Increasingly, the Ghanaian tertiary classroom is receiving learners who cannot effectively handle the English Language. Reading is a chore for such learners, apparently, due to the poor comprehension skills.
In my near 30-year career, I interviewed top-notch personalities, including presidents, presidential candidates, secular and gospel musicians, past and current national soccer team players and entrepreneurs.
“Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” – Romans 1:26-27
Two of my favourite inscriptions on vehicles in Ghana are “Return to Sender” and “True Fact”. While the former has a retributive cynicism to it, the latter strikes me for its seeming lack of ambiguity. It is for this reason that I invoke it as a heading to enable me explore the question of what is a fact, and its corollary of whether or not there are “false facts”. By extension, it hints at whether or not it requires that the teller of truth owe it to his/her intended audience to disclose the truth about a fact.
....in the days when I was admitted to the Axim Anglican Primary School in the sixties....life was very simple but most impactful...whilst I was a Methodist, my Headteacher expected me to attend Anglican Church every Sunday at the Upper Town, around Paa Grant's magnificent house and have my name marked before I could leave to join rest of my family at the Methodist Church at Lower Town...
Millions of people in Africa’s cities rely on public transport to get around. Minibuses are especially common, whether you’re in Accra, Dar es Salaam, Lagos or Nairobi. In Accra, the ubiquitous minibuses are known as tro-tro, in Dar es Salaam as daladalas, in Lagos as danfos and in Nairobi as matatus.
On February 11, 2021, Ghana joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day set aside by the United Nations (UN) in recognition of the need to promote active female access and participation in the field of science.
The overview of my “Creative and Critical Thinking” course goes like this: Creative and critical thinkers are innovators. They tend to take the road less travelled and set their own rules and paths for others to follow.
It’s been 26 years since Yaw died of malaria, but the circumstances of his death remains a daily reminder for his parents. This was more so for his father, Uncle Kobena. Anytime Uncle Kobena came across children he reckoned were his son’s age mates, his mind raced to memories of his deceased son.