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The University of Ghana is in the process of reviewing its undergraduate study programmes to focus more on entrepreneurship, critical and analytical thinking, as well as intellectual development.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Samuel Kwame Offei, said going forward, their programmes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, would concentrate on creating the 21st century graduate, by focusing on critical and analytical thinking, entrepreneurship and intellectual development, and on making all their programmes more responsive to the needs of the country and industry.

“We need to work together to ensure that the youth are well trained and ready for modern workplace by the time they leave school, and I am sure that all of us here today are committed to working to make sure that this does take place,” Prof Offei stated in his closing remarks at the end of the 69th Annual New Year School and Conference (ANYSC) in Accra.

A two-day workshop aimed at equipping Vice Principals and Assessment Officers of Colleges of Education (COE) with some special knowledge and skills on best practices in assessment is taking place at the University.

Organised by the Institute of Education, the workshop, which is intended to be a training of trainers, is being held on the theme “Improving Pre-Service Teachers’ Learning through Formative Assessment”.

Opening the workshop, the Director of the Institute, Prof. Frederick Ocansey, said the Institute was responsible for curriculum development, curriculum assessment (CA) and innovation for students of the Colleges of Education nationwide.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has been engaged by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) to award certificates to 50 enrolled nurses from Sierra Leone who are currently in Ghana to be trained as registered nurses and midwives.

As part of the two-year training, UCC will serve as the affiliate academic institution to award Diploma to the 50 students - comprising 12 males and 38 females - after successful completion of their studies, whereas the N&MC would also issue them license to practice as health professionals.

The Korle Bu Nursing and Midwifery Training College would train 25 of the students in the Midwifery programme, whilst the rest would also undertake General Nursing programme at the Koforidua Nursing and Midwifery Training College.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro has underscored the importance of leadership to the success of every society.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor said this when a professor from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, Prof. Stephen L. Jacobson called on him at his office.

Prof. Jacobson is a distinguished Professor and former Coordinator of Educational Administration programmes for the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo –State University of New York.

The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Tarkwa is to  be named after a founding father of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) Alfred George Paa Grant, President Akufo-Addo has disclosed.

The President made the disclosure during the investiture of former President John Agyekum Kufuor as the first chancellor of the Tarkwa- based university.

Deputy Station Manager [E/O] Daniel Opoku receiving items on behalf of the station

A former staff of ATL FM has donated a set of cordless microphones and a printer to the station to augment the services of the radio station.

Mr. Kobina Boham was with ATL FM from 1992 to 2008 before he left for the United States of America where he works. Whilst with ATL FM, Mr. Boham also known as the “Mix Master”, hosted several programmes including Ocean Drive, Weekend Splash, Sunday Agoro Special and Lunch Time Rhythms.

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