Ghana

31 October 2021

6th Africa Council for Distance Education Conference Ends Successfully

The 6th African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) conference ended successfully with a call to stakeholders within the education space to consider the enormous potential of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in changing the face of pedagogy in Africa. Read more

AAU Secretary General Pays Courtesy Call on the Minister of Education of Ghana

The new Secretary General of the Association of African Universities, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, paid a courtesy call to Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei AduTwum on Monday, 25th of October 2021. Read more

Admit the 499 into Law School

The Africa Education Watch (Eduwatch) has asked the the management of the Ghana School of Law to admit the 499 LLB students who were unfairly denied admission. Read more

Almost One in Four Female African Entrepreneurs Have Innovated, According to a UNESCO Survey

At least half of the women entrepreneurs held at least a bachelor’s degree in nine of the ten countries studied. These findings contradict a misconception in Africa that women launch their own business for lack of education or other career options. Read more

Cloth Masks, Less Effective in Protecting People Against COVID-19: KNUST Research Findings Reveals

According to a study undertaken by final-year undergraduate students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Departments of Medical Diagnostics and Clinical Microbiology, medical masks are more effective than cloth masks in protecting people against microbial pathogen infection. Read more

Government Pumps $1b into TVET – Dr Asamoah

The Acting Director-General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, has said the current government has invested almost $ 1 billion dollars in TVET infrastructure and training alone between 2017 and 2021. Read more

Holy Child College of Education Holds 13th Congregation 

Holy Child College of Education, at Fijai in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region, has held its 13th Congregation, under the theme: “The role of quality assurance in a strengthened tertiary institution.” Read more

Internationalisation – A Step Towards Quality Higher Education

African universities have been urged to internationalise their curricula as a first step towards strengthening and marketing African higher education and graduates in a rapidly changing world. Read more

KNUST Student Named Top Innovator of The Year by The World Economic Forum

A third-year student of the Department of Communication Design, Mathias Charles Yabe has been named the Top Innovator and selected among the 14 winners in the Generation Restoration Challenge by the World Economic Forum. Read more

KNUST Vice-Chancellor Holds Maiden Virtual Interactive Session with Alumni 

As part of activities to commemorate the 70th Anniversary celebrations of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson has hosted a virtual interactive session with all KNUST alumni worldwide… Read more

Lakeside University College, Ghana Appoints a New President

The Lakeside University College, Ghana (L.U.C.G), formerly known as the Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) has appointed Dr. Mohammed-Sani Abdulai, an educationist and distinguished IT professional, as the new President of the University. Read more

Lancaster University Ghana Inaugurates New Campus

In a bid to get more students enrolled into the tertiary level, Lancaster University Ghana has inaugurated its new campus in Tantra Hill, Accra. Read more

Lancaster University Unveils Ultra-Modern Campus at Tantra University

Since 2013, the Transactional Academic Group (TAG) in partnership with Lancaster University has brought world-class education to Ghana with the setting up of a Ghana Lancaster University campus. Read more

New Executives of UTAG Sworn in 

New executives of the University Teachers Association (UTAG) have been sworn in during the 20th biennial delegates conference of the association held at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa in the Western Region. Read more

Study Highlights Tangers of Too Few Medical Students

Ghana needs about US$480.39 million to finance the education of health professions to fill the needs-based gaps and correct mismatches by 2035, without which there will be a 33% shortage of essential health professionals, … Read more

Teaching through COVID-19 Pandemic – Lessons from OLA College of Education 

The world’s unexpected pandemic, COVID-19, grounded many activities worldwide, including education, and Ghana was not spared. Read more

Tertiary Students to be Granted Sabbatical Leave in Support of Entrepreneurship…

Deputy Finance Minister, Dr John Kumah, has disclosed plans by government to partner with tertiary institutions to promote entrepreneurship among young people. Read more

UG-UTAG Calls on National Security Minister to Provide Explanation, Apology for Invasion of Campus 

The University of Ghana’s University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG) branch has condemned the invasion of the University campus by National Security Operatives during the Students’ Representative Council’s general elections. Read more

Unemployment Conundrum -110,000 Youth Graduate from Universities Every Year…

The government in recent years has initiated some interventionist programmes such as the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), One District, One Factory (1D1F), Planting for Food and Jobs, and… Read more

Universities Dared to Show Where Their Production Units are Located

A Methodist Minister has challenged the premier universities to show where their production units are located which enable them undertake research and manufacturing activities. Read more

Universities Encouraged to Team up in Research Work 

Professor John Owusu Gyapong, Vice-Chancellor of University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ho, has encouraged universities in Ghana to collaborate in their research work. Read more

Universities in Ghana to Participate in the First National Energy Quiz Competition in Ghana

Universities across the country are being invited to participate in a quiz competition slated for 25th November 2021.At the Launch of the quiz competition in Accra, the Chief Executive of The African Global Response Energy Environment (AGREE), Read more

Youngest Medical Student in Africa’s Heart Set on Cardiology

She is arguably Africa’s youngest university student, and she is studying medicine at the University of Malawi College of Medicine. Read more

 

30 September 2021

$68m Project for UHAS Takes Off

The second phase of infrastructure construction for the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ho has started. Read more

ADB Donates ₵50,000 to Akuafo Hall Furniture Project

The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has presented 150 tables and chairs worth ₵50,000 to the Akuafo Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon in support of the renovation of the Hall towards the advancement of its academic activities. Read more

Africa Centers of Excellence Increase Pool of Researchers

The Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE), coordinated by the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Inter-University Council of East Africa, have graduated a total of 8,100 students made up of 1,600 PhD students and 6,500 masters students since the initiative’s inception in 2014,… Read more

AIT Graduates 8th Batch of PhDs, Deepens Africa’s Pool of Tech Scholars

The Accra Institute of Technology, AIT, a leading technology-focused private university has further helped to increase Africa’s rising number of scholars in technology related fields as the university graduated its eighth batch of PhDs… Read more

Akufo-Addo Appoints Immediate-Past UG VC Prof Oduro Owusu to Top Post

President Akufo-Addo has appointed the immediate-past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu to a top position to regulate the Energy sector of Ghana. Read more

Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod for Phase-Two of UHAS Campus Project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the second phase of construction works on the main University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Campus in Ho. Read more

A Model of Public Accountability for African Universities

There is a continuing discussion about university autonomy and academic freedom in Africa. Nevertheless, nothing so far has been written or heard about African universities’ public accountability. How can universities have rights without accountability? Read more

Community Activities will Help Prepare Students for Work

University authorities in Africa must find a way of integrating co-curricular activities into the academic curriculum to cultivate soft skills to prepare students for work, the Director-general of the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) of Ghana’s University… Read more 

CSIR Mulls Amendment of Law to Incorporate Higher Education 

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has engaged stakeholders on the amendment of CSIR Act 521 (1996) to incorporate higher education and offer clearer mandate to its College of Science and Technology (CCST). Read more

D7 in WASSCE Should Not be a Barrier to Tertiary Education

Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, is charging public tertiary institutions to allow students who obtain grade D7 in WASSCE to have access to tertiary education. Read more

Dep Minister for Education and DG of CTVET Tour TVET Institutions

The Deputy Minister for Education in charge of TVET, Gifty Twum Ampofo, and the Director-General of CTVET, Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, have been touring selected technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions that are serving as centres for the ongoing 2021 May/June Certificate II Core Exams. Read more

Education Minister Inaugurates Boards of CTVET, NASIA and Five Others

The Vice-Chancellor believes that all forms of education should focus on students. Read more

Education Minister Orders Universities to Admit D7 Grade 

Ghana’s Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has issued an order to tertiary institutions to start admitting D7 students.In his view, it doesn’t make sense to keep D7 holders out of school when the university can find a way around it. Read more

GETFund Projects Abandoned at Gambaga College of Education

GETFund projects with a total contract sum of GH₵25,177,356.34 which commenced in 2016 at the Gambaga College of Education in the North East Region, have been abandoned. Read more

Joe Ghartey Charges Universities to Make Entrepreneurs Out of Students

Former Railway Minister, Joe Ghartey, is charging universities to explore the environment and make entrepreneurs out of the students they churn out every year. Read more

KNUST 9th Summer School Opens

The Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof. (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson, has said it was time for academia to create constructive partnerships with other institutions of higher learnings to implement the use of science, research and innovations… Read more 

Office of Students with Special Needs Host Career Seminar

The Office of Students with Special Needs (OSSN), in partnership with the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), Nestlé Central and West Africa (CWA) and the Adenta Mountain View Lions Club, has organised a seminar on the topic “Exploring Career Opportunities” for Students with Special Needs. Read more

President of the Association of African Universities Participates in the Inauguration and Investiture of UNISA’s First Female Vice Chancellor

The President of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Professor Bakri Osman Saeed received a kind invitation from Professor Puleng LenkaBula, the new Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA), to participate in her inauguration ceremony. Read more

Public Universities Urged to Establish Production Units

Very Reverend (rtd) Jubilant Boakye Danquah, former chaplain of the United States of America (USA) military hospital, has called on public universities in the country to be innovative and establish production units to produce basic human necessities for the country. Read more

Rankings: African Universities Have Made Progress Since 2018

African universities at last may be shaking off the longstanding unenviable characterisation of not measuring up to their counterparts in other parts of the world when it comes to providing high-quality teaching, research output, knowledge transfer and international outlook, … Read more

Researchers in Africa Unite to Tackle Challenges (Africa)

Africa’s researchers from the humanities and natural sciences have resolved to combine efforts and implement solutions unearthed from their findings to tackle major challenges that plague the continent. Read more

Sex Education Needed to Boost Sustainable Development

With the high prevalence of first adolescent pregnancy, Sub-Saharan African universities should join the comprehensive sex education movement to equip students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values relevant to the African context to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3… Read more

Some demands of TUTAG Granted – National Labour Commission

The government has granted some of the demands of the lecturers of the Technical Universities in the country. Read more

Targeted, Proactive Efforts Needed to Strengthen Physics

The need for a proactive effort to improve the teaching and researching of physics in Sub-Saharan Africa as a foundation for critically important scientific work has been highlighted in a new report from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the UK-based Institute of Physics (IOP). Read more

Tertiary Education Commission Committed to the Sustainability of Private Institutions

Professor Mohammed Salifu, Director General, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), has assured private tertiary education institutions of the Commission’s support to their growth and sustainability to contribute to national development. Read more

UCC Poised for Greater Heights…

The Director of the Directorate of Research Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor Frederick Ato Armah, says the university would strive to consolidate gains in educational and research excellence. Read more

University of Cape Coast Ranks 1st in Ghana

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has been ranked as the tertiary institution first in Ghana in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Read more

UPSA Requests for PHD Collaboration with Sister African Universities

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Ghana, is keen to exploit the prospects of international educational partnerships and collaborations in PhD studies with sister African Universities across the continent. Read more

Vocational Training Skills is Right Antidote to Unemployment Challenges

The acting Director-General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Dr Fred Asamoah has urged graduates to contribute to the government’s effort by creating more jobs. Read more

 

31 August 2021

Akufo-Addo’s Claim Ghana is Currently Spending 23% of Budget on Education is FALSE

Ghana is spending 23% of its budget on education Source: President Nana Akufo-Addo – Advertisement – Verdict: FALSE Is Ghana currently spending 23% of its total national budget on education? Read more

Can ARUA Lead Africa on the Path to Research Excellence?

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), driven by a need to establish a culture of publishing verifiable data about African universities, has launched a report titled Research Profiles of ARUA Universities… Read more

Educating Ethical Citizens is a Priority for Universities

Africa needs a new type of citizen, a dedicated, modest, honest and informed man [citizen]. A man [citizen] who submerges himself in service to the nation and mankind [humankind]. Read more

Equip Colleges of Education for Fully-Fledged Tertiary Institution Status

The Vicar General, Catholic Diocese of Jasikan, Rev Fr Dr. Joseph Kofi Nsiah, has appealed to stakeholders to join forces with the government to develop the country’s colleges of education. Read more

Essay Denounces ‘Pervasive’ Racism and Sexism in Science

Sexist and racist discriminatory practices are widespread and entrenched in scientific processes, including in the indicators of success and impact, and have to change to tackle challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change, which necessitate diverse experiences and perspectives to come up with creative solutions. Read more

FABESS Holds Maiden Edition of The Builder’s Idea Challenge

According to the President of FABESS, Ebenezer Acheampong, the overarching objective for launching the Builder’s Idea Challenge was to provide a platform for students of the faculty to work in partnership with students of related disciplines to better appreciate their skills… Read more

Five-Member Research Team Organises Impact Workshop

A five-member research team undertaking a project entitled “The Early Education for Young Deaf Children and their Caregivers in Ghana” has organised an impact workshop on the research project for stakeholders at the Windy-Bay Guest House in Winneba. Read more

Government Says it Has Provided Free Apprenticeship Training…

Government through the Ministry of Education and the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) has since 2017 provided free training to over 17,527 apprentices and master craft persons across the country. Read more

Government Urged to Prioritise Tourism Education

A professor of tourism education at the Cape Coast Technical University, Prof. Samuel Benjamin Owusu-Mintah has challenged the government to consider introducing tourism education at the early stages of the development of the child. Read more

Ho Technical University, Japan Motors Operationalises Vehicle Service Centre

The Ho Technical University (HTU) in collaboration with the Japan Motors Trading Company (JMTC) have opened a vehicle service centre at the campus of the University. Read more

Ho Technical University to Demonstrate Solar-Powered Irrigation System

The Ho Technical University will demonstrate the use of an innovative solar-powered irrigation system, becoming the first Technical University in the country to achieve the feat. Read more

Introduce Programme in Maritime Law

The Chancellor and Board Chairman of the Regional Maritime University (RMU), Mr Jean Ernest Bibehe, has asked the university to introduce a programme in maritime law to equip students with legal knowledge towards the fight against maritime crime in the sub region. Read more

Parliament Committee on Education Visits TVET Centers

The Parliamentary Select Committee for Education has commenced a five-day working tour to inspects ongoing Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) projects around the country to assess the progress and report back to the house. Read more

NUGS ‘Begs’ UTAG, Universities’ Senior Staff to Reconsider Nationwide Strike

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has appealed to the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana to reconsider their nationwide strike. Read more

RACUS Organization Took Part in International Educational Exhibition…

On the 12th and 13th of August 2021 in the city of Accra (Republic of Ghana) the international educational exhibition “Ghana Higher Education Fair” took place.  Read more

Science Festival Promotes Study of Sciences at Tertiary Levels – VC

Science festivals are very significant events that expose students to innovations and experiments to consider the sciences in their pursuit of tertiary education, … Read more

Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana Suspends Industrial Strike

The National Executive Councils of the Senior Staff Association-Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Association have suspended the industrial strike action they embarked on with immediate effect. Read more

Technical Universities’ Senior Administrators Association of Ghana Calls on GTEC

The Technical Universities’ Senior Administrators Association of Ghana (TUSAAG) has met with the Director-General of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), Prof. Mohammed Salifu over a number of issues. Read more

Technical, Vocational Hub Vision Taking Shape — CTVET Director- General

The Director-General of the Commission for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s vision of making Ghana a world-class TVET hub is gradually taking shape. Read more

TEIN Members Threaten Demo Against Gov’t Over Unresolved UTAG Strike

Members of the Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN) of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have threatened to demonstrate by next week… Read more

Tokyo Olympics: What is the Role of Universities in Sport?

