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Akufo Addo’s Free SHS Girls Came Back To School Pregnant – Headmistress Blames The Policy

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Kwahu Nkwatia Presbyterian Senior High School headmistress, Mrs Cythia Anim, reported the worrying situation in the Eastern part of the country. According to her, most of the girls in JHS and SHS returned to school pregnant, with some donning engagement rings. A report cited on Starfm.com uncovered the alarming increase of teenage pregnancy among students in the Eastern Region. According to Mrs Cythia Anim, “Some female students returned to school pregnant and wearing engagement rings. They got impregnated and were forced into marriage. But the policy says you cannot sack them from the school. So I allowed them to stay in school. I only asked them to remove the rings. In all this, it will get to a stage they will drop out of school when the belly protrudes”. She disclosed this at the Girls Education Network formed by the Plan International Ghana meeting. The conference was part of the commemoration of the Day of the African Child on June 16 of every year. Mrs Anim also blamed the situation on the law, which permits girls to legally have sex at a young age. She said that the consensual age has exposed these young girls to the cunning ways of amoral men. She said, “Government is saying that a person can go to bed with whoever he chooses at age 16. So if a girl doesn’t start KG early by 16, she is in school and legally free to have sex and at age 18 can even go ahead and marry.” “So, we have realized that our girls are getting pregnant. And they even go and marry and come back to school with their rings on, which is of very bad taste. Because we know at the basic level, a girl should not be pregnant and marry. If for anything at all it should be tertiary, but with this clause, where lies the power of school authorities to question girls who come to school with their wedding and engagement rings?” she continued. Eastern Region recorded the second-highest numbers in teenage pregnancy. A total of 109,888 adolescent girls were impregnated in 2020 in Ghana. Of which 2,865 were between 10 and 14 years. And 107,023 were between the ages of 15 years to 19 years. Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Heroes From KNUST: Meet El-Anatsui, The Contemporary Ghanaian Sculptor

Heroes From KNUST: Meet El-Anatsui, The Contemporary Ghanaian Sculptor

Heroes From KNUST: Meet El-Anatsui, The Contemporary Ghanaian Sculptor

El Anatsui is a contemporary Ghanaians sculptor who was born in the year 1944 in the Volta region of Ghana.

Anatsui studied at the University of Science and Technology now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.

Internationally and locally celebrated for his transformation of simple materials into elaborate, mutable sculptures.

Anatsui used woods, discarded metals, and clay linked together to form uniquely scintillating wall tapestries.

Skylines by El Anatsui on artnet

His works tackle weighty subjects such as consumption and colonialism, while also visually referencing the history of European and African abstraction through an interpreted sense of Minimalism.

Refraining from dictating how his work should be installed, the artist has explained that ‘art is a reflection of life. Life isn’t something we can cut and fix.

El Anatsui's Monumental New Show Is an Act of Justice - The New York Times

His collections are in New York, Paris, London, and many other countries. he currently lives and works in Nigeria.

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Anatsui’s media are clay, wood, metal, and found objects which he uses to create sculptures based on traditional Ghanaian beliefs and other subjects.

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Afia Schwar Drops Photo Of Twene Jonas And DJ Switch Before The Alleged US Trip

Afia Schwar Drops Photo Of Twene Jonas And DJ Switch Before The Alleged US Trip

Afia Schwar Drops Photo Of Twene Jonas And DJ Switch Before The Alleged US Trip

Afia Schwarzenegger has dropped a photo of Twene Jonas and DJ Switch before the alleged US trip on which Jonas absconded.

In his live videos yesterday, the controversial Ghanaian based in the United States hurled insults at comedienne Afia Schwarzenegger.

The insults hurled by Jonas were so venomous that we will not repeat them here.

Afia Schwar Drops Photo Of Twene Jonas And DJ Switch Before The Alleged US Trip

Afia Schwar Drops Photo Of Twene Jonas And DJ Switch Before The Alleged US Trip

Afia Schwar, on the other hand, has responded with her own insults while also revealing some Jonas secrets.

According to Afia Schwar, Jonas is actually an illegal migrant who run away to the US after he joined young DJ Switch on a tour.

Afia Schwar has further released the photo below to back her claims that Jonas indeed travelled with DJ Switch.

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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It Is Not True: Free SHS Is Not Collapsing – Yaw Osei Adutwum

It Is Not True: Free SHS Is Not Collapsing - Yaw Osei Adutwum

Education Minister, Yaw Osei Adutwum, has pledged President Nana Akufo-Addo’s commitment to his Free Senior High School (SHS) policy in his second term.

According to him, the president is not backing down on the policy. About a month ago, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) minority in parliament called on the Akufo-Addo government to address the challenges associated with the ‘Free SHS’ policy.

The Minority claims the initiative is blighted by corruption due to the centralization of funds.

In a statement titled “Looming Crisis In Senior High Schools Under the FREE SHS Programme In The Country”, the group catalogued a number of challenges that have bedevilled the policy and called on the government to decentralize the funding to make it work.

“The over-centralization of the Free SHS program at the centre has accounted for the persistent challenges in the running of Senior High Schools in the country. Before the introduction of the program in 2017, school authorities were given free hands in the management of funds in their schools.

Unfortunately, the centralization of the disbursement of funds and procurement has also led to a large scale of corruption that continues to compromise the quality and quantity of items supplied,” the Minority asserted.

But speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi in an exclusive interview on Peace FM’s morning show ”Kokrokoo’, Yaw Adutwum said contrary to grapevine reports that the Free SHS policy may be discontinued, the president, in his second term, is equal to the task of ensuring no student is left out of the
programme.

He stated that aside from the government absorbing all the school fees that parents and guardians of the students would have borne, it also pays all utility bills of the various schools and does much more to relieve the parent and guardians of any burden to send his or her child to school.

Yaw Osei Adutwum stated emphatically that there are no challenges nor financial difficulties with the Free SHS policy in the president’s second term.

”It’s not true that the government is short of money to enhance the free Senior High School. The government has provided us with requisite funds to continue the policy this year,” he stressed.

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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