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15 February 2017

KNUST Student Didn’t Fail Her Exams

Authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have dispelled reports that an 18 year old first year student of the school committed suicide because she trailed some papers. Read more

Lecturers in Short Supply in Public Universities

All the major public universities in the country are now reeling under the shortage of teaching staff as they compete for a shrinking pool of young talent, at a time when policymakers have tightened qualification requirements into the teaching field. Read more

Open Letter to Education Minister

We wish to congratulate you on your appointment as the Minister of Education for the Republic of Ghana. We hope your appointment infuses new perspectives and strategies into the administration of education in Ghana, especially in higher education. Read more

Professor Amoako-Baah Should Appeal to President Akufo-Addo

The politically vocal and well-known sympathizer of the presently ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Richard Amoako-Baah, who is also former Chairman of the Department of History at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, has been reported to have bitterly complained about being given a raw deal upon his official retirement from KNUST recently. Read more

Tullow Expands Scholarship Scheme in Local Universities

Tullow Oil Ghana, an oil exploration and production company, has expanded its annual scholarship scheme to include more Ghanaians who study in the country’s universities. Read more

 

31 January 2017

Ghana Higher Education Fair Held in Wa

The annual Ghana Higher Education Fair was held with a call on second cycle institutions to pay attention to carrier guidance and counselling for the youth. Read more

 

15 November 2016

Agribusiness, Key to Wealth Creation

The best sector of the economy today through which one can easily become a millionaire is the agribusiness sector. This is because there is no sector of the economy better positioned for sustainability, food security, employment and wealth creation since human beings will continue to eat. Read more

Graduates Geared For Low-Skill Public Service Jobs

Universities in Ghana have failed to grow the skills required for high productivity jobs in the private sector and have continued in the traditional mode of producing graduates tailored for public service, according to a World Bank study on employment opportunities in the country. Read more

KDC Donates To KNUST Foundation

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Dairy Company (KDC) has donated GH¢20,000 to the KNUST Foundation, which supports educational advancement in Ghana. Read more

Quality Higher Education for 21st Century Ghana

In his day, Aggrey admonished the intellectual elite, “Don’t tell me what you know; show me what you can do.” For Aggrey, experiential education offered the youth the lasting skills and the opportunity to be more responsive, more resilient and more capable in transforming the nation’s fortunes. Read more

Tertiary Educ. Summit Begins

A three-day national summit aimed at drafting a National Vision and Plan for Tertiary Education begins today in Accra. Read more

Women Farmers Introduced To New Technology

The Department of Food Science and Technology of the College of Science in collaboration with Turkson Foundation, as part of the Clean Cooking programme, has organized a training workshop for women farmers on improved cook stoves and the processing of agricultural products. Read more

 

31 October 2016

Cape Coast University Develops Breast Cancer Detection Device

The Department of Chemical Pathology of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has developed a breast cancer detection device for women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

CPP Makes a Case on Education

A government of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) would introduce an international distance learning scheme that would allow Ghanaian lecturers abroad to teach some classes in Ghana by the internet or satellite. Read more

Research Fund Critical to Higher Education

The Deputy Minister in-charge of Tertiary Education, says the establishment of the Tertiary Education Research Fund is to provide a more sustainable funding of research to drive national growth and development. Read more

Ghana Has 300,000 Students in Tertiary Institutions

More than 300,000 students are studying in Ghana, with 10,398 of them being international students, a Deputy Minister of Education, has said. Read more

We Must Create Jobs

It is worrying that after investing life-long savings in educating our young ones, the dividends of our investments are allowed to waste without any plan or policy to put the talents of these resource-rich young ones to useful economic ventures. Read more

 

30 September 2016

CIB to Upgrade Capabilities of Professionals

The Chief Executive of Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB), Mr Anthony Yaw Oppong, has announced plans to develop the academic and professional potentials of practitioners in the financial services sector. Read more

DVLA Rolls Out Driver Licence Project in Tertiary Institutions

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has launched a tertiary driving licence project to allow students in tertiary institutions obtain driving licences before they graduate from school. Read more

Ho Technical University Admits First Batch of Graduate Students

The technical university has thus become the first polytechnic to begin a Master in Technology degree programme in the country after being the first to begin bachelor degree programmes. Read more

Kumasi Poly SRC Launches Competition

The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Kumasi Polytechnic (soon to be Kumasi Technical University), in collaboration with Kumasi Hive, an innovation and technology company, has launched a competition aimed at developing the innovative skills of students to solve societal problems. Read more

Neglect of Science Education Problematic

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, has advised government to make Science education a priority, as it plays a vital role in the development of a nation. Read more

