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Nationwide strike: Teachers have failed to comply with labour laws – Fair Wages CEO

Nationwide strike: Teachers have failed to comply with labour laws – Fair Wages CEO

Education, Ghana News
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has criticised the leadership of teacher unions – Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-GH) – failing to comply with the country’s labour laws before embarking on strike. The Commission’s Chief Executive, Benjamin Arthur, on JoyNews’ PM Express was disappointed that the industrial action was carried out without prior notice to relevant stakeholders including the FWSC and the National Labour Commission. According to him, the leadership of these unions had not followed the necessary protocols before declaring the strike. Thus, leading to what he termed as an "ambush" and surprise to all involved parties. “The leadership of ...
3 Ghanaian Ph.D. students win AfDB research grant

3 Ghanaian Ph.D. students win AfDB research grant

Education, Ghana News
Three Ghanaian Ph.D. students have received a $35,000 research grant each from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to research on vaccines therapies, and diagnosis to combat emerging infectious diseases. The beneficiaries are the first batch of 20 Ph.D. and MPhil students earmarked to undertake cutting-edge discovery and transnational research as part of the Post Covid-19 Skills Development and Productivity Enhancement Project (PSDPEP). The research grants, which is a component of the $28 million five-year PSDPEP project, will support innovative research using synthetic peptides, monoclonal antibodies, and natural products. The main objective of the project is to contribute to Ghana's sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery in the health sector and support the restoration of livelihoo...
Academic City University holds annual Tech Expo

Academic City University holds annual Tech Expo

Education, Ghana News
The Dean of Students and Community Affairs of Academic City University College, Dr Abena Engmann, has called for the establishment of a manufacturing facility that develops locally made, cost effective medical devices for the country and beyond Africa. She said there was the need for government, industry and academia to collaborate and work together to drive innovation in the healthcare sector.  Event She made this known when the Academic City University College hosted its annual Tech Expo to explore the forefront of healthcare technology and delve into the latest technological advancements and groundbreaking ideas within the healthcare domain. The Tech Expo, which is an initiative of Academic City’s Robotics Club and the Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre, reinforced...
Ghana among top 25 countries sending the highest number of students to the US

Ghana among top 25 countries sending the highest number of students to the US

Education, Ghana News
More than 6,400 Ghanaian students studied in the United States in the 2022-2023 academic year, according to a report published by Open Doors published today, Monday, November 13, 2023. The Open Doors Report is published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE), analyzing the number of international students in the United States. “U.S. colleges and universities offer world-class educational opportunities and Ghanaian students in the United States are deepening the ties of friendship, family, and business between our countries.  We are so happy to see Ghanaians seeking to learn, develop their skills, and return to Ghana to benefit their communities,” said U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Virginia Palmer. Ghana is now in the top 25 countries worldwide that send the hi...
New York Medical school eliminates tuition after $1bn gift

New York Medical school eliminates tuition after $1bn gift

Education, World News
A New York City medical school will offer students free tuition following a $1bn donation from the 93-year-old widow of a major Wall Street investor. The gift to Albert Einstein College of Medicine came from Dr Ruth Gottesman, a former professor at the Bronx school. It is one of the largest ever donations made to a US school and is the largest ever made to a medical school. The Bronx, New York City's poorest borough, is ranked as the unhealthiest of New York's 62 counties. In a statement, university dean Dr Yaron Yomer said that the "transformational" gift "radically revolutionises our ability to continue attracting students who are committed to our mission, not just those who can afford it". Tuition at the school is nearly $59,000 each year, leaving students with substanti...
First-year SHS students to report to school today

First-year SHS students to report to school today

Education, Ghana News
Despite calls for a reconsideration of the reopening date, first-year senior high school students nationwide are expected to commence reporting to their respective schools today. In defiance of the pleas from parents and other stakeholders to extend the reporting date, citing various reasons, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has maintained the December 4 date. In response to these concerns, Parliament has urged the Minister of Education to contemplate rescheduling the reopening date to the first week of January instead of Monday, December 4. However, despite Parliament's appeal, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has declined the request.https://cdn.vuukle.com/widgets/quiz.html?version=1.14.0Advertisement In a statement, the GES emphasised that "It is the expectation of manage...
Rizz named word of the year 2023 by Oxford University Press

Rizz named word of the year 2023 by Oxford University Press

Education, International
Are you good at chatting up or flirting with potential partners? If so, you may already have rizz, even if you didn't know it. The Oxford word of the year, internet slang for romantic appeal or charm, is mostly used by young people. It was one of eight words on a shortlist, all chosen to reflect the mood, ethos or preoccupations of 2023. The list was narrowed down in a public vote, before Oxford lexicographers made the final decision. Other contenders ranged from Swiftie to beige flag to situationship. What is rizz, and do you have it? The word might not mean anything to you if you're not Generation Z. But it's used massively online, with billions of views of the hashtag "rizz" on TikTok. According to Oxford University Press [OUP], which publishes the Oxford Englis...
2023 School placement released today

2023 School placement released today

Education, Ghana News
The 2023 Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools (TVET) has gone live today. In a press statement from the Ministry of Education, out of the total number of 598,839 results received from WAEC, 585,797 candidates qualified to be placed. "A total of 477,772 (81.56%) have automatically been placed in one of their choices," the ministry stated This, according to the ministry, is a significant improvement compared to last year. PLACEMENT-RELEASE_28.11.23_FINAL-FINALDownload However, 108,025 (18.44%) qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices. The ministry has thus advised that all such students engage in 'self–placement' to select from available sch...
Ghana is among the top 25 countries sending the highest number of students to the US

Ghana is among the top 25 countries sending the highest number of students to the US

Education, Ghana News
More than 6,400 Ghanaian students studied in the United States in the 2022-2023 academic year, according to a report published by Open Doors published today, Monday, November 13, 2023. The Open Doors Report published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE), analyzes the number of international students in the United States. “U.S. colleges and universities offer world-class educational opportunities and Ghanaian students in the United States are deepening the ties of friendship, family, and business between our countries.  We are so happy to see Ghanaians seeking to learn, develop their skills, and return to Ghana to benefit their communities,” said U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Virginia Palmer. Ghana is now in the top 25 countries worldwide that send the highes...

National Coordinator of School Feeding Programme, Gertrude Quashigah dead

Education, Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
The National Coordinator of the School Feeding Programme, Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah, has sadly passed away. She died on Sunday, November 12, 2023. The former Chief Executive Officer of Ambar Quality Food Limited, who played a crucial role in the program, has left a void with her untimely demise, as confirmed by a family source to Adomonline.com. Born on February 1, 1960, in Dzelukope, Keta, in the Volta Region, Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah who held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Ambar Quality Foods Limited, was not only a prominent figure in the field of hospitality but also made significant contributions to the Ghanaian food industry.https://cdn.vuukle.com/widgets/quiz.html?version=1.11.12Advertisement She was the wife of the late Major Courage E. K Quashigah (Rtd)...
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