Govt releases GH¢50m to WAEC for WASSCE

The government has made a part payment of GH¢50 million to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for the money it owes the council for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates. With the payment, it is now left with about GH¢46.7 million, which is the outstanding arrears to be cleared […]

Ghana to revert to May/June WASSCE

Ghana will revert to writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in May/June in 2024, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has announced. He explained that currently, Ghana was doing a gradual recovery learning, based on contact hours in the classroom. “We are hoping that by 2024, we […]

UTAG suspends strike action indefinitely

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has suspended the strike action indefinitely. In a statement dated March 8, 2022, jointly signed by the President of UTAG, Prof Solomon Nunoo and National Secretary, Dr Asare Asante-Annor, members of UTAG were urged to “demonstrate good faith by returning to the lecture halls to teach.” “We call on the […]

UTAG temporarily suspends strike

The University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG) has resolved to suspend its industrial action temporarily. This followed an emergency meeting by UTAG’s National Executive Committee on Monday to evaluate their ongoing strike. Prior to this, meetings held between the leadership of UTAG, Parliament’s Education Committee, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, the Education Minister and […]

Over GH¢133m disbursed for running of SHSs

The Ministry of Education has disbursed GH¢133,950,053 to the National Food Buffer Stock Company Limited and the Ghana Education Service to cater for recurrent expenses, including perishables, for senior high schools (SHSs). The money had been disbursed as of February 7, 2022. “Contrary to claims of the non-payment of recurrent fees, feeding (perishables) and intervention […]

Court orders UTAG to suspend strike

The Labour Division of the Accra High Court has put an injunction on the strike by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG). The court, presided over by Justice Frank Aboadwe Rockson,  on Tuesday afternoon [February 15, 2022] halted the strike which is currently in its fifth week. The order followed an application for interlocutory […]