Africa’s poor performance in the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo highlighted the role that universities on the continent could play to help prepare sports stars for the international sports stage, similar to the work done by institutions in other parts of the world, notably the United States. Read more

Twenty-Five Veterinary Students Ushered into Clinical Years of Their Studies

The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi has held its 6th White Coat Ceremony for Twenty-five (25) students of the 2023-year group. Read more

University Lecturers’ Strike: UTAG-Govt Meeting Ends in Stalemate

A meeting between the government and the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to bring an end to the strike by members of the association ended in a stalemate… Read more

University Management Organises Training on Standard Operating Procedures…

Following the development and distribution of Standard Operating Procedures, (SOPs) for security personnel on campus, the Security Services and Human Resources Development Unit of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have organised a two-day training on the SOPs at the Great Hall. Read more

US Court Hands University US$165 Million Judgment

The University of Ghana has been slapped by the United States Federal Court with US$165 million judgment debt for wrongly terminating the Africa Integras Contract in 2018, reports PeaceFMonline.com. Read more

UTAG Likely to Suspend Strike; Return to Negotiation Table

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is putting efforts in place to call off its ongoing strike and return to the negotiation table. Read more

Varsity administrators Want UTAG Strike Resolved

The Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) has urged the government to expedite efforts at resolving the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) impasse and all other university workers fairly to avoid a total close down of public universities. Read more

We’re Losing PhD Holders to Traditional Universities Due to Disparities…

The Vice-Chancellor for the Koforidua Technical University says Technical Universities in the country will continue to lose a chunk of their PhD holders and faculty members to traditional universities. Read more

 

31 July 2021

15-Member Governing Council Inaugurated for University of Professional Studies

A fifteen-member Governing Council has been inaugurated for the University of Professional Studies, Accra. Read more

Abiodun Renames TASCE Sikiru Adetona College of Science, Education and Technology

Abiodun, who noted education has played important role in the development of the state, stated that his administration would continue to focus on science and technology education, to boost technological development of Ogun. Read more

Alan Kyerematen Supports KNUST in Nurturing Transformational Leaders

The over 80,000 student population and the resultant growing Christian numbers has put pressure on the places of worship on campus. Read more

All Hands-on Deck to Face the COVID-19 Pandemic

It has been more than a year since governments and institutions the world over were called upon to respond to a pandemic which started as a local situation in the Wuhan province of China but, in time, has affected the way we do things on a global level. Read more

College of Engineering Holds Capacity Building Workshop for Administrative Staff

The Deputy Registrar of the College of Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (CoE-KNUST), Mrs. Ida Saeed has organised a capacity building training workshop for administrative staff of the College of Engineering… Read more 

CTVET Organizes Virtual Conference to Celebrate WYSD 21

The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) in partnership with the National Youth Authority (NYA) and the Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS) organized a virtual conference to mark this year’s World Youth Skills Day (WYSD). Read more

Desist from Strikes, Demonstrations – Tertiary Education Staff Urged

The Deputy Director General of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), Dr. Ahmed Jinapor, has admonished all unions and staff associations within the tertiary education landscape to seize using strikes as a bargaining chip to address their challenges. Read more

Digital Centres in Six Countries to Build Competence

The Association of African Universities (AAU), in partnership with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) in Switzerland, launched centres of competence in digital education (centres de compétence en éducation numérique), or C-CoDE, at the AAU’s recent general conference. Read more

E-Learning is Getting Stuck in the Digital Divide

With 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa stranded without internet access, many African universities’ valiant efforts to embrace online delivery got stuck in the digital divide. COVID-19 has shown that affordable, accessible internet is more necessary than ever. Read more

Government to Establish Girls STEM SHS in Accra

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the government has allocated land for the construction of a girls STEM Senior High School (SHS) in Kpone Katamanso, Accra affiliated with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). Read more

GTEC Review Operations of Central University

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) as part of its measures to assure quality in tertiary education has undertaken a review of the programmes and operations of Central University (CU) to ascertain if the institution is operating in line with required standards. Read more

Kaduna College of Education Suspends Academic Activities Indefinitely

Following the recent protest by students over a planned hike in fees, which led to loss of two lives, the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, has announced the indefinite suspension of academic activities in the institution. Read more

KCCR, WHO Set Research Agenda to Address Skin Neglected Tropical Diseases…

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research for Tropical Medicine of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KCCR-KNUST) has organised a 2-day workshop on setting operational research agenda for skin Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in Ghana. Read more

KNUST Students Injured, Properties Destroyed as Confusion Hits SRC Vetting

University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been injured and some school properties destroyed. This follows a misunderstanding between some members of University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall, (Conti) on Sunday morning. Read more

Lecturer Advocates Research-Based Nursing Practice

Dr Margaret Wekem Kukeba, a lecturer at the Clement Kubindiwo (CK) Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences at Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region, has called for research-based nursing care Practice. Read more

Let’s Educate Students with 21st Century Skills and Essential Moral Values

Deputy Minister for Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour is urging educational stakeholders to help ensure students who go through the academic system are imbibed with 21st-century skills and essential moral values. Read more

NUGS Urges Asenso-Boakye to Address ‘Skyrocketing’ Hostel Fees in Universities

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) is calling on the Ministry of Works and Housing to come up with an intervention to address the high accommodation charges in various tertiary institutions across the country. Read more

Partner Private Universities to Introduce More Entrepreneurial Programs

The President of the Christ Apostolic University College (CAUC), Professor Clement Somuah, has asked the government to partner with private universities to enable them to roll out entrepreneurial training and programs that would fetch graduate’s employment after school. Read more

Political will Needed to Create the Ideal Post-Pandemic University

Digital infrastructure and connectivity, capacity-building for academic staff and students to use digital learning tools, quality assurance in the online study environment and stronger leadership from governments to bring about these changes are some of the measures that are required to create the post-pandemic African university. Read more

Prof. Felix Abagale Calls for Government…

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the University for Development Studies [UDS], Prof. Felix Kofi Abagale has called on the government to support private tertiary education institutions, in order to help absorb the increasing number of graduates from the second cycle institutions in the country. Read more

Quality Higher Education ‘Indispensable’ for Africa’s Future

Higher education in Africa and around the world is in a moment of rapid transition and transformation, thanks to the massive disruptions of COVID-19 that have accelerated long-term trends and exposed and exacerbated the sector’s systemic deficiencies and inequalities. Read more

Students Loan Beneficiaries to Increase to 60 Per Cent

Currently, only about 10 per cent of eligible students in public and private tertiary institutions benefit from the loans trust fund. Read more

Study Shows Geography is Key Driver to University Access

Ethnicity seems to be making way for geographic location as a primary indicator of unequal access to university education in Sub-Saharan Africa, a recent study suggests. Read more

UG, UHAS Dominate Top 50 Lecturers’ List in Ghana…

Forty-one lecturers of Ghana’s two oldest public universities and a new entrant dominate the list of top 50 lecturers in Ghana. Read more

Universities’ Senior Staff to Meet FWSC Over Conditions of Service

The leadership of the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana will later today, Monday, July 26, meet officials of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) over its outstanding conditions of service. Read more

Universities’ Senior Staff Run to Parliament Over Conditions of Service

The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana says it will petition Parliament over government’s failure to address conditions of service concerns it has been complaining about for some time now. Read more

Universities’ Senior Staff Vow to Resume Strike…

The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana has accused government of not showing enough commitment to addressing concerns raised over their unfavourable conditions of service, which resulted in them declaring a strike in May. Read more

University Management Organises Training on Standard Operating Procedures …

Following the development and distribution of Standard Operating Procedures, (SOPs) for security personnel on campus, the Security Services and Human Resources Development Unit of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have organised a two-day training on the SOPs… Read more 

University of Ghana Governing Council Inaugurated

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has inaugurated the Governing Council of the University of Ghana, with a charge on members to look at the global competitiveness, globalisation and its impact on the university. Read more

UTAG Begins Nationwide Strike on August 2 Over Conditions of Service

From Monday, August 2, 2021, all academic activities on the various university campuses will grind to a halt as the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), says it will withdraw services until their conditions of service are duly addressed. Read more

UTAG Threatens Strike

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has threatened a possible strike in all Public Universities should government fail to address the worsening conditions of its members. Read more

 

30 June 2021

3rd Tertiary Business Sense Challenge Kicks off – 6 Schools Start Competition Tomorrow

June 8, student representatives of the Bolgatanga Technical University (BTU) will face off with the University of Cape Coast (UCC), at the Executive Theatre of TV3 Kanda… Read more

Academic Heads Undergo ITS and Accreditation Issues Workshop

The Division of Human Resource (UEW) in collaboration with the Information Technology Services Directorate and the Planning Unit, has held a four-day intensive training workshop for all Deans, Directors, Heads of Department and lecturers in the University. Read more

Ashesi Education Collaborative Holds 2021 Convening to Strengthen Higher Education

Players in the educational sector in Africa have discussed strategies to improve education on the continent. Read more

Centre for African Studies, UEW Celebrates 2021 African Union Day

The Centre for African Studies (CAS), of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with a focus on building knowledge on Africa, has organised a one-day seminar to deliberate on issues in education as a pathway to Africa integration. Read more

‘Consider Going to Another School’ – Africa Education Watch to Rasta Students

In an interview on Campus Exclusive, Senior Research Fellow with Africa Education Watch, Divine Kpe, stated that no school rules and regulations should be used as an obstruction to one’s quest to accessing education. Read more

Education Minister Addresses the Press on Akufo-Addo’s Education Agenda

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum is Minister of Education the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, is addressing this week’s Minister’s Press Briefing. Read more

Gambia Wants to Work with Sub-Region on Quality

In its efforts to develop its tertiary education sector, the Gambia is turning to higher education centres in the West Africa sub-region to help build its capacity with quality assurance, the Gambia Minister of Higher Education Badara Joof has said in Accra, Ghana. Read more

Gender Mainstreaming Directorate Organises Conference for UEW Women Leaders

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate in syndicate with the Local National Union of Ghana Students (L-NUGS) Women’s Commission and GRASAG Gender Commission has organised a day’s colloquium for University of Education, Winneba (UEW) women leaders. Read more

HR Orients 2021 Retirees

The Division of Human Resource (HR), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), in collaboration with the Retirees’ Send-Off Planning Committee, has organised a two-day intensive training workshop for Senior Members, Senior and Junior Staff, who will be retiring from active service in September 2021. Read more 

‘Humanise Online Teaching and Learning’

There is a pressing need to critically evaluate and monitor higher education’s responses to the lockdown in Africa, especially in relation to teaching and learning remotely, says Daniela Gachago, an associate professor in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Read more

KNUST Establishes Centre to Deal with Global Pandemics

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service has established a centre dedicated to addressing the threat of global pandemics to health. Read more

KNUST’s First Female Vice-Chancellor Promises ‘One Student One Laptop’

Professor Rita Akasua Dickson has officially taken over as the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Read more

KTU Develops Traffic Lights with Cameras to Combat Insecurity on Campus

The government of Ghana must, as a matter of urgency, contract the Mechatronics and Cybersecurity Department of Koforidua Technical University to mass manufacture and purchase their new invention, traffic lights with Artificial Intelligence, for installation in every region of the country. Read more

National Policy on Precision Quality to Support the Creation of Work…

A multi-stakeholder dialogue has been organised in Accra by the Design and Technology Institute (DTI) in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) to commence the development of a national policy for precision quality (PQ) training in Ghana. Read more

Petroleum Commission Ghana Awards Scholarship to Female STEM Students

The Petroleum Commission, Ghana has awarded GH¢35,012 worth of scholarship to ten (10) needy female students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Read more

Private Universities too Deserve ‘Free’ Internet for E-Learning

The government’s provision of free internet connectivity to public universities must be extended to private tertiary institutions as well, to help their e-learning efforts amid the pandemic, the Chancellor of Perez University College (Perez-UC), Dr Bishop Agyinasare has proposed. Read more

Professor Peter Donkor Appointed President of the West African College of Surgeons

Professor Peter Donkor, a Full Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, KNUST has been inducted into office as the 31st President of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS)… Read more

Public Universities Bill will Improve Standards in Tertiary Institutions

Deputy Education Minister-designate, John Ntim Fordjour, has hinted at plans by the sector Ministry to reintroduce the controversial Public Universities’ Bill to Parliament. Read more

Senior Staff Association-Universities of Ghana Extends Strike

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Senior Staff Association-Universities of Ghana (SSA-UOG) has directed its members to continue with the industrial action until further notice. Read more

Tertiary Business Sense Challenge: KNUST, UCC qualify for finals

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) have finally booked their slots for the grand finale of the Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC). Read more

The Gambian Minister of Higher Education Visits KNUST

The Gambian Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST), Honourable Badara A. Joof, together with a delegation from the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)… Read more

TUTAG Lay Down Tools, Set to Commence Indefinite Strike from June 14

The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) are set to commence an indefinite partial strike from Monday, 14 June 2021, over failed attempts to have expired condition of service renewed. Read more

UG-UTAG Requests for Compensation Over ‘Hectic’ First Semester of Modular System

The University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG) has tabled a request to the management of the institution to compensate them with some remunerations for their “whole year cycle teaching without vacation” in both the first and second semester of the modular system… Read more

University of Ghana Anti-Corruption Committee Inaugurated

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, inaugurated the University of Ghana Anti-Corruption Committee, modelled on the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP)…Read more

University of Ghana Signs MoU with Hungarian University

On behalf of the University of Ghana the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his counterpart of the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Prof. Csaba Gyurica. Read more

Vice‑Chancellor Receives Gambian Team on Ghana‑Gambia Collaboration in Education

A delegation from the Gambia led by the Gambian Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Badara A. Joof, called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the existing collaboration between Ghana and the Gambia in Education. Read more

WHO, University of Ghana Tackle Air Pollution

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the University of Ghana (UG) are collaborating to develop a comprehensive national system to track the impact of health and economic policies on tackling air pollution in urban communities. Read more

 

31 May 2021

Academic City Initiates Measures to Promote African Culture Among the Youth

As part of efforts to promote and deepen the understanding of the African culture among the youth, Academic City University College has organized a programme dubbed “The Diversity Day”. Read more

Akufo-Addo Lauds UEW Management Over Judicious use of Internally Generated Funds

President Akufo-Addo has lauded the University of Education, Winneba for using their internally generated funds judiciously for the attainment of quality education delivery. Read more

Central University Ghana Signs MOU with Gordon College USA

As part of the agreement, qualified students from selected programme would complete two years at Central University and matriculate to Gordon College, USA for another two years to obtain a Gordon College degree. Read more

Commercializing Pineapple Processing Through Capacity Building of TVET Students

Most postgraduate students go through a lot of stress and gather many interesting data from farmers, marketers, processors, consumers etc. and keep the results to themselves without giving any feedback to the people they collected the data from. Read more

COVID’s Impact on International Higher Education: A New Model Emerging? …

OSUN warmly welcomes all who are interested to a special roundtable discussion that brings together university leaders from four continents, representing our network of over forty teaching institutions dedicated to building a new model of global higher education and to improving student access. Read more

EIST and KCC Hold Innovative Counselling Skills Short Course for ‘Counsellors’

The Department of Educational Innovations in Science and Technology (EIST) in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Counselling Centre (KCC) has organised a five-day Innovative Counselling Short Course for private counsellors, teachers, religious leaders and bankers… Read more

Government Develops a Five-Year Strategic Plan to Boost TVET

A five-year strategic plan to boost Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has been developed as part of efforts by the Government to develop the industrial skills of young people towards job creation. Read more

Ho Technical Uni Partners DTI to Enhance School’s TVET Curriculum

The Ho Technical University has officially signed an agreement with the Design and Technology Institute (DTI) to support the training of thousands of Ghanaian youth in Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET). Read more

HRODD Organizes Training Programme for Senior Staff

The Human Resource and Organizational Development Directorate (HRODD) has organized a day’s training on Records Management and Customer Service for selected Senior Staff of the University at the Great Hall. Read more

IDeL-UEW to Establish Study Centres in Some West African Countrie

The Director of the Institute for Distance Education and e-Learning (IDeL) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Prof. Francis Owusu Mensah has hinted that the institute will establish study centres in selected West African countries. Read more

Invasive Alien Species May Cost African Agricultural Sector $3.66 Trillion Per Year

A team of researchers from CABI, in Ghana, Kenya, the UK and Switzerland, estimate that the average cost of invasive alien species to the agricultural sector of each African country is $76.3 billion per year. Read more

Minister Lobbies Korean Scholarship for Ghanaian Students

Mr George Yaw Boakye, the Ahafo Regional Minister, has appealed to South Korea to provide scholarship opportunities for Ghanaian students to study in that country. Read more

Rewarding Research that Helps National Development

A 2018 Elsevier article reports that Africa as a whole spends a negligible amount of 0.4% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on scientific research compared to Europe’s 27%, Asia’s 31% and North America’s 37%. Read more

Science Fund Targets Agriculture Innovations in West Africa

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), one of Africa’s biggest science funds, is rolling out €2.7 million (about US$3.3 million) in grants for innovations in agriculture, targeted at universities and research institutions in West Africa. Read more

Senior Staff Association at Universities of Ghana Resume Strike After No-Show Tier II

President of the Senior Staff Association, George Ansong stated that unfortunate as it maybe, the failure of the government to address concerns on their market premium, pensions and other outstanding challenges will be the reason academic activities at the Universities will be disrupted. Read more

Senior Staff of Universities to Decide on Possible Suspension of Strike

The leadership of the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana, says its National Executive Committee (NEC), will conclude on a decision to possibly call off their strike or continue with it.

