As regards the way forward with Ghana education, people are touting all kinds of ideas and propositions. But let me say that high-sounding ideas expressed in fancy acronyms will not necessarily overhaul the education system. Like I said in the first part of this article, all it takes is common sense and good planning. So what should be the ultimate goal of Ghana’s educational policy?
The Ghana Football Association has done something laudable for a change! They have just hired a promising coach to handle the Ghana national football team. Arguably, Kwasi Appiah was the best candidate because of his extensive experience and track record, having served the GFA and the Black Stars in various capacities. However, the best reason why the GFA re-hired Appiah was to right a wrong.
According to the latest news from Ghana, Otiko Djaba has made an attempt to justify her short-skirt-invites-rape comments, but this has only added salt to injury as she continues to get even more flak. No matter how hard she tries, Djaba can never explain her way out of this blunder, so she must try a different approach.
President Akufo-Addo’s so-called “elephant-sized” government is not just the talk of the town but a topic of global interest, as indicated by the coverage I have seen in the international press. When any news goes viral, it always means one of two things: either someone is doing something praiseworthy, or someone may be busy messing up! I wish Nana Addo has hit the headlines this time for the right reason.
What is the use of Ghana’s educational system if, for instance, it cannot produce graduates capable of mining the country’s mineral resources? Ghana still depends on expatriate companies not only to mine gold but also build roads, bridges, sports stadia, and so on. Sometimes Ghana has to fall back on food imports like rice because local farmers come off second best in the global competition. These shortcomings strongly suggest that the education system has not served us well and probably never will. Without a doubt, the educational system of Ghana is in dire need of reform. It is long overdue.
After turning down numerous invitations, especially from YouTube, to try a free version of the English grammar checker known as "Grammarly," I finally yielded to the temptation and decided to test it, with nothing to lose after all. I am glad I did because now, after a matter of two weeks, I wouldn’t do any serious writing without Grammarly. I am hooked.
The tension was palpable, even from abroad. But I knew the general elections of 2016 would be yet another occasion for Ghanaians to showcase their peaceful nature to the rest of the world.
The black star and other national symbols of the Republic of Ghana are very striking and meaningful. The lyrics and the music of the national anthem are beautiful. However, the name “Ghana” is indeed a misnomer.
Ghana is incredibly endowed with an impressive assortment of economic resources that can easily be exploited to develop the country into a very prosperous nation. However, Ghana is numbered among the poorest nations of the world. It’s hard to understand why the second largest producer of Gold in Africa is soliciting a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)! It’s time for Ghana to shed the “third world” label and rise to its real economic potential.
Campaigning for Elections 2016 has moved into top gear, and you will hear quite a few politicians making wild ethnocentric assertions, to score easy political points. The ethnic groups that make up Ghana live in almost perfect harmony in spite of political party affiliation, much to the admiration of all in West African and beyond. So any politician making bigoted statements about Northerners, Southerners, Akans, Ewes, Gas, or any other group, must have an ulterior motive.
Was the Gold Coast ready for Independence on March 6, 1957? Today, from all indications, and with hindsight, the answer to this question has to be “no.”
Today is Valentine’s Day, and lovers of the world will share enormous amounts of chocolates. The Bank of Ghana should be abuzz with activity, not because love is in the air, but for the simple reason that a lot of foreign exchange is pouring in from the sale of cocoa products across the world! Regrettably, that is not the reality.
Charles Kumi Gyamfi’s resume is replete with laudable achievements and personal records that would be hard to equal, let alone break. CK, as his football peers and fans preferred to call him, made an immeasurable contribution to the development of Ghana football. Under his charge, the Ghana Blacks Stars were simply invincible, an absolute delight to watch. He made his nation very proud and happy. From all indications (hall of fame inductee, and so forth), CK was a hero. More importantly, he was a visionary who taught Ghana a valuable lesson with his illustrious life, a lesson we must never forget.
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who
- Haile Selassie
The Case of the 34 Corrupt Judges (sounds rather like an episode of a Perry Mason courtroom drama) should be the ugliest and the most embarrassing scandal in the history of our young country Ghana. The shocking exposé of naked bribery within the ranks of the judiciary has shaken the very foundations of the nation, with most Ghanaians reeling with astonishment. Perhaps the most disgusting aftershock is the claim by some members of the legal profession that they knew about corrupt practices in the judiciary all along, but did not speak up for some reason!
The nation started to breathe freely again on August 21, 2015, when the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) called off a strike that seemed to have no end in sight. Apart from a little bit of credibility on both sides, neither GMA nor Government lost anything in the three-week doctors’ walkout. Ironically, the average Ghanaian who depends on the public health care system was the one who suffered the grim consequences of the strike.
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