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High attrition rate poses danger to Ghana’s education – National Teaching Council

High attrition rate poses danger to Ghana’s education – National Teaching Council

Education, Ghana News
The Registrar of the National Teaching Council, Dr Christian Addai-Poku has announced that the high attrition rate in the nation’s education sector poses a great threat towards the future of the nation’s education and development. He then appealed to the government and all other stakeholders to put in place the right measures to curb the situation to avoid the looming danger. The Registrar stated that for instance, early this year a little over 16,000 Ghanaian teachers applied to the Department of Education in the UK for employment and by June 13th 2023, 10,000 of the applicants with Ghana Teacher Licenses had been certified to work in the UK without any further assessment (qualified teacher status test) by the UK government. Dr Addai-Poku announced this when he delivered his...
Scientists discover how brain cells die in Alzheimer’s

Scientists discover how brain cells die in Alzheimer’s

Education, Health & Wellbeing
Scientists in the UK and Belgium think they have figured out how brain cells die in Alzheimer's disease. It has been a mystery and a source of scientific debate for decades. But the team, writing in the journal Science, connect the abnormal proteins that build up in the brain with "necroptosis" - a form of cellular suicide. The findings have been described as "cool" and "exciting", as they give new ideas for treating the disease. Long-awaited clues It is the loss of brain cells, called neurons, that lead to the symptoms of Alzheimer's, including memory loss. And if you look inside the brains of people with the disease you'd see the build-up of abnormal proteins called amyloid and tau. But scientists have not been able to join the dots between these key traits of the d...
Education Without Moral Values Is Perilous – Dr. Opuni Frimpong Asserts

Education Without Moral Values Is Perilous – Dr. Opuni Frimpong Asserts

Ghana News, Pentecost News
According to the Presbyterian minister, “Education without moral and spiritual values always produces intelligent criminals, and no matter how plentiful they are in the system, we cannot build a nation with them.” Rev. Opuni Frimpong made this statement yesterday during his presentation on the topic: “Patriotism and National Development” at the National Development Conference 2023 (NADEC’23) held at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh. During his presentation, Rev. Opuni Frimpong expressed concern about the moral decadence in Ghanaian society, especially in the conduct of students on various campuses, saying that education, particularly Christian education, must produce faithful disciples and good citizens in order to transform the world. He cited various incident...
2022 WASSCE results to be released on Nov. 30 – WAEC

2022 WASSCE results to be released on Nov. 30 – WAEC

Ghana News
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that results for this year’s WASSCE will be released on November 30. The Council says it has successfully completed the marking and co-ordination of the papers at all 49 venues and has commenced the processing of the results. WAEC in a statement said investigations into examination irregularities detected during and after the exams are ongoing. “The Council is hereby urging school authorities and candidates who have been invited to its Offices to assist with investigations into suspected cases of malpractices to endeavour to honour the invitations to facilitate the speedy resolution of those cases,” the statement noted. It added that candidates’ refusal to honour invitations to assist with investigations shall not ...
NSMQ2022: Here are the schools that qualified for one-eighth stage on day 1 of prelims

NSMQ2022: Here are the schools that qualified for one-eighth stage on day 1 of prelims

Ghana News, Science & Technology
Preliminary contests of the annual National Science and Maths Quiz (2022) took off on Monday, October 10. Twenty-four schools competed on day one of the prelims to secure a spot at the one-eighth stage. Amaniampong Senior High School was one of the first schools to get a ticket to the next stage. They beat St Monica’s SHS and Abuakwa State College to win their competition. They led the game with 57 points, St Monica’s trailed behind with 23 and 20 points went to Abuakwa State. Sunyani Senior High School, Northern School of Business and Nalerigu SHS also battled for a position at the one-eighth stage. Sunyani SHS got the chance to move forward to the next stage with 19 points. St James Seminary/SHS is walking into the one-eighth stage with 60 points. They c...
Online education receives boost as KNUST invests ¢17m on multimedia equipment

Online education receives boost as KNUST invests ¢17m on multimedia equipment

Ghana News
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has set up a $1.3 million e-learning centre with additional ¢17 million in multimedia teaching equipment. According to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson, the move forms part of efforts to improve online teaching and learning. “We will commission this facility to serve as the symbol of our continued commitment to digital education. I believe this infrastructure is just what we need to compete with the rest of the world in this era of digital Education. “I am sure we have set ourselves on the path of success and nothing can stop us now,” she said this in a speech read on her behalf by The Pro-Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo. The commissioning of the state-of-the-art studios marked the end o...
Pentecost Members Benefit From Over GH¢7 Million Educational Support

Pentecost Members Benefit From Over GH¢7 Million Educational Support

Ghana News, Pentecost News
The Church of Pentecost in 2021 spent a total amount of seven million, twenty-seven thousand and seventy-six Ghana Cedis, eighty-five pesewas (GH¢7,027,076.85) in sponsoring the education of its members in Ghana. This was disclosed by the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, in his State-of-the-Church Address delivered at the Opening Session of the 17th Session of the Extraordinary Council Meeting of the church on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region. The gesture by The Church of Pentecost goes a long way to give hope to parents and the beneficiary students who hitherto had no hope of pursuing education at the tertiary level.  According to the Chairman, the church gave ful...
President of Ghana Praises The Church of Pentecost

President of Ghana Praises The Church of Pentecost

Ghana News, Pentecost News
The President of Ghana, Nana Akuffo Addo, has praised the leadership of The Church of Pentecost for its outstanding work in combating the Covid -19 Pandemic. “I hope I am forgiven for singling out The Church of Pentecost in the fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic. The church has demonstrated exceptional love for the country, and this has helped us get this far,” President Akuffo Addo said yesterday during his 28th televised address on measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. PentecostNews brings you some of the efforts made by The Church of Pentecost’s leadership in the fight against the pandemic. Vans For NCCE to Support Coronavirus Public Education. It would be recalled that the Church of Pentecost, during the peak of COVID-19 in Ghana, rendered an unprecedented suppor...
Pentecost Preparatory School – Sawla Records 100% Pass In BECE

Pentecost Preparatory School – Sawla Records 100% Pass In BECE

Ghana News, Pentecost News
All seven students of the Pentecost Preparatory School, Sawla (PPS) who sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) last year have successfully passed. The PPS-Sawla is one of the few among the 43 Junior High Schools in the Sawla District to record a 100% pass in the final year examination. The seven candidates are currently awaiting placement in the second-cycle institutions. Mr Emmanuel Ekaatey, the Headmaster of the School, disclosed this in an interview with PENTECOST NEWS at Sawla. According to him, the students were the first batch of final-year students since the school’s inception in 2007, and was, therefore, glad that they had achieved this historic feat at their first attempt. He commended the teachers for their continuous dedication to th...

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