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Who Said Free SHS Policy Is A Bad Idea? – NDC’s Prof Joshua Alabi

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Who Said Free SHS Policy Is A Bad Idea? - NDC's Prof Joshua Alabi

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies – Accra (UPSA) has stated that the Free Senior High School is never a bad idea.

This, according to Prof Joshua Alabi, is due to politicians’ dishonesty.

Because politicians and top political leaders in the state are sometimes backed even in their wrongdoings, the praise gets into their heads and retrains them from providing quality service to Ghanaians when expected, according to the former Minister of State for Greater Accra.

The NDC stalwart said the country has reached a level where things are retrogressing instead of moving forward because of pretence on the part of its citizens and leaders.

“Only the hardcore politicians will tell me the country is not coming down because of where he sits and if it NDC in power I will say the same thing we are not doing good service to the people,” he said.

Prof Alabi, commenting on the ongoing debate about the Free SHS policy, said the programme is a good idea but has implementation challenges.

Who said Free SHS policy is a bad idea? Is not a bad idea but the implementation is where the debate is to ensure that in the process of implementing it will give the people quality service is the issue.”

He suggested that for the policy to work effectively, a stakeholder consultation should be held with all political parties present to assist in bringing out a blueprint of how to keep the free SHS policy running despite a change in political leadership.

“The problem you are seeing is not a one-man head, it is a big problem and we should bring down our pride and arrogance all of us, all political parties so that no one wins tomorrow and tries to change what somebody has done,” he said.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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2020 WASSCE Malpractices: Swedru Magistrate Court Convicts Students And Teachers For Impersonation

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2020 WASSCE Malpractices: Swedru Magistrate Court Convicts Students And Teachers For Impersonation

The Agona Swedru Magistrate Court has convicted 7 persons for impersonation in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The Seven persons include three students, two teachers and two administrators.

The prosecutor recounted in court on Wednesday that one George Agyekum, who is a complainant in the case led WAEC officials around when the final year SHS students were writing the WASSCE at the various Senior High Schools within Agona Swedru and its environs to check the conduct of the examination.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Chare Salia stated the WASSCE officials asked for the index numbers of some of the candidates and verification of their names in the database of WAEC showed there was some impersonation.

The police suspected Coffie Boakye Nana Yaw had impersonated Hotor Saviour; Clement Sarfo had impersonated Tetteh-Courtnay Clinton Larry, and Bawah David had also impersonated John Faati.

Additionally, he stated that Georgina Danso had also impersonated Odamatey Father Justice Nii Laryea while Desmond Oduro also impersonated Coffie Boakye Nana Yaw.

The prosecutor indicated the suspects were arrested and during interrogation, the suspects admitted that it was Richard Nkrumah and Cedric Sefah Akyeampong who contracted them to impersonate Huntor Savior, Tetteh-Courtnay Clinton Larry, John Faati, Odamatey Father Justice Nii Laryea and Coffie Boakye Nana Yaw to write the WASSCE Core subjects for them.

The named persons had earlier successfully written the Integrated Science and Social Studies papers. They had also already written paper two of Core Mathematics and were in the process of writing the Mathematics paper one when they were arrested.

“On August 20, 2020, Nkrumah and Sefah Acheampong who were at large were arrested and they admitted to the offence in their caution statement,” the Prosecutor added.

Georgina Danso, Desmond Oduro and David Bawah, second-year students of the Ngleshie Amanfrom SHS in the Greater Accra Region, were fined ¢1,200 each and barred from taking part in any WASSCE for three years.

An administrator at the Central High School at Agona Swedru, Osman Ahmed, and Clement Sarfo, a staff of the same school were both fined ¢1,200 each. Cedric Sefah Acheampong another teacher at Central High School was also fined ¢2,400.

A teacher at Ngleshie Amanfrom SHS, Richard Nkrumah, alias Emperor, who is also the Assistant Headmaster of Central High School, was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

The convicts initially pleaded not guilty to the charges of impersonation and abetment to commit a crime but they were found guilty at the end of the trial and were subsequently sentenced by the court on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

After convicting the accused, the presiding magistrate, Isaac Apeatu, hoped that the conviction of the seven persons would serve as a deterrent to many others who have planned and would plan to undertake a similar enterprise.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Female Teacher Cries After Students Did This To Her Whilst Teaching Them This Biology Topic

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Mankessim SHS Headmaster Finally Speaks On The Photo Of Students Who Were Captured Smooking Wee In Classroom

Some kids, particularly in high schools, are misbehaving and have gotten into difficulty with the school administration as a result of their behavior.

In this regard, a female teacher from a small school in Migori County found herself in an unusual predicament after a pupil allegedly teased her in front of other kids, causing her to cry.

According to a Facebook post by a local resident, the teacher was giving over Biology test papers when one student requested the teacher to explain a question about dental care that the majority of the students had answered incorrectly.

In response to his teacher’s unclean teeth, the student pressed the teacher to explain how to maintain your teeth clean and healthy.

Things got heated when one of the students pointed out the teacher’s teeth, prompting him to inquire what was stuck on her teeth and whether she didn’t brush well.

She said, “Teacher, I have a question.”

‘Go ahead,’ the teacher said.

“Teacher, I notice you have tiny dirt on your teeth; does this mean you don’t brush them every day?” She inquired.

This question made the entire class giggle, humiliating and embarrassing the teacher.

After learning that the pupils had been making fun of her oral hygiene the upset instructor burst into tears.

She swiftly exited the classroom and reported the incident to the deputy principal’s office.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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GNAT Is A Savings And Loans Company And Not A Teachers Union — Teacher Kwadwo Spits Venom On Live TV

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GNAT Is A Savings And Loans Company And Not A Teachers Union -- Teacher Kwadwo Spits Venom On Live TV

Celebrated Ghanaians teacher cum Video blogger, Teacher Kwadwo has shared that the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is a Saving and Loans Company and not a teacher union as known.

Speaking on Max24 Tv, Teacher Kwadwo shares that the Ghana National Association of Teachers is the only association in Ghana that forced its members into taking loans from them

He said so with his reasons been that working as a teacher himself, he has witnessed several occasions whereby teachers are encouraged to take loans while they charge them with huge interest rates.

“GNAT is the only association that behaves like a Savings and Loans Company in Ghana….” — he said.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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