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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Ghanaian project shortlisted for WISE prize

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A project from Ghana was among fifteen finalists selected for a World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) prize. The project, called REACH (Reaching and Teaching Out-of-School Children in Ghana), is dedicated to helping Ghanaian children who have been out of school for an extended period transition back into primary school. Students enrolled in REACH are offered a nine-month education program ...

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Pastor to sue airline, GCAA for disembarking him due to disability

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A physically challenged pastor, Mr Clement Ofori, has threatened to drag Africa World Airline (AWA) and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to court for disembarking him from an aircraft because of his disability. The 37-year-old clergyman, who is the General Overseer of the House of the Rock Ministry, was not allowed to embark on a journey to Nigeria via ...

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Ghana to co-sponsor resolution to end violence against women

Victoria Friday sits with friends in the Amasaman Market.

Ghana has co-signed a resolution to end violence against women and girls along with 60  countries. The resolution places a significant amount of responsibility on men and boys to prevent violence against women and girls, which has made it controversial among other nations. The intention of the resolution to transform “social-cultural norms and traditional and customary practices that condone violence ...

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We can’t fight fire above 5 floors – GNFS

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The Ghana National Fire Service is currently incapable of dealing with fires in high-rise buildings. The modern equipment of the service cannot fight fires beyond five floors of any building. This means any building beyond five floors cannot be saved should it catch fire. This is frightening, considering the current increase in high-rise buildings in Ghana. Following the recent fire that gutted ...

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#NSMQ2017: Mfantsipim, Mawuli surrender to Prempeh College

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It was an easy run for Prempeh College on Monday as they beat Mfantsipim and Mawuli schools to qualify for the final of the 2017  National Science and Maths Quiz. From leading with 30 points in the first round against Mfantsipim’s 18, Prempeh College managed to maintain their lead to the end of the contest that many expected to be ...

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Tanoso: Nursing training school students threaten demo

Tanoso Community Health and Nursing Training School

The students of the Tanoso Community Health and Nursing Training School (CHNTS) near Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region have threatened to embark on a demonstration against the school’s authorities for charging unapproved fees. They said that even though the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) has its approved fees, final year students of the school have been made to pay ...

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Akufo Addo leaves for Zambia on 3-day official visit

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President Akufo-Addo has left the country today, Monday, 26th June, 2017, for a 3-day official visit to the Republic of Zambia. His visit is at the invitation of the President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with President Edgar Lungu, aimed at deepening bilateral ties between the two countries, as well as exploring other areas ...

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Strike by Tema Port Expansion project workers illegal – NLC

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The National Labour Commission (NLC) has declared as illegal, the strike action by the workers on the Tema Port Expansion Project. It has since ordered them to cease the action. In its ruling dated 23 June 2017, the Commission said, “The respondent Union is further restrained from engaging in any illegal action of any kind.” The China Harbour Engineering Company ...

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#NSMQ2017: Ghana National ‘pushes’ Adisadel to grande finale

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Adisadel College managed to take a narrow victory in their semi-final contest with University Practice School and Ghana National College. After a keen contest of 5 grueling rounds that saw each school performing creditably, the ‘Zebra boys’ ensured their qualification for the grande finale of the ongoing National Science and Maths Quiz for the third consecutive time. But for the ...

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Pray for Nana Addo during Eid-al-Fitr – NPP to Muslims

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on Muslims in the country to pray for the Akufo-Addo government to enable it deliver on its mandate to Ghanaians as they commemorate this year’s [2017] Eid-al-Fitr. It said Muslims must also pray for grace for all Ghanaians during the celebration. In a statement to congratulate Muslims on the completion of their mandatory 30-day ...

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