Senior Staff on Strike Again Over ‘Unfair’ Labour Practice

Ghanaian public universities have ground to a halt after members of the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) embarked on a nationwide strike on 18 May 2021. Read more

UEW Confers Honorary Doctorate Degrees…

These exceptional personalities have contributed significantly to the nation’s education from different perspectives in the functional areas with which they were entrusted. Read more

 

30 April 2021

Access to Education Still Depends on Who Can Pay

Marketisation of university education without bridging historical gaps in access to quality secondary education across Ghana has widened social and economic inequalities between north and south regions, and among rural and urban areas, according to a new study. Read more

Africa’s Largest Inter-University Hackathon Brings Students Together…

UmojaHack Africa 2021 was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa to compete on Zindi in a virtual machine learning hackathon on the weekend of 27-28 March. Read more

Ashesi Faculty Member Named one of Four Conveners for Africa Institute Initiative

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Center for African Popular Culture, Dr. Oduro-Frimpong, has been named one of four convenors for an Africa Institute initiative focused on exploring African communities through a range of scholarly and public programs. Read more

Essay Competition to Help Raise Awareness on Standards in Creative Industry

The African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) has organised a continental essay competition for university students, which will be held at two levels; regional and continental. Read more

Fire Guts Administration Block of Mampong Technical College of Education 

Fire has gutted the main administration block of the Mampong College of Technical Education.This occurred in the early hours of Monday, April 19… Read more

High Level Talks – Innovation in Higher Education

On 15 April 2021, MSM organized the second edition of the High-Level Talks, focusing on Innovation in Higher Education, and bringing together high-level leaders from Higher Education institutes in Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya and Uganda. Read more

Increased Enrolment in Science Part of Growth Strategy

In response to the government’s plan to increase the gross enrolment ratio for tertiary education to 40% within the next 10 years, the Ghana Ministry of Education will place more focus on expanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) when the current student figure is hiked from 547,000 to 1.5 million… Read more

KNUST and University of Offenburg have Won a Grant to Promote Safe Food Production…

The combined project funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), would grant both institutions a research budget worth 750,000.00 EUR for a period of four years. Read more

KNUST Engineering Students Build Automatic Hand Washing Station

Students of the Innovation Centre of the College of Engineering (CoE) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi have manufactured a solar-powered automatic hand washing station. Read more

KNUST Faculty of Agriculture Holds Seed Sector Forum

The Faculty of Agriculture of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi has held a seed sector forum at the Natural Resources Complex Block (NCB). The maiden edition of the forum was themed ‘Taking Advantage of Advances, Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities in the Modern seed sector’. Read more

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Receives Korean Team of Experts on Ghana-Korean Impact Project

A Korean team of experts on Tuesday April 20, 2021 called on the Pro Vice-Chancellor (RID), Prof. Felix Ankomah Asante. The purpose of the meeting was to plan a survey and lay down processes needed to commence a Centre of Excellence and Research. Read more

Quality Assurance Directorate Engages Writers of the Teacher Education Reform

The Director of Quality Assurance, Prof. Emmanuel Obed Acquah, has held a meeting with the writers of the Teacher Education Reform from the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to dialogue on how best to improve academic programmes of UEW to suit contemporary trends.  Read more 

School of Business Concludes Training of Trainers in Entrepreneurship…

The School of Business on Friday 16th April 2021 successfully concluded the ARUA EIMEC training of trainers in entrepreneurship and Innovation program.  The 12 day training brought about participants from universities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Nigeria. Read more

UGAANA Donates to Support Brilliant but Needy Students

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) has received a cash donation of Three Thousand Dollars (US$3,000) from the University of Ghana Alumni Association of North America (UGAANA) to support three brilliant but needy students of the University. Read more

University of Ghana Internal Support for Research Activities Hits $2.2m

As part of efforts to become a research-intensive tertiary institution by the year 2024, the University of Ghana, through its internal grant portfolio, has supported research activities and capacity building for faculty and staff with grants valued at US$ 2.2 million. Read more

University of Ghana overtakes Ashesi in 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking

The University of Ghana has been ranked number one in the country in the 2021 Times Higher Education GLobal University Impact Rankings.They overtake Ashesi University, which was ranked number one in the 2019 and 2020 editions. Read more

Vice-Chancellors Call on Education Minister

A delegation from the Vice-Chancellors of Technical Universities of Ghana (VCTU-G) has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum at his office in Accra to discuss pertinent issues affecting the development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the country. Read more

 

31 March 2021

Concerned Tertiary Students Raise Funds to Support Colleagues with Financial Challenges

The Concerned Tertiary Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has raised funds to support some colleagues with financial challenges to enable them to register for their first semester courses. Read more

Fight for Withdrawal of Controversial Bill Continues

The government suspended the controversial Public Universities Bill (PUB) in December 2020 after unrelenting pressure from advocacy groups, but the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is not satisfied. They want the bill scrapped. Read more

First Batch of ATVET Trainees Graduate from UCAES

The first batch of Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training (ATVET) learners in oil palm have graduated from the University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (UCAES) at Bunso in the Eastern Region. Read more

Government Targets 40% Increase in Enrollment in Tertiary Education by 2030

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his administration is targeting a 40 per cent increase in enrollment of students into Tertiary Education. Read more

ITECPD Trains UEW Affiliate Colleges of Education Tutors on Test Item Construction

The Institute for Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development (ITECPD), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has organised a week-long test item construction workshop for tutors in the affiliated Colleges of Education. Read more

KNUST Partners University of Leipzig to Implement Africa Centre for Career Enhancement and Skills Support (ACCESS) Programme

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has partnered the University of Leipzig in Germany to implement an Africa Centre for Career Enhancement and Skills Support (ACCESS) program. Read more

KNUST Professor Allays Fears of Ghanaian Citizens on COVID-19 Vaccine

A professor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has revealed that anyone who is not vaccinated to protect against the COVID-19 stands a greater chance of getting infected by the novel Coronavirus. Read more

KNUST Renews Partnership Accord with Madonna University in Nigeria

Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Madonna University in Nigeria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew existing collaboration between the two Universities. Read more

GRASAG Pledges to Support Gov’t to Establish an Open University in Ghana

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) have pledged to support government to establish an Open University in Ghana. Read more

President Set on an Increase in Tertiary Enrolments

Worried about the low level of gross tertiary education enrolment in Ghana, the government is implementing wide-ranging measures to increase enrolment from the current 18.8% to 40% by 2030, including the establishment of an Open University and changes to student loan requirements. Read more

Problem-Solving Should be the Hallmark of Tertiary Education

The Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University, Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua has charged tertiary institutions to stimulate problem-solving forms of learning in their institutions. Read more

RUFORUM-Sentinel PhD Students Share Their Progress and Personal Reflections

As part of its capacity strengthening strategy, Sentinel has awarded small research grants to 25 PhD candidates in sub-Saharan Africa to carry out novel, relevant research at the agricultural/environment nexus. These are focused mainly (but not exclusively) on PhD projects in our three focal countries of Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia. Read more

Two KNUST Scientists Named Among Forty Promising African Early Career Researchers

Dr. Christopher Larbie of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology and Dr. Anthony Afum-Agyei Awuah of the Department of Molecular Medicine and postdoctoral research fellow with the Global Health and Infectious Disease Research Group… Read more

UEW Renews Partnership with Ten Institutions

Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has today, Wednesday, 24th March, 2021, recommenced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ten of its affiliate institutions… Read more

UG Academic Receives International Award

Dr Mary Anti Chama, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana, has received the prestigious Suffrage Science Award in Engineering and Physical Sciences. Read more

UNESCO Convenes Webinar to Reflect on Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education

The main objective of the webinar is to share outcomes of the case studies conducted in 4 SADC countries on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education. Read more

Universities Clamp Down on Provocative Student Garb

Students wearing provocative clothing may be thrown out of the classroom, Vice-Chancellor Dr Ben Honyenuga of the Ho Technical University (HTU) in the Volta Region of Ghana warned. Students who wear political apparel face the same fate. Read more

 

28 February 2021

AfCFTA Boss Calls on Institutions of Higher Learning to Help African Union to Achieve the Agenda 2063

The Secretary General of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) of the Africa Union, His Excellency Wamkele Mene has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs). Rita Akosua Dickson on Friday, 12th February 2021 at the Council Chamber, KNUST. Read more

C.K T-UTAS Positioned to Pursue Science and Technological Excellence

The C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (C.K T-UTAS) is well-positioned to become the centre of excellence for Technology and Science in training human resources in Ghana and beyond, Professor Godwin Awandare, Chairman of the Governing Council has said. Read more

Complete Unfinished Infrastructural Projects on Campuses…

The Chairman of the Vice-Chancellors Association of Ghana (VCAG), Professor John Owusu Gyapong, has entreated government to prioritize adequate resources into completing educational infrastructure in the country to meet the demands of the large number of students seeking admission into tertiary institutions in the country. Read more

Covid-19 Cases Recorded at Universities Being Managed Per Safety Protocols 

The Chairman of Vice-Chancellors Ghana (VCG), Professor John Owusu Gyapong has revealed that active Covid-19 cases recorded in some of Ghana’s universities are being managed as per the mandated protocols. Read more

GTEC Meets UEW and AAM-USTED on Separation

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) has engaged the leadership of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and the newly established Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAM-USTED) on how both parties could work harmoniously to enable AAM-USTED… Read more

karaAgro AI & Partners Secure Funding for Machine Learning Project for Crop Diseases

The consortium partners include the Makarere University (Uganda), the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (Tanzania) and Namibia University of Science and Technology – NUST (Namibia). Read more

KNUST to Hold Virtual Matriculation Ceremony for 2020/2021 Fresh Students

Students admitted into the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology this year will be matriculated via an online ceremony. The decision to hold a virtual ceremony is a result of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country. Read more

Provide Opportunities for University Graduates to Curb Youth Unemployment

Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, Professor Peter Quartey has called on some labour intensive industries including tourism and agro-processing to provide opportunities for university graduates to nurture their talents. Read more

Reopening Tertiary Institutions was a Good Decision…

Vice-Chancellor for the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) believes the president’s decision to reopen tertiary schools amid a second wave of Covid-19 was a good decision. Read more

Stanbic Bank Ghana Donates 100 Laptops Computers to Aid KNUST SONSOL Project

Stanbic Bank Ghana has donated one hundred (100) laptops to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to assist brilliant but needy students with their studies. Read more

The Ghanaian Dream: Quality, Accessible Education

My vision of ensuring that Bosomtwe gets 100 engineers within the next ten years is on course as 30 students are already studying at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) fully funded by me. Read more

Universities’ Senior Staff Ignore Court Order, Intensifies Strike at KNUST

The leadership of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana has stepped up its monitoring at departments and faculties to ensure its members comply with the ongoing strike. Read more

University of Ghana Selected to Host Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

The University of Ghana has been selected by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) to host an African Diaspora Scholar to work on a collaborative project in dietetics for building faculty capacity in teaching, research, postgraduate training, and mentorship. Read more

University of Ghana Students Engage IMF’s Prof. Gita Gopinath in Virtual Conversation

…the International Monetary Fund Chief Economist, Prof. Gita Gopinath, engaged students of the University of Ghana in a virtual conversation on the key findings of the IMF World Economic Outlook update. Read more

University Records Drop in International Student Enrolment

This year, Ghana’s premier tertiary institution, the University of Ghana, recorded a huge drop in the number of international students who enrolled in the institution to pursue various academic programmes… Read more

Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University Urges Graduates to Embrace Research-led Practices

Reverend Professor Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua, Vice-Chancellor of the Pentecost University (PU), has urged graduates to embrace research-led practices that can be implemented to promote sustainable development. Read more

 

31 January 2021

College of Engineering Receives First Locally Assembled Nissan Pick-Up

The Japan Motors Trading Company Limited, a leading automobile company, has donated the first Nissan pick-up vehicle assembled in Ghana to the Mechanical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering. Read more

Disinfections of Tertiary Institutions Begin

The Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of companies in collaboration with the government of Ghana on, Wednesday, 6th January 2020 embarked on a National disinfection exercise in the various universities. Read more

Engage services of Private Universities to Reduce Overcrowding

The Vice Chancellor of Pentecost University, Rev Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua says the call to practice social distancing in the country’s universities in the COVID 19 pandemic era can only be achieved if the services of private universities are engaged. Read more

Evaluation Model of the Performance of the Higher Education System in Developing Countries

In this research paper, we analyse the present model of higher education in several countries, and more particularly in developing countries. Our main objective is to identify the misfunctioning of the organisation of distance higher education in countries in which technologies are less accessible… Read more

JOSPONG Group of Companies Institutes Academic Awards to Students

Management of the University at its meeting held on January 25, 2021, considered a letter of intent from Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) to institute an academic award scheme under the name Joseph Siaw Agyepong Award aimed at supporting the University in its quest to achieve academic excellence. Read more

KNUST Alumni Association-USA Chapter Donates ICT Facility to University Library

The North-America Chapter of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Alumni Association has donated 20 computers, monitors and a local server to the University library. Read more

Move 80% of Courses Online, Reduce Data Cost and Fees by 50%

Franklin Cudjoe, president of IMANI Africa has advised authorities of the various tertiary institutions in the country. Read more

Parliament Rejects Motion to Absorb Tertiary Fees

After three postponements, Parliament has taken a decision to reject the motion moved by Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga seeking to absorb fees for tertiary students for the 2021 academic year. Read more

Professor Rita Akosua Dickson Expresses Satisfaction with Compliance to COVID-19 Safety Protocols…

The Management of the KNUST toured the various Colleges and halls of residence on Tuesday, 11th January, 2021. The tour was aimed at monitoring compliance to COVID-19 protocols outlined by the University and to observe how first year students were adjusting to life on campus. Read more 

SIC Supports Brilliant but Needy Students in KNUST

The State Insurance Company (SIC) has donated Fifty (50) Lenovo laptops and laptop bags to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Read more

Tertiary Students to Return to Lectures Within Days

Tertiary students in Ghana will be returning to classes from 9 January 2021 and, prior to their arrival, the government, through its ministry of education and the Ghana Education Service, will fumigate and disinfect public and private institutions… Read more

