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SHS Double-Track System: Enough of the NDC, NPP politics – Opuni Frimpong

Former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, has advised the two main political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress, to stop politicking with the country’s education. He has asked politicians to see the government’s decision to...

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Critical thinking needed to meet health needs of Africa – Bawumia

The rapid growth in the population of the world, but most especially on the African continent requires immediate, critical thinking on ways to ensure the provision of quality, affordable and accessible primary healthcare, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has observed. Data from health service providers, which...

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Ghana will miss unifier Amissah-Arthur – Prof Joshua Alabi

Flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof Joshua Alabi, has described the demise of the late Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur as a big blow to the nation. Speaking at the forecourt of Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) where the former veep has...

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Truck runs into traders along Ashaiman Market road

Information reaching Joy News indicates that a truck carrying cement blocks has run into traders along the Ashaiman Market road in Accra. A video cited by Joy News shows some traders screaming, “Jesus, Jesus” after the truck ploughed into the traders, injuring many. It is unclear,...

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Akufo-Addo, other dignitaries pay last respects to Amissah-Arthur Friday

President Addo Dankwaa Akufo-Addo and other dignitaries will Friday morning file past the remains of former Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur ahead of final funeral service at the Accra International Conference Center. The President will be joined by his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, members of the Council...

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Sports Paper Talk National Regional

Paper Talk National Regional Jose Mourinho wants Anthony Martial out of Manchester United after the forward's decision to travel home for the birth of his child, but the club want £80m if they are to sell him. Real Madrid have agreed terms with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut...

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We’ve 800 military personnel training in Ghana – US ambassador

United States ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson has confirmed that 800 military personnel from America and other countries are in Ghana under the controversial Military Defense Agreement. Speaking to media, Ambassador Jackson reiterated that the US has not established a military base in Ghana but...

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Government needs not consult NDC over Free SHS implementation – Yaw Adutwum

Government has stated emphatically, it will not back down on implementing free Senior High School promise despite mounting criticisms over its troubled implementation. Deputy Education minister Dr. Yaw Adutwum has told Joy News, manifesto promises for which the government was elected to fulfill are non-negotiable. The...

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Free SHS: 2-track system ‘pragmatic’ – Baako

The two-track Senior High Schools (SHS) system is a pragmatic solution to the challenges facing the implementation of the free SHS programme, Abdul-Malik Kwaku Baako, Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, has said. He has, therefore, asked the government to remain focused on the programme and...

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2-track SHS: NPP ‘messing up’ education system – Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of implementing policies that have the potential of “messing up” Ghana’s education system. The flag bearer-hopeful of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), is of the view that the double-stream...

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EC job: Council of State approves Jean Mensa, others

The Council of State has approved President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nomination for the vacant Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Starrfmonline.com has gathered. The President last week nominated Mrs Jean Mensa as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. She replaces Mrs. Charlotte Osei who was removed with her...

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PHOTOS: See pictures of Andre Ayew arriving in Turkey to sign Fenerbahce deal

See pictures of Ghana superstar Andre Ayew arriving in Istanbul on Thursday night to complete his move to Turkish side Fenerbahce. The Turkish side have an option to sign the 28-year-old Ghana international on a permanent deal after one-year loan. Ayew left Swansea City's pre-season tour...

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Asawase violence enters day two as gunshots disperse angry crowd

Anger and tension in Asawase in the Ashanti region entered day two as police fire and tear gas to disperse a spontaneous crowd protesting the fatal shooting of men described as armed robbers. The youths from Zongo communities had gathered to demonstrate their displeasure after a...

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NDC lacks leadership, Amissah-Arthur’s death should have united us – Bagbin

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament has lamented that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is divided and the death of former Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur should have united the party. Alban Bagbin said the NDC should have taken advantage of the death of its leading...

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Police recruitment: IGP wants minimum first degree entry standard

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante-Apeatu believes setting the minimum educational requirement for entry into the Ghana Police Service at undergraduate degree (also called first degree) would improve the standard of policing in the country. Currently, the minimum requirement for entering the Police Service...

