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Double-Track System Can Be Mentained In Some Senior High Schools – GES

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The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Amankwah says government must reconsider a continuation of the double-track system in some Senior High Schools (SHS).

This follows the suspension of the double-track system employed across the country after the reopening of schools for the 2020/21 academic year.

The green and gold double-track system was introduced by government to enable various senior high schools to take in more students due to infrastructural deficit in the various schools.

But announcing the reopening of schools in the country in an address to the nation, President Akufo-Addo explained that his government has been able to embark on infrastructural development in the various senior high schools (SHS), hence the decision to halt the exercise.

However, speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen after the release of the 2020/2021 SHS placement, Prof Amankwah said there must be a reintroduction in at least the country’s 50 top schools.

He stressed some of these schools are still over-subscribed which means a team of these students would be out of school for the academic year in view.

Prof Amankwah mentioned Wesley Girls, Achimota, Aggrey Memorial, Prempeh College, and St Roses among others, adding that most of these schools still have a lot of outstanding qualified students.

“I sometimes wonder if we cannot relook at our double-track system though we have been able to expand certain facilities.

“We could have divided the numbers we are getting this year if that was still in place. So if we can agree to continue in at least our top 50 schools, it would have increased enrollment for our own good,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service has published the 2020 Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools (TVETS).

In a statement issued by the Service, out of the total number of 533,693 registered candidates, 494,530 candidates qualified to be placed.

Whilst 343, 264 of the candidates were automatically placed in one of their choice of school, 151,266 qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.

The Service has therefore instructed such students “to do self-placement to select from available schools.”

For the 151,266 qualified candidates who could not be matched with any of their selected schools, GHS noted that they will be redirected to the Self-Placement Portal where they will be asked to answer some questions.

“Management of Ghana Education Services wishes to assure all students, especially, those who could not be matched with their choices during the automatic placement, parents and the general public that all schools with vacancies have been uploaded on the portal for students to select from during self-placement without hitches,” the statement added.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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GES Goes On It Knees, Beg Parents To Forgive Them For Rescheduling Reopening Date For SHS

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GES Goes On It Knees, Beg Parents To Forgive Them For Rescheduling Reopening Date For SHS

Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Education Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo has rendered an unqualified apology to parents and stakeholders for the Institution’s inability to communicate on time changes made in the reopening dates of form 3 Senior High School students.

“We at the GES want to render an unqualified apology to the parents and students, our key stakeholder the teachers and the general public for communicating to them late. We acknowledge the shortfall on our part and we are deeply sorry and…going forward, this won’t happen again,” she stated.

“We admit that we have no justification to have communicated the decision to them late…whatever decision it was, whatever reason whether good or bad should have been told to the parents…that is unfortunate and that is why we are apologizing,” she said, in an interview with JoyNews’ Evans Mensah.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Former KNUST Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Evans-Anfom Is Confirmed Dead

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KNUSTconnect.Com has gathered from reliable sources confirms that, former KNUST Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Evans-Anfom dead.

KNUSTconnect.Com has gathered from reliable sources confirms that, former KNUST Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Evans-Anfom dead.

He was the first to introduce “Matriculation” into the university entry ceremonies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Dr Evans-Anfom was a former vice-chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from 1967 to 19 73 and chaired many national committees and boards.

He was credited with inventing university matriculation events, which he implemented during his tenure at KNUST.

The celebrated surgeon, who was born on October 7, 1919, was the father of four children.

Evans-Anfom, FGA, OSG was KNUST’s second vice-chancellor from 1967 to 1973.

Awards and honours of Dr Evans Anfom

  • 1934: Listed on the Honour Board of the Salem School, Osu
  • 1968: Elected president of the Ghana Medical Association
  • 1971: Elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1974: Honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Hon. D.Sc.), University of Salford
  • 1996: Honorary doctorate degree in literature (honoris causa) Hon. D.Litt. by the Akrofi Christaller Institute, Akropong Akuapim
  • 1983-1998: Chairman of the Inter-Church and Ecumenical Relations Committee of Ghana
  • 2003: Awarded honorary Doctor of Science degree (D.Sc.) by the KNUST
  • 2006: Decorated with the Order of the Star of Ghana

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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Nalerigu Nursing Training Students Heavily Scammed By BTF Flash Investment

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Nalerigu Nursing Training Students Heavily Scammed By BTF Flash Investment

Information reaching the News Desk of GhanaCNN indicates that some students at the Nareligu Nursing Training College in the Northern part of Ghana have been heavily scammed by a said Ponzi scheme.

Nalerigu is the largest town in the East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly in the North East Region of Ghana and well known for its nursing training college.

The source further shared that students numbering over 100 were scammed after they joined the new Ponzi scheme that goes by the name BTF Flash Investment.

A level 100 student at the college who broke the news to our correspondent, Abdul Salifu Salam further disclosed that some students have even fallen sick as a result of the scam since they used their money meant for upkeep in the said online ponzi.

It could be recalled that the Economic and Organized Crime Unit were in the news after they released a press statement warning Ghanaians to desist from joining such schemes.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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