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Akufo-Addo Wants GNAT To Back Reforms In Teaching Sector

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President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appealed to the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to back his government’s efforts to reform the teaching sector.

According to the President, his administration is putting in measures to ensure teachers are trained to meet the demands of a growing society.

“…these reforms form part of government’s vision to transform the country’s education delivery system, to meet the needs of the 21st century, to produce a skilled and confident workforce and to drive the nation’s agenda for industrialisation and modernisation,” he said.

“I appeal to GNAT and all teacher unions to give their full backing to this comprehensive programme,” he added.

Speaking at the commissioning of a building project by GNAT in honour of their first General Secretary, TA Bediako, Akufo-Addo noted that besides the 10% increment in the salary of teachers, the government has started clearing the arrears dating back to 2013.

He added that the government is also working to make sure more of such arrears are not incurred any longer.

President of GNAT, Philippa Larson appealed to the President to ensure that the arrears are duly paid by March 2019.

“Mr. President, on this note, I humbly wish to appeal to intervene and ensure that all outstanding salary and promotion arrears owed to teachers are paid by the end of March, 2019,” she said.

Source:  Myjoyonline

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Wa Campus Elect SRC Executives

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The best way to make students prepared for corporate relations is to participate in the selection of their leaders; those who would take on the responsibility of spreading knowledge through inspiration, tutoring, campaigns etc. The diffuse and highly personalised character of the mass support that such leaders obtain insulates them from public pressures once in office and this frees them to act responsibly in the public interest.
Winning elections is the principal imperative, the main source of power and the key test of leadership. Student leaders must cope with this electoral imperative and accept that their success depends vitally on winning votes.
From the office of the Electoral Commissioner of UDS Wa – Campus, the following are the final results of the just ended SRC/NUGS elections;

 

Total Votes cast = 3,288
For the SRC Presidency
152 (46.23%) chose NYASS MAHAMA as their favorite and ABLEDU BRIGHT SAKYI had 1744 making 53.04% of the casted votes.
12 abstained, and 12 couldn’t complete the processes.

And for the Local NUGS President;
HAMZA UMAR had 1722, equaling 52.37% of the votes and IBRAHIM RUFAI also had 1532(46.59%). Votes abstain was 32 and those that was uncompleted numbered  2.

That of the Women’s Commissioner had an injunction placed on the results.

Congratulations to ABLEDU BRIGHT SAKYI and HAMZA UMAR; who are now the SRC and the NUGS Presidents elect respectively.

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Takoradi GTUC holds Ninth Matriculation for 150 students

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The Takoradi Learning Centre of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has inducted 150 new students into its fold to pursue various diploma and degree programmes.

Ms Nusrat-Jahan Abubakar, the Acting Head of GTUC Takoradi, who welcomed the matriculants, said: “Your arrival at this University College marks a new chapter in the story of your life. But this chapter is a bit different. The preceding chapters were largely written by others – your parents, guardians, families, teachers and the like.”

“Now you will be the principal author of the next chapter – you have the opportunity to determine the direction, the plot and the tempo of your story.”

She said they would have the opportunity to learn new things while at the GTUC and acquire knowledge, develop new skills, and enhance their personal attributes in profound ways that would better their lives after university.

Ms Abubakar urged the students to take responsibility for their learning and make the most of their time at the College.

Dr Mrs Juliana Owusu-Ansah, the Registrar of GTUC, who read a speech on behalf of Professor Emmanuel Afuakwah, the Acting President, congratulated the fresh students for gaining admission and said: “You are now a part of an institution that strives for excellence in all areas of research and teaching.”

She said the institution had been at the forefront of technology education of higher learning since its establishment.

“Education is not just about acquiring book knowledge but must be aligned with what life does, what one does, why and how anything require both intellectual and physical knowledge,” she said.

Dr Owusu-Ansah said the Barclays Bank had selected GTUC as one of the beneficiary universities on its tertiary scholarship.

She advised the fresh students to take advantage of GTUC’s programmes and do well to excel in various programmes aside what the curriculum offer.

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UDS HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL GHABSA CONGRESS

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It’s yet another convergence of the minds of students of biochemistry in Ghana.
Ghana Biochemistry Students Association(GHABSA) celebrates yet another year of excellence with its annual congress which will be held at UDS-NAVRONGO, in the Upper East Region.
The theme of this year’s congress is ‘Building Biochemistry: A peek into the future.

It is geared towards exposing the biochemistry students of the generation the vast field in which their knowledge can be utilised to produce innovative and sustainable development to the quality of life of the ordinary Ghanaian.


Activities on board are; visit to the Navrongo Health Research Centre, recreational visit to Paga, Inter-Institutional quiz and Inter-Institute Debate, sports and games such as soccer, basketball and a whole lot of entertaining exercise to be expected.


A seminar is also slated, where distinguished speakers from the field of biochemistry would talk about the ever growing fascinating science that is biochemistry and also provide answers to eager and enquiring minds.

Suffice to say, this is not a congress we would be too quick to forget.
So come in your masses under the umbrella of the fascinating science that sustains life.

 

GHABSA………………Sustaining life
Biochemistry…………Fascinating science

By: Prempeh Opoku-Ware Lovelace

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