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6 things Mahama has been up to since 2016 election defeat

Former Ghana president, John Dramani Mahama, has had an eventful few months following his loss in the 2016 elections to Nana Akufo-Addo. The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag-bearer was handed a heavy defeat at last year’s polls, despite his advantage as the incumbent. Mahama managed to record just 44.4% of the vote cast, with Akufo-Addo emerging victorious after garnering ...

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Licensing exam for teachers will sanitize education sector – Methodist Bishop

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana has backed the introduction of licensing exams for teachers, saying it will bolster teaching in the country. Most Reverend Titus Kofi Awotwe Pratt told Joy News’ Michaela Richter-Anderson Wednesday, the policy will ensure that only hardworking teachers are attracted into the education sector. On the sidelines of the Methodist Autonomy Day, ...

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Dedicated cyber security programmes needed – Minister

The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has pointed out that the unavailability of the critical competencies to deal with cyber security issues is a primary cause of increased global challenges in the fight against cyber threat. Mrs Owusu-Ekuful cited a 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study – Benchmarking Workforce Capacity and Response to Cyber Risk conducted by Frost & ...

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Writing exams for teaching licenses is superfluous – IFEST

An Education Consultant with the Institute of Education Studies has described as “superfluous”, a new policy that will require teachers to write exams for their licenses. Dr Prince Armah, who is himself a licensed teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, noted one-shot exams will not be the best way possible to provide licenses for teachers. He is recommending ...

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Reading your Bible at work is a mark of incompetence – Professor Adei

A former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Prof. Stephen Adei has stated that reading Bibles, chatting on WhatsApp and watching Television programs at workplaces are marks of incompetence. He advised people not to take their Bibles to workplaces but to read them in their various homes before going to work. The Professor who said ...

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Health Minister wages war on admission fraud in nursing training

Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has announced series of new measures to deal with the bribery and corruption in the admission process into nursing training colleges. The Minister is introducing an online application system and has set an investigative team to look into admission fraud reports. Addressing a news conference in the Central Region, the Minister said the online application ...

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If you want us licensed, pay for it- NAGRAT tells gov’t

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is calling for broader consultation on the teacher licensing exam policy to address its many deficiencies. The teaching body said the current state of the policy, recommended by the National Teaching Council (NTC), does not endear itself to stakeholders in the education sector. Addressing a news conference in Accra Thursday, NAGRAT Vice President, ...

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uniBank staff provide bath-house to Talensi Hospital

Personnel of uniBank through their charitable Initiative, the ‘One Ghana Project’, have handed over a newly constructed contemporary bath-house facility to Management of Talensi District Hospital in Bolgatanga, Upper East region. Through this integrated approach, Management of the Fund reviewed a request to provide a Bath-house facility for the hospital which serves 96 communities with a total population estimated at ...

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President Akufo Addo appoints Togbe Afede as NIB board chairman

President Nana Akufo Addo in consultation with the council of state has appointed the president of the national house of chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV as the board chairman of the National Investment Bank (NIB). Togbe Afede was the board chairman of the NIB during John Drama Mahama’s era. According to players in the financial industry he is the best person ...

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