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The 1997 year group of St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast has donated materials worth thirty thousand cedis [GHc30,000] to the school’s cadet corps and regimental band.

The materials made up of regimental band uniforms and boots for the cadets according to Kwabena Amoma Addo, a convener for the year group, forms part of the group’s commitment to give back to their alma mater.

The Vice Chancellor of the Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU), Professor Lawrence Atepor says steps have been taken to upgrade the quality of academic staff which the university needs to fully attain the position befitting of its current status as a technical university.

He says an Academic Advisory Board has been established and linkages with other universities created to ensure the University is in the position to churn out the quality human resource needed for the expected development of the country.

Professor Atepor was speaking at the 13th congregation of the Cape Coast Technical University over the weekend where a number of certificates were awarded.

Information reaching ATL FM News indicates that only six [6] out of the over seventy [70] communities in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem [KEEA] Municipality have been declared open defecation free.

The Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Alex Damptey says records on the ground show that the situation requires more to be done to arrest the poor sanitation situation in the municipality.

Mr. Damptey was speaking in connection to comments by the Health and Sanitation Directorate of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Mr. Kweku Quansah suggesting that Ghana spends 79 million dollars on open defecation alone.

A Senior Lecturer at the Central University College (CUC) says the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) should be collapsed due to the Commission’s inability to operate effectively.

According to Benjamin Okyere Ankra, the NCCE which is to educate the general public on matters of concern has for some time been inactive due to the lack of resources they need to facilitate their effective functioning.

Mr. Ankra says the commission which used to educate school children and the public on matters of concern for economic development is virtually defunct and works only during elections.