Prioritise Spending on Education, Research

The government has been called upon to prioritise spending on education and research if it wants to address the social, political, environmental and economic problems currently facing the country. Read more

UCC Gets New Hostel Facility

A Three-wing multi-storey hostel complex has been inaugurated at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to help resolve the accommodation challenges facing students of the university. Read more

UEW Signs Mou with Mampong College of Technical Education

As part of processes to ensure a smooth transition of colleges of education to tertiary status, the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ashanti Mampong College of Technical Education. Read more

University Of Energy and Natural Resources Inducts New VC

The new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR was sworn into office by the Chairman of the Council of the university. Read more

 

15 September 2016

Decriminalise Suicide — Chief Psychiatrist

The higher the level of education, the higher the risk of committing suicide because they feel the pain of failure more. Read more

New Kinds of Councils Needed For Evolving Universities

About a decade ago, Clifford Tagoe was just weeks into his new position as vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana when he made a radical proposal. Read more

New Hospital and Excellence Centres Boost Research

A 617-bed teaching hospital facility constructed with a US$217 million Israeli government loan is being handed over to the University of Ghana. Read more

 

31 August 2016

COMEU Cry over 4-Year Unpaid Grants

The Conference of Managers of Education Units (COMEU) are crying over government’s failure to disburse statutory quarterly grants due them for about four years now. Read more

Conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Unis Populist

The Vice Chancellor of the Central University, has described the conversion of polytechnics into technical universities as a populist move by the government. Read more

EC to Recruit Electoral Officers with Higher Education

Starting this year, anyone desiring to serve the Electoral Commission (EC) in the capacity of an electoral officer must have a higher educational background. Read more

Gold Fields Awards Gh¢81k Scholarships To 65 Students

Gold Fields Ghana’s Damang Mine through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation (GFGF) has awarded scholarships and bursaries worth Gh¢ 81,250 to 65 students from the mine’s nine host communities. Read more

Government Establishes T-TEL Funded By Ukaid

More than two years since the Teacher Training Colleges became Colleges of Education, they have received insufficient technical and funding support to deliver results and make the transition to autonomous tertiary institutions easier. Read more

Irate UCC Students Lock up Ola College Principal

Irate sandwich students of the University of Cape Coast stationed at the Ola College of Education in Cape Coast in the Central region reportedly locked up their supervising principal. Read more

KNUST Medical Doctor Grabs 12 Awards

The School of Medical Sciences (SMS) of the College of Health Science (CHS) in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST,) witnessed a historic moment since its inception. Read more

Lift Ban on Recruitment in Two Weeks Else… – UTAG to Gov’t

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has given the government a two-week ultimatum to lift its ban on the recruitment of lecturers. Read more

Tertiary Education Sector Growing…But

The latest list of accredited tertiary institutions from the National Accreditation Board (NAB) has revealed that the country’s higher education sector is growing, with about 195 institutions operating currently with accreditation. Read more

Umat Graduates Are Competitive

University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) graduates have become very competitive, giving them the edge in the academic programmes they engage in with peers from other institutions of higher learning. Read more

University Administrators Hold National Biennial Congress

The national biennial congress of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) has taken place at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) at Tarkwa in the Western Region on the theme: ‘‘Accessible Quality Tertiary Education for all; a Pre-requisite for National Development. Read more

Why Ghana needs an Open University

The concept of Open universities is spreading fast across the world. Today, many countries have universities operating with this system from the United Kingdom to the Philippines, India to Malaysia. Read more

 

31 July 2016

By Hook or By Crook – Corruption in Universities

Lecturers exchanging grades for sex or money, manipulation of grades, lecturers forcing students to buy textbooks and handouts from them, leakage of exam papers, students being admitted through ‘protocol’– and the list goes on. Read more

Conversion of Polytechnics into Technical Universities Is Catalyst for Unemployment

Education is nothing but indoctrination. We are indoctrinated on theoretical and grammar-based education and we are now aware that an intransigent failure of Ghanaian educational policy-makers to deconstruct teaching and learning from its colonial framework has not yielded any dividends. Read more

Equal Attention Be Given To Health, Education and Agriculture

Minister of Food and Agriculture, has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to desist from prioritizing education and health to neglect of agriculture. Read more

Fishermen Children to Enjoy Scholarship Scheme

The Minister of Fisheries and Acquah Culture, says government has commenced moves to institute a scholarship scheme for the children of fishermen. Read more

Government to Employ Over 1,000 Teachers, Others into Public Service

Government has given financial clearance to employ qualified people, including more than 1,000 teachers, into the public sector. Read more

Graduate Students Cry over Bursary Delay

The delay in the payment of bursary and thesis grants to graduate students in Ghana by the Government has brought untold hardship on the students, the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) has noted. Read more

