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No staff of University of Cape Coast [UCC] can lobby to get promoted since the current system resorts to the first come first serve approach.

According to a Senior Assistant Registrar in charge of Senior Staff at the Directorate of Human Resource - UCC, Isaac Nyieku, upon assumption of office in 2014, he realized the system being practiced on issues of promotion did not give staff a level playing ground.

In that regard, in 2015, he developed a policy where promotion applications would adopt the first come first serve approach.

The umbrella body of headmasters, the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) is optimistic about the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

General Secretary of CHASS, Psalm Gyebi said they are prepared to ensure government’s flagship policy is implemented smoothly.

The Ministry of Education has extended the computer placement registration process for SHS entrants expected to end today. 

This follows several complaints by parents and guardians that they are unable to log on to the website due to connectivity problems.

A release signed by the Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Senior High School and Technical Vocational and Education Training, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, said the Ministry is working to resolve the problems.

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.