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Hit-and-run must stop

NOBLE PRIZE winner and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela once said “when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” It is also said that no one is born a criminal, but its society that makes …

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We should stop training students to answer exam questions

THE PRACTICE where students are trained to only pass examinations at the expense of total education is gradually leading to the churning out of graduates who are just good at answering question papers, but are brainless and unfit for the job market. Quality education involves the act or process of …

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Weeding as punishment affecting interest in agric

THE COMMON catchphrase -agriculture is the backbone of Ghana’s economy- has always been on the lips of major political players in the country. But, the political will and commitment to fully resource and overhaul the sector to take its rightful place in economic development have been disappointing. So sorry is …

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Fake cables are cheap but can burn your house

IT HAS become necessary for the government, through the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA), to halt the huge importation of sub-standard or fake electrical cables into the country. Some of the obvious features of fake electrical cables are sub-standard insulation, reduced insulation thickness, reduced diameter of copper conductor, shorter length per …

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Ending sex trafficking in Ghana

BY EBAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING STUDIES   SEX TRAFFICKING is a type of violence perpetrated on women that takes place in diverse settings and usually involves many different actors. It is an aspect of human trafficking that is becoming pandemic in society and possibly, the fastest growing human rights …

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Let’s stop polluting our rivers

FRIENDS OF Rivers and Water Bodies not long ago warned that Ghana may be forced to import water from other countries if nation wreckers are not stopped from polluting our water bodies, particularly, in the hinterlands. According to the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), from their research findings, almost all our water …

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‘Killing’ abuse cases must seize

The DAILY HERITAGE has on countless occasions exposed miscreants and social misfits who are in the habit of abusing minors and defiling girls in villages. Not long ago, a school girl was raped mercilessly in a village near Mamfe-Akuapem by a popular drinking spot operator. The man after the evil …

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Students must take advantage of extension of WASSCE date

EDUCATIONISTS HAVE always maintained that Senior High School (SHS) is a very critical stage in the life of students because it determines the future academic path of wards who are enrolled into SHS. This is because the requirement for most lucrative jobs is tertiary level of education which is reliant …

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Why the number of Basic School subjects should be reduced

AT THE basic level of education, one issue that comes up strongly is the Intelligence Quotient level of pupils and their attention span during instructional hours. From class one to the final year of Junior High School (JHS) education, many of the pupils are below 15 years. The exceptions are …

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Exploitation in prayer camps must stop

THE ABUSE of Ghana’s known status as a religious and secular state by some quack men of God appears to be getting out of hands and ought to be tackled frontally by our religious bodies. Day in, day out, prayer camps and new churches spring up to provide salvation to …

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