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The Gbewaa College of Education at Pusiga is about 12 percentage points to achieving its gender parity policy target of 1:1 after offering admission to 163 fresh female students for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The total admission offered by the College to applicants of the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Degree in Basic Education programme for the academic season was 370 with 207 being males, representing 56 per cent and 163 females, representing 44 per cent.

The Bagabaga College of Education (BACE) in Tamale last Saturday held a matriculation ceremony for 527 students who gained admission into the college for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Out of a total of 1,398 applicants, only 527 students made up of 182 females and 345 males were offered admission to the college to study various programmes.

Paramount Chief of the Navrongo Traditional Area, P3 Denis Asagpaare Balinia Adda ll, has strongly warned individuals engaged in the encroachment of lands belonging to the Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO) to desist from the act or face the wrath of his Traditional Council.

He said the attention of the Traditional Council had been drawn to the worrying activities of some unscrupulous individuals, wanting to claim ownership of lands belonging to the school.

In comments he made about the issue when he mounted the podium in Navasco on Saturday to officially launch the school’s 60th Anniversary, on the occasion of the 3rd Nabia Co-Sponsored Speech and Prize Giving Day, Navro-Pio expressed his displeasure with the issue, stated his disapproval of the illegality and assured to ruthlessly deal with anyone found undertaking development projects of any sort on the school lands.

He stated that lands belonging to the school were solely for the development and further expansion of the institution and not for grabs by few selfish individuals with insular interests.

Navro-Pio clearly stated the stance of his traditional council on issues bordering on land encroachment and said the traditional council is open for cooperation to address the menace.

He urged the public to make information on encroachment issues available to the traditional authority for swift actions to be taken to bring perpetrators to book.

“Before I start with any speech, I will like to warn those busily encroaching on lands belonging to the Navrongo Senior High School. I have been informed about the issue and told it is very bad. People have taken over the school lands and developing them. I want to use this opportunity to warn them to stay away from the lands or I will be forced to take serious actions against them. The lands are for the development of the school and not for individual to seize them and build their projects. The issue of encroachment has become a big problem and we must all work together to address it”, -Navro-Pio urged.

Navro-Pio, who is himself a product of Navasco, and was referred to as “Nabia-Pio”, commended the school for its immense contribution to the growth of education in the area, Northern Ghana and the entire country.

He said through Navasco, a lot of great brains have been raised and are currently occupying high positions and offering their knowledge for the development of Ghana and other parts of the world, a feat he said is worth commendation.

He assured management of the school of his support and commitment to the development of the institution.

The Upper West Regional Girls’ Education Officer at the Ghana Education Service (GES), has disclosed that no girl has ever completed the Sawoubea Junior High School (JHS) in the Wa East District since its establishment about 25 years ago.

Annacleta Viiru said the highest educational level girls in the area had ever attained was JHS two before being sent for marriage.

The Assemblies of God Care (AG-Care) Ghana, has donated 90 dual desks to the Adibo Roman Catholic Junior High School in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region to support teaching and learning.

The furniture, valued at GH¢ 22,500, was funded by the Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC), a child centred NGO.

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