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The Clement Kubindiwo Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences at Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region has put in measures to curb any possible spread of COVID-19 among students and residents of Navrongo.

Professor Albert Luguterah, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University disclosed that management was in collaboration with the COVID-19 Rapid Response Team in the Municipality to minimise transmission of the virus.

As part of measures to ensure final year students of the Tamale Technical University reporting back to campus stay safe from Covid-19, students were asked to first go to the school clinic for screening.

According to management, the move was part of measures to ensure all students go through the necessary protocols of Covid-19.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, June 14 reiterated that schools will be reopened to final year tertiary students on Monday, June 15 but only after strict safety protocols are adhered to.

The Scholarship Secretariat has interviewed about 12,000 applicants from the Northern region.

About 600 students from the Tamale metropolis applied for scholarships this yearr.

The Registrar of Ghana’s Scholarships Secretariat, Kingsley Agyemang, told journalists in Tamale that government has budgeted Ghc 80 million to be disbursed to qualified applicants.

A rainstorm that hit parts of the Northern Region last Friday night has destroyed a classroom block at the Sakasaka Primary School in the Tamale metropolis.

Strong winds accompanied the rains, which lasted about an hour, resulting in the roof of the primary school block being ripped off, leaving the furniture and teaching and learning materials at the mercy of the rain.

The newly converted Bolgatanga Technical University Chapter of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has sworn into office five-member executives to man the affairs of the association in the university.

Until early April, 2020, all polytechnics across the country with the exception of the Bolgatanga and Wa Polytechnics had been converted into technical universities, however, on April 2, the Parliament of Ghana amended the Technical University Act of 2016, Act 922, to give university status to the two remaining polytechnics.

A six unit classroom block at Gburumani Ahmadiya Primary school has been left to rot in the Gburumani community under the Tolon District in the Northern Region after the roof was wrecked by a rainstorm two years ago.

The school is one of the oldest basic schools in the Gburumani community and has been serving about four communities in the Tolon District.

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