Include Skills Training In Tertiary Education

Educationist has called for the inclusion of more skills training in the curricula of Ghana’s tertiary education. Read more

Kofi Annan Urges Varsities to Tackle Global Peace Challenges

The Chancellor of University of Ghana, and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, has underscored the importance of higher educational institutions to solve the challenges facing global peace and security. Read more

Lecturers Warned Against ‘Academic Galamsey’

Professor in the Department of Food Process Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Ghana has called for an end to “Academic galamsey”. Read more

Madina Institute of Science and Technology to open in September

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has given the go-ahead to the Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) to run science and technology courses based on Islamic principles. Read more

NAGRAT ‘Worried’ Over Non-Payment of SHS Subsidies

GNAT hinted that, they might declare a nationwide strike in September 2016, if the subsidy arrears of the various second-cycle institutions are not paid. Read more

Research Fund ‘Useless’ Without Researchers

The Outgoing Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, has stated that the new Research Fund will be rendered useless if those appointed to manage it have no background in research themselves. Read more

Universities Will Cut Down On Student Intake If… – UTAG

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has warned that universities may be forced to reduce admissions for the next academic year should government fail to lift the ban on employment at the various universities. Read more

UTAG Confirms Payment of 2015/16 Research Allowance

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has confirmed the payment of their book and research allowance. Read more

 

15 July 2016

2,230 Non-Teaching Staff Receive Book and Research Allowance

More than a third of the 37 million cedis released by government for the payment of Book and Research will go to staff who have nothing at all to do with research. Read more

Days of Polytechnics Running Business-Related Courses Are Numbered

Government says the era of Polytechnics veering into the running of non-technical programmes will soon be over. Read more

Education Should Teach Students How To Think

Justice V.C.R.A.C Crabbe, a Statute Law Revision Commissioner has noted that true university education should teach students how to think and innovate them in given circumstances. Read more

Genuine Competence or Sexual Favours?

Are Ghanaian women truly capable or genuinely competent enough to be appointed to high office, or can they only reach such lofty and lordly heights through offering sexual favours. Read more

JCE Elects Female as SRC President

Jackson College of Education (JCE) has held its maiden national SRC congress to elect National SRC Executives in Kumasi. Read more

Mahama Promises Trainee Nurses Loans After Scraping Allowances

President John Mahama has said government is seriously considering placing nursing trainees on the Students’ Loan Scheme. Read more

Prez Mahama Inaugurates Library in Wa

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday inaugurated a modern library complex for the Ghana Library Authority (GLA) in Wa. The library was funded by the GETFund. Read more

UG Scraps ‘Killer’ Utility Bills after Students’ Protest

Students of the University of Ghana will now heave a sigh of relief following a decision by authorities of the school to scrap the payment of utility bills to settle its arrears. Read more

UTAG Demands Immediate Payment of Research Allowance

The University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, is demanding the immediate payment of their book and research allowances for the 2015/2016 academic year. Read more

 

30 June 2016

Achievements and Challenges of Private Higher Education

Over the past quarter century, higher education in Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded phenomenal increases in the number of institutions and student enrolments, due largely to the deregulation of provision. Read more

Ghana and France Have Signed a New Agreement for the Teaching of French

The Republic of Ghana, and the Republic of France, have signed a new agreement for the teaching of French: “Support for initiatives to provide training in French as a foreign language” (SIFFLE). Read more

Ghosts Invade Achimota School

I am not sure there is any living mortal who enjoys encountering Ghosts. Read more

Extend Free Education to Technical and Vocational Institutions

Heads of Technical and Vocational and Institutions (TVIs) attending a workshop on Institutional Development Plans (IDP) have asked government to extend its free education programme to their students to retain and increase enrolment. Read more

Mahama Already Converting Polytechnics into Tech. Universities

It seems strange though that Nana Addo appears to be the only Ghanaian claiming not to know that the vision and agenda of President John Mahama is to convert all 10 Polytechnics into Technical Universities. Read more

President Mahama Urges Graduates to Venture into Business

President John Dramani Mahama has urged university graduates to be more creative and innovative to create jobs for themselves and others. Read more

Students’ Loan in Sharp Decline

There has been a sharp decline in funding to needy students by the Students Loan Trust Fund. Read more

Students Loan Trust Chases After Defaulters

In a rare departure from the established convention, the Fund’s managers have published on the Fund’s website, the names of 31,223 persons who took loans from it but have defaulted in paying back. Read more

UENR to Benefit from Exim-Bank Loan Facility

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) is to benefit from a Chinese Exim-Bank loan facility contracted by the government to fund the establishment of the University of Sustainable Development in the Eastern Region. Read more

