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2019 SHS placement the best ever – Education Minister

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, has described the 2019 Senior High School (SHS) placement as the best ever since the inception of the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) in Ghana. According to the Minister, despite the challenges and confusion that have marred the 2019 placement, their records with regards to

Missing girls: Police to allow independent DNA test

Police to allow independent DNA test

The Ghana Police Service has said it will not object to an independent DNA test on the remains of the four Takoradi girls now said to have died. The families of the girls have said they want an independent DNA test before they can accept the police's position that the girls

Missing girls: Publish detailed and tallied DNA report – Group

Missing girls

A pressure group, STRANEK-Africa has called for the detailed and tallied DNA report conducted by the Ghana Police Service on alleged remains of the missing Takoradi girls to be made public. In a statement, the group said while it does not doubt the competencies of the Ghana Police Service, it finds its

SHS placement: 90 per cent done

SHS placement

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said that majority of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who have thronged the Black Stars Square with their parents,  have already been placed by the Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) but are now “shopping for better schools than those they have

Takoradi girls: Family ignores Akufo-Addo phone call

Takoradi girls

The family of Ruth Love Quayson, one of the kidnapped Takoradi girls who have been declared dead, has snubbed a phone call placed to them by President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The President had placed the call through a senior police officer who was with the family moments after the police announced

The self-placement module was sabotaged – GES


The Ghana Education Service (GES) says its self-placement module was sabotaged by “bad” people resulting in the chaos with the 2019 senior high school (SHS) placement. According to the Deputy Director-General in charge of Quality and Access at the GES, Dr Kwabena Tandoh, it was for that reason that the module

JHS graduate commits suicide over school choice

A 15-year-old Junior High School (JHS) graduate has committed suicide by hanging at Agona Asafo in the Agona East District of the Central region for not getting his school of choice. Master Isaac Arhin, affectionately called Yaw completed Junior High School(JHS) in Tema and obtained aggregate 20 but the computer selection

Junior Agogo to be cremated

Junior Agogo to be cremated

The funeral service of the former Black Stars player Manuel ‘Junior’ Agogo has been set for September 20, 2019 in the UK where he died. JoyNews has learnt the 40-year old is set to be cremated at a private ceremony at St. Mark’s Church, 114 Hamilton Terrace, London NW8 9UT. There will