NUGS TO HOLD A NON RESIDENTIAL CONGRESS 2020/2021 ON MAY 3RD, 2021 AT MADINA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ( MIST), LASKESIDE-ACCRA.

MEMO
FROM: THE NUGS NATIONAL SECRETARIAT
TO: SRC PRESIDENTS; LOCAL NUGS PRESIDENTS; DEANS OF
STUDENT AFFAIRS/ INSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR
STUDENT AFFAIRS
TOPIC: 2020/21 NON-RESIDENTIAL CONGRESS

1. I bring you warm greetings from the National Secretariat of the National Union of Ghana Students (hereafter referred to as the Union). This memorandum comes to officially remind you that the 2020/21 Congress of the Union shall take place on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), located at the Lakeside Estate, Ashaley Botwe, Accra. Proceedings begin at 9AM prompt. Consequently, as an institutional member of the National Union of Ghana Students, the Union is again reminding your institution to make payment of its subscription dues to the Union for the 2020/21 academic year, as well as pay the capitation for your delegates to Congress.

2.As per Article 13 (l) (i) of the Constitution of the Union, only institutions that
have fulfilled their financial obligations to the Union; i.e. dues and capitation, can
partake in the proceedings of Congress and the election of new leaders.

3. As previously decided by Congress, an institution shall pay annual subscription
dues of GHS 1.00 for each student of the institution. Therefore, if an institution
has, say, 13,450 students, the institution shall make payment of GHS 13,450.00 as
subscription dues to the Union.

4. Capitation for Congress is GHS 100.00 per delegate/ accredited observer from
an institution. Institutions are to make payment of GHS 100.00 each for the total
number of delegates/ observers they are presenting to Congress.

5. Institutions are to pay their annual dues subscription and capitation for delegates into the
Union’s bank account with the following details:
Account Name: NATIONAL UNION OF GHANA STUDENTS
Account Number: 1161130000887
Bank/ Branch: GCB BANK, BOUNDARY ROAD

6. No cheque will be accepted on the day of Congress. Institutions are therefore to make the
payments now to be able to participate in the proceedings of Congress. Institutions will be
required to present their receipts to the Secretary for Finance and President for endorsement
before being allowed to partake.

7. All enquiries as regards the dues and capitation should be channeled to the Secretary for
Finance of the Union, Mr. Peter Darkwah, whose contact number is 0547701440.

8. Schools that have not submitted their delegates lists should do so with immediate effect
before the publishing of the Delegates/Voters Register on Thursday, April 29, 2021. No
school that has not been published in the Delegates/Voters Register is legally permitted to
vote. The lists should be submitted to divinekwadzodeh.99@gmail.com.

9. Any other enquiry may be forwarded to the General Secretary via the email address
divinekwadzodeh.99@gmail.com.

.10. I appreciate your attention.

DIVINE EDEM KWADZODEH
GENERAL SECRETARY
DISTRIBUTION:
Deans of Student Affairs/
Institutional Officers Responsible for Student Affairs
SRC Presidents
Local NUGS Presidents
General

NUGS Tour Ahafo and Bono Regions

There is always the need for us to revamp the ways of doing things to pave way for the yet to be elected crop of executives to run the affairs of the union. Even as we prepare to beautifully welcome that day, it remains the duty of the current executives to continue doing exploits.

On Friday the 19th of February 2021, NUGS had the august opportunity to grace the occasion of the handing over ceremony of Yamfo College of Health in the Ahafo region to witness the swearing in of their new executives to man the affairs of the college.

The occasion however gave NUGS the singular opportunity to donate nose masks and hand sanitizers to the Yamfo Methodist Primary and JHS. This benevolence is in line with the government’s quest to prevent the spread of the virus and also to enable the students to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

On that same day, NUGS moved expeditiously to the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in the Bono region to pay a courtesy call on the Dean of Students and the SRC executives. This move sought to bring hope to the student leaders and also to encourage them to offer more in their capacity as leaders.

It remains the ultimate aim of NUGS to serve students’ interest.

Thank you.

NUGS ASHANTI TOUR #Day 2

The Leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students ( NUGS) as part of its Education outreach continued their tour in the #Amansie_South District in the Ashanti Region together with Hon. Clement Opoku Gyamfi, DCE for Amansie South District in the Manso Adubia Constituency in the Ashanti Region.

The Union Executives continued to publicize NUGS at the basic level.

The Leadership donated some PPEs to these various institutions as means of supporting students observe COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Schools toured on Day 2 included ;

Subinso/Kwabenaso DA Primary School. Mmuoho DA Primary and Abiram Methodist Primary School.

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ALUTACONTINUA.

NUGS ASHANTI TOUR #Day1

Leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students as part of its Education outreach toured the #Amansie_South District in the Ashanti Region. The tour within the district was anchored by Hon. Clement Opoku Gyamfi, DCE for Amansie South District in the Manso Adubia Constituency in the Ashanti Region.

This visit also dwelled on matters of students safety and issues affecting students.The initiative also afforded us the opportunity to publicize NUGS at the basic level.

The Leadership donated some PPEs to the various institutions as means of supporting students observe COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Schools toured included Kumpese/ Akwasi So DA Primary School, Nyankomase TI Almadia Basic School, Manso Adubia United Basic School.

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ALUTACONTINUA.

“J NAANA HALL” WINS THE NUGS KHARKIV ANNUAL INTER-HALL QUIZ COMPETITION

Yesterday 17th April, 2021 was the NUGS-Kharkiv annual Inter-Hall Quiz which aims to inculcate in the minds of young learners the spirit of scientific enquiry and  analytical thinking and also to provide a platform for exchanging thoughts and to nurture a feeling of integration among students.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the 3 hours quiz was virtually held via zoom platform and also was stream live on Facebook which gave access to everyone to watch from various places globally.

