We may at time seeks inspiration to prove that life has more to offer us, but we are mostly been tempted to look outside our common boundaries thereby been touched with this remarkable personality that I am so obsessed to meet who is in the shape of Madam Enyonam whom I share the same profession with.
I don’t just see her as a teacher but an INSPIRATION therefore this piece!
We were all in this country, when a senior high school graduate was given a brand-new car for reasons easily thrown to thrash by everyone that heard it. My question is, has Free Senior High School occupied us that much to blind us of the woes of the Ghanaian teacher who goes to school to teach every day with agony in his heart?
Ghana is indeed a country not to die for oo! Hmm
Madam Enyonam, notwithstanding being truly tested without any arms to encourage her every day profession which is in the hands of looters has become a motivation to individuals like myself and many others who are in one way or the other when a photograph of her holding a chalk with her lips to compose on a board found its way on the internet.
Madam Enyonam, a teacher at Adoagyiri R/C school in Kasoa strengthened the story that incapacity isn’t powerlessness after a photograph of her holding a chalk with her lips to compose and show school students circulated around the iternet in 2018.
Notwithstanding having no arms to compose on a white board while instructing, Madam Enyonam is seen holding the tip of a marker with her mouth to compose.
This exertion, paying little heed to the huge test has many praising the educator for conquering the trouble to move information to her students The amazing message the teacher passes on goes past the ordinary.
Madam Enyonam is additionally showing her understudies how to be pioneers, move out of their usual ranges of familiarity and beat down the challenges in life to become victors.
All things considered, what one jars possibly become noticeable when they set out to be phenomenally extraordinary. Enyonam characterizes genuine flexibility even with a conspicuous test.
Additionally amazing, is the message that there are despite everything individuals who have not left the framework; individuals who are happy to shape brains and standards paying little heed to the overwhelming difficulties present.
Ideally, more individuals would be urged to look past what ever weakens them to affect society decidedly. Like myself and many others we celebrate this living legend, and we say Thank You Madam Enyonam!
Should she die before mother Ghana celebrates her?
Things Are Getting Out Of Hand- See How Learners In The Primary School Are Proposing Love To Themselves
The world has progressed to the point that children in different schools are experimenting with everything, including proposing love to themselves.
The fact that many of these children are not yet in their teenage years, and can be found in lower/upper primary schools, adds to the alarming and unsettling nature of the situation.
Some primary school teachers have described how some of their students have proposed love to themselves in surprising ways.
The convention was sparked by a Facebook post by Afia Schwarzenegger, who revealed how one Paa Kofi had been admiring her daughter, Pena, at school.
She posted a disturbing photo of the boy writing a love letter to her daughter on a piece of paper.
“From Paa Kofi to Pena, I Love You,” the letter reads.
Afia Schwarzenegger joked about dealing with the little boy, but she also prayed to God for help in such a situation.
Some teachers who follow Afia Schwarzenegger on Facebook were unable to conceal their own experiences, and they took to the comment section to discuss what was going on in their classrooms.
Read some of their reactions below
Zoomlion Supports KNUST Students With 50 Laptops Under SONSOL Project
Over 593 brilliant and needy students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have received laptops to support their education. The project dubbed; ‘Support One Needy Student with One Laptop’ (SONSOL), solicits the support of all stakeholders to provide one laptop to such students.
The laptops, valued at GH¢2.96 million, were donated by corporate organisations, alumni of the university and some distinguished personalities. The beneficiaries were selected from over 4,375 applicants.
For freshers, their WASSCE aggregates were not to exceed 18 and for continuing students, they should have attained a CWA of at least 55.00.In addition, all students who were already benefiting from any scholarship or bursary above GH¢2,000 were not eligible for the award.
The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof Rita Akosua Dickson, in a brief remark, said, “When we published the call for students to apply to be considered for the laptops, we had an overwhelming number and we only have a limited number of laptops to give out,” she noted.“
Considering the number of laptops we have received and the number of students needing genuine help after the stringent, water-tight screening, we can only appeal for more laptops even beyond today’s ceremony,” she added.
Presenting the 50 laptops to the university, the Director for Communications & Corporate Affairs of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mrs Emma Akyea-Boakye, in her solidarity message, said this innovation by the university was in line with the company’s mission of improving the lives of the people and their environment.
She was of the view that the laptops will go a long way to assist the students in their research studies, adding that “we are not in normal times and the Covid-19 has turned things to a virtual system.”
She reiterated that Jospong Group and Zoomlion will continue to support the university. Other representatives from Zoomlion were the Corporate Affairs Manager (Zoomlion), Mr. Daniel Ohene Obeng, and General Manager of Ashanti East (Zoomlion Ghana Limited), Mr. Franklin Ofori Akuffo.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Henrietta Agyei-Yeboah thanked donors and promised the laptops “will be put to good use to achieve the main aim behind the initiative.”Companies that supported the initiative included Stanbic Bank, ABSA Bank, CBG, SIC, Vodafone Ghana, Stanbic Bank, ABSA Bank, and Tobinco Group of Companies
Others were Multinec Enterprise, Standard Chartered, Director of Urban Roads, Kumasi, Lawyer Agyei Baffour, Andysarp Furniture and Ing. Nana Poku Agyemang.
Double-Track System Can Be Mentained In Some Senior High Schools – GES
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Amankwah says government must reconsider a continuation of the double-track system in some Senior High Schools (SHS).
This follows the suspension of the double-track system employed across the country after the reopening of schools for the 2020/21 academic year.
The green and gold double-track system was introduced by government to enable various senior high schools to take in more students due to infrastructural deficit in the various schools.
But announcing the reopening of schools in the country in an address to the nation, President Akufo-Addo explained that his government has been able to embark on infrastructural development in the various senior high schools (SHS), hence the decision to halt the exercise.
However, speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen after the release of the 2020/2021 SHS placement, Prof Amankwah said there must be a reintroduction in at least the country’s 50 top schools.
He stressed some of these schools are still over-subscribed which means a team of these students would be out of school for the academic year in view.
Prof Amankwah mentioned Wesley Girls, Achimota, Aggrey Memorial, Prempeh College, and St Roses among others, adding that most of these schools still have a lot of outstanding qualified students.
“I sometimes wonder if we cannot relook at our double-track system though we have been able to expand certain facilities.
“We could have divided the numbers we are getting this year if that was still in place. So if we can agree to continue in at least our top 50 schools, it would have increased enrollment for our own good,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service has published the 2020 Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools (TVETS).
In a statement issued by the Service, out of the total number of 533,693 registered candidates, 494,530 candidates qualified to be placed.
Whilst 343, 264 of the candidates were automatically placed in one of their choice of school, 151,266 qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.
The Service has therefore instructed such students “to do self-placement to select from available schools.”
For the 151,266 qualified candidates who could not be matched with any of their selected schools, GHS noted that they will be redirected to the Self-Placement Portal where they will be asked to answer some questions.
“Management of Ghana Education Services wishes to assure all students, especially, those who could not be matched with their choices during the automatic placement, parents and the general public that all schools with vacancies have been uploaded on the portal for students to select from during self-placement without hitches,” the statement added.
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