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2017-02-27

[N] Chiefs deny writing to presidency to select Tahidu as DCE
[N] KNUST student didn’t fail her exams – PRO
[N] PNC, PPP, CPP in merger talks - Bernard Mornah
[N] Ghana and Czech Republic strengthen ties
[N] Ghana@60: Truth has no partisan colour - Rawlings
[N] Brong Ahafo Region: Strong winds wreak havoc in Amangoase
[N] Ashaiman gas explosion: 8 dead, 4 vehicles burnt, dozens injured

2017-02-26

[N] Stop poisoning 'Koobi' - Prof Frimpong-Boateng
[N] Several persons dead in Tema gas explosion
[N] 18 Ghanaians rescued as SA Xenophobic attacks worsen
[N] ECG kick starts mass disconnection exercise in Ashanti Region
[N] SA Xenophobic attacks: Five Ghanaians rescued
[N] Woman, 34, appeals for support to fund 6 months dialysis bills
[N] Tanker yard at Ashaiman on fire
[N] Bawku hospital records 20 maternal deaths in two years
[N] Akufo-Addo urges Police to be neutral
[N] Man stabbed to death over ‘banku’ in Gushegu
[N] Man, 57, kills wife over sex

2017-02-25

[N] Don’t turn school worships into deliverance services - GES
[N] Fix dumsor - Kweku Baako to Akufo-Addo
[N] Paul Ansah is new GPHA boss
[N] KNUST police to question roommate of suicide student
[N] Eleven injured during rainstorm at Akyem Asene
[N] Information Minister visits Ghana Publishing
[N] 35-year-old man defiles girl, 5

2017-02-24

[N] MP’s daughter allegedly commits suicide on KNUST Campus
[N] Opuni will be vindicated – Sam George
[N] Too many people flooding Flagstaff House - K.B Asante
[N] 2 mobile money robbers nabbed
[N] Parliament bans placards on budget day
[N] We are not aware teachers are impregnating school girls - GES PRO
[N] Be serious about the president’s security – Analyst tells security operatives
[N] Police hunt for 16-year-old student for attempted murder
[N] John Mahama's keynote address at 2016 African Leadership Magazine Person of the
[N] 'Bad policies' cause of Ghana's dependency on donors - KB Asante
[N] Work on Pokuase interchange to begin in September
[N] 22 suspected assailants of Kumasi ‘naked woman’ bailed
[N] You're a homosexual & disgrace to your family - Foh-Amoaning fires Amnesty Board

2017-02-22

[N] ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ to begin with GHc 560m cost
[N] Parliament’s image dips due to bribery allegation - Report
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[ 2017-02-16 ]

Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Education Minister should be sacked - Teachers Union
Teacher unions have protested against threat by
the Education Minister; Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
that basic and second cycle school heads who
record 90 percent failure in their schools final
exams will be sacked.

The unions accused the minister of failing to
identify problems that confront the educational
sector before making that pronouncement. The
Education Minister while addressing heads of
senior high schools (SHS) in Kumasi as part of a
two-day familiarization visit to the Ashanti
Region emphasized that any school head who
superintends over a failure of over 90% cannot be
allowed to stay in office.

Reacting to the issue on Onua FM’s Yen Nsempa
hosted by Bright Asempa on Thursday, the General
Secretary, Ghana National Association of Teachers
(GNAT), David Ofori Acheampong said “it is not
right to blame teachers”. He asserted, “We should
blame the government for this because go to
schools in Accra and find out, only KGs have
printed syllabus.

The rest are on pen drive and teachers will be
called to come for it and print them.” He said
“the logistics are not there so if they will sack
teachers, then the minister himself will be sacked
because it will mean all those in the chain of
command did not do their work well and that is not
the way to go”. “If we want to find the way to
solve it, that is not the way to go and we shall
not wait for such thing to happen.

The previous government did the same. They never
saw anything good in teachers and that is not the
way to go”, he lamented. David Acheampong said
“this will not happen in the country and we are
ready for them”. The President of the National
Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT),
Christian Addai Poku also remarked, “I am
surprised about the comment and it is really
unfortunate”.

“On what bases did he said 90%. How about the
teachers, workers and the people who are going to
work?” he queried. He said “we need to motivate
them and not threaten them. You don’t just
conclude that because the children failed, the
headmaster is the cause”. Mr. Addai Poku explained
that “if you duel on the headmasters alone, it
does not make sense. If that is his agenda, then
we have a problem. If he is going to use threat to
achieve his goals, then there is a problem”.

Source - 3news.com



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