Category: Education

GRASAG In Turmoil; Nine Institutions Threaten To Withdraw Their Membership

The controversies surrounding the 23rd Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) National Delegates Congress appear to be far from over as fresh document signed by presidents of nine (9) member institutions of the association has made its way into the media. The presidents are threatening to withdraw their membership from the association. The presidents include Mr Ato Brown from University of Ghana, Legon; Mr Abraham Poku-Adu from KNUST, Mr Mahama Alhassan from UDS, Mr Jonas Adarkwah from UMaT, Mr Samuel Nimako from Methodist University College (Organizer signed for president), Mr Isa Haki from GIJ (Gen. Sec. signed for president),...

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WAEC Releases 2017 WASSCE Provisional Results

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released provisional results for the candidates who sat for the 2017 West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). In a statement released on Wednesday, WAEC announced that provisional results of the May/June WASSCE can be accessed on their website whiles hard copies are being prepared to be dispatched to the various schools. The statement indicated that, based on the provisional results, the performance at A1-C6 in English Language and Mathematics showed marked improvements over the results for 2016. In English Language the performance increased from 53.19% in 2016 to 54.06% in 2017,...

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Former President Kufour: ‘Qualified, Very Intelligent’ But Unemployed Graduates Can Threaten Peace Unless…

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has warned of an imminent security crisis unless political leaders in Africa and elsewhere in the world take the unemployment challenge seriously. He said graduate unemployment, especially, could result in the overthrow of constitutionally elected governments unless steps are taken to resolve it. “Every year these universities and other tertiary institutions are putting out hundreds of thousands of students – qualified, very intelligent – and in the age of IT, they read and understand and see whatever is happening around the world. “If such resourceful youths will leave universities – and not counting their...

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Students Loan To Go Up By 50%

Government, will from the beginning of the next academic year –2017/2018, increase the amount of loans that tertiary students are eligible to take for a period of two semesters, by 50 percent. Currently, students are eligible to take a loan amount of a minimum of GH¢650 to GH¢1,000, and a maximum of GH¢ 1,600 to GH¢2000, payable over two Semesters. The government gave the assurance in the 2017 education budget which has been approved by Parliament, which will further increase the loan amount by 50 percent, starting from the next academic year. This means that the minimum a student...

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Dr Margaret McIntyre Takes A Bow; Prepares To Leave Ghana After 20 Years At University of Ghana

After capping a 20-year-long career as lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Ghana, Legon, Dr Margaret McIntyre bows out and prepares to leave Ghana in September this year. Dr McIntyre arrived in Ghana in 1997 to teach Mathematics at the University of Ghana upon the advice of her late Ghanaian husband Professor Agbedazi, who she met in Australia during their PhD studies. Although Dr McIntyre retired in 2015, she continues to teach till date. She brings her two (2) decades of dedicated and selfless service to Ghana to an end, at the end of 2016/2017 academic year. Dr...

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