Category Archives: EDUCATION

UPDATE ON THE PSK BASIC SCHOOL WHICH COLLAPSED ON SUNDAY AT ASANTE MAMPONG.

Giving accurate details as to what is happening now at the P.S.K Basic school in Asante Mampong, since monday, school has not been effective after this incident. The Municipal Education director who visited the school, inspected the nature of the collapsed building and saw how serious it was.
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When Dess Kiddy News visited the school (Friday, 24th March 2017), some of the students were seriously learning under a tree whiles others (Students) were in a church building learning.
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Speaking to the headmaster of the school Mr Attakora, he resisted to speak, just because he has been instructed not to speak to any media.

When Dess Kiddy News inspected the school, it was not the best for the children to learn in that manner. Vividly, some classes were merged together and since there is no chalk board, the teachers finds it difficult to deliver their lessons.
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The only question that keeps on ringing in people’s mind is that, until when are they going to keep learning like this and also will the government and the community join hands to build a new classroom block..?

THIS IS THE CRY OF P.S.K BASIC SCHOOL.

BELOW ARE THE CURRENT PICTURES OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

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MORE UPDATES COMING SOON.

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ECG to install prepaid meters at KNUST

ecgThe Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says it will replace all post-paid electricity meters within the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with smart prepaid meters.

The ECG estimates that more than 1,600 post-paid meters will be replaced at staff bungalows, commercial facilities and some selected facilities of the university.

Addressing staff, estate officers and managers of commercial concerns within the university as part of a public education prior to the rollout, the Engineer in charge of the ECG Prepaid Metering Project, Mr Godwin Ahorlu, assured the customers of a smooth transition.

He explained that the smart meters were introduced to address the concerns of the customers, saying they have properties that allow customers to borrow credit during late hours and holidays and pay later.

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Reacting to concerns about alleged high consumption levels associated with such smart meters, Mr Ahorlu said research had revealed that a lot of people had poor wiring of their facilities which led to wastage of electricity.

He, therefore, assured customers that the ECG would engage the university about concerns of old wiring of residential buildings.

According to engineers, the smart meters were designed to detect any attempt to steal power, adding that an instant surcharge of 100 per cent would be imposed as penalty when one steals power.
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The Communications Manager of the ECG, Mr Erasmus Kyere Baidoo, assured customers that the company had put measures in place to ensure that the exercise went on smoothly.

He encouraged customers to always deal with accredited staff of the company and take official receipts for any transaction involving the payment of cash.

He added that places such as laboratories, hospitals, lecture theatres among other sensitive places would not have the prepaid meters.

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Boy, 8, launches book

master-jaden-i-animIn the 57-page book, the Class Four pupil highlighted the hurdles in the journey of life by using the main character, Kweku, to bring to light how life treated him and how he used it to his advantage.

Master Anim, in an interview with the Junior Graphic, said he was optimistic about life and with motivation from his parents and siblings, he wrote the novel to create useful lessons for children, just like him, adding that though he had few challenges with some grammatical errors, the assistance and encouragement from his parents helped to make his dream come true.

“I am happy my book has been launched today and I believe this will motivate me to do more in the years ahead,” he stated.

Master Anim is the second of three children of his parents and says he enjoys school and participates in all school activities, including being a member of the Boys’ Scout.

The elated mother of Master Anim, Mrs Vivian Anim, told the Junior Graphic that she did not realise the creative skills of her child at the initial stages when he set out to write the novel, adding; “I thought it was the usual thing of every growing child,” explaining that when Jaden continued to write his story, it made her realise he had some potentials.

Mrs Anim, therefore, called on parents and teachers to help children discover their God-given potentials right from the beginning of life.

Speaking at the book launch in Accra, the Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine and Mental Health of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Dr Michael T. Anim, underscored the need for every individual to read widely regardless of their level of education.

“As people, we do not explore and so our knowledge remains the same without any additional potential,” he said.

According to the senior lecturer, mothers could also read to their unborn babies during the stage of pregnancy and when it continued after birth, it would help the children in many ways.

DESS FM X’MAS CHILDREN’S PARTY BROUGHT JOY TO 1000 OF KIDS

18In Bekwai in the Ashanti Region, Thousands of children were extremely happy to join the Dess FM Children’s Party, which was scheduled on the 26th day of  December 2016 at the forecourt of the radio station.

Though there was a delay, but the children kept on trooping in from all corners of Amansie which made the program to be colorful and successful.

6When Dess Kiddy News talked to the new Manager of Dess Fm Mr Antwi about the overview of the program, he said that “He is so much happy and surprise to see the number of children who stormed there to play, dance and eat.” He further told us that, in one word, he will say the program was just awesome”

There were many activities that kept the program blazing with more fun.

BELOW ARE THE PICTURES TAKEN AND EDITED BY AGBLEY OTENG EMMANUEL (OFA EMMA JNR) & MR STEPHEN OPOKU (SIR JOE)

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Teacher trainees to picket around GES, MOE over unpaid feeding grants

new-teachersSome teacher trainees have scheduled Wednesday, December 28 as day on which to picket at the Black Star Square as they march to the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service.
Their action will be in protest against the non-payment of their feeding grants. According to the teacher trainees, promises to pay the grants by President John Dramani Mahama and Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur after the scrapping of the allowances have hit dead end.
“The leadership of teacher trainees has sent several petitions, letters to the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service. “Students have put red bands on their arms to lectures to express our utmost displeasure.
“Several press conferences have been organized. Our leadership has gone ahead even to sleep at the Ministry but ‘something good’ is yet to come out of these efforts.” In a press release, the teacher trainees asked all others “to come there in their numbers before 8:00am on the said day” to ‘help” them.
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