In the early 1990s, when the country recorded the first case of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it was considered a death sentence and an HIV patient was regarded as an outcast, with no one willing to have anything doing with that person.
The quest to possess the Ghana Card as the national identity has become imperative because of the National Communications Authority’s directive to use the card as the main requisite document for SIM card re-registration by the telecommunications companies.
Literacy, the ability to read and write, is undoubtedly the most potent weapon needed for the transformation of any society. With literacy, societies across the world are able to fashion strategies through which they would realise their developmental agenda.It is for this reason that we are enthused that the country’s literacy rate has improved compared to previous years.
Investing in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is investing in national socio-economic development. This is because TVET holds the key to technological progress, rapid industrialisation, wealth creation and poverty reduction.
Yesterday we carried a story in which the Central Regional Minister, Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, was bemoaning the rising incidence of bleaching among young people in senior and junior high schools, as well as primary school, some as young as nine years.
Yesterday, the Labour Division of the Accra High Court ordered members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to go back to the lecture halls while their leaders return to the negotiation table with the National Labour Commission (NLC).
UNICEF postulates that there are more than 125 million girls and women alive today who have been cut in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is concentrated.
Monday, February 14 has been set aside as National Chocolate Day. The day also marks Valentine’s Day. But in Ghana, the occasion will be used largely to help sensitise the public to the need to increase consumption of cocoa products.
Child marriage remains a challenge in Ghana. Over the years, governments and development partners have made various commitments and efforts to curb the phenomenon. However, there is little empirical evidence on the predictors, norms and practices surrounding the practice to support their efforts.