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Tuesday 17 October 2017

2017-10-12

[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
[N] Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
[N] £350k Scandal: Otumfuo clean – Sacked Bank Official
[N] 245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill

2017-10-11

[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case

2017-10-10

[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen

2017-10-09

[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo

2017-10-08

[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
[N] Brother Of 13-Year-Old KNUST Student To Break Sister’s Record
[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
[N] Kwadaso: building kills 2, 1 in critical condition
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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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