Much as the double-track system introduced by the government last year under the free SHS policy has made it possible for more qualified students to gain admission to SHS, many reservations have been expressed by parents.
The acting President of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, last Saturday called on the government to speed up the passage of the GTUC Bill into law to enable the institution to become a fully fledged public university.
Faulty traffic lights pose a grave danger to motorists and it is the reason the Daily Graphic has, in recent times, done several reports on traffic lights in Accra and other major cities in the country that are not functioning.
In 2017 during a visit to Ghana by the Ivorien President, Alassane Ouattara, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lamented the fact that the world’s two largest producers of cocoa — Ghana and Cote d-Ivoire — were earning a pittance from the crop because not much value was added to it before export.
The announcement last Tuesday of an over $5 million investment in agriculture, which will include the establishment of factories at Aveyime in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region, is good news, indeed.
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has confirmed that the two-year ban placed on small-scale mining, as well as the Operation Vanguard exercise carried out by a joint police and military task force to stop the pollution of water bodies, has yielded positive results.
The reopening of the AngloGold Ashanti Mine is good news, indeed, for several reasons, with the main cause for jubilation being that it will offer jobs to between 2,000 and 2,500 people, in addition to roles that will be required during the construction phase of the mine’s underground project.
For the second time running Ghana has been shortlisted to compete for the Global Teacher Prize, a US$1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her profession.
For the second time in less than a week the Daily Graphic has had to return to the issue of personal security because of the importance it attaches to the lives of citizens and the fact that life, the greatest resource, cannot be replaced once it is lost.