University of Ghana Hikes Utility Fees to GHC2,000

Undergraduate students of the University of Ghana, Legon are kicking against proposed utility fees of up to over GHC2, 000 starting from the 2016/17 academic year. Read more

 

15 June 2016

All Nations University College to be granted Presidential Charter

The President has assured the All Nations University College (ANUC) of his readiness to give it a Presidential Charter to make it a fully-fledged degree-awarding university. Read more

Colleges Asked to Stop Producing Old Fashioned Teachers

Even as trends in education have changed in response to a drift from the traditional ways of doing things towards modern approaches, Ghana continues to apply archaic methods of teacher training, creating in the process teachers incapable of orienting their students to meet the demands of modern society. Read more

Conversion of Polytechnics to Universities Serious Error. Was Akilagpa Sawyerr Right?

Many will not agree with those who attribute the conversion of polytechnics to technical universities to a serious error by the Mahama-led government. Read more

Education for Refugees

Kiron is a crowdfunding project, conceived to give refugees access to higher education. Programs are a combination of two years of online studies and one year of classroom studies at a partner university. Read more

Ghana’s New Graduates Struggle to Find Jobs

Over a thousand students graduated at a polytechnic in Tamale over the weekend. The initial excitements were great, but were quickly overshadowed by the specter of unemployment. Read more

Invest More in Education to Boost Literacy Rate

The Founder of the Progressive Peoples Party has called for more investment for the educational sector targeted at achieving higher literacy in Ghana. Read more

National Higher Education Entrance Exams Pushes Up Hotel Fees

The increase in hotel booking sparked huge price hikes among hotels, some of which raised their prices by 600 percent. Read more

Student Loan Repayment Rate at 70%

The Deputy Minister of Education (Tertiary), has said the Student Loan Trust Fund remains viable to offer loans to students in colleges of education. Read more

UCC Students Won’t Pay Utility Bills – SRC

The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has said that the students will not be bullied by the management of the university into paying utility bills. Read more

UCC to Extend Distance Education Across West Africa

The College of Distance Education (CoDE) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is to collaborate with other universities across West Africa to run programmes by distance learning on their campuses. Read more

Using Theatre as a Tool for Development

It seems theatre is in vogue now and has once again become trendy among lovers of the arts. Read more

UTAG Backs Ban on Sale of Handouts in Tertiary Institutions

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has welcomed a directive to authorities at the country’s tertiary institutions to ban the sale of handouts to students by lecturers. Read more

We Won’t Compromise On Admission Malpractices – UCC & Affiliates

The Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has urged its affiliates to prioritise admitting qualified applicants onto their academic programs to improve the standards of graduates they churn out. Read more

 

15 May 2016

Accra to Host Educational Fair

The fair which would be held on the theme, “Embracing new opportunities in education,” would have over 20 exhibitors showcasing various educational initiatives and opportunities for students. Read more

Coventry University Partners Ghanaian Institutions to Grow Entrepreneurs

Coventry University has launched the Africa Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE), to boost Ghana’s socio-economic development by encouraging entrepreneurs. Read more

Nana Addo Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

The University of Fort Hare in South Africa, has conferred an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree on the 2016 presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as part of the University’s centenary celebrations. Read more

Pidgin English: A University Student’s Language Nemesis

During an interview with a media house that has extensive coverage, he sought to impress. He tried all he could to sound fluent and erudite. Read more

Restructure Academic Programmes to Meet Demands

A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has said academic programmes must be restructured with their missions redefined to train the kind of graduates needed by the labour market. Read more

RIRI Launches Scholarship Programme

To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honour.  Read more

Scientists Raise Fear of Higher Zika Risk

The mosquito-borne Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, scientists. Read more

 

30 April 2016

About 61% of Teachers in Tertiary Institutions Unqualified

Sixty-one (61) per cent of teachers in the colleges of education do not have the requirement to teach in tertiary institutions, a survey carried out by the University of Education Winneba (UEW) has revealed. Read more

Consider People with WASSCE Grades D7, E8 for Pursuing Higher Education

The ministry of education cautions that tertiary institutions that do not follow the applicable entry requirements to admit students will have their accreditation revoked. Read more

Ghana to Lose Skilled Labour to Greener Countries

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has warned that 14 per cent of Ghana’s energetic unemployed school leavers have decided to travel abroad for greener pastures should their situations remain the same in six in months. Read more

Ghanaian Universities Urged to Establish Working Relations with Foreign Institutions

The lecture was held under the theme, “Internationalization and Globalisation: Education, Research, Diplomacy and Intelligence. Read more

