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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.

Oguaa Teachers Cooperative Credit Union has declared the next two years ahead as action year with emphasis to increase membership to ensure maximization of liquid funds and investments to facilitate increase profitability.

To achieve this, the Union has adopted a mechanism to educate and mobilize members among the informal sector to save while running a youth piloting saving initiative.

The Board Chairman, Nana Kwadwo Boateng Addo, disclosed this at the 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the Union. On the theme: The Credit Union Concept- Focusing on the youth in wealth creation.

The Member of Parliament for the New South Wales (State), Australia, Honorable Julia Finn, with representatives of the High Commission of the Commonwealth of Australia, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah.

Ms. Julia Finn (MP) is on a visit to Ghana and Liberia, to discuss with respective Ministers on issues relating to higher education and emerging opportunities that can provide mutual benefits to Ghana and Australia.

At the meeting, the Hon. Minister of State made it clear that, "Government of Ghana has a strong commitment towards education and is making conscious efforts in the form of huge investments to drive development through education.''

V/Region: $860,000 digital health facility taken over by weeds, reptiles [Potos]

Local News

An $860,000 digital village project comprising a solar-powered library and a health facility, has been abandoned and taken over by weeds after it was handed over by the lead sponsor Samsung and UNESCO to the government in 2015.

Over 20,000 cattle ‘flushed out’ of Agogo – MCE

Local News

The Municipal Chief Executive of Asante Akyem North in the Ashanti Region, Francis Oti Boateng, has said almost half of the over 45,000 cattle that invaded Agogo and its surrounding areas have been taken out of the area.

Bank of Ghana Hospital

Local News

A 60-bed capacity ultra-modern Bank of Ghana Hospital which was completed in 2017, is yet to be put to use although all major equipment and hospital material have been duly installed.

The US government partial shutdown is ending after Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill.

The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.

These incredible images show a deceased Buddhist monk, apparently smiling two months after his death.

DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

International News

At least six people have been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Nations sources say.