News Categories: Education

23 Mar
By: talda 0

Talensi DCE warns residents against social media sabotage as he donates to Yagzore Basic School

The Talensi District Chief Executive, Thomas Duanab Pearson Wuni has warned saboteurs and “cheap propagandists” to yank their minds from “cheap social media propaganda acts” as that cannot help to achieve the growth needed in the area.

According to him, such social media publications only ridicule leadership but do nothing to solve the problems at hand. Mr. Wuni insisted that he will not allow himself to be controlled by “social media cheap propaganda acts”.

The DCE comments come on the backdrop of the recent pictures of pupils of Yagzore basic school lying on the floor to study circulating on social media.

Speaking to the press after donating 115 dual desks to the pupils, Mr Duanab said the said school was even part of other schools his outfit listed to support with furniture.


He said, “I and my planning officer made several rounds to schools and we already knew the educational problems. So, I least expected people who are from home yet fail to approach the assembly and rather go ahead to post pictures on social media. In case they don’t know, I don’t work on social media. We as an assembly have a working plan and we are going according to that, not social media posts”.

Stressing on improving the educational infrastructure in the area, the DCE indicated that his outfit has plans to provide more furniture to various schools.

“Yes, I have made some raw estimations on the number of dual desks that can meet the furniture deficit and I can say roughly 2000 dual desks are needed. So, I’m calling on individuals both in and out of Talensi to support”, he said.

The gesture by the assembly, parents, teachers and some of the pupils however said was a dream come true as they never thought of such support.|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|Ghana



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10 Mar
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Research Dissemination meeting of BRECcIA [University of Ghana]

This afternoon, some staff of the Assembly took part on a Research Dissemination meeting of BRECcIA [University of Ghana]. The meeting sought to inform participants on the output of a research conducted on flood prone areas in the district. Particularly the impact of floods on communities along the white volta like Nungu, Pwalugu and Biung


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07 Mar
By: talda 0

Talensi: Make good use of Free SHS – DCE Tells Basic Students

The District Chief Executive of Talensi Thomas Duanab Wuni Pearson has admonished Basic School students in the Talensi District to take advantage of the government’s Free Senior High School policy (FSHS) so as to achieve higher heights in education.

According to Mr. Wuni, the President’s commitment towards education is unmatched which was why he implemented the policy to make sure every Ghanaian child of school-going age is able to access the second cycle in the various regions of the country.

The District Chief Executive who was speaking at this year’s Independence Day Celebration organised in the Tongo School Park of the Talensi District said, “I’ll like to use this opportunity to entreat you, especially, my dear students who will write BECE this year to try and make good grades to enable you to enjoy this opportunity and in endowed schools as well”.

Speaking on the performance of students in his District, he explained that, it is of great concern to his outfit because they have long been waiting to record a 50% pass mark even though the performance have been increasing in recent years.

He noted the below 50% pass mark is worrying and therefore, immediate actions need to be taken to salvage the situation.

He used the opportunity to call on stakeholders and partners in and around the region to work in unity so as to achieve more positive results.|101.1 MHz|Kennedy Zongbil|Bolgatanga|Ghana



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27 Jan
By: talda 0

Talensi records improved BECE performance in three years

The performance of students at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region has improved over the last three years.

From 2018 to 2020, the district recorded a significant increase in performance with more students passing and gaining admission into second-cycle institutions.

In 2018, only 17 per cent of the students who sat for the BECE passed, but the rate increased to 36 per cent and 48 per cent in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Hajia Adisa Emelia Abdulai, the Talensi District Director of Education, made these known to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Tongo.

Hajia Abdulai noted that despite the numerous challenges that confronted many schools and the directorate, commitment on the part of the directorate to work collectively with circuit supervisors and management of the schools resulted in success.

She said the staff and director relationship was key, adding “there is cooperation between the staff and I and I do demonstration teaching during my monitoring exercises to lead by example and encourage the teachers to put up their best to help the children.”

