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WASSCE registration fees remain free β€” GES Director-General

Gov't absorbs WASSCE registration fee for public Senior High School students

WASSCE registration fees remain free β€” GES Director-General

The government recently declared that public Senior High School (SHS) pupils would no longer have to pay the registration fees for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), hoping to lessen the financial strain on parents and provide equal educational chances for all.

This action is a big step in the direction of encouraging all Ghanaian kids to have access to high-quality education.

The WASSCE is a crucial examination that determines students’ eligibility for tertiary education and future career prospects. However, the registration fees associated with this examination have been a challenge for many families, particularly those from low-income backgrounds. By absorbing these fees, the government aims to eliminate financial barriers and enable all eligible students to register and take the examination.

This policy will have a positive impact on thousands of public SHS students across the country. It will not only alleviate the financial pressure on parents but also ensure that no student is denied the opportunity to sit for the WASSCE due to financial constraints. It is a progressive step towards creating a more inclusive and equitable education system in Ghana.

The government’s decision to absorb the WASSCE registration fees is a testament to its commitment to prioritizing education and investing in the future of Ghana’s youth. By removing financial barriers, the government is encouraging more students to pursue higher education and empowering them to reach their full potential.

This program is in line with the government’s larger initiatives to raise the standard of education in the nation. It is a supplement to other ongoing programs like the Free SHS policy, which has already given more Ghanaian children access to secondary school. The government is creating a more wealthy and just society by reducing financial barriers and investing in education.

In conclusion, the government’s decision to absorb the WASSCE registration fees for public SHS students is a commendable step towards promoting equal educational opportunities. By eliminating financial barriers, the government is ensuring that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, have the chance to pursue their educational aspirations and contribute to the development of the nation.

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Ministry proposes 544% increase in passport application fees

Ministry proposes 544% increase in passport application fees

Ministry proposes 544% increase in passport application fees

A 544% rise in passport application fees is what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has suggested. It is planned to increase the existing GH100 cost to GH644. The idea aims to reduce losses sustained by the state in issuing passports and to reflect the increase in printing expenses.

Because of the current financial difficulties in the economy, Ghanaians must pay reasonable fees for passports, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey. She made it clear that the government’s present subsidy is no longer viable. In order to address this problem and make sure the ministry can prevent losses in passport booklet manufacture, an increase in fees has been proposed.

The Committee on Subsidiary Legislation in Parliament is now debating the Ministry’s proposal. The increased costs are anticipated to go into force the following year, if authorized. The goal of the fee hike is to more closely align the cost of obtaining a passport with the real expenses of production.

At the moment, Ghanaians must pay GH100 for a passport, but the government only pays GH300 for each passport that is given due to the GH400 production cost of a passport booklet.

It is important to note that this proposed increase in Ghana-only passport application prices does not correspond to changes in passport fees in other nations. Every nation has different passport application procedures and costs.

In conclusion, a 544% rise in Ghana’s passport application fees has been suggested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The intention is to lessen the financial strain on the government by accurately reflecting the costs associated with producing passports. The increased fees will go into effect the next year if the proposal is accepted by the Parliamentary Committee on Subsidiary Legislation.

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ECG apologises to customers for difficulty in purchasing electricity credit

ECG apologises to customers for difficulty in purchasing electricity credit

ECG apologises to customers for difficulty in purchasing electricity credit

Dear Valued Customers,

We would want to use this chance to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have recently had in trying to obtain electricity credit.

We at ECG (Electricity Company of Ghana) are sorry for any difficulty or annoyance you may have had, and we recognize the trouble this has given you.

We understand how important it is for you to have access to electricity on a regular basis, and we take full responsibility for making sure that buying electricity credit is a simple and easy process. We sincerely apologize for not living up to these expectations, which is regrettable.

Unexpected technical problems affecting our online payment system were the cause of the recent problems. We acknowledge that, despite our best efforts to address these problems as soon as possible, the inconvenience may have interfered with your daily schedule and added unnecessary stress. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to your lives, and we promise to make every effort to make things right.

In order to tackle this issue, we have provided our technical staff with more resources so they can quickly find and fix the root causes. We are also working with outside specialists to perform a comprehensive analysis of our systems in order to stop these problems from happening again.

We are dedicated to making sure that this incident serves as a learning opportunity for us to improve our operations and give you an even better customer experience because we recognize how much our customers depend on our services for their everyday needs.

We are grateful for your continued support and faith in ECG, and we promise to use every resource at our disposal to resolve the matter and keep it from happening again. We genuinely appreciate your patience and understanding at this period, and we will keep you informed on our progress.

Press Release below:

ECG apologises to customers for difficulty in purchasing electricity credit

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused and are committed to providing you with the level of service that you deserve. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team, who are available to assist you.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Sincerely,

Customer Service Representative ECG (Electricity Company of Ghana)

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My husband has been sick – Widow of late John Kumah

My husband has been sick – Widow of late John Kumah

My husband has been sick – Widow of late John Kumah

The late deputy finance minister Johnn Kumah’s wife has refuted reports that her late husband’s cause of death was food poisoning.

Apostle Lilian Kumah claims that from November of last year, her husband of eighteen years has been ill.

“Since my husband’s diagnosis in Germany, I have followed his medical journey from the beginning, and not a single doctor has ever informed me that his illness is the result of poisoning.

In an appearance on Asaase Radio in Accra on March 11, she stated, “I have all the medical reports from Germany and Ghana, and food poisoning has never been mentioned in any of the reports.”
Apostle Kumah went on to praise the late Deputy Minister’s commitment to serving the country, saying, “My husband went through pain, but he never showed that he was in pain.” During the time he was ill, he endured great discomfort in order to do all of his tasks.

“We don’t do what is convenient, we do what we are commanded to do,” is a unique mantra that served as his driving force. So he persevered [in spite of] all the suffering.

As a result, she demanded that law enforcement look into the origin of the claim that her spouse had been poisoned.

“Why should we sit down and not bring that person to justice when someone has the audacity to assert that he knows for a fact that someone like John Kumah, who has devoted almost his entire life to serving his country, was poisoned while working for his country and party (the New Patriotic Party, NPP)?

“It hurts and saddens me, and I’m not sure how best to express my frustrations about these false claims by Captain Smart. If it is true that someone who is not dead but alive claims to know how my husband (John Kumah) died and that he was poisoned, and that person has been moving around for the past three weeks, then that is concerning news.”

She encouraged the government to “bring that wicked person to book, prove his false claims, and point out the persons who were involved in the poisoning of my late husband, if there are laws in this country concerning such false claims.”

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