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Free SHS policy without my support will collapse – Akua Donkor Claims

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Free SHS policy without my support will collapse – Akua Donkor Claims

The founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor is predicting a collapse of the flagship Free SHS policy of the Akufo-Addo led government.

According to her, she owns the intellectual property of the Free Senior High School policy thus knows how to make it sustainable.

The failed presidential candidate on Accra-based Neat FM claimed the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) stole her idea when she was prevented from contesting the elections by Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei.

“Nana Addo and his cohorts stole the free SHS policy from me in the 2016 elections and now he is implementing it. I can state authoritatively that this policy will not see the day of light. It will not work because it was stolen from me” she added.

Akua Donkor’s comment follows the launch of the much-anticipated education policy on the premises of the West Africa Senior School, Adentan, Accra.

Parents of over 400,000 students entering senior high school for the first time after qualifying from the junior high level, have been relieved of the burden of funding the education of their children at the senior high level as the government rolls out the programme this academic year.

President Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to embrace the policy and support it to succeed, maintaining that: “The policy is not about the NPP or the NDC; the beneficiaries will not only be NPP sympathisers; they will be Ghanaians”.

But Akua Donkor has joined skeptics who have bet their last dollar that the free SHS policy will collapse.

The reason, she noted is because the government has not told Ghanaians how it intends to fund the policy.

The GFP leader noted that her concern has had to do with what they call a shift from the campaign promise of providing free education to all SHS students to just first-year students.

The only way the policy will work, Akua Donkor noted is for the government to include her int the implementation process.

The outspoken politician who is confident of winning the 2020 general elections said she will implement free education from kindergarten to SHS.

‘Nana Addo should make Kindergarten and primary free first and then focus on SHS because I will make sure I make education free for all pupils because I am sure of becoming President in 2020’ she noted.

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African Business Leaders Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Dubai, UAE

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African Business Leaders Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Dubai, UAE

8th June 2021, Dubai, UAEMG Business Solutions in association with Swiss School of Business & Management presented Honorary Doctorate Degrees 2021 to African business leaders whose exemplified leadership qualities, vision, and service attributed to their outstanding public service amidst global crises.

Themed “The Values of Selfless”, the ceremony was held at W-Hotel, The Palm, Dubai and was presided over by Mario Silic, Dean of Swiss School of Business & Management, Switzerland via Zoom.  Modeling excellence and commitment to driving the African agenda, thirteen recipients across various industries were acknowledged for their outstanding governance and commitment to serving others. The awards are expected to become an annual event and will operate as a source of inspiration to African leaders across the spectrum.

Roberta Ayalingo receiving her Honorary Doctorate Degree

Roberta Ayalingo receiving her Honorary Doctorate Degree

The Honorary Doctorate Degrees are presented to individuals for their exceptional contributions to society or as recognition of lifetime achievement within their specialized field. While the recipients do not have to meet academic qualifications, the awards are conferred to personalities whose community integration is an integral part embedded into their professional ethos.

To officiate the event, Mario Silic, praised the African leaders for their perseverance and their determination to present an unbiased African narrative. In his opening address he emphasized on the importance of social agenda within business transformation.

“The pandemic brought about formidable challenge; intellectual energies were confronted with the reality of unpredictability of our times and the impact on business and communities. This Honorary Doctorate Award is the light at the end of the tunnel; it represents a turning point by acknowledging exemplary leadership at the forefront of human capital development. As global economy moves towards recovery, our theme “The Value of Selfless” appropriately takes into account societal impact delivered by organisations and its executives” said Mr. Dr. Michael Adegoke, CEO, MG Business Solutions.

MGBS continues to produce programmes to match demands of the evolving business landscape in Africa. Collaborations with government and private sectors ensure MGBS maintains strategic associations to facilitate cross pollination amongst corporations and industries. With its diverse portfolio, MGBS strives to streamline its business to deliver sustainable solutions, corporate value and human capital essential.

The Awardees

  • Mr. Godwin Kofi Akuamoah, Managing Director & CEO – Right Consult & General Suppliers Ltd
  • Roberta Ayalingo, Managing Director & Founder – Wibexly Gh Ltd
  • Mukesh V. Thankwani – B5 Plus Steel Industry
  • Daniel Asamoah Adu, CEO – Glory Inventing & Research Mission
  • Dr. George Gyamfi-Osew – Director, Operations, National Lottery Authority
  • Felix Mawuli Kamassah – CEO, Maphlix Trust Ghana Ltd
  • Godspower Oshodin – Founder, Solution Media Global Ltd
  • Dr. Francis Kaboo – Professor
  • Benson Opoku – Founder, Akro-Farms Limited
  • Eng. Michael Krakue – Executive Chairman, ADK Consortium
  • Benjamin Kingsley Sarpong – Managing Director, Chase Petroleum Ghana Ltd
  • Dr. Andrew Kwabena Asamoah – Founder & CEO, A&C Development Co. Ltd.
  • Hugh Keku Aryee – COO, Hanergy Global Group

 


SOURCE: graceandgarbo.com 

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VALCO Trust Fund launches project to remove schools under trees

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VALCO Trust Fund launches project to remove schools under trees

The VALCO Trust Fund has launched an ambitious project to remove schools living under trees in the country.
The Fund, with a projected budget of Ghc3.5 billion, seeks to construct, within a period of five years, some 5,403 schools which currently operate under trees and which are in dilapidated or makeshift structures.

Executive Director of VALCO Trust Fund Kelvin Yeboah, in a press conference in Accra, announced that the Fund will, by June 4, this year, cut the sod for the start of the project at Karaga in Northern Region, and which will witness the initial construction of some eighteen schools.

According to Mr. Kelvin Yeboah, the initial eighteen structures, which are scheduled to be completed in three years, have been selected from all the regions and it is estimated to cost a whopping Ghc6 million.

Mr. Yeboah has also disclosed that the structures will include classroom blocks for KGs, primary and junior high schools with ancillary facilities like head-teacher’s offices, staff common rooms, toilet facilities, libraries, ICT laboratories, and boreholes and pieces of furniture to be supplied.

He revealed that the Ministry of Energy has pledged to extend electricity to the schools in order to boost the delivery of education services.

Director-General of Ghana Education Service Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has expressed his gratitude to the Fund for the gesture and pledged the Service’s support to the project.

Meanwhile, a website, www.schoolsundertrees.com, has been launched for easy access to the schools via digital addresses, when the project is completed.

Source: GES

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17-year old final year SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

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SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

17-year old final year SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

SHS student shockingly commits suicide: The shocking news making trend in the Bono region’s capital Sunyani is the death of a beautiful 17-year-old final year student of Miracle Senior High School.

The young lady by the name, Leticia Kyere Pinaman has allegedly committed suicide as confirmed by the Police in the city. The headmistress of the school Madam Gifty Acheampong also confirmed the sudden death of Leticia to the media.

Leticia Kyere Pinaman SHS student shockingly commits suicide at Sunyani

Leticia Kyere Pinaman

According to the initial statement of the Police, the incident happened around 7:30pm on Monday (17 May) while the rest of the students were at the church auditorium for Bible studies.

However, the police are yet to establish the cause of her death and we will bring you all the details in this regard.

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