Jobless Graduates Feel Insecure in Ghana, Plan to Go Abroad

The graduates have been unemployed in the labour market for a period of five years spanning from the time they completed their National Service. Read more

Make Technical Universities Problem-solving Oriented

The Director of the Social Development Policy Division of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa has said Technical universities should be problem-solving oriented. Read more

Partner with Foreign Universities to Enhance Development, Universities Urged

Universities in Ghana have been urged to provide the educational and research foundations that are essential to help resolve our multiple social concerns. Read more

President Promises First Private Medical School Support

More than half a century after the first public medical school launched in Ghana, first private medical school has been opened. Read more

Student Leaders Confess To Political Influences

Five student leaders assembled by Joy FM’s Super Morning Show unanimously agreed that political parties influence the elections of student leaders across the country. Read more

University of Ghana Honours Past Vice Chancellors

The University of Ghana, has honoured its three past Vice Chancellors for the impact they made on the University during their times on duty. Read more

University Not Meant to Produce Skilled Graduates

The university is not meant to produce skilled graduates but rather, train their minds to enable them adapt to situations and circumstances. Read more

YEA to Introduce Internship Module

The Director of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), has disclosed that the agency would soon introduce an Internship Module for graduates. Read more

 

15 April 2016

281 Trainees Pass Out of Mount Mary College of Education

Two hundred and eighty-one teacher trainees, made up of 134 males and 147 female, have passed out of the Mount Mary College of Education. Read more

Abolition of Teacher Trainee Allowance Increases Enrollment

The abolition of the teacher trainees’ allowances has increased enrollment into teacher training colleges in the country by 63.8 per cent. Read more

Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 Official Launch

If there’s any Awards show in Ghana that truly gets every Youth involved, it’s arguably the Ghana Tertiary Awards (GTA’s). Read more

Govt to Take Over Ghana Technology University College

The government has initiated steps for the smooth takeover of the Ghana Technology (Telecom) University College (GTUC) from Vodafone Ghana Limited. Read more

National Union of Ghana Students Launches Golden Jubilee Anniversary

A Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Tertiary Education has underscored the relevance of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in national development efforts. Read more

President Mahama Converts Polytechnics Into Technical Universities

The President performed the symbolic launching of the conversion of polytechnics into technical universities. Read more

Government to Restrict Establishment of Private Universities

Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, has said discussions are underway to restrict the establishment of new private universities in the country. Read more

President Directs Technical Universities to Focus on TVET

President has directed the polytechnics converted into Technical Universities to strictly focus on the sciences and technology. Read more

Tertiary Council Considers Bill to Upgrade Polytechnics

Ghana’s Technical University Bill, which will convert a number of polytechnics into universities, has been finalised by the attorney general and is currently under consideration by the National Council for Tertiary Education. Read more

University of Energy Launches 10-Year Strategic Plan

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani, has launched a 10-year strategic plan aimed at raising its level to achieve stated vision and mission in a cost-effective and proactive manner. Read more

 

1 April 2016

Government Will Continue To Assist Islamic Schools

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, has said government will assist the Uthman Bin Affan Islamic School (UBAISH) to become a leading Islamic school in the country. Read more

Northern School of Business Closed Down

Northern School of Business (NOBISCO) in Tamale has been shut down following a directive from Ghana Education Service. Read more

Study Gender Violence Laws’

Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, explained that it was necessary for actors within the justice delivery system to acquaint themselves with the changing trend in sexual and gender-based violence issues and be able to apply the laws effectively. Read more

 

15 March 2016

Inaugural Global Science Forum in Africa Concludes with Pledge to Bring Young Scientists

Inaugural Global Science Forum in Africa Concludes with Pledge to Bring Young Scientists Out of the Shadows, Invest in Basic Sciences. Read more

Islamic University Opens To Non-Muslims Too

The Islamic University’s doors were opened to everyone irrespective of their religious affiliation and ethnic background as far as they were qualified. Read more

Mahama launches TVET project in Ada

President John Dramani Mahama has urged students pursuing courses in Technical and Vocational Education to approach their studies with diligence. Read more

NAB Issues New Guidelines for Accreditation of Universities

Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary, said the National Accreditation Board and the National Council for Tertiary Education had drawn-up new guidelines for the accreditation of new universities to meet standards. Read more

NCTE holds Workshop for Universities Council Members

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), with funding from the Carnegie Corporation in New York had organised Phase Two of the Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT) programme for Council Members of Universities. Read more

No More Arts Universities

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) is formulating new guidelines that will ban people from establishing arts-based universities in the country. Read more

PURC to Appoint Liaison Officers in Tertiary Institutions

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission is to appoint liaison officers at the various tertiary institutions in the country to respond to all utility complaints from students. Read more

