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Youth illiteracy highest in disaster, conflict-hit countries – UNICEF

UNICEF, in a new study, says 30 percent of 59 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries affected by conflict and disaster are illiterate. It said that number is triple the global rate and girls are at the biggest disadvantage when it comes to getting an education. UNICEF said four impoverished African countries with a ...

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Scale of attacks on children in conflicts shocking – Unicef

The UN children’s fund says the scale of attacks on children in the world’s conflict zones reached “shocking” levels in 2017. In a new report, Unicef said there was widespread and blatant disregard for international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable. Unicef director Manuel Fontaine said children were being targeted in their homes, schools and playgrounds. He said such ...

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UNICEF challenges Upper West Region to end open defecation

Madam Emma-Joan Halm, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer of the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), has challenged the Upper West Region to work towards becoming the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) Region in Ghana. “I know you can because you have demonstrated that before,” she said, adding that between 2011 and 2014, Upper West was the only region that ...

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Stop giving AMA, KMA, TMA common fund – CDD-Ghana

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has recommended to government the removal of some Metropolitan Assemblies from the list of recipients of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF). According to CDD-Ghana, the likes of Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, must be taken off government subventions and made to depend on their internally generated resources. ...

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Otiko campaigns against child marriage in N/R

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba is on a three-day advocacy tour of the Northern Region against child marriage which is hampering girl child education. She is to address the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, today (Tuesday) to garner enough support from the traditional authorities to minimize the situation. She is also expected to visit the ...

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Upper East makes strides under UNICEF mother-child health project

The Upper East Region has made remarkable improvement in the implementation of the Mother-Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative (MBFHFI) in the Upper East, according to UNICEF’s programme coordinator  Dr. Priscilla Wobil. The Mother-Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative (MBHFI) is the ninth of 14 strategies being implemented by the Ghana Health Service under its National Newborn strategy and action plan, with ...

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UNICEF, USAID donate to support inclusive education

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated some devices and basic screening materials to support inclusive education in Ghana. The $100,000 equipment was donated to enhance the various regional Assessment Centers across the country to help them function effectively. The items include hearing aids, clutches, complete spectacles, wheelchairs, Snellen charts, walking ...

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GES, UNICEF to monitor teacher performance with technology

UNICEF, in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES), has introduced a Mobile School Report Card (MSRC) scheme aimed at improving data collection and performance of teachers in more than 700 basic schools. The home-grown technology, developed with the backing of USAID, is to help education officials monitor the work of teachers which previously was done manually and did not ...

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SA search team unable to find missing Ghanaian UNICEF Director

It is becoming increasingly difficult for rescuers in South Africa to find the Ghanaian UNICEF Director who went missing in that country. Charlotte Nana Yaa Nikoi according to local media was last seen on March 21 as she walked on the Table Mountain on Human Rights Day. News24 in South Africa reported that on Wednesday, an extensive ground and aerial ...

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UNICEF worried over absenteeism in basic schools

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has expressed concern with the high rate of absenteeism in basic schools in the country. According to the key national development partner, if the practice was not immediately brought under control, most basic schools would score zero percent in Basic Education Certificate Examination in three years time. Mr. Charles Dzradosi, a Social Policy ...

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