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Seidu Agongo writes: Ghanaian girls should have presidential role models too

WHAT DOES a female President or Vice President mean to the girl child in Ghana? It means a lot. Generally, it means the same thing that the male Presidents and Vice Presidents have meant and still mean to our boy children: a role model they can identify with through gender …

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Young Ghanaian politicians influencing December 2020 elections

AS GHANA heads for the 2020 polls, several players are leading the fort for various political parties and influencing how young people participate in the elections. From involvement in the National campaign to being a part of manifesto teams, political parties have fervently identified the crucial role young people deserve …

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Adeti writes: Cleared by a Ghost Committee

    First, it was a rumour. Now, it is a media report. We are told that a committee was set up to investigate Justice Jacob Bawine Boon, a supervising High Court judge in the Upper East Region, after I blew the cover of some secret meetings he had with …

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Introduction The first batch of the free SHS students commenced their written WASSCE papers on Monday 3rd August 2020 with a core subject, Integrated Science. Before WASSCE, there had been General Certificate Examination, (GCE) and Secondary School Certificate Examination, (SSCE) for Second Cycle students in Ghana. At no time in …

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Opinion: Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang: A ray of hope for the rescue mission

As a Lecturer Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, the vice-presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, apart from being a remarkable academic of international repute, has a legendary status in the University of Cape Coast, in the Central Region and in education circles globally. As a lecturer, the interest of …

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Writing exams in a pandemic

Introduction  I also watched our Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amakwa, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, on the Accra-based Citi TV’s Face-to-Face programme with Umaru Sanda Amadu and it was interesting. The discussions were on Covid-19 and school reopening, and one of the sub-topics, which seriously caught …

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Opinion: I agree but it’s not practical to register 16.5m people in 40 days

I am a citizen I am the son of a gong-gong beater. The Electoral Commission has been adamant to advice about stopping the New Voters register amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and heed advice to conduct limited Registration. They have actually gone ahead to set a new date for the compilation …

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Re-opening of schools: Rephrasing the question

BY KOFI ANNOR-FREMPONG THE GOVERNMENT of Ghana took a swift action in response to the management of the emergence of Covid-19 in the country by: (i) enacting legislation to provide legal basis for intervention measures; (ii) taking broad decisions on border and school closures, placing a ban on social gatherings, …

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We are our own worst enemies

Part One By Michael Kessey – (Akissiway) The writer THE CORONAVIRUS disease, otherwise known as Covid-19, has no cure but, at least, could be avoided following protocols like washing of hands with soap under running water, observing social distancing and wearing nose masks. The Holy bible says for lack of …

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The lesson of a pandemic

BY ESTHER EDINA WELBECK, GIJ THE WHOLE world for some months now has been hit with a strange disease best described as  novel coronavirus disease (or Covid-19) which emerged from Wuhan, a city in China, in late 2019, and has since been growing in terms of cases across the globe. …

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