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Education | GhanaWAEC Cancels Leaked Government 1 & 2 PapersUpdate Ghana’s educational system – Spio GarbrahE/R University To Be Sited At SomanyaIt Is Inhumane For Deaf People To Write Oral English – GroupShow Respect To Your Teachers- KokofuWa Polytechnic holds third congregationBuwa Traditional Council gives out 100 acre land for SHSDirector Of Education Commends USAID For Infrastructure DevelopmentEducationist Asks GNAT To Establish Research UnitSub-Standard Pre-Schools To Be Shut DownUniversity Of Ghana In Dirty PoliticsSchool Children To Receive Mosquito NetsTertiary Institutions To Receive 400,000 Laptops By 2016Former President Obasanjo To Deliver Public Lecture At UDSFive Students Dismissed Over Fake CertificatesAccreditation Board Asked To Restore Certificate To Ideas University CollegeFormer President Obasanjo to deliver public lecture at UDSUniversity of Ghana calls for establishment of Research CouncilWASSCE Practicals: Students Write In Turns Because Of Space ContraintsLack Of Reading Attributed To Poor Performance In Examinations Visit Peace FM Online for latest news, breaking news, audio and feature stories in Ghana en-us Peace FM Online 2009 2013-04-29T16:33:37+01:00 Michael Ofori Amanfo Boateng Ghana News The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has cancelled Government 1&2 examination papers after “routine inspections” revealed that the secrecy of papers before examination date, have been “compromised”, a statement issued in Accra has said. Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, President of the Dominion University, has called for an update of Ghana’s educational system, to enable students to acquire skills and knowledge that would make them employable after graduation. The Chiefs and People of Somanya have expressed their appreciation to the government for siting the proposed university in the Eastern Region at Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Traditional Area. A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) for deaf persons, EMPLODEAF has condemned the writing of Oral English by deaf people during approved November-December (popularly referred to as Nov-Dec) leg of the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WAEC). The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama, Mr Henry Kwabena Kokofu has admonished students to be committed to their studies and show respect to their teachers to motivate them to offer their best. Professor Godwin Aflakpui, Rector of the Wa Polytechnic has appealed to the government to support the Polytechnic with funds for the completion of the hall of residence which was under construction. The Buwa Traditional Council in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region has set aside a hundred acre parcel of land in anticipation of the construction of a Senior High School (SHS) in the area by the government. Dr George Adjei-Hinneh, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Education, has commended the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for providing educational infrastructure in basic schools in the region. The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has been asked to have a proactive research unit that can carry out findings into the numerous challenges facing the education system and find solution them. The Department of Social Welfare has vowed to shut down all sub-standard and unauthorized pre-schools. The members of the country’s premier University Council, the University of Ghana -Legon, last week Friday, veered into divisive dirty politicking by awarding ex-President John Agyekum Kufour, an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law, for his “Contribution to Public Service” but shockingly left out ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s longest serving president. Mrs Kate Opoku, Director of Schools Health of the Ghana Education Service on Thursday said beginning from next Month pupils in both private and public schools will be given insecticide treated mosquitoes’ nets. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, on Thursday said Government had accelerated the pace for equipping tertiary educational institutions with laptops as part of the E-education project. A former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo would on Tuesday address a public lecture at the University for Development Studies (UDS), as part of a series of activities marking the 20th anniversary of the University. Five students of the Ho Polytechnic, have been dismissed from using fake West African Senior School Certificate results to gain admission into the school. A Sunyani High Court has ordered the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to restore the certificate issued to Ideas University College (IUC) at Fiapre near Sunyani. A former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo would on Tuesday address a public lecture at the University for Development Studies (UDS), as part of a series of activities marking the 20th anniversary of the University. Dr Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, Head of the Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS) at the University of Ghana on Monday called for the establishment of a Ghana Social Science and Humanities Research Council (GSSHREC). Candidates of this year’s West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) had to write the Chemistry Alternative B practicals in batches because they were too many and science laboratory equipment at some examination centres was inadequate. The La Dadekotopon Municipal Director of Education, Mrs Evelyn Owusu Oduro, has attributed the lack of reading by students as the major cause of poor performance in examinations.