Wednesday , June 19 2024

Education

THE STATE OF ILLITERACY IN NIGERIA

Reading in Nigeria

The state of illiteracy in Nigeria is becoming appalling. Irrespective of the constant efforts of the government to improve education, there is still a setback. According to the statistics provided by The National Commission for Mass Literacy Adult and Non-Formal Education, it is revealed that 38% of Nigerians are unschooled. …

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GHANA GRABS TOP WAEC AWARDS

On Tuesday, 20th of March 2024, Ghana claimed all three top International Excellence Awards. The awards instituted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is to honor former candidates with exceptional performance at the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). This year’s awards saw only winners being males. As …

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COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN GHANA

In Ghana, there are as much more community schools than Montessori schools, why that community vs montessori schools arguement? The issue is that most at times some parents cannot afford the fees of these Montessori schools. Community Schools are public schools that provide services and support that fit each neighborhood’s …

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LEARNING CONDITIONS IN GHANA

Poor learning conditions

The Ministry of Education suggests that as of 2021 the learning conditions in some parts of Ghana were very deplorable. About 50 percent (596,949) KG pupils did not have seats. Similarly, 40 percent (1,308,479) primary pupils and 30 percent (425,465) JHS pupils did not have seating and writing places. In …

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WAEC releases provisional results of 37, 825 private WASSCE candidates

WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of 37,825 candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates, 2023 – Second Series. According to WAEC, the entry figure comprised 17,389 males and 20,725 females. The figure also included 16 visually impaired candidates. …

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Accra Academy was disconnected over GH¢400K debt – ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has revealed that Accra Academy Senior High School was disconnected from the power grid due to an outstanding debt of GH¢400,000. The school experienced a power outage on Monday, February 19, following the disconnection. A teacher, who requested anonymity, mentioned that some on-campus teachers …

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Free SHS does not need review, but improvements – Adutwum

Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, firmly rejected calls for the review of the Free SHS policy . While acknowledging that the policy has faced criticism, Dr. Adutwum emphasized that it requires improvements in specific areas rather than a complete review. Former President John Dramani Mahama, on his national tour, …

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Tyrone Marhguy wins American Math Olympiad awards

Tyrone Marhguy, the young Rastafarian denied admission to Achimota School due to his dreadlocks but was subsequently admitted after a court order, has earned two awards from the American Mathematics Olympiad 2023 for his outstanding achievements in Grade 12. Marhguy was crowned the 2023 overall national top scorer, earning the …

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Ministry of Education replies Mahama

Mahama-dramani

The Ministry of Education has called out the former President, John Dramani Mahama for his recent comments regarding the 2023 WASSCE results. The NDC flagbearer had challenged the authenticity of the recent results; alleging that some invigilators relax on the job so teachers can aid students in answering questions. Reacting to …

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Over 9,000 teachers fail 2023 licensure exams

Out of the 20,181 teachers who sat for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) 2&3, a significant number of 9,556 – over 30% – have failed to meet the pass mark. According to the National Teaching Council (NTC) the results will officially be released on Thursday, December 21, 2023. …

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