The 72nd New Year School Opens

The 72nd Annual New Year School and Conference has opened at the University of Ghana. The opening ceremony, which took place at the Great Hall, was presided over by the Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Mrs. Mary Chinery Hesse. Read more

UGBS Commissions Ultramodern Computer Lab

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has commissioned an ultramodern computer laboratory at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) at a brief ceremony at the UGBS, main campus. Read more

University of Ghana and Partners Awarded Grant…

University of Ghana and its partners, Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso) and McGill University have been awarded a grant by Universities Canada for the Queen Elizabeth II Scholars Programme. Read more

We’ve Been Hit Hard by Coronavirus Pandemic…

Heads of private tertiary institutions in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have hinted that they have been hard hit by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and, therefore, welcome the reopening of schools. Read more

 

31 December 2020

Governor of Bank of Ghana Delivers 2020 Alumni Lecture

The Governor of Bank of Ghana and an alumnus of the University of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, delivered the 2020 Alumni Lecture on the topic “Pandemic, the Economy and Outlook”… Read more

Passing the Public Universities Bill (PUB) in Just One Week After Elections is a “Political Attack” on Tertiary Education

Even though the Bill currently awaits Presidential assent and some ‘optional’ recommendations from the Parliamentary select committee on education, Counsellor has outlined some of the obvious implications of the Bill when it is fully operationalized. Read more

Saudi Embassy to Award 156 Ghanaians with Scholarships to Study Abroad

The Saudi Arabia government has resolved to offer educational scholarships to Ghanaian students for the 2020/2021 academic year. This was announced by the Saudi Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Meshal Hamdan Al-Rogi. Read more

Students Loan Trust Fund Begins Distribution of Laptops to Beneficiaries

The Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF), has begun distribution of laptops to its beneficiaries across the country. The laptop scheme was introduced by the SLTF as an intervention to facilitate student participation in online learning programmes that have been introduced by many tertiary institutions. Read more

University of Ghana School of Law places 2nd in African Moot Court Competition

The University of Ghana School of law has emerged the 1st runners up in the 2020 African Moot Court Competition. In the competition which brought together 31 other Law Faculties on the African continent, the Law School also won the Best Memorial for the competition. Read more

USAG Commends Government for Tertiary Scholarships

The University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG) has commended the decision by government to award 15,000 scholarship slots to the first batch graduates of the Free Senior High School policy. Read more

 

30 November 2020

All Nations President Bemoans ‘Endless Mentorship’ of Private Universities

President of All Nations University Dr Samuel Donkor says the endless mentorship programme for private universities by chartered public universities “is a pain and demotivates mentee institutions”. Read more

8 ‘A’ s Student from Adieso SHS to Get Presidential Scholarship

A student from the Adeiso Senior High School in the Eastern Region, who obtained grade A1 in all eight subjects in the 2020 WASSCE but comes from a deprived home is to get government scholarship to pursue tertiary education. Read more

Ashesi Faculty Win Global Business School Network 2020 Simulation Design Competition.

A team of Ashesi faculty was named the first-place winner at the Global Business School Network (GBSN) Beyond Conference Capsim Faculty Simulation CompetitionRead more

Education USA to Hold Free, Virtual U.S. College Fair for Interested Ghanaian Students

The U.S. Embassy invites all Ghanaians interested in U.S. higher education to attend a free, virtual U.S. College Fair… Read more

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate Holds Mentoring Programme for Senior Members

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) … held a mentoring programme for senior members of the University who were recruited within the last three years. Read more

Government Votes $60m for Skills Development Fund

The government has committed $60 million (about GH₵349 million) as seed funding for the re-packaging of the Skills Development Fund (SDF) into what will be known as the Ghana Skills Development Fund (GSDF). Read more

Govt Will Support Universities to Build Infrastructure

Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has said the government would support institutions of higher learning with funding for infrastructural development. Read more

In-Country Genetic Changes of Coronavirus Mapped by Scientists

Scientists in Ghana say they have successfully analysed the complete DNA of the 46 whole viral genomes of the coronavirus from samples of individuals in the country to see how they relate to similar viruses around the world, particularly one of the original viruses from Wuhan, China. Read more

Independent Parliamentary Candidate to Priorities Education in Sunyani West

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Odumase, he said he was poised to establishing a scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy students to attain higher levels in their education pursuits. Read more

Take Disciplinary Action Against UG Lecturers Behind Fake Election Polls…

The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) is calling for disciplinary action against University of Ghana lecturers behind what he described as fake election polls purportedly put together by the Political Science Department of the tertiary institution. Read more

University of Ghana Reviews Fees For 2020/2021 Academic Year

In Early October, groups of students including the Concerned Tertiary Students of GIJ (CTSG) protested increase in Academic fees of some Universities. Read more

Universities to Reopen in January 2021 

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the entire world has been thrown into a complete state of turmoil. Even the developed world, armed with all the sophisticated technological advancement in healthcare, have had a Herculean task containing the pandemic on their shores. Read more

New Teaching and Learning Technologies in Higher Education

New information communications have emerged and this has drastically changed many facets of human life, and is altering existing in ways unprecedented in the history of humanity. Read more

 

31 October 2020

College of Education Holds Webinar Series on the Use of Student Data

Learning analysts and education experts have called on administrators and members of faculty to effectively use students’ data to transform teaching and learning in higher education institutions. Read more

Doing the Right Thing, and Doing the Thing Right

The COVID-19 pandemic is still posing a global challenge for the way forward for educational institutions. As part of the coping mechanisms, higher education institutions are working relentlessly to redefine themselves and re-engineer policies and practices. Read more

‘Homecoming’ Celebrates Vast Potential of Academic Diaspora

Tertiary education institutions across the African continent can benefit by tapping into the vast experience of the African diaspora through various means, including the exchange of teachers, research, public service and mentorship programmes… Read more

IDeL Builds Capacity of Tutors for Quality Online Teaching

The Institute for Distance and e-Learning (IDeL) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has started an exercise to equip tutors with the capacity to be able to offer quality online teaching in the Distance Education (DE) programmes. Read more

Public University Bill on Hold Until December Election

Ghanaian lawmakers have listened to public criticism against the Public University Bill 2020 that was tabled in parliament and have decided to put it on hold, because there is the need for further consideration, ranking member on the education committee of the house, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, has said. Read more

Parliament Suspends Controversial Public Universities Bill

Parliament has suspended consideration of the controversial Public Universities Bill due to public outrage, the Minority spokesperson on Education…Read more

Prof. Yankah Warns Public Universities Against Increasing Fees

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, has warned management of the various public universities not to increase school fees for the 2020/2021 academic year. Read more

Stakeholders Hold Workshop on Mainstreaming Climate Information…

The Department of Environmental Science of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi has hosted a day’s workshop on climate/weather information services in Ghana. Read more

Statistical Service Opens Recruitment for University Graduates

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has opened recruitment for university graduates to work as regional trainers in the upcoming nationwide population census. Read more

UNESCO Hosts Global Education Meeting

UNESCO, in partnership with the Governments of Ghana, Norway and the United Kingdom, are convening a virtual Global Education Meeting… Read more

 

30 September 2020

36 Ghanaian Students Benefit from ERASMUS Scholarships …

Thirty-six young Ghanaian students have been awarded scholarships for various master’s degree programmes in universities across Europe under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme. Read more

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo Visits University of Ghana Hospital

The First Lady, Her Excellency Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, visited and donated some items to the University of Ghana Hospital. Read more

Ibrahim Mahama Donates Ultra-Modern Handwashing Machines to Universities…

CEO of Engineers & Planners Ltd Ibrahim Mahama on Tuesday donated ultra-modern handwashing machines some institutions within greater Accra and beyond. Read more

Introduce In-In-Out-Out Policy in Colleges of Education to Increase Access

The 46 public Colleges of Education in Ghana as from the 2020/2021 academic year are going to face some infrastructural challenges as a result of the introduction of the new 4-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree programme which started in the 2018/2019 academic year. Read more

MTN Ghana Presents Scholarships to 100 Beneficiaries

Telecom giant, MTN Ghana has presented 100 scholarships to the 3rd batch of its MTN Bright Scholarship beneficiaries at the MTN House in Accra. Read more

NCTE and Partners Install Wi-Fi Connectivity for Colleges of Education

Twenty-seven public Colleges of Education (CoE) are to benefit from e-learning platforms through the roll-out of connectivity solutions and extension of Wi-Fi services by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and UKaid. Read more

Over 80% of SHSs, Teacher Colleges Connected to Free Wi-Fi

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has announced that over 80 percent of Senior High Schools and colleges of education across the country have Wi-Fi installed on their campuses free of charge. Read more

Public Universities Stand to Benefit from Payroll Migration

Kwesi Kwaning-Bosompem, the Acting Controller and Accountant-General, on Monday, said Public Universities stand to benefit from their migration onto the Government of Ghana (GoG) Mechanised Payroll. Read more

Strengthening One of Africa’s Universities in a Time of Crisis

As the world grapples with COVID-19’s effects on health and the economy, another crisis is evolving—an education crisis—that threatens the future of young people. Read more

Where are the Disability Offices in Colleges of Education?

As part of their affiliation with public universities, Ghana’s colleges of education have adapted some of the policies and structures of their mentor institutions, but many have overlooked the importance of the disability services offices. Read more

 

30 August 2020

Academic Freedom Under Threat at Public Universities

Ghana’s public universities, which have enjoyed a relatively high level of respect for academic freedom in Africa, are on the brink of losing this credential following the decision of the current administration to enact a new law to regulate all 24 public universities under a single act of parliament. Read more

Ashesi University Benefits from 2nd Disinfection

Ashesi University, a private university located in Berekuso in the Eastern Region, on Monday benefited from the second phase of the on-going national disinfection exercise in tertiary institutions across the country. Read more

Capacity of Africa’s Science Granting Councils in Research Management

Africa faces some of the world’s greatest development challenges and its research capacity is not yet sufficient to meet them. Improving research management within institutions is crucial, if research and innovation is to underpin social and economic development in Africa. Read more

Chancellor Elected to the African Academy of Sciences Fellowship as Honorary Fellow

An Honorary Fellow of the Academy is elected from among persons of eminence who have made significant contribution to the objectives of the Academy and to the vision of the AAS to ‘transform lives through science’. Read more

COVID-19: African Youth Get into Action for Innovation and Resilience

As we celebrate International Youth Day (IYD), we look to young people that have led the charge in responding to COVID-19 through their innovations. The global education community can support them through strong education systems… Read more

COVID-19: Tertiary Institutions in Ghana to Re-Open August 24 for Continuing Students

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo​ has directed that tertiary institutions should re-open on August 24, 2020 for continuing students who have not been able to complete their academic work for the year to do so. Read more

NPP to Cancel Guarantor System for Students Loan

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that tertiary students will be able to access students’ loans without the need for a guarantor if the Akufo-Addo led government is given another four-year mandate in the upcoming December elections. Read more

Preparation for Universities’ Reopening Under Way

Ghana’s Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited, has begun the second phase of disinfection of all tertiary institutions in the country… read more

Tertiary Institutions in the Country Have Started the Process to Admit Fresh Students for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Adjusting to the disruptions caused to the academic year by COVID-19, many of the institutions have extended their application deadline from June-July to the end of September to provide windows of opportunity for applicants who missed out initially. Read more

University of Ghana Exchanges MOU with Global Entrepreneurship Network-Ghana

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), University of Ghana, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Global Entrepreneurship Network, Ghana (GENG). Read more

Upper East Tertiary Intuitions Readied for Reopening

Tertiary / in the Upper East Region have indicated their readiness to receive continuing students back to school to enable them complete the academic calendar. Read more

 

31 July 2020

70 University of Ghana Students Benefit from Huawei’s Free Online 5G Course

Huawei Technologies has opened a free online 5G training course to some Engineering and Computer Science students at the University of Ghana. Read more

African Development Bank-Funded Training Builds Skills for the Economy of the Future

The project achieved significant results. Over the period, 2,010 students enrolled in two technical universities and 10 technical institutes (40.7 percent of whom were women) were aided by scholarships, with the goal of increasing the participation of disadvantaged groups. Read more

Former VC to Contest Elections as First Female Vice-President

Former vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the first woman to hold that position, has been nominated to partner former president John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as a vice-president… Read more

In Africa, An Open Internet Standards Course for Universities

Seventy university students from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, and Ghana gained insights into open Internet standards. Read more

KNUST and ASU Awarded $15 Million Grant…

The Centre will have the objective of training, generating, and translating Supply Chain Management (SCM) research and innovations… Read more

Politics and the Obsession with University Proliferation

Governments of African countries have taken a more active role in establishing universities. This phenomenon is most common in Ghana and Nigeria where every incoming political administration establishes a university or universities to add to the existing stock of public universities. Read more

 

30 June 2020

Ashesi University Completes Second Semester Online

Management of Ashesi University has disclosed that the Institution will not resume physical academic activities despite the President’s directive to reopen schools for final year students. Read more

Chinese Embassy Donates to the University of Ghana Medical Centre

The Chinese Embassy in Ghana has donated a large quantity of PPE’s and food items worth Four Hundred and Eighty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵480,000) to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC). Read more

COVID-19 and Universities’ Commercial Appetites

Even before COVID-19, universities were facing dwindling governmental financial support and corporate donor fatigue. The combination of these two forces was leading to a situation in which universities were compelled to adopt more entrepreneurial and market-focused approaches to develop products…Read more

KNUST Authorities to Meet Over Implementation of Government Directives to Reopen Schools

This follows the easing of Covid-19 restrictions to enable educational institutions to re-open for final year students on June 15. Read more

Lecturers Issue Public Warning Over New Voters’ Register

A group of 100 lecturers drawn from public universities across Ghana has expressed concerns about the heightened political tension in the country as a result of the Electoral Commission’s insistence on preparing a new voters’ register ahead of elections in December 2020. Read more

Minister Commends UEW Management for Proactive Measures to Receiving Final Year Students

The Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah has lauded the Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) for its proactive steps to receiving final year students back on campus, after an unusual break occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Universities to Reopen in Mid-June to Final-Year Students

Ghana’s universities and schools are to reopen on 15 June to allow for final-year university, senior high and junior high school learners to resume classes which will lead to their respective exit examinations… Read more

University of Ghana Receives Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation…

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of US$800,000 to the University of Ghana, to support the establishment of a Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation in the Humanities. Read more

 

31 May 2020

Academy Adds Voice to Concerns Over Universities Bill

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) this week added its voice to criticism of the Public Universities Bill 2020 currently before Ghana’s parliament, calling it “dangerous and uncalled for” and “a recipe for total chaos in our tertiary education system”. Read more

Alumna Broadens Access to Career Preparation for Grads Across Ghana

From her very first job with a petroleum firm to her current role at Ashesi, one thing has remained constant for Akua Ampah ’13 — helping others build skills to excel in their careers. Read more

Ashesi ranks 1st in Ghana in 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking

Ashesi was ranked first in Ghana, ninth in Africa, and among the world’s top 400, in the 2020 Global Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings. Read more

Barriers to Online Learning Adoption in Higher Education

E-learning involves electronic applications and processes to learn. It comprises web-based learning, a virtual classroom and digital collaboration. However, online learning is typically delivered via the internet and a content or learning management system (CMS/LMS). Read more

Centre for Ageing Studies Presents Relief Items to Elderly Groups with…

Centre for Ageing Studies, College of Humanities, University of Ghana comprises an interdisciplinary group of faculty with teaching and research interest in issues related to ageing. Read more

CEO of KNAPO Construction Ltd. Donates to KNUST

According to Mr. Owusu, the gesture forms part of the company’s efforts to helping critical sectors within the institution to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

