On the 30th of November, the National Union of Ghanaian Students-Ukraine, had their first ever general assembly meeting at kazetsky Hotel Kiev with it various locals Under the current administration which is being govern by His Excellency Mustapha Abdul Munin.
After addressing the public on the state of the union and presenting the National agenda, he also decreed December has month of appreciation.
The purpose of this appreciation month is to honor any individual who is non-member of the association but took time out of their busy schedules to support the union in any activity.
Earlier today the President of the Association His Excellency Mustapha Abdul Munin delivered his appreciation message to the public.
A Ghanaian teenager, who taught himself software programming, has designed a predictive analytics model using artificial intelligence to diagnose breast cancer.
19-year old Mustapha Diyanol Haqq from Kumasi, the capital of the country’s Ashanti Region, drew inspiration from “seeing how the big tech companies used innovation to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.”
He subsequently decided to learn to code. “I looked online for any free courses that could help me develop coding skills and completed as many as I could,” he told SAP News.
Mustapha’s predictive model can tell if a breast cancer tumour is Malignant (Cancerous) or Benign (Not Cancerous). It can also predict if malignant cancer would reoccur over a period of time.
The model was tested “using breast cancer datasets containing over 500 samples of malignant and benign tumour cells available on the machine learning repository maintained by the University of California, Irvine,” according to Tech TV Africa.
Recounting how access to the internet was a problem for him, Mustapha said: “We don’t have a good Internet connection where we live, so I had to walk kilometres to an Internet café where I could access free online coding courses.
“Internet access is expensive, but thanks to the generous support of my parents – who made some sacrifices to give me a chance to complete a few online courses – I built sufficient coding skills to start developing solutions to some of the problems affecting our community.”
His parents have been very instrumental in his success because they’ve had to make sacrifices to enable him to afford the internet charges while he learned to code.
“Our continent does not enjoy the fixed-line infrastructure of our more developed peers, and mobile Internet can be expensive. For me to afford the Internet cafes where I learned to code, my parents had to make sacrifices. Global companies can play an invaluable support role by investing in providing Internet access to our communities to support us as we get ready for a digital future,” he added.
Young Mustapha hopes his model will help women across Africa. “I used my knowledge of coding and machine learning to develop a model for diagnosing breast cancer, which I hope to release freely to communities across Africa.”
The self-taught inventor is not only interested in developing models for detecting breast cancer but also intends to tackle the problems of hunger and food security in Africa.
“Africa relies heavily on smallholder farmers to meet its food production needs. However, much of the produce from farms are spoilt before it reaches the markets in the cities. I’m currently working on a machine learning and AI model that can help reduce post-harvest losses and ensure the work our farmers do translates into food security for our communities.”
Mustapha recently became Youth Ambassador for Africa Code Week 2019, an annual, continent-wide digital literacy programme that has engaged over 4.1 million youth in 37 African countries since 2015.
“Being appointed Youth Ambassador for ACW 2019 is a dream come true and a unique opportunity to inspire change on a global platform, encouraging young talent across the continent to learn digital skills and code the change they want to see in their community,” he said.
According to Claire Gillissen-Duval, Director of EMEA Corporate Social Responsibility and Africa Code Week Global Lead at SAP, “Mustapha overcame major challenges, and his amazing journey has the power to inspire many. As a young innovator and change-maker, his mentorship and guidance will be crucial as we strive to empower an entire generation and strengthen teaching capacity in ICT education among African communities.”
Mustapha is, at the moment, an instructor for Ghana Code Club. Along with some friends, they have established coding clubs in several communities, where they teach both kids and adults to code.
The young inventor believes that his innovation, if modified, could be used by doctors globally to diagnose breast cancer.
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) organised the NUGS Alumni homecoming and its 54 th handing over ceremony at the Accra International Conference Center on the 17 th December 2019 under the theme ” Uniting NUGS With One Voice; A Prerequisite For Progress And Restoration Of Confidence In Students Leadership” .
The alumni homecoming and handing over ceremony was the highest gathering of all past and present student leaders in the country to celebrate the achievement of the students front over the years and what can be done to move the union forward. The first time in many years that the various fashions of the union have come together under one umbrella . As part of the ceremony, Prof Joshua Alabi, the first Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) received NUGS Prestige Award for the “Monumental Institutional Development and Accelerated Tertiary Education”
Its actually “The Year of Return” in Ghana and according to the tourism ministry of Ghana, The Year of Return is about 2019 PANAFEST/ Emancipation Day which will mark 400 years of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the history of the black man.
