JB DANQUAH IS THE FOUNDER OF UNIVERSITY OF GHANA – AKUFO-ADDO.

JB DANQUAH IS THE FOUNDER OF UNIVERSITY OF GHANA – AKUFO-ADDO. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated emphatically that his uncle, Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah, who was a pan-Africanist and a member of the big six, is the founder of Ghana’s premier university, the University of Ghana. According to the President, through the inspired vision of JB Danquah, Ghanaians were able to reject the original decision of the colonial government of establishing a single university in Ibadan in Nigeria for British West Africa in getting to agree to establish a separate university for Ghana. “How felicitous was that decision and how greatly it has contributed to the growth

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GOVERNMENT TO EMPLOY 100k GRADUATES FROM MAY 1 – BAWUMIA.

GOVERNMENT TO EMPLOY 100k GRADUATES FROM MAY 1 – BAWUMIA. Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the 100,000 jobs to be created under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) initiative will be launched May 1, 2018. NABCO is aimed at tackling graduate unemployment in Ghana and will be launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on May Day. The programme will operate seven modules designed to meet the pressing needs of the nation while providing jobs for the teeming youth who have received tertiary education but are struggling to find jobs. Speaking at the 22nd Congregation of the University of Education, Winneba, Dr Bawumia, said 100,000 graduates who have

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1 INJURED; 10 ARRESTED IN KATANGA, COMMONWEALTH HALL CLASH AT LEGON.

1 INJURED; 10 ARRESTED IN KATANGA, COMMONWEALTH HALL CLASH AT LEGON. embers of University of Ghana’s Commonwealth Hall, and their counterparts from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Katanga Hall, clashed today [Monday], leaving one person injured. The clash occurred moments before an inter-hall debate that was expected to take place at the University of Ghana between the two halls. Speaking on Eyewitness News, a UG student with the University’s radio station, Radio Univers, Emmanuel Dzivenu, told Umaru Sanda that, but for the timely intervention of officers from the Legon Police Command and security guards, the clash would have been nastier. According to Mr. Emmanuel Dzivenu, just when

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3 GHANAIAN TEENAGE GIRLS GET INTO HARVARD, YALE AND MIT.

3 GHANAIAN TEENAGE GIRLS GET INTO HARVARD, YALE AND MIT. With highly competitive admit rates of 4.59% for Harvard, 6.3% for Yale and 6.9% for MIT, young Katia Maame Dufie Osei and Afia Sarpong Frimpong (both of Wesley Girls’ High School) and Isabelle Quaye (Ghana International School) managed to find their way through thousands of applicants worldwide. What all these girls have in common is that they scored higher than 99 percent of all test takers on the SAT in the world. Harvard University, since its inception in 1636 recorded the lowest admit rate this year. 17- year old Katia Osei has been admitted together with 1,961 students out of

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SHOCKING DISCLOSURE: LEGON SCANDAL…UNIVERSITY RISKS LOSING ITS ASSETS IN $64m DEAL?.

SHOCKING DISCLOSURE: LEGON SCANDAL…UNIVERSITY RISKS LOSING ITS ASSETS IN $64m DEAL?. The University of Ghana (UG), Legon, stands the risk of losing most, if not all of its assets, in the not-too-distant future. That is if the premier public university fails to payback a loan of $64m. This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, Monday. The amount was borrowed from Africa Integras, a private firm to construct Faculty offices on campus but ‘it cannot be accounted for’. The University, back in 2015, entered into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with Africa Integras to invest US$64 million in the construction of 1,000 new students’ hostel beds for

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WE SLEEP WITH OUR TEACHERS FOR SCHOOL FEES – EJISUMAN FEMALE STUDENT.

