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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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