It is basically to encourage our brothers and sisters of the African family to return to Ghana and for that matter Africa to invest and help develop their roots.
Underscored by the United States Congress’ recently passed Act, H.R. 1242 – 400 Years of African-American Experience, the Year of Return, Ghana 2019 is the only centrally organized public-private partnership with an African nation commemorating the quatercentenary of the arrival of Africans in the United States.
The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the Slave Trade.
Here are some awesome places to visit in Ghana to boost your vacation
The Kwame Nkrumah Museum
The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana. It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah. The memorial complex was dedicated in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra.
Jamestown originated as a community that emerged around the 17th-century British James Fort, merging with Accra as the city grew. These days, Jamestown is one the poorest neighbourhoods of Accra – full of beautifully dishevelled colonial buildings, clapboard houses and corrugated iron shacks – but it remains vibrant. For a great view of the city and the busy and colourful fishing harbour (haze and pollution permitting), climb to the top of the whitewashed lighthouse.
The Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is on coast of southern Ghana, in West Africa. It protects an area of rainforest, home to endangered mammals such as forest elephants, bongo antelopes and primates like the Diana monkey. The park is rich in butterflies and birds, including African grey parrots and hornbills. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides treetop views of the forest.
The Akosombo Dam
The Akosombo Dam, also known as the Volta Dam, is a hydroelectric dam on the Volta River in southeastern Ghana in the Akosombo gorge and part of the Volta River Authority. The construction of the dam flooded part of the Volta River Basin, and led to the subsequent creation of Lake Volta.
The Accra beach hotel
Rockley / Accra BeachAlso known as Accra Beach, this very popular south coast beach offers a combination of exciting waves and calm swimming. The southern end of the beach is perfect for smaller children, as there is a pool-like area protected by rocks that break the force of the waves.
Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary
For the past 200 years, the Mona monkeys inhabiting the tropical forest surrounding the small village of Tafi-Atome have been protected because it was believed they were messengers to the gods. In 1996, the village began broader efforts to protect their forest and monkeys, as well as to offer tours for visitors.As a result of these efforts, the monkey population has increased to about 200 and the forest, with its many species of birds and butterflies, has been preserved. The playful monkeys are wild but often come down very close to visitors.Revenue from tourism has brought electricity to the village, as well as improvements to the school and a community clinic.
The Accra mall
The Accra Mall is a shopping center in Accra, Ghana, located on the Spintex road adjacent to the Tema Motorway. The mall was commissioned on July 4, 2008.
The Aqua Safari
Hotel, Ghana. Aqua Safari is the answer to an immense demand for high-end accommodation and hang out spots in the coastal area of Ada in the Greater Accra Region, 1 hour outside the city center. … The hotel’s least fine feature happens to be the rooms, which consists of 71 standard and deluxe rooms, and chalets.
The Manhyia Palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence. It is located at Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region. The first palace is now a museum.
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City – Accra is the only five-star luxury hotel offering state of the art meeting facilities and services in the city. Conveniently located in the downtown area and in close proximity to the State House, the Accra International Conference Centre and the National Theatre.
Mount Afadja, known in the Ewe language as Afadjoto, is the highest mountain in Ghana. The summit of this peak is located near the border with Togo, in the Volta Region of Ghana, close to the village of Liati Wote in Afadzato South District
Volta Serene Hotel
Volta Serene Hotel in Ghana is the only four-star facility located in the heart of the regional capital, Ho. We provide high quality accommodations and services for conference guests and delegates, as well as honeymooners and other leisure travelers. Our hotel sits atop the picturesque Kabakaba Hill in Ho and our panoramic terraces provide the most magnificent views of the Ho township.
The Wli waterfalls is the highest water fall in West Africa. The falls is known locally as Agumatsa waterfalls – meaning, “Allow Me to Flow.” It is located in the Hohoe municipality of the Volta Region, the land of the Ewe culture. It is approximately 280 kilometers from the capital Accra.
Volta Hotel Akosombo
This is what you can expect here at Volta Hotel Akosombo. What could be better than staying in a room of quiet elegance? How about indulging your senses with one of Ghana’s breathtaking views stretched out before you?
The hotel is situated on a 12.6-acre land overlooking the Volta Lake (the second largest man-made lake in the world) and the Akosombo hydroelectric dam. Volta Hotel is definitely a haven of comfort, hospitality, and natural beauty.
