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The Junior Common Room Committee [JCRC] executives and Hall week planning committee of the Casely Hayford Hall have announced the cancellation of remaining events and activities planned for their hall week celebration.

A new World Bank report on education in Ghana, says less than 10% of children of primary school age (age 6-11), are out of school. The World Bank Group Education report 2018, dubbed “Facing forward: Schooling with Learning in Africa” said 16 per cent of kids from the poorest quintile were out of school, and that there was gender distinction at primary level.

Mrs Eunice Ackwerh, the Senior Education Specialist, World Bank Country Office, who presented an overview of the report on Ghana, said access to education had increased, but challenges relating to age of entry and repetition remained.

The University Practice Senior High School [UPSHS] has made inroad into the academic league in the country as one of the best secondary schools. The school now is among the first thirty [30] best senior high schools in Ghana.

Headmistress of the school Mrs Paulina Yankah made the revelation at the 41st Anniversary and the 24th speech and prize giving day of the school last Saturday.  She explained that the academic achievement of the school can improve if the necessary machineries are put in place to allow serious academic work that will enhance teaching and learning in the school.

The Institute of Educational Planning and Administration [IEPA] of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] has begun an outreach, targeting heads of over ninety [90] schools in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem [KEEA] Municipality of the Central region.

The programme dubbed “adopt a school’’ project is a collaboration between IEPA and the KEEA Municipal Directorate of Education.

The aim of the ‘’Adopt a school’’ project is to mentor school administrators to improve their management capacities for improved performance in schools. The project therefore identifies challenges and provides solutions.

Mr David Asante-Apeatu unveiling the plaque to inaugurate the digital forensics laboratory

A digital forensics laboratory has been inaugurated at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi to offer postgraduate courses in forensic science and upgrade the skills of investigators and personnel of the security agencies.

The laboratory, which was put up by the KNUST and E-Crime Bureau, a private IT company, will also be used in the retrieval of digital evidence in disputed transactions, meeting disclosure requirements in civil claims and supporting insurance claims when a loss occurred.

It would also serve as training ground for personnel of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), the Narcotics Control Board (NCB) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and also provide internship for students.

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An Entomologist and Head of Department of Conservation Biology and Entomology of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Professor Kofi Kwapong has described bees as hidden economic engineers that can revolutionize Ghana's economy, give sustenance for communities.

At his inaugural lecture yesterday at the School of Medical Sciences [SMS] Auditorium of the University of Cape Coast, he noted bees are important natural pollinators; when harnessed, the currently known benefits of bees show they can be significant economic contributors.

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