KNUST Management, ISA and SRC Donate Food Items to International Students

Donating the items to the leader of the International Students, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Obiri-Danso explained that, Management, ISA and SRC recognise the enormous difficulties faced by the international students. Read more

Ongoing Closures Threaten Viability of Private Universities

The future of the private universities in Ghana looks gloomy and their existence will be jeopardised if the closures of the institutions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continue beyond June this year…Read more

President Visits Advanced Research Medical Laboratories at Noguchi

President Akufo Addo on Sunday May 10, 2020 visited the University of Ghana’s Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and was conducted around the Advanced Research Laboratories to familiarise himself with the work currently going on especially with respect to the COVID-19 testing. Read more

 

30 April 2020

GIPC Donates to University Hospital

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has donated One Thousand (1000) Reusable Coveralls to the University of Ghana Hospital, Legon. Read more

Gov’t has no Plan to Support Tertiary Students with Data for Learning – Minister

A Deputy Minister for Education, Gifty Twum Ampofo, has disclosed that the Akufo-Addo government has “no plans to solve data issues” for tertiary students in the country. Read more

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research Receives Donation…

Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a leading waste management company and a subsidiary of Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) has presented a cheque of US$20,000 to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) to promote research on COVID-19. Read more

Online Orientation (Webshop) for Lecturers…

As part of the arrangements to ensure effective and efficient use of the Moodle in teaching and learning, ULMEC will, from 20th – 24th April, 2020 conduct self-instructional online tutorials (Webshop) for Lecturers. Read more

Senior Staff Association of KNUST Donates to the University Hospital

The Senior Staff Association of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi is the latest to join in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Read more

Student Bodies Say e-learning is Unaffordable and Elitist

The adoption of e-learning as an innovative means to continue teaching and learning during the national lockdowns affecting many African countries has been rejected by a number of student organisations, which argue it is unaffordable, impractical and elitist. Read more

What COVID-19 Reveals About Educational Inequality in Ghana

Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang, a lecturer at the University of Ghana, is looking for new ways to carry on teaching his students. Read more

 

31 March 2020

Ashesi University Suspends Lectures Indefinitely, Moves to Online Teaching

News reaching UniversNews indicates that management of the Ashesi University has indefinitely suspended lectures. It says that all of its teachings will now be online for students, effective Monday, March 16, 2020. Read more

Coronavirus: Ashesi University Provides Students with Free 10GB Data for Online Classes

Ashesi University has announced a free 10 gigabyte monthly data bundles to students for online academic activities. The university is among the many tertiary institutions that have suspended lecture hall activities following a directive for schools and universities to shut down over the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

Ghana, Senegal Close All Universities

Both Ghana and Senegal have closed universities and schools in a bid to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. Read more

IDeL Co-ordinator Administrators Urged to Support UEW Become Best in DE Delivery in West Africa

The Institute for Distance and e-Learning (IDeL) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has held a four-day review workshop for its Study Centre Coordinators and Administrators in Kumasi with a call on participants to demonstrate devotion… Read more

KNUST Research Scientist Opposes GMA’s Lockdown Call

A Research Scientist at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Department of Medical Diagnostic, disagrees with Ghana Medical Association’s (GMA) call for a national lockdown amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

KNUST Students to Evacuate School Premises Before March 21, 2020

Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have been asked to leave the school premises by Saturday 21st March 2020. Read more

KNUST to Fumigate Facilities

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will from March 30-April 13, this year, embark on a massive fumigation exercise to sanitize facilities on the campus. Read more

Mak Graduate Students and Others from RUFORUM Partnering Universities Undergo Training at Cape Coast University

Makerere University Graduate students have participated in the training organized by  the  Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and University of Cape Coast (UCC)  Ghana. Read more

Ministry of Education Implements Virtual Learning – To Engage Students at Home

The Ministry of Education has started the implementation of virtual learning programmes to enable students have access to learning resources while at home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

29 February 2020

Ashesi Team Launches Student Research Journal for Science, Engineering…

A team of students supported by faculty at Ashesi has launched a new Science, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Design (SEED) Research Journal. Read more

Delegation from Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits University of Ghana

A delegation from Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has paid a working visit to the University of Ghana. Read more

IFC Case Highlights Ashesi’s Evolution into Higher Education Leader

How can private players help shape higher education in Africa and set an example for raising the quality of teaching and learning? Read more

Legon Lions Club Donates to Visually Impaired Students

Members of the Legon Lions Club have presented an amount of One Thousand five hundred dollars (US$1,500) to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu towards the education of visually-impaired students of the University. Read more

Reform the Student Loan System to Relieve Crushing Debt

More and more students are enrolling in higher education and graduating in Ghana. Both enrolment growth and the rise in graduation rates are linked to the phenomenal increases in the number of higher education institutions in the country over the past two decades. Read more

Stakeholders in Agriculture, Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Discuss Universities’ Contribution to Continental Agenda 2063

The meeting that attracted 155 participants met at the School of Medical Sciences University of Cape Coast, Ghana and discussed avenues for “enhancing delivery of Africa’s Universities’ Agenda for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (AHESTI)”…Read more

The African Diaspora Scholar – Living in a ‘Third Space’

Professor Joseph Mensah, a Ghanaian-born scholar currently at York University in Toronto, Canada, has played a leading role in a number of African academic diasporan programmes aimed at tapping into the expertise of African academics living and working around the world. Read more

UEW Floors AUCC To Stage Two of Tertiary Business Sense Challenge

The University of Education, Winneba, (UEW) lived up to its mantra of “show them” in the second edition of the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge as it whipped the Africa University College of Communications (AUCC) to progress to stage two of the contest. Read more

University Suspends ‘Sex-for-Grades’ Staff for 4, 6 Months

Two University of Ghana lecturers who featured last year in a BBC sex-for-grades documentary on sexual misconduct in Nigerian and Ghanaian universities are to be temporarily suspended and have been ordered to undergo “appropriate” training on sexual harassment and misconduct… Read more

 

31 January 2020

Academic Quality Assurance Unit (AQAU) Collaborates with Ghana School of Law

The Academic Quality Assurance Unit (AQAU) of the University of Ghana is to collaborate with the Ghana School of Law (GSL) on academic quality assurance issues. Read more

Free SHS Is Our Most Successful Programme – Education Minister   

Ghana’s education ministry is undergoing reforms in all of its five sectors: Basic education, senior high, tertiary, teacher reforms and, technical and vocational education and training. Read more

Gov’t Not to Blame for No TEWU Rep on KNUST Governing Council… 

The Ministry of Education has rejected claims that it is obstructing the swearing-in of a representative of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) branch of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) onto the University’s Governing Council. Read more

RUFORUM Admits 20 New Universities to Join the Network

At its 15th Annual General Meeting held 6th December 2019 at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, RUFORUM formally approved further expansion of its membership and ratified the admission of 20 Universities as full member Universities of RUFORUM Network  from a total of twelve (12) countries in Africa. Read more

Social Work Education Needs to be Culturally Relevant

An undergraduate degree in social work is offered by two public universities in Ghana. In one case, the social work department is part of the school of social sciences. In the other case, social work and sociology are joined together as one department. Read more

Towards Inclusive Education at Komenda College of Education

Globally, there is heightened concern around widening access for persons with disabilities in higher education. Read more

31 December 2019

Achieving the SDGs – Tertiary Students Must be Involved

In September 2015, world leaders at the United Nations unanimously adopted “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change. Read more

Africa Women Vice Chancellors’ Forum Opens at the 15th RUFORUM AGM

The 3rd annual Forum for Women Vice Chancellors in Africa (FAWoVC) kicked off yesterday at the University of Cape Coast, with official opening remarks made by Hon. Shirly Ayorkor Botchway, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. Read more

COPCEF Launched to Provide Access to Quality Tertiary Education

The Church of Pentecost has launched the Chairman Education Foundation (COPCEF) at a ceremony in Kumasi to raise one million dollars in the next 10 years for expansion of facilities at the Pentecost University College. Read more

Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship Holds PhD VIVA

The Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship organised a PhD viva for its final year PhD candidate, Mr. Francis Fonyee Nutsugah on the 12th December 2019, under the auspices of the School of Graduate Studies. Read more

Growing Female STEM Academics Starts in Schools

The challenge of increasing the participation of African women in tertiary education jobs and courses in science, technology and innovation (STI) could be addressed at primary and secondary school levels… Read more

KNUST Medical School Debate Team Wins 2019 Annual Inter-Medical Schools Public Speaking Competition.

KNUST School of Medicine and Dentistry (KSDM) students’ debate team on Friday, 29th November 2019 beat five Universities in Ghana to grab the 2019 annual inter-medical schools public speaking competition trophy. Read more

KNUST to Establish a Science, Technology and Engineering University in The Gambia

The Gambian Government and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have signed an agreement for the latter to establish a Science, Technology and Engineering University in The Gambia. Read more

New Africa-China Masters for Agricultural Education

China is implementing an educational model that aims to revolutionise the agriculture extension system in Africa through the Science and Technology Backyard (STB) masters programme… Read more

Pan-African Universities Debates: Covenant Rules to The Glory of God!

Covenant University has emerged winners of the 2019 Pan-African Universities Debating Championship (PAUDC) in the Public Speaking category of the annual championship, held in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi, Ghana. Read more

Restructure University Curriculum to Include Entrepreneurship – Rev. Prof. J.O.Y Mante

he Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, has called for the restructuring of the curriculum of Ghanaian universities to ensure that students use their initiative to create jobs for themselves on completion of their respective courses of study. Read more

The Many Faces of Academic Dishonesty

Research on academically dishonest practices in Ghanaian institutions of higher learning found that over 53% of students believe that the leading classroom-related corrupt practice by lecturers in Ghana is the failure… Read more

Full Speech by the Minister of Higher Education at RUFORUM AGM In Cape Coast, Ghana…

Minister of Higher Education Eng Dr Brian Mushimba has commend the Regional Universities For Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) for creating a perfect platform for sharing perspectives and expectations on the role of Africa’s universities in development and generation of technology and innovation. Read more

UCC Awards 17 Hardworking Staff

Seventeen dedicated and hardworking staff of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) have been rewarded for their significant contributions towards the growth of the institution. Read more

UEW Research Team Visits Europe on a Collaborative Project

As part of a 3-year research project on ‘Exploring Visual Cultures’, an eight-member team of researchers and lecturers from the University of Education, Winneba visited Germany and Italy… Read more

UEW Withholds Certificates of 300 Students – They Breached Congregation Rules

About 300 graduating students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have had their certificates withheld for three months because they disregarded the rules of congregation of the university. Read more

Unity in Africa – Focus of Luthuli Lecture

…‘Have we forgotten so soon that we stood together as one to defeat colonialism and apartheid colonialism? We are one people with a common heritage and a common destiny.’… Read more

University of Ghana Launches 20 for ‘20 Campaign

Prof. Andrews Anthony Adjei, Coordinator, Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Teams, has on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and Senior Management, launched the University of Ghana’s 20 for ’20 Fundraising campaign, an initiative which seeks to mobilize funds in support of four (4) major projects… Read more

UPSA Partners University of Johannesburg

The University of Professional Studies, Accra has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic collaboration with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Read more

30 November 2019

A Chat with Academic Advisor Emmanuel Ntow

Emmanuel Ntow’s office is easily one of the busiest on campus. It’s fairly common to have students either waiting outside the office or catching him off-guard on his way to lunch or a meeting — perhaps unsurprisingly so. Read more

Ashesi Hosts Data Science Africa 2019 Conference

Ashesi hosted the 2019 Data Science Africa (DSA) workshop and conference, welcoming nearly 200 participants to campus. Read more

Delegation from Maastricht University pays Courtesy Call on Vice-Chancellor

A delegation from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu.  Read more

Health Professions Education Unit Organises Seminar

The Health Professions Education Unit of the College of Health Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Ghana Business School has organised the 1st Health Professions Seminar Series… Read more

Leadership Through Service: Students Volunteer in Communities Around Ghana

Afriyie Attafuah ‘21’s mid-semester break wasn’t the typical one. Unlike other breaks, she didn’t make plans for a road trip or time at home getting rest from school work. Read more

Professor Gyampo, Dr. Butakor to Go Before University of Ghana Disciplinary Committee

A fact-finding committee set up to investigate two University of Ghana lecturers – Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Butakor –  following a BBC documentary titled ‘Sex for Grades’… Read more 

Sex for Grades: University of Ghana Committee say Gyampo, Butakor be Guilty of “misconduct”

University of Ghana fact-finding committee wey dey investigate two Ghanaian lecturers wey appear inside BBC Africa Eye investigation on ‘sex for grades’ say dem find evidence of “misconduct.” Read more

Should all Lecturers Have to Have a Teaching Certificate?

As part of its tertiary education reform, the government of Ghana has proposed a policy that mandates that all tertiary education institution lecturers must possess a postgraduate teaching certificate before they are eligible to teach. Read more

31 October 2019

Crop Breeding Centre Celebrates Growing Number of PhDs

The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) has graduated 81 PhDs – of which 31 are women – drawn from 12 countries since its inception in 2008. Read more

Ghana Students Protest Against ‘Elitism’ in Law

Students have taken to the streets of Ghana’s capital, Accra, to protest against mass failures and “elitism” in the law profession. Read more

Ghana to Host African Plant Breeders Association Maiden Conference

The Conference which is expected to bring together over 300 scientists, researchers, national agriculture policy makers, students and professionals from both public and private sectors in the fields of plant breeding and seed science will be hosted by the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the Auditorium of the Department of Economics, University of Ghana. Read more

Government Urged to Stop Interfering in Universities

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and former Ghanaian president, John Mahama, said the NDC will continue to promote greater academic freedom in Ghana’s universities. Read more

Her Ladyship Chief Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo Delivers 2019 Alumni Lecture

Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Sophia A. B.  Akuffo has urged Ghanaians to strive for excellence in nation building, arguing that in a nation where excellence is rewarded, mediocrity would be shrunk and greatness would thrive. Read more

KNUST Admits Over 22,000 students for 2019/2020 Academic Year

The University received a total of fifty-six thousand five hundred and forty-eight (56,548) applications from all over the world but forty-three thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven students (43,877) qualified. The University was, however, able to offer admission to twenty-two thousand and eleven students (22,011) out of the total qualified applicants. Read more

Laweh Open University, the First Accredited Open University in Ghana…

The Laweh Open University College is the first authorized Open University College in Ghana established in 2014 as an open supported learning institution offering certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate courses.  Read more

Lecturers in BBC Sex-for-Grades Documentary Face Probe

Two lecturers of the University of Ghana have been interdicted by the Business and Executive Committee of the university after they were featured in a BBC documentary that implicated them in an alleged sex-for-grades scandal, a statement issued by the institution’s public affairs directorate has said. Read more

MP Pledges Support for UGBS Innovation Hub

The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West–Wuogon, Honourable Lydia Alhassan pledged her assistance for the establishment of a Business Innovation Hub at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). Read more

Prof. Flolu Advocates for Further Discourse on Global Trends in Educational Reforms

Prof. Emmanuel James Flolu has called on the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) to use the 25th Anniversary celebration to engage in further discourse on major government educational reforms within the context of global trends. Read more

Quality Doctoral Programmes are Vital for Development

Ghana’s National Accreditation Board was established in 1993 by the government of Ghana for four primary purposes. Read more

Resolve the Concerns of TUTAG-TEWU

The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) of Trades Union Congress has called on government to address the concerns of staff of Technical Universities in the implementation of the migration processes. Read more

Sex for Grades’: Undercover in West African Universities

Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven. Read more

Towards a United National Students’ Front

The overarching body for all students in Ghana, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), will soon hold a unity congress to elect a single, united set of officers to steer the activities of the union for the 2019-20 academic year. Read more

UGBS Receives Delegates from University of Botswana

The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) on 2nd October 2019, received a delegation from the University of Botswana (UB), through the Consulate of Botswana. Read more

UGBS Staff Trained On “How to Be Globally Competitive as Professionals

Speaking on the theme, “How to be Globally Competitive as Professionals”, Mr. Evans Kwesi Mensah, a Global Business Strategy Consultant, took Staff of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) through a training session.