Labadi Beach Hotel
Labadi Beach Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court, and invites guests to enjoy a meal at the 24-hour restaurant. It was completely renovated in 2011 and is ready to offer accommodation in 164 rooms. Housekeeping, ironing service and wake up service are also included.
The venue lies in the centre of Accra. It is approximately a 20-minute drive from Independence Square.
The accommodation is conveniently situated close to many attractions and sites, including a memorial park and a castle.
Paga Crocodile Pond is a sacred pond in Paga in the Upper East Region of Ghana, which is inhabited by West African crocodiles. Due to the friendliness of the reptiles, it has become popular among tourists and the pond is now reliant on tourism to ensure the population of crocodiles remain fed and healthy.
Keta Lagoon Resort
Built-in 2013 on the Keta Lagoon to create a serene environment for tourists and holiday makers.. humans live above, fish live below
The Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle is one of about forty “slave castles”, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders. It was originally a Portuguese “feitoria” or trading post, established in 1555. However in 1653 the Swedish Africa Company constructed a timber fort there
The Elmina Castle
Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as Castelo de São Jorge da Mina, also known as Castelo da Mina or simply Mina in present-day Elmina, Ghana. It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, and the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara
The Mole National Park
Mole National Park protects is an area of Savannah and forest in northern Ghana. It’s home to elephants, leopards and rare birds such as the white-backed vulture. In the western part of the park, the Konkori Escarpment has panoramic views and overlooks waterholes where animals drink. There are waterfalls along the Kparia and Polzen rivers. To the south, Larabanga village has a centuries-old, Sudanese-style mosque
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
Set in an urban oasis within the city centre business district, our contemporary 5 Star hotel is only 7km from the airport where you will receive a warm Ghanaian welcome. A tranquil home away from home, the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra provides an atmosphere of ease and convenience where our guests can be perfectly in control of their time whilst taking advantage of everything on their doorstep. The Accra Financial Centre, World Trade Centre, International Conference Centre and Government Ministries are all close by.
The Sogakope Beach Resort
Sogakope Beach Resort is more than just an elegant beach resort, it is the pride of Sogakope in the Volta Region of Ghana and its set in a rich and tranquil gardens with the famous Volta River on its doorstep. Where indulgence meets relaxation, this new purpose built resort offers a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle in a well-designed grounds and facilities with a true African feel yet modern.
The Adomi Bridge
The Adomi Bridge is a bridge located in Ghana in West Africa. It spans the Volta River that drains into the Gulf of Guinea, south of the Akosombo Dam. It is a two-hinged steel arch bridge with a deck suspended by cables.
The Royal Senchi
The Royal Senchi, built in 2012, is the first luxury 4*hotel infused with the serenity of the Volta Lake complemented by the highest standards of hospitality services. With more than 80 rooms and suites, it has been designed to blend into the appealing, balmy environment of the Senchi River and the surrounding rich forestry. Its location is distant from the hectic city life, yet near enough for easy commuting. The concept of the hotel is to offer a destination that fuses into the relaxed nature of the environment whilst providing hospitality standards that befit a four star establishment. Its colours, the architectural curves, as well as the shapes of the buildings lend to the ‘nature look’ and feel of the entire property.
You might have visit the airport and seen an aircraft parked or probably you have used it as a form of transport from one destination to another and may be wondering why an airplane has wings as compare to other form of transport.
Well, Wing in aeronautics is an airfoil that helps lift a heavier-than-air craft. When positioned above the fuselage (high wings), wings provide an unrestricted view below and good lateral stability. Parasol wings, placed on struts high above the fuselage of seaplanes, help keep the engine from water spray.
Wings are mostly constructed using aluminum but they can also be made using wood covered with fabric. Some aircrafts wings are made using a magnesium alloy. In modern aircrafts, stronger and lighter materials are used in wing constructions and throughout the airframe.
Wings made of carbon fiber also exist and there are also aircraft wings that are made using a combination of materials to provide maximum strength.
The internal structures of aircrafts wings are usually made of stringers and spars running spanwise and formers or bulkheads and ribs running chordwise – leading edge to trailing edge.
Spars are important structural members of an aircraft wings. They support distributed loads and concentrated weights like the landing gear, engines, and fuselage.
The skin carries part of the load imposed during flight. It is also responsible for transferring the stress to wing ribs.
