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The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has revealed that the various senior high schools across the country have not received funds for the implementation of the Free Senior High School programme.

The Network for Assin Development has called on the government to arrest parents who deny their wards the opportunity to go to school as the government begins the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme this academic year.

The Network said they believe that education is the key to success and therefore entreated every parent to take advantage the Free SHS initiative “since it is a laudable initiative to help our wards in the area”.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced the extension of the deadline for placement of BECE candidates in the various senior high schools in the country.

The deadline for candidates to check their results and placement online expired on Saturday, however, the GES said it has extended the deadline following reports that many candidates have not been able to access their results and placement.

A senior lecturer and a counselor at the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Linda Naa Dzama Forde, is charging the KEEA municipal assembly to mount continuous educational programs to reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancies in the area.

According to her, blaming the fisher folks for the increasing rate of teenage pregnancies in communities within the Central Region is not the solution to the challenge.

Available statistics ranks the Central Region as having the highest teenage pregnancy prevalence rate, with the KEEA as one of the districts with the highest incidence of teenage pregnancies.

Senior Staff Association of the University of Cape coast {SSA-UCC} is bracing itself to hold a 2nd general meeting to pass a resolution to enable it adopt its new constitution. This new constitution when adopted will enable SSA UCC to register its name SSA-UCC with the registrar general’s department.

Secretary of SSA UCC Kofi Adom Nyankey in an exclusive interview with Kukua Eshun of ATL FM News, revealed that on the 16th of November last year, SSA UCC wrote a letter to the chairman of FUSSAG national indicating a unanimous resolve not to be part of FUSSAG national.

The members said their unionism with FUSSAG national had not yielded any result, hence their decision to withdraw.

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has appealed for a seed money of GH¢50 million and an annual cash allocation of GH¢10 million for the next 10 years.

That would enable the University to have some relief because “it is saddled with debts” due to non-release of funds for goods and services by government over the past three years.

A former Secretary General of the United Nations, Busumuru Kofi Annan has indicated that government should harness the potential of the youth.

Busumuru Annan speaking at “An Afternoon with Kofi Annan” an interaction with old boys of Mfantsipim Senior High School at the Kempinsiki Gold Coast Hotel in Accra on Thursday said the demographic boom across the continent could be a blessing or a curse especially with the current trends with the youth.

He noted it is disturbing to see Ghanaian youth who attempt to embark on the dangerous journey to Europe for better lives.