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Education Director ranks BISECO most disciplined SHS in AEED

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Education Director ranks BISECO most disciplined school in AEED

The Ajumako Enyan Essiam District Education Directorate has taken time to ensure practices in schools are in sync with policies governing the teaching profession. It is for this reason that comprehensive inspection has been mounted in all Senior High Schools under the able supervision of Mrs. Sabina Aba Wilson, District Director.

The inspection Team

The inspection Team

A team of 8 officers led by Mr Martin Bekoe rounded up the exercise in Bisease Senior High School on Wednesday, April 21,2021.

During a debriefing session around 4 pm yesterday, Mr Michael Rockson, secretary to the team undressed their observations in the full view of staff of the school.

Areas checked included, but not limited to teachers attendance, pedagogical skills exhibited during instructional hours, administration-teacher-teacher-student relationship, the environment, teachers output of work and students punctuality.

He could not hide their satisfaction for the day.
“Biseco scores highest on our ranking for being the most disciplined school among the five SHS in the district where similar exercise has gone on.”

In reaction to why SHS teachers needed to prepare lesson plans, he clarified, that it was for the teacher’s own good; to stay on track, get the best of activities and teaching and learning materials, get someone to handle a class as perfect as the original teacher, in his absence ” He was emphatic as the core points only give facts, which prepare students for exams.” “We must shift from teacher centred lessons to have the students in focus instead,” he added.

Mr Rockson passed a satisfactory note on adherence of Covid-19 protocols by the rank and file of the school. He climaxed his turn with a plea for all teachers who were in the system before 2018 to register with their details on the NTC platform for the teacher licence
“licensing of existing teachers begins in no time. Teachers must participate by registering on the NTC portal. Government paid for this with the teacher professional allowance, so do not be expecting additional payments.”

Mr. Martin Bekoe, District HR and leader of the team indicated, that integrity, respect for authority and team cohesion are indispensable qualities teachers ought to work on.
“without team work, Biseco will not keep shining. Let’s adore integrity to safeguard our reputation. Respecting authority in this school has contributed to the level of discipline and cooperation we’ve witnessed today.”

Madam Sabina Aba Wilson,DD

Mrs. Sabina Aba Wilson ,DD

District Director of Education, Mrs. Sabina Aba Wilson in her usual humility “I will add my voice to the call for diligence and commitment, our policy ensures that teachers in second cycle schools take a minimum of 18 periods weekly. Only assistant heads are to have 12 periods due to extra duties they may have to perform.”
“You have impressed us with the level of output of work, serenity of environment, and comportment.” she praised.
She urged the staff to follow due procedure in seeking permission to stay away from work, especially when sick.

Mr Afari Sackey, HM

Mr Afari Sackey, HM

In his closing remarks, Mr Afari Sackey, head of the school expressed his pride in his colleagues and put before the team a worrying challenge.
“The glory of the palm tree is in its fronds. I’m so glad receiving such comments from the team. Colleagues, until today, many of us may not have an idea how our collective efforts is moving the school forward.”

He praised his predecessors for such precedence he had inherited.

Madam, he continued, ”
We recently visited GES headoffice, introduced ourselves as management of Bisease Senior High School and we were not recognised”

Staff of BISECO

Staff of BISECO

Mr Afari explained. “The school has four different names up there at the Headquarters. Teachers here have been grouped into two on the pay roll. By this medium, we would visit you for directives to acquire at least one of the names we are known for up there.” He concluded.

Full list if the District inspectorate team

Sabina Aba Wilson – District Director

Martin Bekoe – District HR

Daniel Annani – District PRO

Patricia Klutse – second cycle Coordinator

Kofi Osuan Graham (Rev.) – District PE coord.

Michael Rockson -District Training Officer

Bright Benjamin Mokwa -SISO(Bisease)

Ali Gyabare – District ICT officer

 

Source: Abraham Papa Ayesu 

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GES releases guidelines for 2021 school selection

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GES releases guidelines for 2021 school selection

The Ghana Education Service (GES), has released guidelines for the 2021 school selection process.

In a press statement, GES said all Senior High Schools (SHS), Senior High Technical Schools (SHTS) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions had been placed in four categories – A, B, C and D.

It asked all candidates to choose their first to fifth choices from schools in category A, B and C in order of their preference, adding that, each choice must have a programme and accommodation preference, day or boarding.

The Service asked candidates and parents to note that category A schools could only be selected once and Category B schools, twice, however, a candidate could select all five choices from category C.

“In category A, a candidate can select only one school; in category B, a candidate can select two schools, and in category c, a candidate can select five schools,” it stated.

The statement said candidates were to select a compulsory day school as sixth choice from category D or choose a boarding school from the list of schools in appendix three of the 2021 schools register as special boarding.

“Category D represent the Day school option. These are schools that candidates can attend as day students and, therefore, must be schools that are, located in the candidates’ catchment area. Appendix three contains special boarding schools that can be selected as boarding for the sixth choice,” it stressed.

The statement said for candidates who wished to offer TVET programmes, they should select all six TVETS schools from Category A, B and C as Day or Boarding.

It entreated parents and guardians to supervise their wards in the selection and filling process and ensure that they signed and submitted the forms to their current Junior High Schools.

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Bawku gets ATC Ghana Digital ICT Learning Centre

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Bawku gets ATC Ghana Digital ICT Learning Centre

ATC Ghana Digital ICT Learning Centre, has been commissioned at Aminiya Islamic School at Daduri in the Bawku Municipality of the Upper East Region.

The Digital Community Facility in Bawku, which is the first to be established by ATC Ghana in the Upper East Region, will serve both pupils and residents of the Municipality.

Digital Communities are learning centres that use the uninterrupted electrical power and internet connectivity from ATC’s tower sites to provide free ICT learning in the communities we serve.

