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Government says 100,000 graduates will be employed next year in a programme dubbed the Nation Builders core Programme. The programme will be housed at the presidency under the President’s Special Initiatives.

This was one of the highlights of the 2018 budget presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta in Parliament on Wednesday. He says several transitional programmes run under the various government agencies.

Programmes such as the National Vocational and Training Institute [NVTI], Youth Employment Authority [YEA], among others have targeted non tertiary graduates.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has encouraged young Ghanaian and African writers to write books that would help shape the thinking and perceptions of the younger generation.

Former President Kufuor said this when he launched a book titled, “Conversations with My Father” authored by renowned veteran journalist, Ajoa Yeboah-Afari in honour of her late father, Mr Boahene Yeboah-Afari, Ghana’s first Agriculture Minister and first Brong-Ahafo Regional Commissioner, in Accra.

The former President entreated researchers, students, educational institutions and individuals to patronise the book since it was educative and would positively impact on the society.

The Koforidua Technical University (KTU) has held a ceremony to officially admit 3,476 fresh students with a call for a more aggressive push towards the promotion of science and technology.

Professor Rexford Assasie, Dean of the International Programmes Office, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), said this was vital to avoid being left behind by globalization.

Five hundred and seventy-eight (578) of the newly enrolled students would be pursuing degree programmes, while 2,639 did courses, leading to the award of higher national diploma (HND) and the remaining 259, non-tertiary programmes.

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.

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