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Teachers To Go On Strike Over Unpaid Arrears

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Teachers across the country have served notice they will withdraw their services by February ending if outstanding allowances due them remain unpaid.

In a letter addressed to the National Labour Commission, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and Coalition of Concern Teachers (CCT) accused the Commission of flouting various deadlines agreed on for the payment of their allowances.

Concerns raised by the Association are as follows:

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Africa Centres of Excellence Project Launched

Africa Centres of Excellence launching

The Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) Project was on Tuesday launched by the World Bank in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

The development objective of the ACE Project is to support the recipients to promote regional specialization among participating universities in areas that address regional challenges and strengthen the capacities of these universities to deliver quality training and applied research.

The ACE Project-launch brought together over 100 renowned academicians from the West and Central Africa sub-regions.

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Mahama Reaffirms His Commitment to Education

President John Maham

President John Dramani, has reiterated his commitment to providing the needed resources to develop education in Ghana.

The President assured that the necessary human resource base needed for the development of the country would not be toyed with, and that, the countrys educational sector would put in place crucial policies for the development of the youth.

President Mahama was addressing students of the Koforidua Polytechnic on Tuesday as part of his two-day tour to the Eastern Region.

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JHS Graduates At Home Because Of Unauthorised High Fees

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The charging of unauthorised fees by some second-cycle schools has denied about 40,000 junior high school (JHS) graduates who qualified for admission to senior high schools (SHSs) and vocational/technical schools in the 2012/2013 academic year access to secondary education.

According to the Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman, the graduates could not pay the high fees charged by some schools and could, therefore, not access secondary education.

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University of Cape Coast Teachers On Strike

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Members of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Branch of the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Associations of Ghana (FUSSAG) on Monday began a five-day strike to protest at the delay in the payment of their January salaries and the 2013 salary arrears owed them by the government.

A statement signed by Mr Daniel Egyir Arthur, Branch Chairman and Mr Emmanuel Aidoo, Branch Secretary and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the decision to withdraw their service was made at a general meeting of the Association on February 3.

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Prof. Mariam Ewurama Addy Is Dead

Professor Marian Ewurama Addy

Professor Marian Ewurama Addy, the first woman professor of Science at the University of Ghana is reported dead.

A family source told Accra based radio station, Citi FM that the professor of Biochemistry died Tuesday morning after a short illness.

As a resource person for science education programmes in Ghana, Prof Addy became very popular as the host of the Science and Maths quiz  television programme - Brilliant Science and Maths Quiz.

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Lesbianism in our SHS - Old student reveals

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A senior high school graduate at the OLA Girls SHS at Kenyasi in the Asutifi North District of Brong-Ahafo Region has revealed that lesbianism has gained roots in the school.

 The old student of the school believes the spate of the abominable act in the school demands both government and divine intervention to stamp it out.

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Polytechnic Students advised to be discipline

Bolgatanga polytechnic

Dr Mba Atinga, Rector of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic has warned polytechnic students in the country to avoid acts of indiscipline which have the tendency of adversely affecting their academic work and ultimately ruining their lives.
He said tertiary education was an opportunity for some students to “escape” from parental supervision and this offered them opportunities to take risk which could unleash their potentials.

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President visits Health and Allied University campus

President visits Health and Allied University campus

President John Dramani Mahama has directed the Minister of Finance to release the counterpart funding for the construction of projects on the campus of Ho University of Health and Allied Sciences.

He also appealed to the Chinese Company working on the project to expedite action to ensure that they are executed within the stipulated 19 months timeline.

President Mahama gave the directive when he inspected building projects on the University's campus on Saturday as part of his two-day official visit to the Volta Region.

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NAFTI holds matriculation for 95 students

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The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), at the weekend held a matriculation ceremony for the highest ever number of students admitted into various programmes for the 2013/2014 academic year since the inception of the school.

The 95 students made up of 60 men and 35 women were led by Mrs Emelia Agyei Mensah, representative of the University of Ghana Registry, to swear the Matriculation Oath, which binds each student to abide by all rules and regulations, and also be of good behaviour while pursuing their studies in order to promote a positive image of the institute.

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