WE SLEEP WITH OUR TEACHERS FOR SCHOOL FEES – EJISUMAN FEMALE STUDENT. A 21-year-old female student of Ejisuman Senior High School (SHS) in the Ashanti Region, has said she and some of her colleagues are compelled to prostitute themselves to their male teachers, so they could earn some money to pay their school fees and avoid being sent home. The student’s revelation comes on the heels of a viral video circulating on social media, which captured the headmaster of Breman Eduman D/A Basic School in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District of the Central Region, Robert Sepey, having sex with a female student. The Ejisuman SHS student told Kwame Adinkra on Abusua FM’s

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GHȻ35.9m RELEASED FOR SECOND TERM FREE SHS.

GHȻ35.9m RELEASED FOR SECOND TERM FREE SHS. Government has released Ghc35.9 million to cover second term operational and administrative costs for public second cycle schools under the Free SHS programme. Head of Communications at the Free SHS Secretariat of the Ministry of Education, Josberta Gyan Kwakye, said the amount would cover about 489 schools. She also explained that the initial 20 percent sent to the schools in September 2017 “was based on raw estimations because as of the time we were releasing the funds, we didn’t have the exact enrollment numbers so it was more of an approximation.” She said the Ministry has also paid GHc3,392,031 as arrears for 264

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HEADMASTER IN EDUMANU SEX TAPE ASKED TO RETURN TO POST.

HEADMASTER IN EDUMANU SEX TAPE ASKED TO RETURN TO POST. The headmaster of the Breman Edumanu D/A Basic School in the Central Region who absconded after being exposed in a leaked sex tape has been asked to return to post. This has been become necessary to enable the education directorate in the area to resolve the issue surrounding the sex tape and get a proper structure in place to run the school. Robert Sepey went into hiding after a sex tape emerged involving him and a 17-year-old student. The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Education Directorate has since directed the Circuit Supervisor of Education to take over the Breman Edumanu D/A Basic School

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MEET THE CRYPTO OFFICERS: HOW THE INTERNET IS CONTROLLED BY 14 PEOPLE WITH SEVEN SECRET KEYS.

MEET THE CRYPTO OFFICERS: HOW THE INTERNET IS CONTROLLED BY 14 PEOPLE WITH SEVEN SECRET KEYS. Latest figures show 3.6 billion people use the worldwide web / Shutterstock. Global domain name systems are secured at highest levels by a handful of people. It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn’t: The whole internet is protected by seven highly protected keys in the hands of 14 people. They hold a historic ritual known as the Root Signing Ceremony. Recently,  the world got a good reminder about the importance of the organisation these people belong to. A good chunk of the internet went down for a while when hackers managed to throw so much traffic at a

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BEAR WITH US, FREE SHS PROBLEMS WILL BE ADDRESSED – HAMID PLEADS.

BEAR WITH US, FREE SHS PROBLEMS WILL BE ADDRESSED – HAMID PLEADS. The Information Minister has pleaded with Ghanaians to bear with the government on the challenges that have come up since the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy. Mustapha Hamid said the problems are largely due to over admission of first-year students across the country. Speaking with members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) at a town hall meeting Monday, Mr. Hamid was confident that with the measures the government is putting up, the problems will soon be a thing of the past. “Nobody accumulates their children’s school fees before they begin giving birth. We all

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OTERKPOLU/RC PUPILS SCHOOL IN YILO KROBO MUNICIPALITY BATTLE WITH SNAKES, BATS IN DILAPIDATED CLASSROOMS (PHOTOS).

OTERKPOLU/RC PUPILS SCHOOL IN YILO KROBO MUNICIPALITY BATTLE WITH SNAKES, BATS IN DILAPIDATED CLASSROOMS (PHOTOS). The lives of over 500 pupils and teachers of the Oterkpolu/RC Basic School in the Yilo Krobo Municipality are being threatened because bats, snakes and other reptiles, have invaded the school’s dilapidated classrooms and offices. Students and the teachers regularly battle with snakes and other reptiles that find their way into the dilapidated school structure during contact hours. When Citi News visited the school, it was revealed that the situation cuts across the whole primary block from basic 1 to basic 6. The entire structure has deep cracks all over the buildings, with holes and dusty floors. The

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