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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.

We all know the results associated with a successful brand but may not know the formula that goes into making it so popular.

Mr Phillip Ayensu (left), Mrs Irene Ayensu (2nd left), Mr Yoofi Grant (2nd right), and Mr Benjamin Peprah Bookie-Danka (right), in a pose with some of the graduates

Junior News

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Mr Yoofi  Grant has called on parents to show interest in the well-being and development of their children.

This, according to him, would ensure that children grow up well grounded both emotionally and  spiritually.

Some of the children at the event

Junior News

The Queenmother of Manya Jorpanya, Nana Ayerkor Blemayoo II, has asked parents to support the education of their children instead of spending all their earnings on funerals.

Nana Blemayoo II, who was speaking at the end-of-term programme organised by the Readbook Library, a non-governmental organisation for pupils of the Manya Jorpanya D/A Basic School and Kordiabe RC School, said the enormous benefits of education cannot be overlooked, hence it was important for parents to take full responsibility of their children’s education.

Have fun, make new friends and learn new things but stay safe!

Junior News

I bet you were all waiting for the holidays to begin in order to enjoy yourselves.

Well, guess what, the holidays are finally here so have all the fun you have been dreaming about but don’t throw caution to the wind.

Make reading daily habit — Samuel Aggrey

Junior News

The President of the Ghana Library Association, Mr Samuel Bentil Aggrey, has urged students to make reading a daily habit to improve on their academic performance.

He explained that “reading broadens one’s horizon and is the key to unlocking and realising the world.”

Some of the graduates in a cultural display.

Junior News

The Assistant Registrar (Admissions) at the Accra Technical University, Madam Salamatu Mahamah Braimah, has stressed the need for the educational system to provide quality education to enable children to acquire the requisite knowledge to face the future.

She said failure to do so could have dire consequences on the country’s future development.

The outgoing prefect, Maame Serwaa Kessie reading her speech at the graduation ceremony.

Junior News

A representative of the National Youth Authority, Mr Appiah Amponsah has stressed the need for children to take their studies seriously instead of spending most of their time on social media networks.

Mr Amponsah explained that although technology had advanced, students should not dedicate all their time surfing the Internet at the expense of their studies.
He said this at the 11th graduation ceremony of the Stanward School Limited on the theme: ‘’Education, a thirst for knowledge’’.

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.