Category: Education

Technical and Vocational education key to our Socio-economic development

A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Jophus Anamoah-Mensah, has reiterated the need to pay critical attention to Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), because it is the key to the socio-economic development of the country.He said a vibrant technical and vocational training will also address the increasing unemployment situation.Professor Anamoah-Mensah said this at the stakeholders Forum on TVET in Accra.The event was in honour of Madam Comfort Ntiamoa-Mensah who was a TVET activist.Source:...

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UTAG says Ministry’s response is ‘senseless’

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has criticized assertions made by the Ministry of Education suggesting that public tertiary institutions have been provided with adequate staff contrary to the claims by the Association. The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Francis Gbadago, had earlier told Citi News there was no government freeze on recruitment as the universities were recently given clearance to recruit over one thousand lecturers. Francis Gbadago also asked UTAG to put in an application to request for more lecturers if they felt they were still understaffed. But in as current interview with Citi News, the...

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Gov’t denies UTAG claim; says there is no freeze on recruitment of lecturers

Government has dismissed claims by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), that there is a freeze on the recruitment of lecturers into the country’s public tertiary institutions. The President of UTAG, Harry Agbanu, had said the freeze on employment of lecturers by the public universities had created some inconvenience in the various institutions. The universities have even threatened to cut down on the number of admissions in their schools. “The vacancies that need to be filled by the University of Ghana, as regards all categories of staff stands at 1,200. Technical approval by Public Services Commission provided for...

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SAVE-Ghana Launches Web-Based Application To Check Teacher Absenteeism In Upper West Region

SAVE-Ghana, a non-profit organisation has launched a web-based technology that would help check teacher absenteeism in 88 basic schools in the Upper West Region. The technology was launched under a 15- month project: “Improving learning outcomes through ICT and evidence based approach (IMPROVE) in the Upper West Region,” with funding  from “Making All Voices Count” an NGO. Mr Sule Tayiru Dintie, Executive Director of SAVE-Ghana noted that the Education Sector Performance Review (ESPR 2008) report indicated that Ghana remains the highest investor in the education sector in the sub-region; investing 30 per cent of its annual budget in the...

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