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Dear Auntie Betty, I am a 13-year-old girl who is dating a boy in SHS Three. I gave him all my heart but now I want to forget about him but I can’t. What should I do? I need your help.

Bernice, Accra.

Dear Auntie Betty, I am a 14-year-old girl. A boy in my class is not talking to me but I don’t know what I have done to him. I want to talk with him. What should I do?

Adelaide, Accra.

Dear Auntie Betty, I am a 14-year-old girl who just completed JHS. There is a boy in my school who is dating my best friend.

Dear Auntie Betty, I am 18 years and an SHS graduate. Our results were released a few weeks ago and when I checked mine, I passed in seven of the subjects but failed in Maths.

We all know the results associated with a successful brand but may not know the formula that goes into making it so popular.

 

I CAN'T READ FROM THE BOARD

Dear Auntie Betty, I am in junior high school (JHS) Form One and the shortest girl in the class, I sit at the back and cannot see from there.

Players of Ellen Hall with the trophy

Junior News

Ellen Hall has won the maiden edition of the Accra Academy Inter-Hall Weekend Handball League. After six rounds of matches, Ellen Hall amassed 18 points, followed by Awuletey Hall with 13 points.

Pupils of the Nursery Two in a group photograph

Junior News

Reverend Father Joseph Anorkwah Frimpong of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) has encouraged pupils and students of Starward International School to be diligent in whatever they do.

Mr Alfred Kwame Ofori (in suit), the donor, Mrs Cynthia Osei-Poku, the head teacher (second right), dignitaries and some of the pupils

Junior News

A US-based Philanthropist, Mr Alfred Kwame Ofori, has presented some educational materials and an undisclosed amount of money to the pupils of the Akosa M/A Junior High School at North Suntreso in Kumasi.

Some of the children demonstrating how to brush their teeth properly

Junior News

About 2,000 basic schoolchildren from Accra were selected to participate in the grand durbar to mark this year’s World Oral Health Day (WOHD) at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre in Accra.

Nine Togolese involved in the WASSCE exams

Junior News

This year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is currently underway with a total of 289,207 final-year public and private senior high school (SHS) candidates sitting for it.

The anniversary cloth being unveiled

Junior News

The Messiah Preparatory and Junior High School at Akuse in the Eastern Region has launched its 20th anniversary celebrations with a call on the government to make Agricultural Science a core subject at the basic school level.

Mrs Rita Oppong, 2016 National Best Teacher

I'll Tell My Story

Most teachers want a class made up of smart students to make teaching easier.

Majority of smart students are well liked by their teachers; they usually run errands for them and take up various leadership positions in their class and also in the school. This attitude by some teachers sometimes impact negatively on the less endowed students.

Dr Emmanuel Akwetey — Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG).

I'll Tell My Story

His father, a policeman, was a strict disciplinarian who never tolerated lies from his children. This fear of the consequences of lying made the young boy confess to his father one day when he played truant and was found out by his dad. It was the truth that saved him that fateful day, he said amidst laughter. 

The chorus of one of Ghana's hip life songs which goes, "there is a new girl in town," sums up the story of my near lost experience in China's Yiwu Commodity Trading Centre.

 As a journalist, I have always held the view that "a journalist must not get lost" because the whole profession is about asking so if you do not know a place, one should ask. 

However, my experience at the Centre made nonsense of this long held view.

I am part of a group of participants from African countries attending a seminar on Think-Tanks Forum for Anglophone African countries in China. And as part of the seminar, participants were taken to various fun-field places in China, as well as to places where we could get Chinese products to buy.

He walked for three miles all alone from his home at Saaman to the examination centre at the Osino Presbyterian School the day he had to write his Common Entrance Examination.

After junior high, Halima decided she would not go to senior high school because she wanted to learn how to sew. She was very beautiful and for someone with only a basic school certificate, she was too intelligent for her own good. She spoke and wrote English better than so many degree holders.

People admired her for not only that but also her humble nature and kind heart. And this was the lady I had a crush on. 

We grew up in the same community but I never mustered the courage to speak to her. Though I was handsome, studying medicine at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and had a little swag, for some reason, I felt I was no match for her, that I did not deserve to be her friend.

At a very young age, he was skillful in making simple household furniture such as tables, chairs and stools because he received practical lessons from his father who was a master carpenter.

Every day after school and mostly during vacations while he was in the primary and middle school, he would go to his father’s workshop and assist him and his apprentices.