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Free SHS: Private SHS heads to engage government

Heads of the various private senior high schools (SHSs) in the country will be meeting officials of the government to discuss some concerns they have regarding the implementation of the Free Senior High Schools. Jones Dzamesi, General Secretary of the Conference of Heads of Private Schools, has noted that the implementation of the Free SHS programme has had effects on the private SHSs, for which they will w ...

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Give whistleblowers incentives – Anti-corruption coalition

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) and the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) are proposing incentives for citizens who report corrupt officials in the public sector to reduce corruption. According to the anti-corruption coalition, the incentives for whistleblowers whose information lead to a successful prosecution will encourage more of such whistleblowing. Ma ...

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Maj. Leader justifies downing of Old Parliament House

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has justified the demolishing of the Old Parliament House, saying the integrity of the building was compromised after it was engulfed in flames four years ago. “You remember it was gutted by fire some time back and sometimes when you want a rehabilitation of a structure that has been gutted by fire, the integrity of which structure might have suffered tremendously, you ...

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Gov’t to address problems with Free SHS implementation

Deputy Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said the government will be dealing with all the challenges that are associated with the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme. Since the implementation of the Free SHS on Monday, September 11 some parents have raised concerns that their wards have been returned from the schools they were placed to, due to lack of space. But re ...

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‘Ye bre’ demo: 10 miners arrested

Ten small-scale miners who staged a demonstration in Kumasi have been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police Command at the Gyamfuah Park where the demonstrators gathered earlier on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. They were arrested after police fired tear gas on them for an alleged misconduct. This was confirmed by the regional Public Relations Officer, ASP Juliana Obeng at a press briefing on Tuesday. Accord ...

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Free SHS ‘selfless, righteous policy’ – JOY

Independent presidential candidate for the 2016 election, Joseph Osei Yeboah (JOY), has described government’s flagship programme, Free Senior High School (SHS), as a “selfless and righteous policy” that should be supported by every Ghanaian. “It’s a selfless and righteous policy and it’s something that anyone who has a good heart for Ghana will go in for. In my book it’s among four of the righteous systems ...

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Free SHS will build Ghana’s economy

Ghana cannot afford to build a stronger economy without most of its citizens being educated at the secondary school level, hence the introduction of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme by the Akufo-Addo-led government, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana, has said. According to him, there is the need for educated human capital to help drive a buoyant economy. To that end, this government’s ...

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I never attacked Amidu – Ablakwa

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said he never attacked former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, in any article for which reason the latter has replied attacking him. Mr Amidu has described the former Deputy Minister of Education as a “sharp-teethed” child – figuratively and physically – who is disrespectful to his elders as well “uncouth” and “uncultured”. In his latest epis ...

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A/R: Police block miners from staging ‘ye bre’ demo

Police in the Ashanti Region have prevented the Small Scale Miners Association in the region from embarking on their planned demonstration dubbed "Ye Bre" to wit, ‘We Are Suffering’ which was scheduled for today, Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The police argued that they do not have enough men to protect the demonstrators. The demonstration was to register their displeasure at government’s stance on small-scal ...

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Ablakwa commends govt over free SHS implementation

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu and former Deputy Minister of Education, has extolled the Akufo-Addo-led government for the implementation of the free senior high school programme. According to him, the programme is a tough initiative, for which reason the government must be commended. The free SHS programme, which is the government’s flagship policy started on Monday 11 Septem ...

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