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The family of late Lionel Mahama, a former headmaster of the Ghana Senior High School (Ghanasco) in Tamale, who won a court case against the school and Education service for wrongful demotion and freeze of salary, is ready to auction the confiscated assets of the school after failure by authorities, including government to pay a judgment debt awarded by the court.

Diana Awuni, daughter of the late headmaster told Starr News the family had finally secured a clearance document from the court and that a Kumasi-based auctioneer would arrive in Tamale in a fortnight to begin the process to liquidate the vehicles. The only bus of the school, an official Pick up vehicle, and two Nissan patrol cars belonging to the education service have been left rotting in the courtyard for two years now since its confiscation in 2016, after the school failed to pay up salary arrears of the late tutor.

The Northern Regional Police Command on Wednesday arrested three persons in Tamale for impersonating some candidates in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

A report issued by the Northern Regional Police Command in Tamale on Thursday, named the suspects as Alhassan Abdul Karim aged 20, Zakaria Abdul Rauf, aged 24, and Tanko Baba, aged 17.

The Wa Polytechnic Rector has dismissed allegations that he acquired his official Mercedes Benz through fraudulent means.

Prof. Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu said having worked as a professor for more than seven years, he is capable to afford any Mercedes Benz of his choice.

“I am a person who has been well trained and has not taken anyone’s mone... they [lecturers] are thinking that the car is very expensive,” he told Joy News’ Evans Mensah on Newsnight Monday.

Prof Marfo Owusu’s comments follow the decision by some angry lecturers of the Polytechnic to chase the Rector out of the campus on Monday afternoon.

Some angry lecturers of the Wa Polytechnic Monday afternoon chased the Rector of the school out of campus.

According to Joy News Rafiq Salam, the lecturers blocked the road to prevent Prof Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu from having access to his office, after he had exchanged words and threatened to fire a security officer at the school.

The lecturers have never been in favour of Prof. Marfo-Owusu’s appointment.

There is a growing disquiet among some residents of Yendi in the Northern Region following attempts by authorities of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to deprive one Miss Yakubu Hasanatu as a beneficiary of the President’s BECE award.

The award scheme instituted years ago is aimed at motivating students for displaying academic excellence in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

But there appear to be a covert attempt to deny the student who was invited for an interview and selected only to be dropped days to the event and replaced with someone she is reported to have performed better than in the exam.

In a petition from the Yendi Municipal Director of the Ghana Education Service, Alhaji Abubakari H. Yussuf to the President about the development he said “it has come to our attention that Miss Yakubu Hasanatu who hails from Yendi obtained seven (7) ones in the Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE.

She was invited for an interview which she attended. After the interview, she was informed that she has been selected for the award. Her parents were duly informed to prepare for the award. Surprisingly, I got the information she has been replaced by someone who obtained five (5) ones”


The Nadowli-Kaleo District Assembly has donated 50 sets of school uniforms and ten laptops to the first batch of students enrolled at the Girls Model Junior High School in the Upper West Region.

Presenting the items to the school on behalf of the Assembly, Katherine T. Lankono, the Nadowli-Kaleo District Chief Executive stressed on the need to educate the girl child.

Quoting the popular saying “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation,” the DCE explained that “By sending a girl to school, she is far more likely to ensure that her children also receive an education. As many claim, investing in a girl’s education is investing in a nation’’.

She said, child marriage in some cases involving girls as young as 6 or 8 mostly results in the end of a girls’ schooling.

According to her, “The result is literate young mothers without adequate tools to build healthy, educated families. On average, for every year a girl stays in school past fifth grade, her marriage is delayed a year. Educated girls typically marry later, when they are better able to bear and care for their children.”