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Lives are more important than grades – Apaak barks at government again

Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament Dr. Clement Apaak has hit back at the government insisting the shutdown of schools as some schools have started recording cases. The legislator who represents the Builsa South constituency in a statement asked the government to heed to the advice and call from the Ghana Medical Association and other bodies to shutdown ...

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Registering SHS students in schools illegal, against C.I. 91 – Muntaka

Muntaka Mukabarak, Member of Parliment for Asawase

The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Mr Muntaka Mukabarak, has said the decision by the Electoral Commission of Ghana to create registration centres in all the senior high schools to register SHS students is against Constitutional Instrument (CI) 91 that is governing this year’s elections. According to him, C.I. 91 stipulates that the EC will need to gazette such a ...

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‘Quickly’ deal with school coronavirus situation – Akufo-Addo tasks sub-committee

President Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged a sub-committee of the Presidential COVID-19 Taskforce to looking into the cases being recorded in schools. Within the past few days, nine students of Mpraeso Senior High School in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region have been isolated over COVID-19 fears. The school is awaiting results of tests conducted on the students as they receive medical attention ...

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GNECC urges stakeholders to strive for best outcomes

The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has urged the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service and school authorities to work with parents and students to ensure the effective containment and management of COVID-19 outbreak in schools. The authorities, it said should ensure the provision of adequate logistics for containment and isolation measures, while students and parents must exercise restraint and register ...

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Minister charges employers to engage unions to address workers’ concerns

Ignatius Baffour Awuah

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, has encouraged employers to engage their local unions to agree on common ways to manage labour challenges in their mutual interest. Mr Baffour-Awuah said in the event of downsizing their workforce, it should be done in consultation with the leadership of the unions but management should not take unilateral decisions, especially ...

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CDD-Ghana promotes youth political participation and inclusion

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), in collaboration with the Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), has launched the “Youth Speaks Forum”, an initiative aimed at stimulating the interest of Ghanaian youth in national politics and governance processes. A statement issued by CDD-Ghana, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said it was under the theme: ‘Engendering National ...

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Coronavirus: UGMC full, beds limited – Education Minister

Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) is full, with a limited number of beds to accommodate the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being moved to the facility. In view of this, he cautioned citizens against being “indifferent” about the virus, describing Ghana’s COVID-19 situation as one that has reached a “critical point.” “We ...

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Tunga launches new E-Learning platform for Software Developers in Africa

A  Dutch tech Company, Tunga has launched a new e-learning platform meant to create more opportunities for African software developers. The e-learning platform  is freely accessible to all tech talents in Africa. Tunga offers high quality yet affordable software services and determined to make a meaningful contribution to Africa and to create more opportunities for African developers. The Tunga Academy offers free ...

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Akufo-Addo grants amnesty to 794 prisoners

President Akufo-Addo has granted amnesty to 794 deserving prisoners. This forms part of government’s efforts to ensure the decongestions of Ghana’s prisons and its related complications. In a statement signed by the Director-General of the Ghana Prisons Service, Patrick Darko Missah, the groupings comprise 772 first offenders, 16 very old prisoners, and four seriously ill inmates. Two death sentence have ...

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Stakeholders deliberate on community girl child protection by-laws

Stakeholders including the “Champions of Change” in the Wa Municipality have deliberated on the need to harmonize and gazette community child protection by-laws to ensure girls are well protected against any form of abuse. The move is part of the implementation of the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project by the Centre for the Promotion of Democratic Governance (CENPRODEG) and the ...

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