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The worst a politician can do is to kill me – Prof. Gyampo

A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana Political Science Department, Professor Ransford Gyampo has said no amount of smear campaign against him by some politicians and their assigns will stop him from remaining a neutral political analyst and making objective analysis of political happenings in...

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NPP’s poor planning cause of double-track system – Ablakwa

Former Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, says poor planning by the Akufo-Addo-led government is the cause of the introduction of the two-track senior high school system. According to him, the government is rushing the system through without proper stakeholder consultation, a situation he says will...

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Double-Track System: Ghana retrogressing – Kojo Yankah warns

Former Member of Parliament and Minister under former president Jerry John Rawlings, Mr. Kojo Yankah is sounding alarm bells that government’s proposed double-track education system risk drawing back the clock of progress in the country’s educational system According to him, he is well aware of the...

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Double tracking system; a recipe for social crises – Dr Yielpieri

A senior research fellow at the University of Education, Winneba, Dr Daniel Yielpieri says “the disadvantages associated with double tracking system of the Free SHS will outweigh the advantages” hence could cause social crises. Speaking on Adom FM’s political talk show, Burning Issues, Dr Yielpieri said...

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‘I told you so’ – Bagbin to Charlotte Osei

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has said his warning and advice to Mrs Charlotte Osei against accepting the Electoral Commission Chairperson appointment, has been vindicated by her dismissal by President Nana Akufo-Addo. According to the Nadowli-Kaleo lawmaker, the EC chair job “is a turf...

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I was a house help after my first degree – Prof. Gyampo

A renowned Political Scientist Professor Ransford Gyampo has revealed that he once served as a house help when he completed his first degree and was homeless. According to him, he had no place to sleep because his stepsister denied him the right to live at his...

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Akufo-Addo will smile like Buhari – Joe Ghartey

Ghana’s Minister for Railways Development and lawmaker for Essikado, Joe Ghartey, has announced Ghanaians are about to see a historic smile on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s face just as Nigerians did when President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled a light railway system in Abuja this month with...

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Asiedu Nketia weeps after seeing Amissah-Arthur’s body

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia burst into tears after viewing the body of late former Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur. The remains of Amissah-Arthur has been laid in state at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) ahead of his burial...

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Abusive police officers must be prosecuted – CCE

The Center for Citizens Empowerment, CCE, a non-governmental organisation, has condemned in no certain terms the brutality of the client of Midland Savings and Loans, Madam Patience Osafo, by Lance Corporal Godzie Frederick Amanor. The civil society group stated that the assault on “Madam Osafo must...

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SHS double-track will be implemented whether NDC likes it or not – Hamid

Information Minister, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid says government's decision to adopt the double-track (semester/sandwich) system to cater for the increased enrolment into Senior High Schools due to the free SHS policy will surely be implemented "whether they [NDC] like it or not”. According to him, the policy...

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Blame Police brutality on government interference – Kwesi Aning

A security analyst, Dr. Kwesi Aning, has blamed the recent cases of police brutality and unprofessionalism on the politicization of the Ghana Police service by successive Governments. According to him, the politicization of the recruitment process for personnel into the police service is partly to blame...

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Arrest Sir John, Wontumi over galamsey claims – Small Scale Miners

The Concerned Small Scale Miners Union of Ghana has called for the immediate arrest of the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie and the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasioko over their alleged involvement in illegal...

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Free SHS was a ‘rushed’ policy – Educationist

Former Deputy Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof John Bright Aheto, has chastised government for “rushing” the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy without proper consultation. According to him, the policy was “unnecessarily rushed” thus, the numerous challenges...

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Oppong Nkrumah a rising star in Akufo-Addo’s government – Adongo

Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo has picked the Deputy Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as his best performing minister in the Akufo-Addo administration. He described the young minister and MP for Ofoase-Ayirebi, who’s a lawyer by profession and a financial analyst as...

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Government must target those in need of free SHS – Odike

The Founder and Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr Kwasi Addai Odike, has reiterated the urgent need for the government to target those in need of the free Senior High School (SHS) programme. He said the present policy of a wholesale free SHS was...

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