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Worst WASSCE performance under NDC trumps NPP’s best – Ablakwa

The worst performance by West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidates since 2006 has occured under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, says Deputy Education Minister in charge of tertiary education. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says recent comments by NPP flagbearer aspirant Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo which seek to suggest that this year’s WASSCE results is a decline from previous ...

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POTAG Calls Off Nationwide Strike…Asks Govt To Fulfill Its Part Of The Bargain

The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG), has finally called off its three-month-long strike over research and book allowance.Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) members have been on strike since May 15, 2014 over the non-payment of their book and research allowances since 2013.Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM, the General Secretary of POTAG, Ibrahim Adamu disclosed that both ...

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Return to the classroom – Bishops to POTAG

The Ghana Catholics Bishops’ Conference is calling on the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) to “return to the classroom”. POTAG embarked on a strike in May to protest the non- payment of their book and research allowance. The decision led to the closure of all polytechnics in the country. Government also decided to freeze the allowances of polytechnic teachers ...

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Not all SHS graduates are cut for tertiary education – GES boss

The Acting Director of the Ghana Education Service, Charles Aheto Tsegah has revealed that it is not automatic that all students who graduate from the Senior High School (SHS) would make it to the university. According to him students participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for diverse reasons and they must be given the opportunity to ...

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WAEC releases 2014 WASSCE results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional  results of candidates who wrote the May/June 2014 West  Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Out of the 242,162 candidates who wrote the examination, 68,062 of them, representing 28.11 percent, made grades A1 to C6 in at least six subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics and are therefore eligible ...

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34m litres of diesel woefully inadequate – OMCs

The Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) says the 34 million litres of diesel released by the government is woefully inadequate because they are not getting the required amount for onward distribution to fuel stations across the country. “We have our tankers at the depots and they are not getting the number of orders that they have placed so you can imagine ...

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Power crisis to worsen: Akosombo level nears minimum

Ghana’s power problem is set to worsen if the water levels at Akosombo do not rise in the coming days. Citi News analysis shows that the water level in the dam has been reducing steadily over the past few months and may result in the shutting down of the plant or a massive draw down in output in the next ...

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GES to withhold indebted candidates’ WASSCE results

The Ghana Education Service (GES) says it will withhold results of candidates who wrote the 2014 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), but failed or refused to make full payment of their school fees. According to the GES, the results of affected students will not be released until they have cleared their indebtedness to their schools. A statement signed ...

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NGOs want Petroleum Revenue Management Law published

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Western Region have appealed to the government to publish the draft regulation on the Petroleum Revenue Management Act to ensure efficient and effective utilisation of the petroleum revenue. This followed operational and administrative difficulties in the implementation of the Petroleum Revenue Act. Act 815 passed in 2011. They said the regulation would spell out ...

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Electronic salary payment system won’t work – Teachers

Some public school teachers are vehemently opposing the Ministry of Finance’s yet to be  introduced Electronic Salary Payment Voucher system. The teachers calling themselves Innovative Teachers, say the new system will be counter-productive and can be abused easily. The system is an electronic version of the manual salary payment voucher which must be validated by using the internet. The time ...

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