University of Ghana Signs MoU with Bui Power Authority

The University of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bui Power Authority to conduct feasibility studies for the construction of a 2.5 megawatt of solar farm for the University of Ghana. Read more

30 September 2019

Alumni, Students Arrested Over Plans to Protest Conversion of Katanga, Unity Halls

Five alumni and students of University Hall popularly called Katanga Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been arrested by the Ashanti regional police command. Read more

Basic Education New Curriculum to Take Effect September

The Minister for Education, Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, disclosed this when he took his turn at the Meet-the- Press series in Accra to update the media on the status of pre-tertiary and tertiary education in the country. Read more

COLTEK Hosts Ashanti Region’s Maiden International Youth Day Celebration

International Youth Day is celebrated to promote better awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996 (resolution 50/81) to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community… Read more

HRODD Holds Orientation for UG 2019 National Service Persons

The Human Resource and Organisational Development Directorate (HRODD) has held an orientation session for the University of Ghana’s 2019 National Service Persons. Read more

KNUST Campus Declared a Security Zone

The campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been declared a security zone. Read more

Orientation and Mobility Training for 2019/2020 Level 100 Students with Visual Impairment Commences on Legon Campus

The annual Orientation and Mobility training for fresh men and women with visual impairment began last weekend on the Legon campus. The training forms part of support services offered by the Office of Students with Special Needs (OSSN). Read more

Study Highlights Need for More Faculty Capacity Investment

Researchers of a study in Ghana has called for increased investment in faculty capacity, suggesting that such investment will boost jobs for PhD graduates, support increasing student numbers and contribute to national development. Read more

Tools to Transform the Teaching and Learning Experience

The need for university lecturers to possess the pedagogical skills that can empower students to acquire 21st century skills and take responsibility for their learning in a process of co-construction of knowledge was highlighted … Read more

UEW Undergoes Institutional Accreditation Review

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has undergone a four-day cyclical institutional review undertaken by the National Accreditation Board (NAB). Read more

University of Cape Coast PhD Student Uses Drone Technology to Improve Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers

Modern technology is making it possible for the youth to find agriculture attractive and it provides opportunities for them to engage in the service industry involving small farmers. Read more 

University of Edinburgh Signs MOU with the University of Ghana

The meeting which took place at the Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra, was to explore and benchmark best practices from different African health systems in tackling infectious diseases and to improve the management and treatment of endemic and epidemic infectious diseases. Read more

University of Ghana Receives Delegation from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, President and Mariët Westermann, Executive Vice President for Programs and Research of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, have paid a working visit to the University of Ghana. Read more

31 August 2019

CABE Holds its Maiden Awards and Dinner

The College of Art and Built Environment (CABE) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has held its maiden College Awards at the Senior Staff Club House to celebrate the College’s excellence and honour its hardworking staff. Read more

Can Libraries Meet the New Mandate of Colleges of Education?

Ghana’s quest to have quality teachers at the pre-tertiary level has led to various reforms in the teacher education sector. Read more 

College of Health Sciences and CoBReG Holds Joint Scientific Conference

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in conjunction with the Convention of Biomedical Research Ghana (CoBReG) have held the 8th College of Health Sciences and 12th Convention of Biomedical Research Ghana, Joint Research Conference at KNUST. Read more

Female Students Encouraged to Pursue STEM

The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM) has organised a mentorship and career guidance program for female students of second cycle institutions in Ghana. Read more

How Ashesi Lecturer Dr Sena Agyepong is Helping Create Employment…

This July, over 100 youth from Bia West and Asunafo North, both rural towns within Ghana’s cocoa belt, completed an entrepreneurship boot camp, forming the fourth and fifth cohorts of the MASO Business Academy. Read more

KNUST Tops Presidential Pitch Season II Competition

Two female students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have emerged winners of the Second edition of the Presidential Pitch Competition. Read more

Roll-Out of the New Teacher Education Programme

Forty-six public Colleges of Education will from October 2019 collaborate with five public universities in the country to roll out the new B.Ed programme approved by the National Accreditation Board. Read more 

University of Ghana and Jagenollian University Sign MOU

The University of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jagenollian University, Poland to provide scholarship opportunities to students and promote research collaboration among faculty. Read more

University of Ghana Continues to Soar on World Rankings

With the recent release of the Webometrics Ranking, University of Ghana is ranked 16th in Africa, placing it ahead of all universities in Ghana and in West Africa. Read more

31 July 2019

Ashesi, ASU and KNUST Share Knowledge in Research, Teaching & Learning

Ashesi welcomed faculty and staff from Arizona State University (ASU) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to campus in June as part of efforts to deepen ties amongst the three institutions. Read more

Ashesi Faculty Lead Organisation of Computing and Sustainable Societies Conference in Ghana

Ashesi’s Engineering and Computer Science departments led local organisation for a computer research conference that convened over 150 global stakeholders and experts in Accra in July. Read more

Department of Animal Science and GPP Trains Poultry Farmers

The Department of Animal Science of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in collaboration with the Ghana Poultry Project (GPP) has organised a training workshop for stakeholders in the poultry industry. Read more

Disability Centre Holds Workshop on Intellectual Disability

Investigators from the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation with support from the Office of Grants and Research has organised a one-day workshop on intellectual disability under the theme ‘Intellectual Disability, Healthcare and Technology’. Read more

Fulbright Scholar Supports SPED

A Fulbright Scholar and Co-Director of University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville’s 2019 Discover Ghana Study Abroad Program, Prof. Tiece Ruffin has supported the Department of Special Education (SPED) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) with learning materials. Read more

Science and Technology Seminar Series for Females in First Cycle Institutions Opens at KNUST

The Provost of the College of Science (CoS), Professor Mrs. Ibok Oduro, has officially opened the Science and Technology Seminar for Females in First Cycle Institutions. Read more

University of Ghana and Ghana Air Force Signs Memorandum of Understanding

The University of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Air Force to build capacity in the engineering sectors of both institutions. Read more

University of Ghana Launches Maiden Alumni Homecoming Weekend

The University of Ghana as part of its 70th Anniversary Celebrations has launched its maiden Alumni Homecoming Weekend at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana. Read more

University of Ghana, School of Public Health Assumes Role as GEMNet-Health Secretariat

Effective March 2019, University of Ghana, School of Public Health (UGSPH), a founding member of the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNet-Health), has assumed the role of GEMNet-Health Secretariat. Read more

30 June 2019

20 Institutions Bring Lessons and Experiences to Education Collaborative 2019

The Education Collaborative at Ashesi launched in 2017 to serve as a platform for African universities to collaborate and share best practices. Read more

ASUU Decries Sacking of UNILAG’s Professor in Ghana

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter has decried the sacking of Professor Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor, by the University of Education (UEW), Ghana, saying: ‘No African intellectual shall in any way be persecuted, harassed or intimidated for reasons only of his or her intellectual work, opinions, gender, nationality or ethnicity.’ Read more
College of Health Sciences Receives Recognition at World Blood Donor Day

The College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana has been recognised by the National Blood Bank, Ghana at a ceremony to commemorate the 2019 World Blood Donor Day. Read more

Entrepreneurial Skills Take Centre Stage at 2019 MasterCard Scholars Convening at Ashesi

Accra, Ghana’s capital city, generates over 2500 tonnes of plastic waste daily, yet only 2% of this is recycled. Read more

Human Resources Division Organises Workshop for Retiring Staff

The Human Resources Division (HRD) of the Registrar’s Offices of KNUST has organised a three-day workshop for staff retiring from 2024-2026 on the theme: ‘Retiring Gracefully’. Read more

Professor Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara Dismissed from UEW

The University is highly disturbed by the huge embarrassment his unguarded statement has brought to the institution, the Ministry of Education, and, indeed, Ghana as a whole. Read more

Science and Technology Seminar Series for Females in First Cycle Institutions Opens at KNUST

The Provost of the College of Science (CoS), Professor Mrs. Ibok Oduro, has officially opened the Science and Technology Seminar for Females in First Cycle Institutions. Read more

Universities as a Direct Partner in Local Development

The University for Development Studies was founded in 1993 by the government of Ghana. Its main purpose is for the university to collaborate with communities to find solutions to the environmental, social and economic problems plaguing the northern regions of Ghana. Read more

Universities Must not be Limited to Campuses

Dr Archibald Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, has called on universities to extend teaching and learning beyond their campuses and make communities integral parts of tertiary education. Read more

University of Ghana and California State University organise Faculty Seminar – “Ghana Calls”

The faculty and a very vibrant cross-section of participants presented and discussed topics as diverse as: How to Educate Africans with African Examples; How to Teach History in Africa; … Read more

University of Ghana Commiserates with the La Traditional Council

A delegation from the University has called on the La Traditional Council to commiserate with them on the passing of the La Mantse, Nii Kpobi Tsuru III. Read more

University of Ghana Partners with the National Institute of Genetics to Strengthen its Genetics Programmes

A University of Ghana (UG) delegation led by the Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has completed a visit to the National Institute of Genetics (NIG) in Japan to boost the university’s emerging programmes in genetics research and training. Read more

31 May 2019

A Way to Bypass Cuts in Specialist Medical Training

Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) was established on 9 December 2003 by an act of parliament to provide medical doctors in Ghana with postgraduate specialist training in medicine, surgery and other related disciplines. It also offers a pallet of professional development courses to medical doctors for continuous professional development. Read more

College of Health Sciences Raises Funds for Development Projects

College of Health Sciences has organised a fundraising event at the Kempinski Hotel to raise funds to undertake development projects in the College. Read more

Congratulatory Message 

The journey that began like a dream has become a reality; and we at the University of Ghana, proudly join your families, friends and well-wishers to celebrate this significant milestone of your lives. For all the times of late-night studies, the sleepless nights and sacrifices you have made, your reward is finally here. Hearty congratulations to you. Read more

KNUST Bans Sports Betting on Campus

Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has banned gambling and sports betting on campus. Read more

KNUST Develops First Local Grain Moisture Tester

The Department of Agriculture Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has developed the first locally-made grain moisture tester. Read more

Launch of “Yes to the SDGs” Raffle on UG Campus

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), University of Ghana is partnering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advisory Unit of the Office of the President to sensitise the general public on the SDGs. Read more

Meet Ghanaian Math-Goddess Angela Tabiri Pursuing PhD in Mathematics

Until recent times, most women hardly pursued courses that would eventually lead to careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In light of dis, a young woman has won many hearts for her PhD work in Mathematics. Read more

The Statue of Gandhi and the University of Ghana

In December 2018, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the University of Ghana’s campus in response to protests from students and staff. Read more

University of Ghana Celebrates 2019 World Intellectual Property Day

The University of Ghana, joined the rest of the world in celebrating the World Intellectual Property Day. Read more

UG Delegation Meets Minister of State, Tertiary Education

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has led a delegation from the University of Ghana to meet the Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah. Read more

University of Ghana Launches Bachelor of Education Curriculum

A four-year Bachelor of Education Curriculum to be rolled out in October 2019 has been launched by the School of Education and Leadership, College of Education. Read more

30 April 2019

Ashesi Recognised in Global Ranking of Universities Driving UN Sustainable Development Goals

A new Times Higher Education (THE) global ranking of universities, based on an assessment of their impact on the world, has listed Ashesi as one of the world’s best. Ashesi is the only private university in Ghana on the list, ranking in the world’s top 301+ universities alongside the University of Ghana and the University of Professional Studies, Accra. Read more

C3SS Interacts with University of Ghana Basic Schools Pupils

The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS) has held its first engagement with pupils of the University of Ghana Basic Schools (UBS) at the UBS campus, Legon, on Friday April 5, 2019. Read more

Cooperation Project Between H_DA & Amp; KNUST Officially Launched

The Department of Sociology and Social Work has officially launched a new cooperation with the Social Work Department of Hoshschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (H_Da), Germany, dubbed ‘Educational Partnership in socio-pedagogical methods in social work towards improving the lives of Ghanaian children’. Read more

Engineering Community and Resources Strengthen Problem-Solving Culture Across Campus

When Ghana announced intentions to establish a partnership with a U.S drone delivery service, aimed at health supplies, it generated a lot of skepticism across the country. But on campus, Engineering student Robert Boateng-Duah considered it an exciting opportunity. Read more

It is Time for Universities to Take Mental Health Seriously

While managers of Ghanaian higher education institutions aspire to see their institutions join the enviable club of research-intensive universities and secure favourable positions in global rankings, in order to achieve this they have had to deal with a range of problems including inadequate funding, increased student enrolment and proportionally fewer staff. Read more

Japanese Car Maker Invests in University Engineering Programme

The University of Ghana and the local subsidiary of the Japanese car maker, Toyota Ghana Limited, last month signed a project partnership agreement under which a total of US$3 million, to be disbursed over a 10-year period, will be used to finance the construction of workshops and training facilities at the university to benefit both engineering students and the company’s technicians. Read more

KNUST And NMT To Promote Science and Technology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), has collaborated with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop areas in Science and Technology. Read more

Level 300 Students of COLTEK Prepare for Industrial Attachment

A day’s orientation has been organised for level 300 students at the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) as part of preparations to embark on compulsory industrial attachment upon completion of the second semester examinations in June 2019. Read more

LISA Organises Workshop on Building Capacity of Female Scientists

The KNUST-Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (KNUST-LISA) has organised a workshop on ‘Building Capacity of Female Scientists in Data Analysis for Decision Making and Strategic Planning’. Read more

New Bill Prompts Warnings Over Loss of Academic Freedom

Concerns have been raised over a new Public Universities Bill yet to be put before parliament in Ghana, with the former vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, warning it is likely to take away “every facet of academic freedom”. Read more

Prof. Gyampo Delivers Inter-College Lecture on the 1992 Constitution and Constitutionalism in Ghana

Professor Samuel Agyei-Mensah indicated that Ghana had practiced the hybrid constitution for a long time now and he believed the time has come to interrogate the system to find out the challenges and make recommendations for review. Read more

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo Delivers Inaugural Lecture

Prof. Amfo explained that linguistic structures like words, phrases, sentences and longer utterances, whether spoken or written are carefully chosen by speakers to reflect their intent and to direct the addressee in such a way that misinterpretation is minimised. She also indicated that language is inextricably linked to culture and thought. Read more

UEW Launches 2019-2023 Corporate Strategic Plan at COLTEK

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has launched its fourth 5-year (2019-2023) Corporate Strategic Plan (CSP) that would facilitate the successful execution of its core mandate as the foremost teacher training university in Ghana. Read more

University of Ghana Hult Team calls on Vice Chancellor

The University of Ghana Hult team, winners of the 2019 Hult Prize Regional competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has presented awards to the Vice-Chancellor. The team which is also known as Team Agrilab are represented by Nana Akua Afriyie Busia (Team Leader), Isaac Kojo Aboah, Henry Duah and Daniel Kwame Afriyie. Read more

Vice-Chancellor Receives Deputy Rector of University of Luiss

Prof. Raffaele Marchetti, Deputy Rector for Internationalization, University of Luiss, Rome, has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu. The visit was to explore ways of collaborations between the two universities. Read more

31 March 2019

Dr. Priscilla Mante Wins L’Oreal-UNESCO Award

Dr Priscilla Kolibea Mante of the Department of Pharmacology has won the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talent Award in Paris, France. The award ceremony which took place at the UNESCO headquarters, recognized her for exploring the anticonvulsant activity of the plant alkaloid cryptolepine and its solid-lipid nanoparticles in the management of neurocysticercosis-induced epilepsy. Read more

