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Ghana Promotes Science Education

In an effort to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education and can better compete on the world stage, the government of Ghana has begun new initiatives to promote science education in the classroom. Among the new pro...
by Carla Drumhiller


DFID Launches Education Program to Reach Marginalized Children in Ghana

The Department for International Development (DFID) has partnered with the government of Ghana to offer a new education program to marginalized children. The Complementary Basic Education (CBE) program will target out of school...
by Carla Drumhiller


African Youth Advise UN on Ending Violence Against Children

100 African youth were called to an open forum to share their own experiences and discuss strategies to end violence against children. The forum was organized by Plan International, UNICEF, and the government of Ghana. It was f...
by Rachel Pozivenec



Ghana Teacher Re-Training Program Considered an Investment in Quality Education

“The fact is that teaching is not as simple as people perceive it. It is a complex activity that requires rigorous training and re-training,” noted Mr. Thomas Baafi, Deputy General Secretary of Education and Professional De...
by Melody Chiang


Teacher Attrition Worsens in Ghana

Officials from the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) have announced at a recent conference that over 33,000 of the nation’s teachers have left the profession in recent years. Discouraged by low salaries, large cla...
by Carla Drumhiller


Proposal To Establish Ten New Colleges in Ghana Shot Down

A recent proposal by the Government of Ghana to establish ten new colleges of education was shot down by the Forum for Education Reform (FFER). The Forum argued that establishing new colleges would not help to address the educa...
by Nina Thurau



Ghana’s Female Educators Encouraged To Serve As Role Models

During a conference titled “Education for Development- The Role of Female Teachers,” retired educator Mrs. Agnes Atagabe attributed the fall in Ghana’s standards of education to poor teaching and learning materials, weak ...
by Nina Thurau


Raising Teacher Accountability in Ghana

Ghana’s Minister of Education, Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, announced earlier this month the start of a renewed effort to enforce the Ghana Education Service (GES) sanctions. GES will be expected to exact stricter sanctions on ...
by Melody Chiang


Ghana Introduces a New Policy to Support Teachers by Providing Allowance

The Ghanaian Ministry of Education plans to grant a 20-percent allowance to teachers deployed to rural and remote areas. This new policy is expected to be implemented before the end of the year through a joint-sponsorship by No...
by Carolina Shin