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The Provost of the College of Education, Professor Eric Magnus Wilmot who is also currently, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Inspectorate Board of the Ministry of Education, has stressed the need to identify weaknesses driving children away from Mathematics.

Speaking to ATL FM News on Monday at the opening ceremony of the International Group for Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) Workshop currently being held at the College of Education, UCC, Professor Wilmot said Mathematics permeates all aspects of life hence children’s weaknesses in the subject should be identified and addressed in order for the nation to develop.

The Central Regional Police command is encouraging the public to report personnel who make financial demands before discharging their official duties.

Responding to claims that police personnel demand money for fuel and other inducements when members of the general public seek their services, the Central Regional Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Oppong in an interaction with ATL FM said the services of the police are free of charge. Under no circumstance therefore must anyone pay money to the police.

A recent CID report suggests crimes are on the decline in Ghana, but concerns are that victims may not be reporting crimes to the police. This is because the police are not entirely friendly and their services are sometimes paid for when victims want the diligent discharge of their duties.

ASP Oppong encourages members of the public to report policemen who ask for transportation or any other inducement. According to her, “these are some of the problems we want the general public to be reporting to us.”

The University for Development Studies (UDS), will from next academic year (2018/2019), introduce a new faculty and programmes as part of efforts to produce critical human resource for the development of the country.

The new programmes include Bachelor of Dental Surgery, BSc. Health Education and Promotion, BSc. Medical Records and Health Information Systems, BSc. Medical Imaging Technology, BSc. Anaesthesia, BSc. Dietetics, Certificate in law, and Faculty of Geosciences.

Professor Seidu Al-hassan, Pro Vice-Chancellor of UDS, who announced this during the UDS’ 25th matriculation ceremony in Tamale on Friday, said “these programmes have been recommended and approved by the Academic Programmes Committee and the Academic Board for implementation.”

The Central Regional Police Command says since the launch of “Operation Hit Hard” some two weeks ago, the activities of criminals in the region have drastically been reduced.

According to the central regional Police Commander, COP Rev. Nenyi Ampah Benin, the operation focuses on reducing criminal activities in the region to the barest minimum.

He said before the launch of the operation, Kasoa for example was virtually becoming inhabitable with criminals maiming and robbing residents of their personal belongings but now peace has returned.