This year, ATC Ghana has rolled out Digital Communities at four locations namely Bawku in the Upper East Region, Akontombra in the Western North Region, Berekum in the Ahafo Region and Asuom in the Eastern Region.

The four new Digital Communities add up to the six facilities already operating at Jamasi in the Ashanti Region, Savelugu in the Northern Region, Tarkwa in the Western Region, Bawdua in the Eastern Region, Makola in the Greater Accra Region and Battor in the Volta Region.

American Tower Corporation, ATC Ghana’s parent company, is a leading owner and operator of communications sites for the wireless and broadcast industries.

ATC Ghana is the leading tower company in Ghana, and also the largest with over 3,900 communications sites across the country.

Mr Yahaya Yunusa, Chief Executive Officer, ATC Ghana Limited, in his address at the launch in Bawku said ATC’s global solutions include over 214,000 towers, 2,000 managed rooftops, in-building and outdoor DAS (Distributed Antenna System) networks, and a suite of services that speed network deployment.

“Our global sustainability initiatives focus heavily on education, particularly digital literacy, where wesupport underserved and unserved students, schools and communities by leveraging technology to improve their access to quality education,” he said.

He noted that through their Digital Communities, which was their flagship digital inclusion programme, they were deploying fully equipped ICT education centres throughout Ghana to create digitally empowered communities where users could learn without barriers.

He said in conjunction with key partners such as Africa ICT Right and Ghana Code Club, ATC Ghana seeks to provide ICT skills and entrepreneurial training to the youth to equip them with the right skill-sets to broaden their career prospects in an increasingly connected and interconnected world, either by increasing their employability or though entrepreneurship.

Mr Yunusa said the Digital Communities project was also in line with the Government of Ghana’s vision to digitalise all aspects of the Ghanaian economy under its Digital Ghana Agenda.

“We, at ATC Ghana, are proud to play a role in supporting Government’s vision of an inclusive digital economy while encouraging the aspirations of the many brilliant young people across the length and breadth of this country,” Mr Yunusa said.

“At ATC Ghana, we believe that supporting education by leveraging on technology as part of our sustainability goals is the right thing to do and we take great pride in how our organization demonstrates its commitment to the communities where we operate.

“We know that the Digital Communities are truly a great way of giving back to our society and thank you all once again for your generous support and contributions toward this launch here in this community.”

Madam Letitia Asiedu-Attafuah, Head of Human Resources, ATC Tower Ghana, said as a technology focused Company, ATC Ghana was very invested in ensuring equal access to quality ICT education to everyone and young people in particular.

Mr Abubakar Iddrisu Bawa, Presiding Member, Bawku Municipal Assembly, said the Facility was not only for the benefit of the pupils, and that the teachers would equally use it to upgrade their ICT knowledge.

Mr Azariya Ayariga, Bawku Municipal Director of Education, in a speech read on his behalf, urged the staff to ensure proper maintenance of the Facility.

Naba Yussif, Seid Nab, who chaired the function, expressed gratitude to ATC Ghana for the kind gesture.

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Volta Region supports KETASCO

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GNA – Schools in the Volta Region have thrown their support behind the Keta Senior High Technical School (KETASCO), the region’s representative at this year’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), to ensure it brings the trophy home.

KETASCO defeated Wesley Girls Senior High School (SHS) and Tamale SHS to make history as the first school from the Volta Region to make it to the grand finale of the prestigious competition.

KETASCO otherwise known as ‘DZOLALI’ will on Friday, November 26, lock horns with two other finalists; Prempeh College and PRESEC Legon, out of the 146 schools, which started the month-long contest taking place in the Ashanti Region.

The stunning performance by the Keta ‘Eagle’ won the admiration of all past and present students of the school and other sister schools from the region, especially the Keta Business College.

People from the region who took to their social media handles to express how proud KETASCO had made Volta.

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited Keta, home to the Volta Regional representative of NSMQ 2021 finalists, to find out the level of excitement.

Mr Edwin Mensah, an 85-year old former librarian and old student of Bishop Herman College, Kpando, said he was so proud of the performance put up by the students of KETASCO.

Some students of KETASCO could not hide their joy as they prayed for their schoolmates to do their best to bring the trophy home.

“I’m so proud of them. We’re looking forward to them bringing the ultimate back here. I wish to be selected by the authorities to go and cheer them on that Friday to victory. It’s now or never for the Eagle to fly and fly very high,” Lordina Tettey, a student, said.

Mr Samuel Agbematu, Assistant Headmaster, Academics, KETASCO, said: “It took a lot of hard work for the students to attain that feat.”

Since they stepped onto the campus, they had been training in preparation for the competition, he said, and expressed the hope that they would emerge victorious on Friday.

He commended the efforts of tutors of the School, especially Mr Isaac Boateng and Mr Churchill Kukuia, and the past students, including Dr Ben Boafoah and Dr Emmanuel Agbematu for their roles in training the contesting students.

Mr Agbematu said the school had confidence in the team, especially the star contestant, Bright Gadzo, declaring that “we’ll win the cup not just for us but for Volta.”

Mr Charles Apreko, the Volta Regional Chairman, Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Headmaster of Kpando SHS, assured the contestants that “Volta is behind them.”

“I have a strong belief that we’re bringing the trophy home. All the schools in Volta are sending their congratulatory messages and well wishes. We’re in for the cup.”

“You have contributed tremendously to our efforts in projecting and promoting the Volta Region. We are proud of you, Champs. Congratulations! Come Friday, let the Eagle fly the #NSMQ2021 Trophy to Volta. You can.”

Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, took to his Facebook page to motivate the contestants, saying: “The entire Volta Region is behind you”.

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