8 tips to make you stand out as a fresh graduate [Article]


I would like to use this platform to congratulate all my brothers and sisters who have successfully completed their first degree in all corners of the nation and are awaiting their national service. The journey has not been easy because, I charted a similar path in 2010 and graciously completed in 2014. So I know what it means to say ...

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National ID: Data security, privacy and our civil liberties [Article]


Finally, the national identity card scheme is set to take off in September 2017 with the beginning of issuance of cards to citizens who have registered onto the scheme. This is a positive development considering how this scheme will go a long way to promote economic, political and social activities in the country, by formalising the Ghanaian economy. The scheme ...

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Builsa North school drop outs dare to hope [Article]


It’s not the first time that I had the opportunity to travel elsewhere in Ghana where life was a bit different from what was in my eyes ordinary. Indeed in 2012 I joined UNICEF go up North on field visits to some of their education and health projects in some communities in Tamale. It was a great learning experience for ...

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Dear Nana Addo: Is this your best shot?


Dear Nana Addo! When you won the elections, my NDC friends warned me against believing that your presidency would be different. They said all politicians were the same while I argued that you’d be different because you’ve had years to reflect and plan for the presidency, and that there was no way you were going to squander the chance to ...

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Open letter to President: The BOST scandal and its implications [Article]


The BOST contaminated fuel saga is a major test case for the country’s resolve to fight corruption and the lack of accountability. It is also an evidence of our state as a people, a people whose sense of reason is moderated by political colours and tribal stereotyping, with limited commitment to our nation. We have become a people with practically ...

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Brilliant NSMQ students and their obsession with medical school [Article]


The National Science and Maths Quiz NSMQ has been able to capture the hearts of Ghanaians, in the way and manner only the Blackstars were able to, and I would like us to think and reflect on these issues suitable for this moment before the fire dies out. So having been on campus when the competitions begun, I was at ...

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The President does not have a general power to declare holidays [Article]


There are 3 categories of holidays under Act 601. 1. Public Holiday listed in Schedule 1 – this includes all the religious holidays and national days – Republic and independence. 2. Additional holidays. These are holidays that the President may declare. 3. Substituted holidays- as the name suggests substituting one holiday with another day. President is given the power to ...

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Afanyi Dadzie Writes: Your male friend proposed to you and so what?


I am a bit bewildered about this unwritten and silent rule that almost makes it look like it’s a taboo for a man to propose to his woman friend. And I notice this is a big deal for some women to the point that; they even consider it offensive, and they can get upset with the male friend who proposes. ...

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‘I was gang-raped on my wedding day’ – Terry Gobanga recounts ordeal


When Terry Gobanga – then Terry Apudo – didn’t show up to her wedding, nobody could have guessed that she had been abducted, raped and left for dead by the roadside. It was the first of two tragedies to hit the young Nairobi pastor in quick succession. But she is a survivor. It was going to be a very big ...

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May our joy last: Prayer of prospective Ghana law school students [Article]

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On 22 June 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that the imposition of an entrance examination and interview requirements by the General Legal Council for the Professional Law Course violates Articles 11(7), 23, 296 (a), 296 (b) and 297(d) of the 1992 Constitution. This decision by the Court has been described variously as ‘a historic verdict’, ‘a landmark decision’ and ...

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