FSE to Promote STEM Education in Ghana

The Faculty of Science Education (FSE) as part of its week-long celebration has outlined strategies to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in Ghana. This is to support the government to be on target with its policy to achieve a ratio of 60:40 sciences to humanities in the nation’s tertiary institutions. Read more

Lebanese Embassy in Ghana to Widen Scope of Scholarship Scheme in KNUST

The Embassy of Lebanon in Ghana has promised to extend the scope of its existing scholarship scheme beyond the Faculty of Law in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to other Faculties in the University. Read more

University Librarians Charged to Embrace Open Access

African Universities have been encouraged to embrace Open Access as the new order of making research accessible, visible and cost effective, in order to facilitate the academic mandate of teaching and research. Read more

28 February 2019

3-year University Education: It’s Dangerous for Ghana – KNUST Vice Dean of Students

The Vice Dean of Students (DOS) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Otchere Addai Mensah has advised the government to not give consideration to the debate on cutting undergraduate education to 3 years instead of the current 4 years, MyNewsGh.com reports. Read more

3-year University Education Possible – Educational Consultant

Dr Prince Armah insists the cost per head in training an individual at the university is higher than that incurred at the Secondary level and will make economic sense to reduce the number of years at the tertiary level. Read more

GAUA President Encourages Members to Embrace Change

Mr. Kwame Yeboah Jr., President of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has admonished members of the Association to embrace the new criteria for promotion for Senior Members Non-Academic (Administrative and Professional). Read more

Graduate College of IOWA State University of Science and Technology to Increase its Ghanaian Enrolment

The Dean of Graduate College of IOWA State University of Science and Technology, Professor William R. Graves has revealed that his institution is committed to increasing the enrolment of Ghanaian students. Read more

University of Ghana Receives Delegation from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

The University of Ghana has received a delegation from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan, and called at the Offices of the Dean of the International Programmes. Members of the delegation comprised faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU). Read more

31 January 2019

KNUST-Affiliated University Not Reopened for Almost 2 Years; No Explanation to Students

The African Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management, a Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology affiliate, at Adjiringanor in the Greater Accra Region, has abruptly halted all its programmes and proceeded on a break, which has lasted for two year now. Read more

Noguchi Hosts West Africa Network for TB, Aids and Malaria

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), a constituent of College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana and Ghana’s leading biomedical research institute, has hosted the West African Network for TB, AIDS and Malaria (WANETAM) year 2 retreat to provide a platform for the assessment of the year 1 project activities as well as in-depth discussions with fellows and visiting scientists from its network of research centres and reprograming of future plans. Read more

No PhD, No Tenure Policy – Is it the best way forward?

The importance of higher education in the development of any nation cannot be overemphasised. It has become a major driver of development for most countries. Read more

Vice Chancellor Presented with Leadership Award

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has been presented with a Companion of Global Public Excellence Award for his leadership and vision to humanity by the Global Companion of leadership. Read more

31 December 2018

Department of Earth Science Organises Workshop on Earth Science Awareness

The Department of Earth Science in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission has held a workshop on Earth Science Awareness Creation for High School teachers. The workshop which is the first of its kind organised by the department was under the theme “Science and The Earth We live in”. Read more

How Affirmative Is 25%… Think This Through.

Affirmative action is “intended to end and correct the effects of a specific form of discrimination” that is action favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination and thus positive discrimination. But have we tackled our own case from the roots to find a lasting solution? Read more

Mr. Kelvin Sah Spearheading Yet Another Revolution at the Student Front

In the aftermath of the impasse period, the President of the KNUST SRC made a call on all forms of student activism to be channeled formally through his office. Read more

Students propose solution for e-waste in Ghana at the 2018 Global Retail Challenge

A student team from Ashesi’s Design lab along with 27 other student teams across the world, participated in the 2018 Global Retail Challenge held by Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Bensadoun school of Retail Management at McGill University in Montreal. Read more

UEW Commissions First Ever Graduate Lounge in Ghana

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) on Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 commissioned the first ever Graduate lounge in any public University in Ghana at the Faculty of Social Sciences Education Block Room 405, North Campus, Winneba. Read more

University Removes Gandhi Statue at Centre of Protests

The University of Ghana has pulled down a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on its campus, campus-based news outlet Radio Univers reported on 12 December. This comes more than two years after professors and students called for the statue’s removal, reports Scroll.in. Read more

30 November 2018

Centre for European Studies (CES) Holds 5th Lecture Series

The Centre for European Studies (CES) of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana held its 5thLecture Series for the year 2018 on the theme Probing the Relevance of European Studies in Africa”. Read more

Homecoming 2018: Returning Home to Ashesi

November 24, 2018 – Unlike most Saturday mornings on campus, there was a palpable buzz on the Archer Cornfield Courtyard this particular morning. Read more

KNUST Crisis Must be a Lesson to All Managers of Higher Education – UPSA Pro-Vice Chancellor

The Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Prof. Charles Barnor has blamed the recent impasse at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on the neglect of student leadership from the management of the affairs of the institution. Read more

Pashington Obeng, Head of Humanities & Social Sciences Department, Shares His Journey into Academia and Priesthood

“My father was in the military and got transferred very often,” he shared. “So both my parents felt it would be best to reduce interruptions to my academic growth by sending me off to boarding school, and at the time, Presec had garnered quite the academic reputation. So that’s where I went.” Read more

UEW Increases Funding for Staff Development

The Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni has said that the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) continues to face challenges in securing high quality and experienced doctoral degree holders for its rigorous academic work. Read more

31 October 2018

Chinese Students Arrive in COLTEK for Internship

The second batch of students from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), have arrived at the Kumasi Campus of the University of Education Winneba (UEW) to begin a two-week internship programme. Read more

Public Universities will Soon Collapse – UG Vice Chancellor

There is eminent close down of most of the country’s public universities due to poor remuneration lecturers and other teaching staff are receiving, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana (UG), Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has predicted. Read more

Universities Directed to Remove Lecturers above 65yrs from Payroll

Public universities across the country have been directed to remove all staff who are aged above 65 years from the government payroll. This was contained in a letter addressed to all the public universities by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE).  Read more

“We Need Transformative Changes in Laws ….” – Rev. Dr. Comfort Asare

The Director, Department of Gender in the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Comfort Asare has asserted that the nation needs transformative changes in laws, social norms, social institutions and public policies to achieve gender equality. Read more 

30 September 2018

KNUST Is Unsanitary Let’s Talk About It-Nii Mantse

In the last few days, a picture of the dump site behind hall 7 has become an item of discussion and many narratives have arisen from all angles possible. Read more

UG Holds Evening of Remembrance in Honour of the Late Kofi Annan, Former Chancellor (2008 – 2018)

An Evening of Remembrance was held in honour of Mr. Kofi Annan, former Chancellor of the University of Ghana (2008-2018) at the Great Hall on Friday, September 7, 2018. Read more 

UG UTAG Donates to UG@70 Endowment Fund

The University of Ghana Chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has presented a cheque donation of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢120,000) to the UG@70 Endowment fund. Read more

31 August 2018

Ghana School of Law Reverts to 2-year Curriculum Next Year

The Ghana School of Law is set to revert to its original two-year programme length, school authorities have announced. Read more

No More Lip Service To Technical, Vocational Education — Prez Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that the government will not engage in lip service in its quest to transform technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country as it works tirelessly to expand technical and vocational opportunities for its industrialisation agenda. Read more

Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu Receives Royal Society Africa Prize

Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu has received the Royal Society Africa Prize 2018 for her contributions and innovative approaches to understanding Mycobacterium ulcerans and Mycobacterium africanum, combining microbiology, genetic studies and epidemiology in the areas of her work. Read more

Professor Oren Harman Delivers Lecture on Altruism

The current Chair of the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar-Ilan University of Israel, Professor Oren Harman has delivered a lecture on the topic, “The Evolution of Altruism” at the conference room of the International House. Read more

University of Ghana School of Law Hosts 27th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The 27th edition of the prestigious African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, hosted by the School of Law, University of Ghana, came to an end on Saturday August 11, 2018 with the final round being held at the auditorium of the Law Courts Complex in Accra. Read more

30 June 2018

Defaulters of Student Loan Fund to be Dragged to Court

The Chief Executive of the fund Kweku Adjei Yeboah said beneficiaries of the fund who have defaulted must pay their loans or be prosecuted in court. Read more

Energy Commission Selects University of Energy as Solar Energy Training Centre

The Energy Commission has recognised the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) as a leader in the area of solar energy. Read more

TTU Signs MoU with Manufacturer

The Takoradi Technical University (TTU), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kay Furniture Industries, to enhance technology and practical learning at the educational institution. Read more

Ghana’s First Female Software Engineer, Farida Bedwei

Defying all odds, Ghana’s first female software engineer, Farida Bedwei, remains resolute on making a difference despite her disability. Read more

University-level upgrade for teacher-training colleges

All Colleges of Education are to be upgraded to University Colleges and will offer a four-year Bachelor of Education degree with effect from the 2018-19 academic year, as part of efforts to improve the quality of teacher training in the country, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced. Read more

31 May 2018

We will not be pushed into opening University of Ghana Hospital – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has clearly indicated that it would not be pushed into opening the Unniversity of the Ghana Medical Center. Read more

Re-Naming Of University Of Ghana: Is The Debate Over J. B. Danquah’s Role Necessary

J’ai la nostalgie du lycee. Sure, I miss my University days. As President of the Legon Debating Society, we were once hosting the University of Ibadan in a debate. Read more

College of Health Sciences Organises 2018 Educational Summit

The College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Ghana National Exchange Programme School has launched the 2018 Educational Summit at the R.S. Amegashie Hall, University of Ghana Business School under the theme: “UG @ 70 – Bridging the Gap between Secondary and University Education in Ghana: the Role of Stakeholders”. Read more

Educating Ethical, Entrepreneurial Leaders in Africa

The mission of Ashesi University is to educate ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. The University was started its first class in 2002 with a pioneer class of 30 students and Bachelor Degree programmes in Business and Computer Science. Today, the institution has … Read more

30 April 2018

Minister Challenges African Universities to Enhance Quality of Research

Minister in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah has challenged universities in Africa to invest more of their resources to enhance the quality of the research they undertake in attracting more international students into the sub-region. Read more

Minister Calls for ‘Rethink’ on Higher Education Funding

The way in which tertiary education is funded across Africa needs a rethink because the present model, which was introduced in the colonial era, can no longer be sustained, according to Ghana’s Minister of State in charge of tertiary education Kwesi Yankah. Concerns around the sustainability of higher education in Ghana are growing in anticipation of increased enrolment in the wake of a recently introduced free senior high school policy. Read more

Energy Commission Selects University of Energy as Solar Energy Training Center

The Energy Commission has recognized the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) as a leader in the area of solar energy. The Commission has, in this regard, selected the University as the training center for Solar PV Installers in the design, installation and maintenance of Off-grid and Grid-tied Solar PV Systems. Read more

College of Education Hosts Seminar on Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

The College of Education has hosted a seminar to educate students of the College on the University’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy. The seminar, which was facilitated by the chairperson and members of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee, was to sensitize students on what constitutes sexual harassment, reporting procedures for sexual harassment and misconduct, rights of the complainant, grievance procedures, and counselling and confidentiality in cases that have been reported. Read more

Management of Ghana Publishing Company Calls on Vice-Chancellor

The Management of Ghana Publishing Company Limited has called on the Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible ways of collaborating with management of the University and some departments of the University. Read more

30 October 2017

25% Private University Tax to Go

The government will soon scrap the 25 per cent corporate tax imposed on private universities. Read more

47 Alleged Unaccredited Tertiary Institutions in Ghana

The Ghana National Accreditations Board (NAB) has released a list of 47 tertiary schools that are currently operating illegally in the country. Read more

Agribusiness Students Association of Ghana (ABSAG) holds Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Agribusiness Students Association of Ghana (ABSAG) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has held the second edition of its Entrepreneurship Clinic for the 2017/2018 academic year at the Faculty of Natural Resources on the theme: “Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Agribusiness Students”. Read more

Algeria awards 40 tertiary level scholarships to Ghanaians

The Algerian Government has awarded a quota of 40 undergraduate scholarships in various disciplines to Ghanaian students to study in selected Algerian Universities for the 2017/2018 Academic year. Read more

Government to Abolish 25% Corporate Tax on Private Universities

The Vice President of Ghana, has disclosed that government is working hard towards the abolishment of the 25% corporate tax on Private Universities as part of government’s support to the private Tertiary Institutions in the country. Read more

Investigate Our Ban from Admitting Law Students

The Mountcrest University College has appealed to government to investigate circumstances under which it was banned from admitting new students into its law faculty. Read more

Preventive Health Clinic Organises Free Breast Cancer Screening for University Community

The Preventive Health Clinic (PHC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)   Hospital, with support from Roche, a Swiss multinational healthcare company, has screened members of the University community for breast cancer. Read more

15 October 2017

2017 UEW National Service Personnel Shown Path For Self Employment

The Division of Human Resource held an orientation for the 2017/2018 National Service Personnel as part of its duty to orient newly service personnel posted into the University. Read more

COLTEK Holds International Conference On Cbtr

The College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) broke grounds in academia as it successfully organised the maiden International Conference on Competency-Based Training and Research (ICCBTR). Read more

COLTEK Hosts 10 Chinese Students For Internship Programme

The first batch of 10 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) students have just rounded up a two-week internship at the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) thanks to the agreement on International Students Internship between the UESTC and UEW. Read more

Females Urged To Advance In Their Careers Despite The Odds

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate of the University of Education, Winneba has organised a 2-day retreat under the theme “Publishing in High Impact Journals” for Female Senior Members in the University to discuss issues affecting career, publication and progression. Read more

France Alumni Ghana Platform Launched In Accra

The France Alumni Ghana Platform, an online social and professional network that will bring together all Ghanaians who have previously studied in France in any discipline, has been officially launched in Accra. Read more

Motives For Pursuing Teaching As A Profession By Student-Teachers In The Uew

The Institute for Educational Research and Innovations Studies (IERIS) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) took the initiative to conduct a study on the motives of student-teachers in UEW who pursue courses leading to the award of bachelor degrees in Education. Read more

Russian Ambassador to Revamp the Russian Section of the Department of Modern Languages in the University of Ghana

His Excellency Dmitry Suslov, Russian Ambassador to Ghana has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu. Read more

UEW Wins Maiden Inter-University Constitution Quiz Competition

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), emerged as winners of the Western Zone maiden Inter-University electronic Constitution quiz competition organised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in Cape CoasT. Read more

30 September 2017

Ghanaians Require Proper Education On Gmos

Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has urged the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Board, to educate the public on biotechnology and biosafety issues. Read more

The Lost Dignity Of UTAG Has Now Returned Home To Roost!

In attempting to establish the legal basis upon which Mr. Supi Kwayera (the claimant in the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) suit), derived his rights from, the 1992 Constitution is the first point of call. Article 41 (f), of the 1992 Constitution confers on the citizens of Ghana the right to expose and combat misuse and waste of public funds and property.  Read more

Top 10 ‘Useless’ Degrees That People Acquire

Many people around the world aim to earn graduate degrees before they get into a job or occupation. This is because there is a notion that people with graduate degrees tend to earn more than those with lower qualifications. Read more
Wa, Bolga Polytechnics To Get University Status – Government

The National Council for Tertiary Education will be undertaking a reassessment of the conversion-readiness of Wa and Bolgatanga polytechnics into technical universities in December 2017. Read more

Young Women To Be Empowered Through Technology – YWIP

A training programme that seeks to empower young women through the use of technology such as App development for Android, website and Web development has been launched in Accra. Read more

15 September 2017

Book Review: Prof Goski’s ‘Managing for Excellence in the Twenty First Century’

Over the years, students in Africa have been made to accept that doing well in school and reaching the level of higher education will qualify them for the best vacant positions in the best jobs in town. Read more

Chiefs Asked To Seek Higher Education

Chiefs have been advised to seek higher education and leadership skills to help accelerate development in their communities. Read more

Education Is Best Legacy of Oil Companies

Investing in education is the best legacy that oil and gas companies operating in the Ghana will leave behind, Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has said. Read more

Employing Fresh Graduates by Corporate Ghana – HR or Finance Decision or Both?

