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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.

Tagoe Sisters

Junior News

A few decades ago, the Tagoe Family was blessed with twins, Dedei and Korkoi. The two girls grew up to become incredible songstresses who have rocked the Ghanaian Gospel scene for a very long time.

With their melodious voices, inspirational lyrics and good stage presentation, they have travelled the length and breadth of this country, as well as some parts of the world, propagating the Gospel through their sweet music.

 An official of Conship Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited (left), presenting the materials to the Headmistress , Madam Ama Owusua Mensah (right) while some of the teachers, officials of the company and pupils look on

Junior News

The management of Conship Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited in Takoradi in the Western Region has donated educational materials to the Ewusiejoe D/A Primary School towards effective teaching and learning.

The items comprised English and Mathematics textbooks, exercise books, drawing books, educational charts, crayons, erasers, pencils, clear bags, sharpeners, chalk, and dusters.

The pupils being taken through a session by a tour gaurd at the Accra zoo.

Junior News

Students of the Bishop Bowers School embarked on a tour of three tourist attractions in Accra last Thursday to make the children appreciate local tourism.

The tour, organised by Kaya Tours, a Ghanaian-owned Destination Management Organisation (DMO), took the pupils to the Air Force Base at Burma Camp, the Accra Zoo and the Osu Castle which was formerly the seat of government.

 Some schoolchildren pledging their support to end child labour. Picture: NII MARTEY M. BOTCHWAY.

Junior News

The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Mr Bright Wireko-Brobby, has stated that the government is committed to finding practical solutions to stop child labour in the country.

He attributed the difficulties in implementing the National Action Plan 1 (NPA 1) to lack of resources and noted that the NPA 2, which is aimed at mobilising resources to eliminate the worst forms of child labour, would correct the challenges that confronted NPA 1 to ensure that it worked.

Rev. Dr Stephen Wengam

Junior News

The Lead Pastor of the Cedar Mountain Chapel, Assemblies of God, Rev. Dr Stephen Wengam has called on the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates to use the period they are awaiting their results to add value to themselves.

He said they could do so by reading through the notes and textbooks of their siblings and friends who are in senior high school (SHS) to familiarise themselves with what to expect when they enter SHS.

It was time for celebration for the winners of the contest.

Junior News

This year’s La Dade-Kotopon Inter-Circuit Games and Athletics Festival have been held at the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra.

The two-day event which was attended by a large number of students from the municipality saw the students competing in events such as 100 metres, 200 metres, 1,500 metres, javelin, 4X100 metres, 60 metres, long jump, triple jump, handball, netball and volleyball.

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.