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Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana, in a press statement has debunked rumours of plastic rice on the country’s market. The statement follows videos on social media claiming the existence of plastic rice which suggest that these may be on the Ghanaian market.

It indicated that FDA became aware of the videos late last year and immediately commenced investigations to ascertain the truth or otherwise of the rumours.

The investigation, the release said, used a nationwide market surveillance program with random samples being subjected to laboratory investigation. Results from laboratory analysis indicated that all samples were authentic rice and not plastic.

The 2017/2018 University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council [UG-SRC] administration led by Daniel Otting Awuah have released a list of students who will work closely with their administration in the various SRC committees.

The names released also include students who have been assigned specific roles in the SRC.

In a statement signed by the SRC President, the executive committee of the SRC approved the nominations of the students who in the meantime will work in an acting capacity until the SRC General assembly approves their nomination.

Lecturer at Dept. Of English - UCC, Dr. Sarfo Sarfo Kantanka

A lecturer at the Department of English, University of Cape Coast, Dr. Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo-Kantanka, says it would be totally unfair for the Ghana Education Service (GES) to sanction the teacher in the Assin South District who was compelled to improvise the use of stones for a mouse in a computer class.

According to him, the GES cannot pretend not to be in the known of the lack of resources for teaching within the educational sector, especially when practical sessions are concerned.

Students of University of Cape Coast have received the news on the rustication of 22 of their colleagues with mixed reactions. Majority have described the punishment as harsh and a deliberate attempt by the University to suppress the rights of students.

Those who acknowledge the effect of the clash opine that, some senior members of the university should first be held responsible.

One of the students speaking to ATL FM NEWS said, “I think the punishment is harsh, rustication for two and four semesters is too much, especially when majority of the executives were not present at the time of the incident”.

Dean of School of Medical Sciences [SMS] of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Professor Francis Ofei, has indicated that the medical community has moved beyond discourses on diseases, disorders and conditions to research into prevention of the conditions. He also noted that attention is now paid to the social impact of conditions such as Brittle Bone Diseases, Autism and similar conditions that have impact on social lives.

The Dean explained that in the past, attention was paid only to the medical aspects of the conditions adding that the case is different in recent times, hence public health.

The Centre for International Education [CIE] in the University of Cape Coast [UCC] has organised a familiarization dinner for foreign students of the university. The dinner was also used to celebrate and award final year foreign students who demonstrated impeccable achievement in the area of academics and good behaviour.

The Director for the Centre Professor Rosemond Boohene addressing the students called on them to put into use their “four” university experience into practice.