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  • According to him, it is not captured anywhere in the 2019 budget that qualified students will be prevented from benefiting from the free SHS policy if their parents do not have a TIN.

    The Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has strongly dismissed claims that starting next year, students who qualify for free SHS would be denied access if their parents do not have TAX Identification Numbers (TIN).

  • The Minister continued, “Very soon, this year, we are supplying Question and Answers, as model Question and Answers and Chief Examiners Report to every student in the country, so that, ...

    The Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, says the decision by the Akufo-Addo led government to spend the country’s oil revenues on “Free Senior High School education is a better investment than anything the country can dream of.”

  • Addressing the press conference, Dr Prempeh said, NaCCA has not approved any material on CSE as it is not included in the approved and published KG-P6 curriculum framework.”

    The Ministry of Education has stated that the approved curriculum framework from Kindergarten to Primary six does not include Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) contrary to what was currently being discussed in the public domain.

  • Worst of all, some parents are themselves neck deep in child sexual abuse, thus, the exclusive right to parents handling sex education is without any basis.

    Written By Daniel Nkrumah - A vicious stream of propaganda messages and photos seems to have set in motion a misguided campaign to scuttle what from all indications is intended to appropriately educate children and young people on sex.

  • Challenges are good. They provide an excellent opportunity for initiatives to be refined and made better. This is my approach to many things – including the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

  • Provision of furniture to boost the government’s implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme is estimated at about GH¢80 million, the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh has said.

  • But we can say without any equivocation that Ghana has many Garibas around the country who are doing their best to raise future leaders and standards that will enhance the life of the country.

    For the second time running Ghana has been shortlisted to compete for the Global Teacher Prize, a US$1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her profession.

  • The Scholarship Secretariat has expressed worry over reports that about 33 Ghanaian students on government scholarship in China are stranded because their stipends have not been paid by the Ghana government.

  • Opposition to the policy hit a crescendo on Monday, September 30, with faith-based institutions and the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights leading the charge against the reforms.

    Sharp divisions have greeted the guidelines on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) for schools, with the educational authorities parrying the criticisms, saying the new policy holds the key to effective sexuality education for the youth.

  • He said each of the three would be a school that would be awarding their own degrees, ...

    The Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has hinted that there are plans for the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) and the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) to merge to form a single university.

  • So far, the Scholarship Secretariat will be spending about GHc500 million in financing the free SHS programme out of its budget of GHC1.2billion.

    The government has shifted the cost burden of the direct funding of its free senior high school (SHS) programme to the Scholarship Secretariat.

  • According to him, the current government did not listen to him on countless occasions as he said that a consultative and stakeholders meeting needed to be arranged to ...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated that he will review the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s flagship Free-SHS Policy within his first 90-days in office if elected in the 2020 general elections.

  • The Minister for Education has announced plans to upgrade the Senior High School certificate into a National Diploma certificate which can allow graduates gain employment after completion of their programmes.

  • But on a more serious note, the guidelines, from what has been heard discussed and read, is to guide teachers in the sex education of children, from the ages of six to nine, that is from class one and thereafter.

    Written By Caroline Boateng - The furore over the Comprehensive Sexuality Education guidelines reminded me of the song by Salt N Pepa (1991): "Let's talk about sex, baby. Let's talk about you and me, let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that make me. Let's talk about sex!"

  • The double track school calendar is an intervention that allows schools to accommodate more students within the same facility.

    Government has adopted the double intake system for new entrants into public senior high schools (SHS) beginning in September 2018.

  • The Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has announced that from now, only PhD holders will be allowed to lecture in a university.

  • *They were placed in a school and on a programme and a residency status (day/boarding) that featured in their five choices.

    Let me begin with a sincere apology for my French leave last week and the week before from this column.

  • The understanding was that the double-track would only be operational at the first-year level, as the students would move on to a single track ....

    The government has announced that second-year senior high school (SHS) students will remain on the double-track system when the next academic year begins in September this year.

  • At age six, Primary One pupils will be introduced to values and societal norms and how to interact with the different sexes and groups.

    The Ghana Education Service (GES) will, from next term, introduce sex education into the curriculum of basic schools to equip pupils to know and experience their sexuality.

  • It is imperative to understand the basic assumption and history behind the chaos and heartbreak: all parents at the Black Star Square believed that some schools are better than others.

    Written By Prof. Ian Ernest Yeboah - The chaos and confusion associated with senior high school placement at the Black Star Square a few days ago left me heartbroken. Why should Ghana have such difficulty in placing about 520,000 students in 475 senior high schools? Why should families be humiliated by the placement system? I present a simple location-allocation solution to this problem.

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