Education

Striking University Senior Staff Suspend Industrial Action

Following extensive deliberations and negotiations with their respective employers, the striking unions comprising the Senior Staff Association of Public Universities in Ghana (SSA-UoG), Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU), and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff (FUSSAG) have collectively agreed to suspend their industrial action. In a statement signed by …

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 UTAG Members at University of Ghana, Legon, Endorse Nationwide Strike Decision

Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) at the University of Ghana, Legon, have unanimously endorsed the decision made by the National Executive Committee (NEC) to declare a nationwide strike action. In a referendum held yesterday, a significant majority of UTAG members at the University of Ghana participated …

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British Columbia Implements Two-Year Ban on Enrollment of International Students in New Post-Secondary Institutions

Vancouver, Canada – In a bid to address ongoing issues within the international education system, the Canadian province of British Columbia has implemented a two-year ban on new post-secondary institutions applying to enroll international students. Post-Secondary Education Minister Selina Robinson made the announcement last Monday, citing the need to rectify …

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KNUST Basic School Shut Down Amidst TEWU, SSA-UoG and GAUA Strikes

In response to the ongoing strikes led by the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union of the Trades Union Congress (TEWU-TUC), the Senior Staff Association Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), and the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA), the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has taken the unprecedented step …

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University of Ghana to Set Up a Laptop Assembly Plant for Students

The University of Ghana, Legon, has recently granted contracts for the establishment of an on-campus laptop assembly plant. This initiative aims to further facilitate students’ access to affordable laptops. Since August 2022, the university has already distributed 309 laptops as part of the One Student, One Laptop initiative. During a …

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UTAG and TUTAG Stage Walkout from Fair Wages and Salaries Commission Meeting, Citing Disregard for Conditions of Service

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) abruptly left a meeting with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) on Wednesday. The associations pointed to the commission’s lack of good faith, contemptuous behavior, and apathetic attitude towards discussing crucial aspects of …

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American Rapper Ja Rule Announces Plans to Construct School in Ghana as Part of Philanthropic Endeavor

Renowned American rapper Ja Rule recently announced his forthcoming venture into philanthropy by revealing plans to build a school in Ghana. Using the X platform (formerly Twitter), the artist shared his excitement about the upcoming project while withholding specific details such as the project’s commencement date and the exact location …

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We Will Create Our Own Medals if UG Won’t Give Us – Legon 3rd Class Students Cry Out

The significance of a medal during a graduation ceremony cannot be understated. It symbolizes achievement, hard work, and the culmination of years of dedication to academic pursuits. For many graduates, receiving a medal is a cherished moment, a recognition of their efforts in the academic realm. However, at the University …

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UPSA Faces Backlash for Preventing Students who Were 10 Minutes Late From Writing Exams

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has come under intense scrutiny following reports that several students were prohibited from participating in exams due to being 10 minutes late to the examination hall. This decision has sparked widespread outrage among the student body and raised questions about the institution’s policies …

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KPMG Survey Reveals Nigeria Takes the Lead Over Ghana in Mobile Banking App Users

In a recent study conducted by KPMG, the West African banking industry’s customer experience survey showcased a notable advancement in the payment systems across the region. Nigeria emerges at the forefront, boasting a 70% usage rate of mobile banking apps, while Ghana follows closely behind at 53%. This comprehensive research, …

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