Category: Education

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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Challenges Worldwide Ghana Presents WomENtrepreneur Conference 2017

Challenges Worldwide Ghana in collaboration with Women in Debate, University of Ghana will organise the first ever ‘WomENtrepreneur Conference’ 2017 on Saturday, the 6th May, 2017 at the Centre for African Wetlands auditorium, University of Ghana from 10:00 to 14:00. This event is supported by EQWIP HUBS and African Internship Academy (AIA). The former is a Canadian based NGO specialized in relevant skills training for young people while the latter trains and provides internship opportunities for the youth. The day will bring together highly motivated, aspiring female entrepreneurs, within and outside the university, to learn from successful business women...

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GRASAG-Legon President, Senate Chairman Call For Calm Amidst Electoral Dispute

The President of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) – Legon, Mr Nana Asafo-Adjei Ayeh and the Chairman of the GRASAG UG Senate, Mr Atsu Mensah Prince are calling on all members of the association to remain calm as they take steps to resolve pending 2017 election-related disputes. The two, in a statement sighted by said, “The Executive Council has observed the ongoing brouhaha involving the some aggrieved members and candidates who claim to have misgiving about some aspects of this year’s GRASAG-LEGON general elections. Some of these aggrieved members have come up with petitions which need...

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UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards 2017 Launched With Call On Government To Make Tertiary Education Free

Youth Web Group, organizers of the annual Ghana’s most prestigious tertiary student’s awards have officially launched UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards (GTA) 2017. The awards scheme, which is in its fourth year was launched on the theme: “Mobilizing for Ghana’s Future the Role of Tertiary Students” at the Airport View Hotel in Accra on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017. The Chief Executive Officer of Youth Web Group, Mr Richmond Amofa–Sarpong in his address called on the government to consider making tertiary education free as most of the current leaders enjoyed during their time. “We are calling on the government to make...

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