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2017-05-23

[B] Tullow eyes new fields beyond Jubilee & TEN
[B] ECG concession: bidders reduced to 6; MIDA sets eyes on financially viable bidde
[B] Former MP demands details on the 150 investors for ‘1-district, 1-factory'
[B] We need power to turn economy around – Agyarko
[S] Akufo-Addo's changes to ECG 'sale' agreement quite impressive - PUWU
[N] Kumbuor approved military protection for Ukraine, Russia galamseyers – MP
[N] 9 cars burnt, shops destroyed in a fire outbreak at Suame Magazine
[N] I insist Baba Jamal is involved in galamsey - Wontumi
[N] Man found dead in an abandoned dam
[N] 495 allied health professionals get financial clearance
[N] Spio Garbrah should be commended for GSA scandal investigations - Sorogho
[N] Alex Segbefia urges prosecution of culprits in Central Medical Stores fire
[N] Crentsil and family squandered GSA funds – PRO
[N] Ghana needs measures to stop illegal migration - Dr Ocansey
[N] Three (3) Ghana Gas helicopters missing
[N] Military protecting illegal mining sites – Amewu
[N] Amewu arrest 4 for engaging in galamsey at Amadaa
[N] Pastor, fetish priest clash over juju money

2017-05-22

[S] I lose nothing over Ghana banishment – KP Boateng
[S] Tony Baffoe urges government to create fund for Black Starlets
[B] Dumsor hit Vodafone Ghana badly - CEO
[B] Government to invest 30% only in 'One-District One-Factory' - Alan Kyeremanten
[B] Dollar has taken a commanding lead again
[B] Atuabo project was bloated by over $40m – Dr. Manteaw
[B] ECG using outdated methods to recover debts - NDC MP
[B] BoG reduces policy rate to 22.5%
[N] I’m not naive about corruption – Akufo-Addo
[N] Police begin manhunt for Tatale robbers
[N] Teenage pregnancy declines in Ashanti
[N] $13.9 million Veep's residence abandoned?
[N] UCC sued over suspension of 22 students
[N] Two fake soldiers arrested
[N] Otumfuo supports ban on Galamsey
[N] Government worried about Alavanyo-Nkonya killings – VR Minister  
[N] Politicians mourn with Woyome
[N] NDC chair, 4 robbers and 2 others killed in robbery gun battle
[N] 15 'corrupt' customs officers fired
[N] 3 robbers killed in shootout with police
[N] Girl, 16, dies after committing abortion
[N] Prof. Badu Akosa can't be our Chief – Kwahu Queen Mother
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General News

[ 2017-05-18 ]

Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education

Napo, Hamid contradictions on SHS policy worrying – IMANI
The President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana
Franklin Cudjoe, has charged the government to
immediately clarify the seeming incoherence
regarding the implementation of its free SHS
policy.

Barely three months to the implementation of the
policy, the Education Minister Mathew Opoku
Prempeh disclosed to Morning Starr host, Francis
Abban, that only students who passed their BECE
exams will have the opportunity to enjoy the
policy.

However, the Information minister Mustapha Hamid,
told the Morning Starr a day after, that pupils
will benefit from the policy without writing the
BECE beginning the 2018-2019 academic year.

The seeming confusion over the government’s
flagship program worries the IMANI President who
has appealed to the government to release further
particulars and guiding blueprint on how the
policy will be implemented.

He said the current situation suggests that the
government is ill-prepared in the implementation
of the education policy which is expected to
commence in September this year.

“We are in a dire need of policy coordinating
units of important programmes like the Free SHS.
The Education Minister says one must pass BECE
before enjoying free SHS, the Information Minister
comes in to say something else. There is a little
of confusion and I think we all need clarity. A
little coherence is needed in this whole free SHS
policy and its implementation.”

Source - Starrfmonline.com



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