The University Relations Office (URO) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) held a day’s workshop for student journalists, writers and bloggers at the Gardiner Conference Room, Great Hall, KNUST.
This marks the second edition of the URO media interaction with various internal writers and bloggers to sensitize them on how to project the brand of the University.
He however appealed to them to continue using their various media, blogs and websites to project the University in a positive light.
He mentioned that, as the nation is still fighting the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the University Management has instituted a number of safety measures to help fight the pandemic which includes; the constitution of Covid-19 ambassadors, frequent fumigation of all traditional halls and hostels on and outside KNUST Campus, placing of hand sanitizers at vantage points in every department in the University, installation of handwashing accessories at vantage points, screening of persons before they access offices and lecture halls and the establishment of isolation and treatment centres to manage Covid-19 cases.
Dr. Bekoe advised the student bloggers to use their various platforms to build strong networks with some of the established media houses in the country and Internationally.
He appreciated their professionalism exhibited throughout the first semester of the 2020/2021 Academic Year and advised them to adhere to all the Covid-19 safety protocols during their line of work.
Mankessim SHS Headmaster Finally Speaks On The Photo Of Students Who Were Captured Smooking Wee In Classroom
The headmaster of Mankessim Senior High School in the Central Region of Ghana has finally spoken of the photos of students engaging in hard drugs that went viral causing a massive stir online.
In the photo, five (5) male students were caught heavily smoking wee, injecting hard substances into their body, sniffing hard drug among others.
This picture has since been on the trend as GhanaCNN.com takes on with the news as it unfolds.
Speaking to the headmaster of the school, Obibiniba Takyi was told that the unfortunate that has been circulating on social media has since been on investigations.
He made it clear that the said students are currently under the disciplinary committee and he is with the believe that appropriate punishment or disciplinary measure will be levelled against the students that disgraced the school.
TUTAG To Embark On A Partial Strike On Monday, June 14
The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has declared that its members will go on partial strike starting from Monday, June 14.
By this announcement, TUTAG members have been tasked to not teach, invigilate, mark examination papers, and/or submit results and attend meetings of any of the Technical Universities.
However, in consideration of students, members have been advised to supervise project works, research and community service.
In a press release, the group listed six concerns they want to be addressed. These include a request for new conditions of service and frustrations in getting accreditation for academic programmes.
According to TUTAG, they have engaged the government, other agencies, and the National Labour Commission on their concerns. However, their discussions are yet to yield positive results.
Who Said Free SHS Policy Is A Bad Idea? – NDC’s Prof Joshua Alabi
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies – Accra (UPSA) has stated that the Free Senior High School is never a bad idea.
This, according to Prof Joshua Alabi, is due to politicians’ dishonesty.
Because politicians and top political leaders in the state are sometimes backed even in their wrongdoings, the praise gets into their heads and retrains them from providing quality service to Ghanaians when expected, according to the former Minister of State for Greater Accra.
The NDC stalwart said the country has reached a level where things are retrogressing instead of moving forward because of pretence on the part of its citizens and leaders.
“Only the hardcore politicians will tell me the country is not coming down because of where he sits and if it NDC in power I will say the same thing we are not doing good service to the people,” he said.
Prof Alabi, commenting on the ongoing debate about the Free SHS policy, said the programme is a good idea but has implementation challenges.
“Who said Free SHS policy is a bad idea? Is not a bad idea but the implementation is where the debate is to ensure that in the process of implementing it will give the people quality service is the issue.”
He suggested that for the policy to work effectively, a stakeholder consultation should be held with all political parties present to assist in bringing out a blueprint of how to keep the free SHS policy running despite a change in political leadership.
“The problem you are seeing is not a one-man head, it is a big problem and we should bring down our pride and arrogance all of us, all political parties so that no one wins tomorrow and tries to change what somebody has done,” he said.
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