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Students blame teachers for poor academic performance

Some Junior High School students in Ho have said abuse by teachers was the cause of their poor academic performance. They said corporal punishment, insults and discrimination from some teachers tended to make some students bad and others timid. The students made the allegation at a day’s sensitization on the …

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Student dies in prospecting for gold

Master Ernest Opoku, a form two student of the Takoradi Technical Institute, died when he in the company of some friends went to illegally look for Gold. The practice popularly called ‘galamsey’ has in recent times claimed the lives of many who engage in such illegal mining activities in the …

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Use pulpit to fight crime – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye on Sunday appealed to the Clergy to use the pulpit to fight crime saying, “crime has become multifaceted and as a result an equally multi-dimensional approach is needed to control, reduce and combat it”. He said it was, therefore, imperative …

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Prof. Karikari appointed member of South Africa Press Freedom Commission

The Executive Director of  the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Professor Kwame Karikari has been appointed a member of the South Africa Press Freedom Commission. Professor Karikari becomes the only non-South African member on the Commission which was launched in Johannesburg on Thursday July 7, 2011, a statement copied …

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President Mills against homosexuality and lesbianism

President John Evans Atta Mills on Sunday gave the assurance that government would institute measures to check the menace of homosexuality and lesbianism that were gradually gaining grounds within the social fabric of the country. He said those acts were contrary not only to the word of God but also …

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Moderator of EP Church commends NDC for successful congress

Right Reverend Francis Amenu, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, on Sunday congratulated National Democratic Congress for a successful delegates’ Congress last Saturday. He commended the leadership of the party for instituting democratic principles and structures that guided the orderly conduct and outcome of the Congress. …

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President Mills congratulates President of South Sudan

The President of Ghana, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, has congratulated the President of Sudan, Lieutenant General Salva Kiir Mayardit, on the declaration of independence of the Republic of Southern Sudan. The message was contained in a press statement read on behalf of President Mills by the Speaker of Parliament, …

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US commends Ghana’s achievement in democratic governance

The United States has given high marks to Ghana for the significant strides it is making in democratic governance. Ms Vernelle Trim, Head of Political Section, US Embassy in Accra, said “I am really impressed with the enthusiasm of the people and their optimism for the future in my interactions …

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Customer service in Ghana is appalling – Panel

Speakers at the launch of the First Ghana Customer Service Summit on Friday unanimously agreed that good customer service in Ghana is an illusion even though it is the lifeblood of every business. They were of the view that promotions and reduction of prices to win many customers may work …

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