University To Support Graduates With Set-Up Funds

The President of the Heritage Christian University College (HCUC) has announced that his outfit is committed to supporting graduates from the institution with funds to enable them start their own businesses. Read more

Valley View gives Ghana its youngest Vice Chancellor

Professor Daniel K. Bediako has become Ghana’s youngest Vice Chancellor following his installation to the high office of the Valley View University (VVU), Ghana’s premier private university. Read more

 

29 February 2016

Increase Student’s Loan, Zenith University Urges Government

Zenith University College has called on government to increase the student’s loan scheme to enable them access the loan and invest in their education. Read more

Poly Alumni Cry Foul Over Conversion Of Polytechnics

The Cape Coast Polytechnic Alumni Association together with six youth groups in the Central Region are calling on President John Mahama to intervene and ensure fairness in the selection of polytechnics to be converted into technical universities. Read more

Pragmatic Measures Needed to Tackle Rising Cost of Education

The Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has called for pragmatic measures to tackle what he describes as the rising cost of education which, according to him, “is gradually widening the gap between the rich and the poor”. Read more

Robotics: A Futuristic Outlook For Solving Local Problems

Ashesi’s robotics curriculum focuses on exposing students to exciting and cutting edge areas. Read more

 

15 February 2016

Develop Productive Management Strategies Tertiary Institutions Advised

The Vice–Chancellor of the University for Development Studies, Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, has advised tertiary institutions to develop effective management strategies in order to be more competitive. Read more

Train Youth to Acquire Employment Skills

The Proprietress of Queens craft School of Catering in Takoradi in the Western Region, has appealed to the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to develop more practical programmes for educational institutions to equip the youth with employment skills. Read more

 

January 2016

Accra Polytechnic Set for Technical University – Rector

All is set for the conversion of Accra Polytechnic into a technical university for the 2016/2017 academic year. Read more

All Nations University Alumni to Promote Alma Matter

The President of the All Nations University College (ANUC), has called on the university’s alumni to take personal interest in helping to promote the image of the institution. Read more

CSIR to Start Private University

In the late 1970s, the government opened the sluice gate for private participation in tertiary education. Since then, private and some parastatal institutions have established tertiary institutions. Read more

Failed Institutions ….Suggests Failed Administrative Systems

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, made this observation when he presented the keynote address at the Opening ceremony of the annual review meeting and workshop for Senior Members at the Offices of the Registrar underway at Mankessim in the Central Regions. Read more

Freeze on Employment Affecting Tertiary Institutions

The freeze on public sector employment is adversely affecting the operations of public tertiary institutions in the country, the Rector of Accra Polytechnic. Read more

Gender Parity in Enrollment Gaining Grounds at UCC

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor Domwini Dabire Kuupole has observed that the university’s move for gender parity in enrollment is gaining grounds. The gap between males and females narrows every year in the school. Read more

Ghana’s Education Is Sinking

Education is the process of teaching and learning and it is mainly done in our socialisation centres, such as schools and homes. In Ghana, if an individual is not educated, he or she may find it difficult to work. Read more

Ghanaian Students in China Not Paid Monthly Stipend for 12 Months

About 30 Ghanaian graduate students on government scholarships in China have not been receiving their monthly stipend for the past 12 months. Read more

Ghanaian Languages Teachers Unhappy With Policy

The Association of Teachers of Ghanaian Languages, has in a resolution passed at a conference expressed unhappiness with the current languages policy on education. Read more

I’ll Lead UG With Integrity – Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu

The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has pledged to lead with integrity and a spiritual transformation of the university. Read more

K’dua Poly Students Angry Over Killer Levy

Management of the Koforidua Polytechnic in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region has imposed a GH¢191 utility levy on each student to enable the school settle its utility bills. Read more

KNUST Launches Scholars Programme for Needy Students

The Mastercard Foundation (MCF) Scholars Programme, a project that seeks to give financial assistance to underprivileged brilliant students to access university education, has been launched at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. Read more

More Students to Benefit from President’s Scholarship

Over 50 brilliant but needy students from selected basic schools in the Eastern Region are to benefit from the Presidential Award this year. Read more

Pentecost University Holds 7th Congregation and 12th Matriculation

The seventh (7th) congregation of the Pentecost University College (PUC) has taken place in Accra. Read more

Private Universities Fight for Equal Opportunities

Private Universities Students’ Association of Ghana (PUSAG) has decried President Mahama’s directive to the Ministry of Health to consider graduate nurses from public institutions before their counterparts from the private institutions. Read more

TEWU Strike Slows Down Work in Public Varsities

The national leadership of TEWU threatened to withdraw its services until the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) corrected disparities in the placement of members on the public sector salary structure. Read more

