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2017-03-24

[B] Western region men demand highest pay in Ghana – Report
[N] Tighten MPs' security – Irbard Ibrahim
[N] NPP meets over attacks on REGSEC coordinator
[N] Prof. Botchwey cries out to NDC ‘dissidents’ to pipe down
[N] France to relocate Embassy in Accra
[N] 12 per cent Ghanaians jobless - Statistical Service
[N] Stop the blame game – NDC members cautioned
[N] Government to roll-out housing programme for military - Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
[N] Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator attacked
[N] Documentary on Ghana’s political history stirs controversy
[N] Koku Anyidoho, Anita Desoso have agenda to block Mahama’s comeback – Yamin
[N] Appoint DCE from Abetifi – Group
[N] We’ll deal with NPP macho men – Police
[N] Group pushes for repeal of ‘outmoded’ suicide law
[N] Students beat up school bursar over food, ICT payments
[N] Public reaction to John Dumelo's car seizure
[N] John Dumelo caught with state car

2017-03-23

[N] Decriminalize suicide - Clinical Psychologist
[N] Labour Force Survey report out
[N] Naabu wants to ride on Mahama’s popularity with his controversy-Ackon
[N] BECE candidate drowns in abandoned galamsey pit
[N] GJA postpones election indefinitely over disputes
[N] Mahama more experienced than Akufo-Addo – Kofi Adams
[N] Bus branding scandal cost us 2016 election – Twum Boafo
[N] 72 year-old man found dead in a gutter
[N] If I start talking, the NDC will collapse - Allotey Jacobs
[N] Flagstaff House assault: Court issues warrant for arrest of 2

2017-03-22

[N] Africa must use its resources to create prosperity – Nana Addo  
[N] One arrested for attempted human sacrifice in Western region  
[N] Anti-Human trafficking fight: Ghana risks losing $600m – Ambrose Dery
[N] Ambulance service goes 'wild' over 'false' ambulance accident story
[N] Djibril Kanazoe dragged before court for alleged tax evasion
[N] NDC plots to ditch Mahama
[N] Akufo-Addo should appoint more ministers – Nhyiaeso MP defends
[N] We were more divided than the NPP prior to 2016 polls - Boateng Gyan
[N] I am not interested in 2020 Presidency - Dr Omane Boamah
[N] NDC Primaries: I will beat John Mahama hands down – Namoale
[N] Assemblymen request for motorbikes
[N] 41 Police recruits sacked for forgery

2017-03-21

[B] Some OMC’s reduce fuel prices in line with recent tax cuts
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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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