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Dear Auntie Betty, I am in junior high school Form Two but my mates and I are not happy in class because one of our teachers is not being fair to us.

Whenever this particular teacher comes to class he insults us for no reason. Any little thing  we do attracts so much insult which is affecting us.

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.

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The winners of the various categories of the contest displaying their certificates. With them are officials of Edupro Concept Ventures which organised the event.

Junior News

Miss Jessica Akplau, a student of the De Youngsters International School in Accra, was adjudged the Overall Best in the Junior High School Category at the 8th edition of the National Hard Spell and Quiz Competition held in Cape Coast recently.

She scored 18 points to win in both the oral and written contests and was awarded a certificate.
Master Israel Nana Kweku Okyere of the Glory Hills International School in Accra took the Overall Best prize in the Primary School Category with 17 points.

Junior Graphic National Essay Competition launched

Junior News

The Junior Graphic National Essay Competition, organised by the Graphic Communications Group Limited for all Junior High School pupils across the country, has begun.

The competition which aims to help improve the writing skills of students at the basic education level will be held under the theme: Taking a Stand for Excellence in Education. It ends on November 1, 2017.

Mrs Latifa Adekanla (front), in a pose with some of the children after a ceremony to end the training programme. (Inset) The products they made on display.

Junior News

The Lola Hair & Beauty College and the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry have organised a  training programme to equip children in various skills during the vacation period.

The children were trained in the braiding of hair, hair grooming and care. They also used beads to make bracelets, ear- rings, slippers, key holders among others.
The children, who were between the ages of seven and 18, were trained for three weeks.

From left to right: Kelly Grace Kotey, Grace Ashiley and Jessica Amartey, winners of the Girls contest, displaying their certificates

Junior News

Schoolchildren from some public and private basic schools in Accra demonstrated that they could go long distances in athletics when they participated in the Nuumo Kwantre Ashiley Centenary Under-15 Marathon held in Accra.

The event which was held to mark the 100th birthday of Nuumo Ashiley, a retired farmer, saw the children defying the early morning rain to cover the five-kilometre contest.

An Educationist, Mr Eugene Asante-Bekoe (left), presenting a certificate to Master Kelvin Asante-Bekoe (right), one of the graduates. Those looking on include Mr Henry Appiah Boateng (2nd right), the Headmaster of the school.

Junior News

An Educationist, Mr Eugene Asante-Bekoe has charged parents to devote more time to their children’s upbringing in order to help check their access to the Internet and other social media platforms.

He said though the Internet and other social media sites were  educative platforms, they also had the power to trap children to engage in social vices such as prostitution, gayism, lesbianism and drug abuse, hence the need for all to help shape the lives of the young ones.

Some parents and their children at the Ministry of Education.

Junior News

The Ministry of Education has extended the deadline for the online placement of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into senior high schools (SHSs) and technical institutes (TIs).

Instead of ending at midnight of September 8, BECE candidates have now been given up to the end of the month (September 30) to register.

Dora Acheampong

I'll Tell My Story

While growing up, Dora saw many young girls in her community drop out of school as a result of teenage pregnancy.

Some of those girls married early, hence their education came to an abrupt end, while others simply abandoned school, thereby perpetuating the cycle of poverty in their families.

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.