Unlock Your Future in Health Sciences!  2023/2024 Admissions in progress

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📢 End of Semester Exams to Begin! 📢

📢 End of Semester Exams to Begin! 📢

Attention all students,

Management want to remind you that the end of the semester is quickly approaching, and with it comes the important End of Semester Exams. This exams is crucial opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of the material covered throughout the semester and to assess their academic progress and advance accordingly.

The Exam is set to begin on 22nd August,2023 and end on 31th August,2023

  • Time table for the exams will be published on all Student platforms and Campus Notice Board

Outcome of schools’ reopening will inspire confidence — President

Outcome of schools’ reopening will inspire confidence — President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has justified his decision to reopen schools for final-year students in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and said the success of the measure will reassure the country to step up with confidence.

He said every effort must be made to ensure that society, in spite of the pandemic, was able to function to deliver the results that would enhance the progress of humanity and solidarity.

“When schools reopen, the country will see that, in spite of the difficulties we are all going through, it is possible for us to begin the reengineering of our country in the context of the COVID-19 menace, and if it succeeds, the country too will be reassured that it can step up with some confidence,” he said.

Vice-chancellors

Addressing vice-chancellors of public and private universities at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday, President Akufo-Addo said the pandemic had brought about a new phenomenon which was going to change the nature of human civilisation, saying there was the need to find a way around it to chart a path for survival, progress and development.

For that to happen, he said, education and educational institutions had to be highly prioritised

“So, yes, we are to go forward because we cannot give up on the progress and development of our nation because of the pandemic. The basis of the decision we made is that we have seen that it is possible, in spite of the increase in the number of cases.

“That is why the initial decision that was taken was that we would do this gradually and systematically and at each stage learn the lessons as we go along,” the President explained.

Vice-chancellors of public and private universities at the Jubilee House

Education

Describing education as the key to the future of the country, the President said: “We have to find a way of safeguarding that future, and that means essentially safeguarding the prospects of generations of young people who are the objects of education today.

He said the COVID-19 pandemic had come to dislocate the lives of the entire globe, and that there was no single country on the face of the planet that had not been affected by the spread of the virus.

Electronic infrastructure

President Akufo-Addo said the proposal for the development of digital infrastructure by the vice-chancellors was in order, adding that it was part of the reasons the government had given approval for a learning management system for all tertiary institutions to facilitate e-learning in schools.

“It is that which will enable us to have a clearer idea as to the effectiveness of online instructions, so that you have a more interactive engagement with the students. E-learning management system for all tertiary institutions is a critical ingredient and we have to make sure it’s in place,” he added.

The President also announced that “the Minister of Finance has given financial clearance for you to recruit over 6,000 staff across the board, all to try to address the human capacity constraint”.

President’s directive

The Chairman for the group, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, gave an assurance that the institutions would go by the President’s directive and reopen the schools on Monday, June 15, this year.

He said since the President gave the directive within a certain context, they also had to consult their stakeholders and apply a blended approach to deal with scary moments, adding that provision would be made for students who wanted to be on campus to do so, while those who would continue with the online studies would also keep their choice.

Prof. Oduro Owusu, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, further gave an assurance that the universities would put in place the necessary measures and protocols to ensure everyone was safe on campus.

Touching on the improved digital infrastructure for universities, he said it would offer the institutions better opportunity with respect to the intake of the free SHS students.

Safety protocols

The Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, for his part, highlighted the safety protocols which were to be strictly observed on the respective campuses, saying physical distancing and the wearing of nose masks would be the norm.

He assured the vice-chancellors that the government would provide nose masks for each student and entreated the universities to endeavour to cultivate a new sense of regularly cleaning the campuses and the washrooms.

Source-Graphic Online |

Date: Jun – 12 – 2020 , 11:42 BY: Chris Nunoo Category: Education

Govt commits GH¢3m to Library Endowment Fund

Govt commits GH¢3m to Library Endowment Fund

The government, through the Ministry of Education, has committed seed money of GH¢3 million to the Public Library Endowment Fund.

According to the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the move was expected not only to promote reading and learning among the people but also enhance the Ghana Library Authority’s (GHLA’s) drive for Ghana to become a reading nation.

The establishment of the fund was announced at the launch of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the authority yesterday.

The Public Library Endowment Fund is a strategic move by the GhLA to get people to make monetary donations that will enable the authority to create a legacy for the future.

As part of the launch, the authority also inaugurated the Accra Central Library Conference facility which has a lounge, a multi-purpose room with workstations and a conference room with a seating capacity of 200

Learning nation

“The Ministry of Education envisages Ghana as a learning nation, and that is the only way we can develop,” Dr Prempeh said.