Data from the Institute of Statistics, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana shows that only 10 per cent of graduates find jobs after their first year of completing school due to varied challenges that ranged from the lack of employable skills, unavailability of funding capital for entrepreneurship, poor attitudes of graduates towards job opportunities, as well as the low capacities of industry to absorb the huge numbers. Read more

GIMPA Inducts Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson as Rector

The Governing Council of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration has inaugurated Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson as its new Rector. Read more

Legal Practitioner Calls for Dedication to Science and Technology

A private legal practitioner has called on government to pay attention to science and technology by funding and motivating teachers in the Upper East Region. Read more

Minister Inaugurates Governing Councils of Six Technical Universities

The Ministry of Education has charged technical universities in the country to deliver practical-oriented teaching and learning different from the traditional universities. Read more

Tamale Technical University Kicks Against ‘Polytechnic’ Council

Various unions and the Alumni of the Tamale Technical University have served notice of resisting the inauguration of the Governing Council with Polytechnic status. Read more

Technical University Council Members Urged to Operate Within Their Mandate

The Minister of Education, has charged the new Takoradi Technical University Council to ensure that the University stayed within its mandate of producing highly skilled manpower for the industrial needs of the country. Read more

University of Ghana Embarks on Initiative to Eradicate Poverty in Ghana

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), University of Ghana, has launched the Economic Inclusion and Poverty Eradication Project (EIPEP) workshop to discuss, plan and implement strategies to achieve a total poverty free country. Read more

31 August 2017

Add Value to Nation’s Research on Planning

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has expressed concern over the paucity of research data for development planning in many African countries, including Ghana. Read more

Are We Getting Obsessed with Certificates?

Most Ghanaian organizations are missing the point by solely and largely putting so much weight on “certificates” as a predominant pathway to employment engagement and/or promotion. Read more

Chiefs Advised to Seek Higher Education and Leadership Skills

The President of the Africa Chieftaincy Transformational Leadership Institute (ACTLI), who gave the advice noted that the structure and system of development now would gradually fade out unproductive chiefs. Read more

Common Mistakes Students Make in Online Courses

An area in education that is currently thriving is undertaking courses online. Many learners today rush into online courses but few finish and get certification due to some mistakes students make while signing up for online courses. Read more

Ghanaian Diplomats and Public Servants Undergo Training

Forty public servants and some security personnel who undertook the Colombia Spanish language course have been presented with certificates of completion and charged to promote the ideals of both countries. Read more

GIMPA Alumni to Establish Needy Fund

The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Alumni Association is establishing an endowment fund to cater for the needs of brilliant needy students who gain admission to the institution. Read more

Government Is ‘Killing’ Technical Universities – Union

The Technical Universities Teachers Association of Ghana has issued an ultimatum to government to constitute the governing councils for the various technical universities or risk triggering serious labour unrest in that sector. Read more

Occupational Licensing: Does Highly Qualified Mean Highly Effective?

Around the globe, occupational licensing is extensive and growing. In some jurisdictions, practitioners have lobbied and pushed for licensing of their occupation. And in other cases, governments have imposed regulations on some occupations to reconcile special interest of practitioners and those of society. Read more

Scientists Confer on Research Works on Climate Change, Water Insecurity

Climate change and sanitation experts and early career scientists working in Africa are meeting in Accra to discuss their research works with the aim of coming up with antidotes to water insecurity, climate change, flooding and sanitation issues confronting Ghana and other parts of the continent. Read more

The Job Creation Agenda Must Be Pursued

Unemployment has been the bane of Ghana’s development, particularly graduate unemployment. Read more

The Royal Plea

The rich cultural and traditional values of the Ashantis, government’s financial commitment to public universities to enhance capacity building and research work, as well as the need for the government to recruit more lecturers for universities to enhance quality teaching and learning, were among the highlights that climaxed the 51st congregation of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. Read more

Upgrade Competence of Employees through Training

Employers have been asked to focus priority on upgrading of the skills and competence of their employees through regular in-service training. Read more

15 August 2017

Ajumako Community Pledges Support for Developmental Projects at the College

The Chiefs and people of the Ajumako traditional area have pledged their support towards the development of the College of Languages Education of the University of Education, Winneba located in their Community. Read more

Can Open University Help Widen Access to Education for the Needy?

We have either been told in mournful tones of or come across, on countless occasions, students who could not access university education because they were unable to obtain the requisite qualification or afford the required fees. Read more

College of Languages Education Hold Stakeholder Conference

The College of Languages Education, Ajumako Campus of the University of Education, Winneba has held its first in the series of stakeholder consultations conference with chiefs and opinion leaders in Ajumako. Read more

GAUA Holds Southern Sector CPD Workshop

The National Executive Council of GAUA, recognizing the importance of updating the knowledge and skills of its members put together the workshop to ensure members are able to meet current and emerging challenges of University administration and management. Read more

Ghanaian Universities Charged to Collaborate

The Registrar of the University of Ghana, Legon (UG), Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia, has called for effective collaboration and partnership among universities in Ghana. Read more

Give Us Governing Council to Enable Us Graduate

Students who pursued various masters’ programmes at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and completed in 2016 have petitioned government over their inability to graduate due to absence of a governing council for the institute. Read more

Govt to Address Free SHS Challenges Facing Tertiary Institutions

The Vice-President, has said that the government will roll out a number of initiatives to address challenges that will arise at the universities and other tertiary institutions from the implementation of the free Senior high School (SHS) policy. Read more

Japanese Ambassador Visits WACCI

The Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, has visited the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana. He was received by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, faculty and staff of WACCI. Read more

Sunyani Technical University Partners Fachhochschule Dortmund to Build Electric Car

The Brong Ahafo Region is gradually becoming a tertiary education hub with most of the universities concentrated within the regional capital, Sunyani. Read more

Training Camp for Girls Begins In Accra

College for Ama (CoFA), a non-governmental organisation committed to girl-child education, has organized a training camp for young girls in two deprived communities in the country. Read more

University of Energy and Natural Resources Council Inaugurated

The Minister of Education, has inaugurated a 15-member Council of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Accra. Read more

15 July 2017

CJ urged to investigate Winneba High Court for “bastardising” Winneba varsity

The university had been “bastardised” as a result of the court orders, adding that “academic and administrative activities are disabled”. Read more

Engineering Solutions for Agriculture: First Year Students Employ Smart Irrigation

For their final project for the year, members of the freshmen engineering class designed and built solar powered smart irrigation systems. Read more

Govt Secretarial School Gets Hostel

The commissioning of a 52 bed capacity hostel for the Government Secretarial School (GSS) will take place today to offer relief to the students of the school. Read more

LUCAS College Brings a Refreshing Approach to Education

LUCAS College hosted its maiden Press Conference to announce its presence in Ghana’s educational sector. Read more

Professor Owusu Challenges Graduates to Raise Bar of Excellence

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, has challenged graduates to raise the bar of excellence and be team players wherever they find themselves. Read more

Research and Innovation will be the Heart of Education in Ghana

The president of the Republic of Ghana, has reverberated the government’s commitment to provide quality education to Ghanaians by making research and innovation the heart of education in Ghana. Read more

Students Advised Against Yielding To Peer Pressure

Principal of the Jackson College of Education (JCE), a subsidiary of the Jackson Educational Complex in Kumasi, has cautioned students not to yield to peer pressure to jeopardize their future. Read more

The President of Oduduwa University Pays a Courtesy Call On The Ag. Vice-Chancellor of UEW

The President of the Oduduwa University, Chief Dr. Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin, paid a courtesy call on the Ag. Vice-Chancellor and the Deans of Faculty of the University of Education Winneba to develop a framework of cooperation between the two universities. Read more

UG Students Petition Speaker over ‘Astronomic’ Hike in Fees

Some students of the University of Ghana have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye to intervene in what they describe as an ‘exorbitant’ increase in the proposed 2017/2018 academic and residential facility user fees of students. Read more

30 June 2017

2nd Delta Africa Grantees Conference to be Held in Accra

The West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), University of Ghana will from 3rd – 5th July 2017 be hosting the 2nd DELTAS Africa Grantees Annual meeting at the Fiesta Royale Hotel in Accra. Read more

Academic Qualifications Do Not Guarantee Successful Marriage

It is the dream of most people to tie the knot when they feel it is their time. It becomes unbearable and painful when you are told when to marry and to whom. Read more

Association for the Development of Education in Africa Lauds Ghana

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), has lauded Ghana for having developed adequate data on its tertiary educational institutions. Read more

GTUC Holds maiden Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference

The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom, has organised the “International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICETE) 2017” in Accra. Read more

Involve Private Universities in Policy Discussions

The President of the African University College of Communications, Dr Koryoe Anim-Wright, has asked for private universities to be involved in policy discussions, dialogue and fora impacting higher education in the country, organised by the Ministry of Education. Read more

Puplampu is New Vice Chancellor of Central University

The University Council of Central University has appointed Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu as Vice-Chancellor of the University for a five-year term. Read more

15 June 2017

A Rough but Rewarding Road to Educating Ethical Leaders

At a private liberal arts college in Ghana’s eastern region, where engagement with ethics is embedded into the curriculum, a ‘new normal’ for the region’s businesses and universities is being forged. Read more

Africa Hall KNUST Launches Golden Jubilee Anniversary

The only female hall at KNUST, Africa Hall, has launched its 50th Anniversary Celebration on the theme “50 Years of Women’s Education and Empowerment in Nation Building.” The launch which was held at the Great Hall Conference Room brought together alumni and students of the Hall. Read more

Agric Faculty Hosts World Milk Day Celebration

The Faculty of Agriculture has held its first World Milk Day celebration at KNUST. The aim of the event was to draw attention to the importance of milk and dairy products. Read more

Clarification on the Matter: University of Education Shut Down

We never said in the Press Release of 13th June, 2017 that the Winneba High Court had ordered the closure of the University. The decision to temporarily shut down the University was based on instructions given to the stand-in legal counsel for the University that until Friday June 16, 2017 when the case is called, the University should ensure that it observed all the reliefs being sought in the injunction application and that the consequences were dire if these were not followed. Read more

Faculty of Foreign Languages Education and Communication Holds Annual Seminar

A seminar has been organized for the academic staff of the Faculty to enhance efficiency and collaboration in line with the 2017 Operational Plan of Faculty of Foreign Languages Education and Communication. Read more

Female Senior Members Asked to Climb High on the Academic Ladder

The Dean of the School of Creative Arts, has urged Female Senior Members of the University of Education, Winneba to strive for excellence in Academia. She asked that they aspire to climb high on the academic ladder to make females visible at the top. Read more

Government Orders Reduction of Number of Course Books

The government on Wednesday ordered a reduction in course books, with the aim of dismantling cartels profiting illegally from learning materials. Read more

Professor Ehile Calls for Collaboration between Industry and Educational Institutions

Professor Etienne E. Ehile, the Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU), has called for deeper collaboration between industry and educational institutions. Read more

Twelve Tertiary Institutions Participate in Inaugural Education Collaborative At Ashesi

Staff, faculty and administrators from 12 tertiary institutions in and beyond Africa participated in the inaugural Education Collaborative – an idea sharing platform for education leaders and stakeholders in Africa led by Ashesi. Read more

Vodafone Foundation Supports KNUST

The Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the Charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, has donated an amount of fifty thousand cedis (¢50,000) to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Foundation. Read more

Workshop on Installation of Solar Lighting System.

A day’s training on Light Emitting Diode (LED) Solar Street Lighting System has been held for all Electricians and Air Conditioning Tradesmen on 30th May, 2017 at the University of Education, Winneba. Read more

15 May 2017

Assembly, Education Directorate to Institute Endowment Fund

The Amansie West District Assembly, in collaboration with the District Education Directorate, is to establish an educational endowment fund to sponsor the education of 100 girls in the district to higher educational levels. Read more

Graduate from St. Monica’s College of Education

A total of 358 students have graduated from St. Monica’s College of Education, Mrs. Christina Sobotie, Principal of the College, announced at the 9th Graduation ceremony of the institute. Read more

Teachers Asked to be Committed to their Profession

Deputy Volta Regional Minister has emphasised the role teachers play in national development and asked them to show commitment to the profession. He described teachers as “seed sowers” and said it was regrettable the profession was being used as a stepping stone to other jobs. Read more

Technical Education is Not for Academically Weak Students

Deputy Minister of Education has bemoaned the negative mindset of the public, particularly parents who regard technical education as the preserve of academically weak students. Read more

30 April 2017

Association of African Universities Launches 14th General Confab

The fourteenth general conference and golden jubilee celebration of the association of African universities has been launched in Accra. Read more

Curriculum Reforms Can Reduce Unemployment

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has called for a multi-pronged approach to tackle the complex issue of unemployment in the country. Read more

Galaxy International Soars higher at Golden Climate Olympiad

Galaxy international school in Accra has swept several awards at Golden climate Olympiad in Kenya beating several other schools from over 22 countries across the globe. Read more

International Literacy Association Launched at UEW

In a speech read on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Professor J.O. Ammah, indicated that the Association was created in 1956 to improve reading instruction, facilitate dialogue about research on reading, and encourage the habit of reading. Read more

Prof Opoku-Amankwa Appointed Acting Director General of GES

The Dean of the International Programmes Office (IPO) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, has been appointed as Acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES). Read more

 PTA Urged To Encourage Students Develop Interest in Science and Mathematics

The Principal, Gbewaa College of Education, Pusiga, urged the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to encourage students to develop interest in studying science and mathematics. Read more

Seminar on Tertiary Education and Job Opportunities

As part of the Departmental week celebration, the Students Association of the Department of Political Science Education organised a seminar on the topic “Tertiary Education and Job Opportunities” Read more

Vice Chancellor Calls on Asantehene

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mawutor Avoke paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to officially introduce himself as the new head of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). Read more

Vodafone Foundation Awards Ten Scholarships to Promote Science Education

The Vodafone Ghana Foundation in partnership with the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate of the University of Education, Winneba has awarded scholarships to 10 Female Students pursuing various Science, Mathematics and Technology related programmes in UEW. Read more

15 March 2017

Endeavour To Embark On Research – Professor Dodoo

A visiting Professor to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof. Alex Dodoo, has urged institutions of higher education, particularly the universities in the country, to create and share knowledge in support of national development. Read more

Ghana Higher Education Fair Is Ten Years

The tenth Ghana Higher Education Fair (GHEF), an educational exposé programme, has opened in Takorodi with a call on stakeholders particularly students to do proper course content and cost analysis before selecting any tertiary institution. Read more

Government Urged To Increase Research Funding To 1% of GDP

The former Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) wants the government to increase research funding to stimulate economic growth. Read more

SOS Children’s Villages Ghana Exposes Children to Higher Education

The project seeks to, among other things; promote higher education in the slum community, particularly girl child education. Read more

Train University Lecturers on How to Impart Knowledge

A research on teaching methods at the higher education level has shown that although many lecturers have adequate knowledge and content, they, however applied poor teaching practices due to the lack of professional teaching training and qualification. Read more

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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