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The Inconvenient Conversation African Universities, not Only UPSA, Must Have

The ongoing discourse on the credibility of some doctoral degrees and the credibility of the institutions that confer them has exposed the vulnerability of our institutions—especially our educational institutions and their administrators to substandard academic practices, manipulation of academic processes, and the outright use of subterfuge by some individuals to buy space in our academic environments. Furthermore, it has also ...

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF GHANA AND THE POLICE COUNCIL

We wish to draw the attention of the Police Council of Ghana and the President of the Republic of Ghana to the continuous disregard for the legal instrument of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) by no mean a person of the land than the current Inspector General of Police (IGP) (Dr.) John Kudalor and his associates. Readers would appreciate our ...

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Re: UTAG’S Position On Recent Happenings At The University Of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA)

Prior to the circulation of this press release, some members of the University for Development Studies (UDS) branch of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) appealed to the National Executive Council (NEC) of UTAG through the President of UDS UTAG to withhold the press release because we disagreed with its content. Despite our objection, NEC of UTAG went ahead to ...

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Rejoinder: UTAG’s Press Statement – Childish and Ridiculous!!!!

The recent press statement by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) regarding the issues of accreditation, promotion of university lecturers in Ghana, and the publication of academic work by university lecturers does not only smack of a compromised position of UTAG Executive Council but it also reveals how some labor unions can be hijacked by their leaders and be ...

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Nkrumah Never Dies

By Mahama Socrates Samuel History has it that on the 21st day of September 1909, a boy was born in a tiny village of Nkroful, somewhere in the Western Region of present day Ghana. The boy grew up as a young man with his country and continent at heart. He believed and had a firm conviction for the liberation of ...

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REJOINDER: RESPONSE TO AN INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ISSUED BY DR. PROSPER YAO TSIKATA AND DR. A. KOBLA DOTSE

We wish to commend the Executive Secretary of the Ghana National Accreditation Board (NAB), Mr. Kwame Dattey, for coming out with a press statement on the issue of accreditation and diploma mills conferring awards on Ghanaians. We also commend him for warning prospective students in Ghana to stay away from the Swiss Management Center (SMC) and other unaccredited institutions operating ...

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HAVE GHANAIANS BEEN TURNED INTO DUMB BEASTS OR WHAT?

IT was our greatest song-writer, the late Owura Ephraim Amu, who confessed in his “Kente song” that: Akyinkyin akyinyin Ama mahu nneɛma aaa; Akyinkyin akyinkyin Ama mate nsɛm aaa, Asante Bonwere Kente nwene deɛ, Minhuu bi da oooo! Asante Bonwere Kente nwene deɛ, Mentee bi da oooo!...” (My wanderings have enabled me to see all sorts of things…. but as ...

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GIVE IT TO GOD AND LET’S MOVE ON!

  By CAMERON DUODU   On 3 September 2016, Myjoyonline.com reported that a former Clerk of Ghana’s Parliament, Mr S N Darkwa, had described as an error, the “outright dismissal of a motion brought before [the current Speaker, Mr Doe Adjaho] by the Minority, in respect of the controversial Ford gift scandal involving President John Mahama”. Mr Stephen Darkwa, who ...

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