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The Director of Neurology and Development Clinic at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Prof Ebenezer Badoe, is encouraging people particularly in remote areas to dispel the notion that autism has a link with superstition.

Professor Badoe was speaking at the first session of the 4th Annual Autism Workshop organized yesterday.

The workshop is an initiative of the Child Health Improvement Program (CHIP) International, a US based non-profit organization which focuses on awareness, identification and training regarding autism and special needs children.

This year’s workshop which is a three day program is under the theme “Biomedical and nutrition intervention for autism“. It is a platform to educate people to think differently about the conditions of childhood developmental disorders.

The Department of Human Resource Management: School of Business of University of Cape Coast [UCC] has signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] with the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana.

The institution whose mission is to advance the practice of Human Resource in Ghana has a function to certify students to be Human resource practitioners, provide continuing professional education for its participants and give Human Resource solutions where needed.

The Department of Social Welfare says it is still in the process of identifying families of children in some thirteen [13] orphanages in the Central Region ear marked for closure.

According to the Deputy Director in charge of Child Rights Promotion and Protection of the Department, Fred Sakyi Boafo, these orphanages will be closed due to failure to maintain accepted standards.

“Central region has thirteen orphanages ear marked for closure out of about twenty due to bad standards”.

The Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Prof George K.T. Oduro has indicated that reading is an important tool for development hence, the need for it to be encouraged at all levels of education.

According to him, the sense of a common national identity, values of unity and the spirit of volunteerism can be inculcated into the younger generation through reading.

He stressed on the need for students to read materials that will be of great benefit to their personal and social development urging parents and teachers to play their role to ensure that their wards make reading a habit.

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