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268,771 final-year students to write WASSCE
27 March 2015

268,771 final-year students to write WASSCE

A total of 268,771 final-year senior high school (SHS) student candidates will write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from Monday next week.The figure represents an increase of 20,603 candidates over the 2014 figure of 242,162 candidates. The candidates writing the 2015 WASSCE are from 868 public and private second cycle schools. They will be writing the examination at 866 centres. Statistics of the 2015 WASSCE made available to the Daily Graphic indicates that 139,843 males will sit the examination as against 128,928 females. Ashanti Region has the highest number of candidates of 62,472, comprising 31,701 males and 30,771 females.Following...

GES Orders Schools To Charge Second Term Fees Only
27 March 2015

GES Orders Schools To Charge Second Term Fees Only

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed heads of second cycle institutions to ensure that final year students pay only the second term school fees now. The final year students are to be allowed to attend classes unimpeded and without harassment from the school authorities. “Heads of Senior High Schools should note this directive and comply accordingly,” a statement signed by the acting Director-General of the GES, Mr Jacob A.M. Kor, stated, urging metropolitan, municipal, district and regional directors to ensure strict compliance with the directive. The directive followed reports that some headmasters of senior high schools are demanding that final year students...

Teachers Told Not To Accept Verbal Transfers
19 March 2015

Teachers Told Not To Accept Verbal Transfers

Madam Helina Awurusah, National Gender Coordinator for the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has told teachers in the Upper West Region, not to accept verbal transfers because they are illegal. Speaking during the International Women’s Day celebrations in Wa, Madam Awurusah noted that verbal transfers were not official, and should not be accepted by any teacher no matter the status of the one issuing it. “Transfers must come in written form clearly stating all the reasons for the transfer, and it is for purposes of documentation and change of particulars of the one involved, from the former school to the present...

Flogging Chief In Court
18 March 2015

Flogging Chief In Court

The chief of Nakpanzoo, Abdul Rahman, has been issued with criminal summons by a Tamale district magistrate court, presided over by Augustine Essah, to appear before it on March 25, 2015. He is facing charges of assault and causing harm for allegedly flogging the head teacher of the Lamasheugu Methodist Primary School, Adam Abudu, publicly. The chief was reported to have gone to the school in the company of some heavily-built thugs to beat up the head teacher for turning down an invitation to appear before him (chief) at the Nakpanzoo palace. Chief Abdul Rahman it was gathered, was demanding preferential treatment in...

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