EDUCATION
Last Updated: September 19, 2013, 4:13 pm
 

 




High style, creativity celebrated at the 'Joyce Ababio catwalk'
Clad in meticulously matched, glorious colours, the models who walked the "Joyce Ababio runaway" looked determined to grab every attention, of course not to themselves but to the show-stopping bridals, evening gowns, casual wear to bold textured prints combined with chic accessories - Welcome to the graduation ceremony of final year students of the Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design (VSSFD).

 
GES warns of possible closure of Nima school following death of pupil
The Ghana Education Service is warning of possible closure of a Nima-based school if it is found culpable of negligence, resulting in the death of a pupil who fell into the school's pit latrine.

Suspend policy rejecting applicants with grades D7, E8 – POTAG
The leadership of the Takoradi Polytechnic branch of the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana, POTAG, is calling for a suspension of the directive asking tertiary educational institutions not to admit applicants with D7 and E8 grades.

250,000 SHS vacancies declared
A total of 391,082 candidates wrote this year's BECE and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has so far released provisional results of 383,812 candidates.

High schools declare 250,000 vacancies for qualified BECE candidates
250,000 vacancies have been declared by senior high schools in the country for the admission of qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates for the 2013-2014 academic year.

7th-12th editions of The Spelling Bee launched
The 7th to 12th editions of The Spelling Bee competition, a programme aimed at improving the spelling and literacy of children between the ages of eight to 13 years has been launched in Accra Thursday.

Takoradi Poly POTAG to strike over unpaid book research allowance
The Takoradi Polytechnic chapter of the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana, POTAG, has served notice it members will embark on a sit-down strike if Government fails to release monies for the payment of their 2012/2013 annual book and research allowance by the end of September this year.

GES vows to sanction school authorities who register unqualified BECE candidates
The Ghana Education Service (GES) says it will sanction heads of institutions who present unqualified candidates for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).

BECE: WAEC withholds results of 113 schools; investigations underway
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is withholding the results of more than one thousand candidates as it releases the June 2013 B.E.C.Eresults today.

Unilever Ghana Foundation awards 16 female graduates
The Unilever Ghana Foundation (UGF) has presented 16 female tertiary graduates with its Excellence Awards in Tema.

Takoradi Poly nominated as best regional polytechnic in Science and Education
Takoradi Polytechnic has been nominated as the Best Regional Polytechnic in Science and Education by the Europe Business Assembly (EBA).

The Challenge Season V launched
Season V of the educational reality TV show, The Challenge, has been launched at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.

Academy of Science and Arts holds inaugural lecture
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on Wednesday launched its inaugural report on the state of African agriculture in Maputo, Mozambique.

WAEC to bar candidates with mobile phones
With effect from next year, any candidate who flouts the West African Examination Council (WAEC) rules by sending a mobile phone to an exams hall will have his or her papers cancelled.

UTAG, FUSSAG members refuse to call off strike
Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and Federation of University Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG) have refused to call off their strike despite appeals for them to do so.

KNUST trains alternate staff to handle biometric registration as lecturers' strike continues
Authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) are training alternate staff to handle biometric registration of students as lecturers continue their strike.

27 brilliant but needy girls undergo training in ICT in Tamale
About 27 brilliant but needy girls in selected from deprived primary schools in five districts in the Northern Region have undergone training in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Scrapping of trainee teachers' allowances is to ensure equity - Education Minister
The government’s decision to scrap allowances for trainees in the colleges of education is to ensure equity and fairness in the educational system, the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Agyeman, has explained.

Group calls for incorporation of sign language in GES curriculum
The Advocacy Officer of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) has appealed to government to make sign language an integral part of the Ghana Education Service (GES) curriculum.

Universities will not be closed down - Ablakwa assures
Deputy Minister of Education In-Charge of Tertiary Institutions, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has given the assurance that public universities will not be closed down despite that the prevailing circumstances warrant a closure.

Tips for picking up a second language
Learning a second language can be fascinating and fun, but in most cases, it can prove to be difficult and boring. Many people find that the passion that once inspired them to learn that new language fizzles out after some time.