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Pupils Do Not Need Extra Classes – Minister
12 May 2015

Pupils Do Not Need Extra Classes – Minister

The Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman, has expressed concern about rampant extra classes for pupils by teachers and head teachers in the country, saying the pupils did not need those classes. She noted the time table for every term was structured to fit or cover the academic calendar, and as such the pupils did not need extra classes. Speaking at the presentation of 14 buses to selected schools across the country on Monday, she urged teachers not to put pressure on the brains of their pupils, in the name of organizing extra classes, as the pupils as well as...

School Heads, Others To Sign Performance Contracts Now
12 May 2015

School Heads, Others To Sign Performance Contracts Now

Managers of education will soon sign performance contracts, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Jacob Korh, has disclosed. Under the performance contract, all Regional and District Directors, Headmasters, Headteachers and teachers, including other categories of staff, would be made to sign the performance contract. The Director-General who made this disclosure during a working visit to the Upper East Region, expressed the hope that it would help arrest the falling standards of education in the country. He said the performance contract would be used as a yardstick to either promote or demote the managers, and mentioned among the criteria, good performance...

Suspected ritual murder: Decapitated body of teacher found in bush
06 May 2015

Suspected ritual murder: Decapitated body of teacher found in bush

An economic teacher at Tanyigbe Senior High School (TASH) in the Ho municipality of the Volta Region has been murdered in cold blood by some unidentified assailant in a bizarre circumstance. The deceased, Mr. Francis Jude Kwamena Aboagye, aka Grand Father, a native of Kpando, was said to have been beheaded with his tongue, genitals, arms and legs severed. The decapitated body of the 44 year old graduate teacher who was declared missing about two months ago was found almost decomposing in a bush at Kpando-Agudzi. Ritual Purposes Some residents believed he was killed for ritual purposes but the Hohoe Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent...

Pupils Abandon School For Galamsey
05 May 2015

Pupils Abandon School For Galamsey

The upsurge in illegal mining activities known in local parlance as galamsey, in the Wa East district of the Upper West Region, is gradually taking a toll on education in the area. Many children of school going age have abandoned classrooms and are now into full scale illegal mining activities, in view of the cash benefits that come with these activities, despite the associated risks. Enrolment figures in most basic schools in the district DAILY GUIDE observed were sharply declining as pupils had put on hold their plans to pursue formal education to chase ‘quick money.’ A visit to communities like Danyorkura, Duu...

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