 

December 2015

Aim Higher Africa Lifts Autism Centre in Ghana

LEADING education not for profit organization, Aim Higher Africa, is spearheading the transformation of the traditional classroom into a digital learning environment. Read more

Conference On Effective Teaching Of Maths To Be Held

A day’s conference to brainstorm on ways to promote effective teaching of mathematics in schools is to be held at the Koforidua Polytechnic. Dubbed “Edcamp” it would bring together teachers and other education experts from across the nation. Read more

Donation to Balme Library by the Socialist Forum

The Pan-African Congress Legacy Project has made a donation of thirty (30) books written by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President and others complied and published by the Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) to the Balme library. Read more

Ghana Technology University College Holds 12th Congregation

The Ghana Technology University College held its 12th Congregation, to award diplomas and degrees to about 1,132 students who graduated from the university. Read more

Government Urged To Entice Mathematicians to Teach

Academic Director at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana has expressed the need for governments to provide incentives that would entice mathematics teachers to stay in the classrooms. Read more

KNUST Awards Zoomlion Ghana for Providing Solution to the Sanitation Problems

Zoomlion Ghana Ltd has received an award by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The Corporate Award was presented to Zoomlion by the University for the Company’s Immense Contribution to the school and the society at large. Read more

KNUST Alumnus Appointed VC of UDS

An alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been appointed the new Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University for Development Studies. Read more

Ministerial Delegation Engages With Ashesi and General Public

Ashesi was the host of Campus Connect, a presidential initiative pioneered by the Ministry of Education to foster interaction between the government and universities. In attendance was a delegation of government leaders headed by the Minister of Education. Read more

Nduom University to Be Ready By March 2016

Barring any last minute hiccups, the Nduom School of Business and Technology will admit its first batch of students for the 2016 / 2017 academic year. Read more

Quality Teacher Education through Open and Distance Learning

To meet the educational needs of the broad mass of the population, we need to build a new kind of higher education, one without walls; one that can connect with knowledge and skill wherever it is in the world. Read more

Removal of Allowances Best for Nation and Teacher Trainees

The Deputy Minister for Education in-charge of Tertiary Education, has said the removal of the allowances of Teacher Trainees is in the best interest of teacher trainees and the nation. Read more

Six UG Students Receive Tony & Awele Elumelu Foundation Academic Prizes

The Tony and Awele Elumelu Foundation of Nigeria has presented academic awards to six students of the University of Ghana who excelled in their various academic programmes during the 2014/2015 academic year. Read more

UG and Brown University Partner to Build Capacity in TB & HIV Research

The University of Ghana in partnership with Brown University have been awarded a $1.45 million U.S. dollar grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Fogarty International Centre to build the capacity at the post-graduate level for Tuberculosis  and HIV research in Ghana. Read more

University Of Ghana and University Of Limerick Sign Agreement

The University of Limerick has signed a formal agreement with the University of Ghana to facilitate the collaboration between the institutions and to cooperate in a number of areas including education and in academic research. Read more

University Of Professional Studies Inaugurates Student Hostel

The newly constructed 1,246-student capacity hostel complex of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has officially been inaugurated. Read more

 

November 2015

Ashesi Hosts African University Day 2015 The Association of African Universities (AAU), in partnership with Ashesi University, organized the celebrations for Africa University Day 2015 on Ashesi’s campus at Berekuso. Read more

Beyond The Lecture Hall: What University Student Beyond the lecture hall: what university students do not hear at lectures is a book intended to provide information that would complete the fulfillment of a University experience. Read more

“Dream, But Execute,” MTN Ghana CEO Tells Students at Ashesi As part of helping students gain real world perspectives in the classroom, MTN Ghana CEO visited campus to speak to students in Ashesi’s Competitive Strategy class. Read more

KNUST’s Faculty of Law is 3rd in Africa Moot Court Competition The Faculty of Law of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of   Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been adjudged the third best moot court in Africa at the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition held at the University of Zambia, Lusaka. Read more

School of Languages Holds Conference on Multilingualism The School of Languages, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Language Centre and the Central University College recently held a three-day conference on the theme Multilingualism in the African Context: Resource or Challenge? Read more

Seven KNUST Lecturers Inducted into GhYA Seven KNUST lecturers have been inducted into the Ghana Young Academy (GhYA) of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) at a one-day workshop on science communication for better dissemination of research results. Read more

S.T. Nankani Supports Ten Brilliant but Needy Students  The S.T. Nankani Trust of the Nankani Group of Companies has awarded scholarships to ten  brilliant but needy students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Read more