The District Director explained that apart from school infrastructures such as classroom blocks, furniture, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) facilities deficit that confronted many schools in the district, the directorate did not have the resources to do proper monitoring.

She said the frequent delay in the release of school grants had crippled the ability of the directorate to get resources to fuel the vehicles of circuit supervisors to embark on monitoring and said, “Most of the time I use my own money to fuel my vehicle to go on monitoring duties.”

She said the district was a rural one and some of the schools were located in hard-to-reach communities with poor road networks, making monitoring difficult.

“Our territory is so wide that it shares boundaries with North East Region and Bawku, they are places that we find it difficult to go because there is no road network and we have to pass through a lot of places before we get there and yet there is no motivation for our School Improvement Support Officers (SISOs).

“Sometimes our officers will travel all these rounds and come back tired and frustrated because there is nothing for them and it is through the monitoring that we can identify these challenges,” she added.

Hajia Abdulai, therefore, advocated an incentive package designed to motivate SISOs on regular basis to ensure that they supported the directorate to do proper monitoring and identification of problems to engage stakeholders to find solutions to them.

Source: GNA

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17 Apr
By: talda 2

Teacher licences, registration numbers out May

The National Teaching Council (NTC) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that it will begin issuing teacher licence and registration numbers to all qualified teachers in the Ghana Education Service as well as those in private institutions from May 2021.

A letter from the Ghana Education Service to all regulatory bodies in the education sector stated: “As part of the process, all qualified teachers who were employed before 1 September 2018, are required to log on to the NTC’s Teacher Portal Ghana (TPG) via and register”.

The letter also noted that “all teachers who were employed after 31 August 2018, are required to pass the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination to merit the licence and registration number.

“Thus, their provisional licence shall be replaced with a full licence during the exercise”.

“All qualified teachers who fail to avail themselves of this licensing and registration exercise shall lose their right to practise as teachers in Ghana, in accordance with section 64 (1) of the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020, Act 1023,” the letter further indicated.

The deadline for registration on the portal is 7 May 2021.


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20 May
By: talda 12

Talensi District bags 3 awards at Beating Famine conference in Mali

The Talensi District of the Upper East Region has won three out of ten awards in land restoration at the just-ended Beating Conference, held in Bamako-Mali.

The awardees were rewarded for their commitment to the implementation of the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) project, an initiative by World Vision Ghana to reclaim degraded lands in the area.

Chief of Tongo-Beo, Naba Naabia Anaba Bileya-Namalteng was given a prize for Male Excellence in Land Restoration, while Topok Saparoog from Yagzore won the Female individual Restoration Champion award.

The Yameriga community was adjudged Excellence in land innovation restoration while World Vision Ghana adjudged NGO Restoration Supporter Award-Excellence in land restoration.Speaking at a community durbar in Tongo-Beo to showcase the impact of the project, Regional operations manager of WVG, Timothy Akanpaabade said the FMNR project, which started in 2009, has secured 750 acres of protected lands and increased trees population on farmlands by 1,500 acres in the Talensi district.He admonished other districts to adopt the FMNR initiative which involves organized regrowth and management of trees and shrubs from felled tree stumps.

Mr. Akanpaabade called on traditional leaders and the Talensi district assembly to enforce all environmental by-laws to save the environment from degradation.He also appealed for the connection of the Kanabisi and Sheage shea butter processing centers to the national grid to commence operations.

Mr. Roland Bunch spoke on behalf of Tony Rinaudo, who introduced the FMNR project and commended WVG and the beneficiary communities for their hard work to make the project a success.

He urged the country to adopt the project as a sustainable approach to combating the negative impact of climate change.

For his part, chief of Tongo-Beo, Naabia Anaba underscore the benefits of the project to his traditional area saying “the project has led to high crop yield, provide pasture for our animals and bush burning has become a thing of the past”.

By: Frederick Awuni/

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