students, authorities and participants during the 70th anniversary celebration of Fijai Senior High School in Takoradi in the Western Region, the Vice President said that he will launch a digitised School Feeding Programme next month to track the number of students fed, the menu on daily basis to avoid future embezzlement of funds of the Programme.
Outspoken Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Ghana and Secretary of the University of Ghana branch of the University Teacher’s Association of Ghana (UTAG), Ransford Gyampo has disagreed with an assertion by UTAG National Secretary Dr. Asare Asante that UTAG has resolved its impasse with the Government of Ghana regarding conditions of service for which UTAG went on strike.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey, has charged newly-admitted students to be guided by the University’s values of integrity, service, responsibility and respect for one another as they embark on their new journeys.
The Council says it has also withheld the subject results of 148 candidates and the entire results of 109 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice. Also, 138 candidates who sat for the examination had some subject results canceled for bringing foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.
One Hundred and Seven members of the UPSA-UTAG, out of the total of 170 members voted on Friday, February 25 to reject the suspension while 63 voted in favour. Earlier, the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) chapter of UTAG also rejected the decision to suspend the strike making it the first member to do so. The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has rejected the decision by the National Executive Committee (NEC) to suspend the strike.
At an emergency meeting, the National Executive Council of UTAG decided to suspend its strike action pending voting by its membership as to whether they accept the decision or not. Seven 7 Branches of Public Universities under the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have so far rejected the decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association to call off its nationwide strike action.
Lecturers at KNUST on Friday the 25th February 2022 voted against the suspension of industrial action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG). In anticipation of a favorable outcome, the University authority announced the resumption of academic activities on Thursday. But the lecture halls have remained empty to the disappointment of students. The University’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Norris Bekoe, encouraged the students to have hope.
As announced by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission in collaboration with Principals Conference (PRINCOF),the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, under the Ministry of Education has released the full list of Colleges of Education in Ghana that offer Technical and Vocational Education and Trianing (TVET).
Rev. Michael Appiah, the Eastern Regional Trustee of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has compiled some facts about GNAT Teachers Fund for teachers. According to him, the leadership of GNAT are too busy working for members and so do not have the time talking about other Unions. Because it is only when a union leader or member has nothing to say about his Union that he goes about attacking or talking other unions.
There are five (5) Colleges of Education affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi as announced by PRINCOF in collaboration with Ghana Tertiary Education Commission. The affiliated Colleges offer Primary Education, Junior High School Education and Early Grade Education.
The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) now Ghana Tertiary Education Commission in collaboration with Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) have announced the list of Accredited Public Colleges of Education placed under University of Ghana (UG) . Out of the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education , six (6) were placed under University of Ghana (UG) to run the Bachelor of Degree in Basic Education Programmes.
Out of forty-six (46) Colleges,a total of fourteen (14) Accredited Public Colleges of Education have been put under University of Cape Coast (UCC) to offer the Bachelor of Degree in Basic Education Programmes. The classification was done by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) now Ghana Tertiary Education Commission in collaboration with Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF).
The Government, as part of its educational reforms, will introduce aeronautics and aerospace engineering courses in secondary education to develop the creative ability of students and improve on the science to humanities ratio. Other courses include environmental science, computer science, manufacturing, biomedical sciences, agricultural sciences, global studies and creative arts.
The National Labour Commission (NLC) has cancelled its scheduled meeting with the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and other parties involved in the ongoing strike by the University Teachers. The meeting was scheduled to have taken place on February 7, 2022 at 11 am after the High Court had ordered both parties to settle the matter out of court.