UEW Holds 20th Congregation The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has attributed the increase in student numbers to the fact that more innovative and competitive programmes that are market driven, and which links the lecture rooms to the teaching fields and industries have been introduced. Read more

UG Holds November 2015 Congregation Ceremonies The University of Ghana has held the 2015 November Congregation ceremonies for students who completed various programmes of study at the University. Read more

University Charged to Check Plagiarism Research Officer and a consultant at the Copyright Office, has called for strong rules and mechanisms to check plagiarism in the University. Read more

 

September 2015

Universities Under Investigation Over IS Recruitment Ghana’s authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State or IS. Read more

 

August 2015

Ghanaian Scientist Wins 2015 Royal Society Pfizer Early Career Award Dr Gordon A. Awandare, Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, has become the first Ghanaian to win the Royal Society Pfizer Early Career Award. Read more

Making Universities More Relevant The roles of universities as reported in the literature could be broadly classified as teaching, research, service and advising. The service role is further divided into outside-of-university service and inside-of-university service. Read more

Legal Powers Key to Thwarting Dubious Tertiary Colleges In the face of tertiary education institutions flouting the law, Ghana’s National Accreditation Board, or NAB, has complained of not having the power to prosecute. Read more

 

July 2015

Employ Technology to Check Examination Malpractices President of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) said on Friday that there is a need to embrace technology to prevent and eliminate the leakage of examination papers. Read more

Foreign Institutions Warned Over PhD Admissions Foreign tertiary institutions in Ghana have been directed by the National Accreditation Board, (NAB), to ensure that only students with certificates awarded by institutions accredited by the board be admitted to PhD courses. Read more

Pan African University Signs MOU with UCC The University of Cape Coast has signed an Affiliation Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with the Pan African Christian University College at Pomadze. Read more

Tertiary Education Graduates Must Fit Into Industrial Sector Deputy Minister of Tertiary Education has noted that tertiary education must train graduates with the right calibre of manpower to be innovative and respond to the needs of industrial sector. Read more

Universities Should Narrow Gap with Business Community Bastiat Ghana, a liberal economy think tank says the present high unemployment rate in Ghana could be attributed to the gap between the universities and the business community. Read more

 

June 2015

Universities in Ghana, France Agree Degree Recognition Vice-chancellors of public universities in Ghana and directors of French engineering schools have signed an agreement on mutual recognition of studies and qualifications that will enable Ghanaian students to study more easily in France, and French students to study in Ghana. Read more

School Urges Assembly to Halt Illegal Mining Near It The headmaster of the University of Mines and Technology Basic School (UBaS) in Tarkwa, has appealed to the Municipal Assembly and the traditional authorities to halt illegal mining activities around the school’s premise. Read more

Government to Construct New Polyclinics – President Mahama The government is to construct 15 additional polyclinics in the country, President John Dramani Mahama, announced on Thursday. Read more

Make Colleges of Education Four years- Bishop Lodonu The Most Reverend Francis Anani Kofi Lodonu, the Catholic Bishop of Ho, has urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to consider changing the academic calendar for colleges of education to four years. Read more

GIMPA to Host Obama’s African Leadership Initiative The US has selected Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) to host the Regional Learning Centre for President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) in July. Read more

 

MAY 2015

Ghanaian Students Return Home after Studying in Australia The Australian High Commission in Ghana has welcomed home 39 Ghanaians who have completed studies in Australia under the Australian Government’s Scholarships Awards Programme. Read more

Lecturers Build Capacity for Quality Science Education Delivery The Career Development Centre, a capacity-building facility of the College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been inaugurated in Kumasi. Read more

 

April 2015

University of Education Launches Corporate Strategic Plan The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has launched its Third Strategic Plan for the years 2014 to 2018, with a call on staff to work hard towards its success. Read more

 

March 2015

Ghanaian Millionaire Quits Microsoft to Build University That Educates Young Africans In 2001, after living in America for almost two decades, Patrick Awuah returned to Ghana, leaving his job at Microsoft, where he earned millions as program manager to set up Ashesi University in Accra, to educate young Africans. “If the current leadership core was educated a certain way, if they were problem solvers, if they had deep compassion for society, we would be in a different place. Read more

 

JANUARY 2015

Chief Advises Youth to Seek Higher Education The Paramount chief in Daffiama in the Upper West Region has advised the youth to seek higher education and permanent jobs before venturing into mainstream politics. Read more

High Cost of Upgrading Polytechnics into Universities It will cost Ghana’s government USD 180 Million per annum for the next three years to fully turn the 10 polytechnics into technical universities. Read more

 

DECEMBER 2014

Conference on Higher Education Issue Communique The conference on innovative approaches to funding higher education and research has urged African governments to ensure the creation of a university fund. Read more

 

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