“In fact, there is evidence that nations without any natural resources are better nations than those who have them. This is because the more endowed you are with natural resources, the less you use your brain.

“There is also a saying that if you want to hide something from a Black man, you put it in a book. This is because it is believed that the Black man doesn’t read. We don’t want Ghana to be part of this curse, and that is why we have to support the GhLA to push the agenda of making Ghana a reading nation,” he added.

Commendation

The minister commended the GhLA for the successes it had chalked up over the years.

“I grew up around a library where I spent much of my time borrowing books to read, but I couldn’t understand why all the libraries we had were in a very deplorable state. But now through some initiatives by GhLA boards, the authority has been revived from bones to life,” he said.

According to Dr Prempeh, the GhLA had, over the last four years, witnessed significant transformation through policy reforms and strategic initiatives.

First of all, he said, library services had been digitised to allow online public assess where library users could search for a collection of books without going through any difficulty.

Change

The Chairperson of the GhLA Board, Dr Helena R. Asamoah-Hassan, explained that the organisation had gone through decades of dormancy as a result of dependency on only the government for funding its activities, such as research, capacity building, technology, infrastructure development and book purchases.

She pointed out that the government alone could not sufficiently provide all the needs for the smooth operation of public library services in the country.

“That is why the GhLA is establishing this endowment fund to have a lasting impact on the public library system in Ghana. We are seeking to mobilise philanthropic capital to support its growth and sustainability,” she indicated.

History

Tracing history, Dr Asamoah-Hassan said the public library system had played a significant role in the lives of many prominent individuals who had contributed to the development of the country.

 “Let us allow our future generations to benefit from public libraries and let’s establish this fund to create a permanent stream of income that will benefit generations to come,” she said.

Source-Graphic Online|Date: Oct – 13 – 2020 , 12:19 BY: Joshua Bediako Koomson & Fredrick Daoyenikye

Swedru Teachers’ Credit Union supports 57-year- old BECE candidate

Swedru Teachers’ Credit Union supports 57-year- old BECE candidate

The Swedru Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union (STCCU) has made a cash donation of GH₵1,000 to the 57-year-old woman who took part in the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Madam Elizabeth Yamoah, a mother of four children, was among the final year students of the Agona Odoben Presbyterian Basic School ‘A’ who wrote the final exam at the Agona Odoben Senior High School (ODOSCO).

Madam Yamoah, a member of the STCCU, has also been appointed Ambassador for the union’s Youth Savings Account to embark upon on sensitisation to inculcate the habit of saving among students from the primary to the senior high school level.

Rationale

At a short presentation after the exams last Friday, the acting Manager at the Breman Asikuma branch of the STCCU, Mr Shad Nii Kotey Djanie, said the gesture was to motivate Madam Yamoah who, despite her age defied all odds to complete junior high school (JHS)

According to him, although she was vilified by some members of her immediate society for opting to go back to school instead of being at home to take care of her children and grandchildren, hence the union’s decision to support her for achieving such a feet.

He noted that the objective behind the assistance was to enable her to engage in a profitable venture to improve her living standard while awaiting the release of her results and Senior High School placement.

‘This is a start-up capital to enable you to engage in petty trading while at home which would go a long way to better your life before going back to school to acquire SHS education” he indicated.

He noted that the union would officially unveil her as the ambassador for the Youth Savings Account next month during the celebration of the union’s golden jubilee anniversary in Agona Swedru.

Take education seriously

Mr Djanie admonished the youth to take their education seriously and remain focused so as to achieve their individual aspirations to contribute to the growth of their families and the nation as well.

“I wish to urge the youth to take great inspiration from Madam Yamoah and realise that with great determination and perseverance, one would always be able to achieve his or long cherished dreams” he pointed out.

He advised the youth to avoid acts that had the tendency to truncate their academic pursuit in order to become useful in the society, stressing “I wish to admonish the youth to overcome all distractions in order to achieve their aspirations in life”.

Recipient

For her part, a highly elated Madam Yamoah, expressed gratitude to the STCCU for the kind gesture as well as her ambassadorial role and pledged to discharge the role to achieve the intended objective.

She said but for the untimely death of her father, which compelled her drop-out of school in class four, she would have aggressively pursued her childhood ambition of becoming a professional nurse.

He added that even if she is unable to acquire tertiary education, she would be able to speak fluent English after completing SHS which would enable her to contest in the district level election to become assembly member for her electoral area in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District.