Education

Kenyan schools to stay closed until 2021

Kenya’s education ministry has said that all primary and secondary schools will reopen next year. The ministry said all students would resume studies in their current classes. Education Minister George Magoha said no final-year national examinations would be held for primary and secondary pupils this year. Pupils from Nairobi primary school sit for their exams at the start the Kenya …

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Oppong Clifford Benjamin pleads with Ghana to support academic research

My research proposal for postgraduate studies is on the Competency-Based Training (CBT) of engineering education. I strongly believe the CBT module as practiced in the engineering faculties of some technical universities in Ghana and some European institutions (Netherland is the originator) when improved upon can be the most efficient method of teaching engineering in Africa. It will bring out the …

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Why the United States must teach Black History at Elementary School level

Author of this piece, Idrissa N. Snider The real story of African people, being stripped from their native civilizations, cultural customs and practices to build the wealth flowing in America through the most egregious form of systemic economic and social abuse, is nearly non-existent in the American classroom. With the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd …

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Obokese University of Excellence launched as part of ‘Year of Return’ legacy

Royalty characterised the virtual launch of the Obokese University Of Excellence (OUE) last Saturday via Zoom as it attracted dignitaries from far and near. It event was themed under ‘Transformation through leadership and technology’, which is the tagline of the institution. Among them were Dr Jane Edwards from the African-American Studies Department of Fordham University in New York; Prof. PLO …

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STEMi Makers Africa, U.S Consulate Nigeria, others commemorate 2020 International Women’s Day

To commemorate International Women’s Day 2020 (under the theme Each for Equal), the STEMi Makers Africa in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos and MainOne Communications organized the inaugural “i-be-lady-o” in Nigeria. The “I-be-Lady-o”  Workshop program is an expression of STEMi Makers Africa and the STEMi Women initiative to raise young girls and women participation in STEM, learning outcomes and retention in …

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STEMi Makers Africa and US Consulate Lagos train 100 Educators in STEM

The United States (US) Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria from November 26-29 this year collaborated with the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation Makers Africa (STEMi Makers Africa) In a quest to cultivate a world-class STEM workforce by improving Educator’s competence with modern STEM Integrated tools. Participants and organizers at the STEMi event in Lagos Some 100 Educators from three …

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German School donates laptops to Chemu SHS in Tema

German School donates laptops to Chemu SHS in Tema

Tema, Sept 2, GNA – Students of Mittelschule ScheBlitz, a middle school in Germany, has donated two HP laptops and a projector to the Chemu Senior High School to enhance teaching and learning. The items were presented to the school by Mr. George Ameyaw, Head of Public Relations and Sponsorship, GUBA Enterprise and Mr. Kwadwo Bour Gyamfi, Assistant Director of …

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MOBA USA Holds Ground Breaking Annual Conference

Mfantsipim

When a group of old boys of Mfantsipim School domiciled in the United States (MOBA-USA) gathers for the third year running to raise funds for their school, over $50,000 in cash becomes an achievable amount geared towards their projected $100,000 MOBA-USA endowment fund. Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt again hosted the fundraiser in the State of Maryland. Over this past Memorial …

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Olympian Akwasi Frimpong’s story in Oxford University Press textbook

Oxford University Press

Frimpong will appear in the Headway Upper Intermediate Student’s Book, a textbook aimed to teach English Language and Speaking, as the focus of one of the book’s exercises. Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana’s first Skeleton Olympian, is writing a new chapter in his mission to be the Hope of a Billion. “Headway always strives to provide interesting and authentic texts, using thought-provoking …

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