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October, 2017

  • 13 October

    ‘Mahama’s decision to cancel ‘allawa’ forced us into prostitution’ – Female trainee nurses

    Just few days since the restoration of nursing training allowance, some female trainee nurses have recounted their harrowing experience over how they sold their bodies so as to make ends meet while in college. These nurses claim that the decision by the erstwhile Mahama administration to cancel their allowance caused …

  • 13 October

    V/R: GES office in Kpassa extorting money from prospective teachers – victims allege

    Some applicants in the ongoing limited recruitment exercise by the Ghana Education Service (GES) are accusing the Nkwanta North District office of the GES in Kpassa in the Volta Region of extorting money from them. According to some of the applicants who spoke to Awake Investigates on condition of anonymity, they …

  • 1 October

    Gov’t Cannot Employ You – Minister Tells Graduates

    The Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah has asked fresh graduates in the country to drop any expectations of being employed by government because the Public Sector doesn’t have the capacity to provide employment for all graduates. According to him, the youth must take their …

  • 1 October

    Read Ghana begins Reading Talks in schools

    Education NGO, Read Ghana Foundation has unveiled its Reading Talks last Friday, September 27, 2017 in some selected schools in the Volta Region of Ghana. Founder and Executive Director of Read Ghana Foundation, Mr. Mathias Tulasi in an interview with Awake News stated that, “the establishment of Read Ghana Foundation as …

September, 2017

  • 19 September

    Ga South Education Directorate is in a shameful state

    By Isaac Kyei Andoh The Ga South Municipal Wing of the Ghana Education Service has the responsibility of regulating close to 700 government and private basic schools and three senior high schools. It must be noted that the District is the heart of GES as far as regulating the various …

  • 18 September

    Free SHS: First-years posted to uncompleted Community Day School

    First-year students who were posted to the Drobonso Community Day Senior High School at Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region had to be turned away because the school is not in operation. The school, which is the first and the only Senior High School in the District, is part …

  • 18 September

    Ghana Association of Writers to hold Book Festival on Founder’s Day

    Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) is set to hold Book Festival on September 21, 2017, 8am – 7pm at PAWA House in Accra. The event which is on the theme “Empowering Ghana Through Reading” will be chaired by Prof. Kwesi Opoku-Amankwa, Director General of Ghana Education Services with keynote address …

  • 15 September

    Withdraw your erroneous statement and apologize – Volta NUGS to Volta Minister

    The Volta Regional Bloc of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has fired the Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Archibald Yao Letsa over his statement that school heads in the Volta Region are sabotaging government’s free SHS policy. The Volta Regional Minister was reported in the media to have cited …

  • 15 September

    RE: Volta Region Schools Sabotaging Free SHS Policy, The Case of Keta SHTS.

    The boarding accommodation in Keta SHTS is only able to accommodate students of Forms 2&3 (continuing students) only. This is due to the fact that Keta SHTS now runs almost all programmes under the SHS Education Curriculum. Over the years there has been a tremendous increase in the number of …

  • 10 September

    Accra Mall supports Social Media Week

    Accra Mall, the city’s most visited shopping centre is set to host and support Social Media Week (SMWi), an independently under Social Media Week (SMW) Global to discuss how social media and technology are changing businesses, society and culture around the globe. The one-week event from September 11 to 15 …