Don’t choose courses with limited jobs – Mahama to students

President John Mahama has advised students to choose courses that have abundant job opportunities when pursuing higher education. “Most of the sectors have gotten to saturation levels, especially the Humanities. We need proper guidance and counselling when our kids are going to school so that they can choose courses that will guarantee them jobs because your chances of getting jobs are very few for some courses,” he admonished.” President Mahama…

Teachers, education workers threaten strike over service conditions

The Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) has warned it will be forced to take drastic measures, including a nationwide strike, if service conditions issues are not resolved by government soon. The teachers at Ghana’s public schools have accused government of deliberately delaying negotiations on their conditions of service which expired some five years ago. Chairman of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) branch of the Union,…

IMF Orders Government To Freeze Employment

The recent 3-year loan agreement concluded between the Government of Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) contains agreements to freeze employment in government departments except for those under Education and health. The agreement also expects Ghanaian authorities to limit nominal increase in total wage bill to no more than 10%. Currently, a number of workers unions have been calling for a review of their conditions of service. The ceiling…