Ashley Roxanne Peterson has become the youngest and first Black Osteopathic doctor in history
– Throughout Ashley’s life, she has always been the youngest in the classes she enrolled in
– Ashley is into medicine because of her passion to impact the lives of others, something which she learnt from her parents
Ashley Roxanne Peterson, 24, has become the first-ever Black person in history to become an Osteopathic doctor.
Her journey to becoming a doctor started at a young age when she embraced the passion of serving others from her parents.According to Face2FaceAfrica.com, Ashley’s parents spent their lives in service to the military and education
Ashley became very interested in helping other people in society. As she grew, her interest in science also heightened and she decided to use that to fulfil her goal of impacting society.
Becoming the youngest and only black person to attain the feat is great, but not totally surprising. Reports indicate that Ashley has always had a record of being the youngest person in the classes she enrolled in.
She graduated from high school when she was only 15 and was able to enrol in university before turning 16. She was enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
When Ashley turned 19, she was able to start medical school and successfully graduate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Not long after, the brilliant young woman also kick-started her family medicine residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2019.
With her interest still fixed on transforming lives and making an impact in the lives of others, Ashley did not just stroll through school. She put her spare time to good use which benefited others.
As a student, she started up a medical blog known as ‘Daily Medicine’. The purpose of the initiative was to provide adequate information and assistance to students who had developed interest in pursuing medicine.
With the help of the initiative, dozens of students were able to gain admission into several medical schools.
In just a matter of three years, Ashley’s blog had 5,000 participants, over 100,000 engagements and 10 different fields of experts offering help on the platform.
Being the youngest in her class, Ashley says life had been tough. Her abilities were doubted on countless occasions but with perseverance, she was able to push through.One of her favourite lines is,
The National Union of Ghanaian Students Ukraine has launched its official website to help promote the union and its members. His excellency President Mustafa Abdul Mumin the President of the union gave a brief talk about the website on how the site is going to be useful for the betterment of the union the launch was announced at their first ever general assemble meeting which took place at Kiev on the 30th of November.
Services the website will be providing includes
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Legislation is one of the most important arms of government in organizing society and protecting citizens. It determines amongst others the rights and responsibilities of individuals the site also comes with an educational section which will enable students read online.
A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
The National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS) Ukraine had their first ever general assembly meeting with its locals. The main drive of the meeting was to sharpen its focus on transforming the National Union of Ghanaian Student Ukraine and to make the union relevant for all by fostering unity between the local branches so as to achieve the set goals of this distinguished union.
Moreover, the various locals, led by their well-abled Presidents gave brief reports on the state of affairs of their respective cities such as the challenges, projects, achievements and how they have been running their locals so far. Based on that, the current administration of the NUGS Kharkov lead by Dr. Kodzo Asamany together with his diligent executives, stood tall among the rest and therefore were awarded at the general assembly meeting by the National President of the association His Excellency Mustafa Abdul Mumin as the Best City due to the enormous work done by the executives and the general membership in promoting the union.
The National Union of Ghanaian Students had their first General Assembly meeting which was held on 30th November, 2019 at Kazetsky Hotel on Aviakonstruktora Antonova Street 2/32, Kiev. The meeting commenced at exactly 11am and ended at 3pm.
The various locals, led by their well-abled Presidents gave brief reports on the state of affairs of their
respective cities. The NEC and other governing officers also gave reports on their offices with the National President of the union His Excellency Mustafa Abdul Mumin addressing the public on the state of the union and presenting the National Agenda to the house. According to the president, the agenda will later be sent to parliament for acceptance and implementation. The Local Leadership and the National officers shall sign a treaty or agreement on their modus operandi.
Important keys of this first ever general meeting was;
● Strategic Plans to sail the union to a better recognised union.
● Making the union relevant for its members to make them palpate benefits of the
● School demanding pass mark of WAEC results for continuing students and non
science students and subsequently expelling from medical school
● Awards presentation, recognitions and appreciations
● key educational and entertainment events
● GMDC Proposals and steps taken
● unity fostering strategies
● increasing Demand from non Ghanaians wanting to join the union
● General Welfare Of Ghanaians
● Miss Ghana Ukraine
● extra benefit for being part of the student leadership
● Scholarship Secretariat
● Financially Independent union Direction
● website launch
● passport renewal and document legalisation.
To conclude, the platform was also opened to tangible questions relating the issues which were discussed and the council did so well to produce answers as well as suggestions which were taken into consideration for the betterment of the union .
Also the vice president of National Executive Council , Evans Amoateng showed gratitude to all the executives and members who took some time off their busy schedules to make it to the meeting. He also wished them farewell back to their various city.