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No Public University Student Will Pay Utility Bills Next Academic Year : Matthew Opoku Prempeh

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Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, says no student in the public universities will pay utility bills from next academic year.

This is intended to reduce the financial burden on students and increase access to tertiary education in the country.

Dr Opoku Prempeh, who declared this at the third edition of the Nation Building Updates in Accra on Tuesday, said: “the Akufo-Addo led government was the first to introduce a tertiary education policy to streamline interventions rolled out in the sector”.

He said if the ruling government is re-elected, tertiary students would only need his or her Ghana Card to secure a student’s loan. There will be no need for a guarantor.

The event was held on the theme, “Investing in Education, Investing in the Future,” which allows the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to provide detailed accounts of their stewardship.

The Minister stated that the Akufo-Addo led government since 2017 had initiated 719 infrastructure projects at the basic education sector and completed 252 of them.

They included two-unit classroom blocks for the Kindergarten, three-unit, six-unit, 12-unit and 18-unit classroom blocks for primary and junior high schools.

At the secondary education level, he said, government had initiated 1,011 infrastructure projects and completed 492 of them.

They included classroom blocks, dormitories, libraries, water systems and toilet facilities.

The new single and double storey dormitories constructed in some secondary schools had created additional 20,340 beds.

In the process, he said, 84,600 seats were created for students to study in a conducive environment, while 14,832 toilet and water facilities had been provided.

Dr Opoku Prempeh stated that, $800 million had been invested in education infrastructural development at the secondary education sector.

The investment went into new physical infrastructure, upgrading of facilities, new equipment, retooling and capacity building of teachers in competency-based curricula.

Dr Opoku Prempeh, also the member of Parliament for Manhyia South, refuted claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that, the ruling NPP government had neglected the e-blocks and Community Senior High Schools.

He stated that the precious NDC government completed seven out of 23 Community SHS under World Bank support.

However, the NPP administration under President Akufo-Addo had completed 14 more of such projects.

Additionally, the NDC government completed 22 out of the 50 e-blocks it started, but the ruling NPP administration had completed nine of them, while the rest were at various stages of completion.

Also, the ruling government provided a head teacher’s bungalow, accommodation for two assistant headmasters and teachers’ flats to compliment the Community SHS, which were absent in the ones provided by the previous government.

On technical/vocational education, the Minister stated that, 37 of the 47 technical institutes in the country were being refurbished, while 34 National Vocational Training Institutes (NVTI) were being upgraded and retooled.

The national headquarters of the NVTI was being refurbished while 10 regional offices of NVTI were being constructed.

More also, government was building district vocational education training centres across the country to train the youth in jewelry, bakery, beads making, basketry, among others.

Dr Opoku Prempeh announced that the Akufo-Addo’s government would construct the first-ever Creative Arts secondary schools as model SHSs to enable students interested in honing their music, dance and oratory skills to do so.

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Chelsea Preparing €100m To Sign Paulo Dybala From Juventus

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According to exclusive news available to KubiLive, yet to renew at Juventus, Paulo Dybala’s future seems uncertain.

Todofichajes reports Chelsea are working to convince the playmaker to join the Premier League club and are prepared to offer up to £90.9million (€100m) for the Argentina international.

The Argentinan striker has played 7 seasons, 244 matches and scored 95 goals.

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‘Buhari, The Biggest Criminal In Africa’ : Imam Of Peace

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Imam of Peace has reacted to the ongoing menace in Nigeria following the SARS brutality against the innocent youth in the country.

The cleric has condemned Buhari for turning a blind eye to the Lekki Toll Gate Shooting which was seen by several people around the world.

On Thursday, he greeted all Nigerians but not the President labelling him as the ‘Biggest Criminal In Africa’

He wrote,

“GOOD MORNING TO EVERYONE EXCEPT BUHARI THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL IN AFRICA. #ENDSARS

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Ghana Election 2020: IMF Have Been Scammed By The Finance Minister : John Mahama

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The Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)John Mahama says IMF has allowed themselves to be scammed by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta for cooking books presented to them.

According to the NDC flagbearer, IMF has been hypocritical in dealing with the Finance Minister and he has used the same methodology to fool all international agencies.

“The IMF has been a bit hypocritical in all these issues, we complained that the finance minister was cooking the books and that and he was not including big-ticket expenditure to the data. He used that to fool all the international agencies, he used that to fool the IMF, he used to fool fitch, he used that to fool the economic intelligence unit that they were better managers of the economy and but that is not true,” John Mahama revealed in an interview XYZ in an interview Friday.

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