At the end of the quiz J Naana Hall was crowned as winners of the competition.

“Congratulations to J Naana Hall for emerging victorious in the first season of the Hann’s quiz competition. Your performance was indeed outstanding 🔥 . Keep it up!!
McBrown Hall and Kenpong Hall thanks for giving us a good contest. Better luck next time!
Congratulations once again.
NUGS-Kharkiv Executives
PRO: OBENG El-Pachris”

Halls

We thank all the participants for the overwhelming results.

Below is the link to watch the recorded video.

SOULJA KELLY HAS FINALLY RELEASED VISUALS FOR “OUT THE TRENCH” MOVIE

 The RONDO hit maker Soulja Kelly has brighten our screen again with a classic victuals “Out The Trench” Movie

Also read My Fans Should Expect an EP this Year Soulja Kelly Revealed on Gam Radio Brazil

Click on the link below to watch

“Zaria Adams” A Ghanaian Nursing Student in Brazil and Others Voluntarily Joined in Vaccination Against Covid-19 in Santa Maria.

It’s worth it! This is the unanimous perception among volunteers working in vaccination actions against Covid-19 in Santa Maria. Without receiving for this, students and teachers in the health area, retired professionals and other volunteers play essential roles for the vaccine to reach the arm of santa-marienses. They are the ones who, from early on vaccination days, register, organize and apply the doses that can help the municipality overcome the pandemic.

According to the city, the Health Department has 260 volunteers trained to act in vaccination, according to the demand. In vaccination in elderly people over 68 years, last Tuesday, about 100 volunteers were scattered around vaccination points. Academics from five educational institutions participate: Franciscan University, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Integrated College of Santa Maria (Fisma), SEG and Polytechnic College of UFSM. Although most are young, there are also those who add experience to the volunteer team. One example is retired nurse Rosenara Berleze Penna, 58. On Tuesday, she worked in the aspiration of doses in the ufsm drive-thru and took the experience of those who organized the immunization of Santa Maria in the pandemic of H1N1, more than 10 years ago, when she worked as coordinator in the immunization sector of the city.

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(Diary) Rosenara Berleze Penna, retired nurse and volunteer for vaccination

– I’ve always worked for SUS. So I think I have this commitment to the community to help at this very difficult time – he says, with a smile on his face.

The retired Ana Lúcia Lang Motta, 60 years old, helps with the knowledge of those who worked for 15 years in the immunization sector of the municipality. Alongside Rosenara, she served in the ufsm drive-thru. Retired two years ago, she says she can still learn from her colleagues and doesn’t mind waking up early in the morning to get to the vaccination site early.

(Diário) Ana Lúcia Lang Motta, retired nurse and volunteer in vaccination

– These are hard times and it’s time for us to help each other. We work with a new gurizada, academics, it is an exchange is super rich – explains.

And this exchange is a two-way street.

– They learn to work as a team, they can see larger actions. We do actions with more than 1,000 vaccinated. They have to have greater agility, learn to live with the team, acting during a pandemic. All this adds a lot to their training – explains the professor of the Nursing Technician of the Polytechnic College Caren da Silva Jacobi, 30 years old, who coordinated the team of volunteers of UFSM.

Diário) Caren da Silva Jacobi, volunteer and professor of the Nursing Technician of the Polytechnic College

In the case of UFSM, the volunteers were selected by a form, which was sent by e-mail to students of the nursing courses. Students were preferably called closer to the completion of the course. The others were directed to a database and can be summoned in case of need. At UFN, the process was similar, and a WhatsApp group was created to coordinate the activities. One of the members of the group is the student Felipe Del Fabro, 24 years old, a nursing student at UFN, who makes a point of participating in all possible vaccination actions.

– It comes from the profile of nursing students, this desire to be contributing, helping others. We feel refreshed. Get out of here with a lot of compliments, thanks. I’ve never been so blessed. Many elderly people are vaccinated and say “God bless you.” They even bring bombom – reports Del Fabro, who acted as a vaccinator at Clube Dores.

(Diário) Felipe Del Fabro, volunteer and nursing student at UFN

In addition, about 200 other employees participated in the action, including health professionals and commissioned positions of the Departments of Urban Mobility, Social Development and Civil Housing, in an integrated action. Army personnel also assist in vaccination, with logistical support for the organization and assembly of tents.

For Health Secretary Guilherme Ribas, volunteering makes all the difference to the success of immunization against Covid-19. The use of volunteers is not unprecedented in such campaigns. Last year, for example, volunteers worked on the application of influenza vaccines, even if on a smaller scale.

– The support of volunteers and educational institutions, being a university city, shows the commitment of these institutions to the population of Santa Maria. Also the support of other secretariats, which is essential, in order to be able to make more and more progress in vaccination – ribas points out.

Zaria Adams, born in Ghana, ufsm nursing student and vaccination volunteer

Among the volunteers, there is even international aid. The Ghanaian Zaria Adams, 26, participated for the first time as a volunteer last Tuesday. She arrived in Brazil in 2017 and started her nursing course in 2018 at UFSM.

Zaria is a former student of Only Believe senior high school Kukurantumi, in the eastern Region of Ghana.

“I wanted to participate, because I’m helping and learning too. I’m very happy helping people. The pandemic got in the way of everyone – it counts.”

According to the city’s Vacinometer, updated on Friday last week, 43,436 doses of vaccine were applied in the city. The 4,200 vaccines applied on Tuesday and the more than 5,500 on Thursday are not included in this account.

Call for registrations: Mixing and mastering workshop in Ghana By PossiGee

The audio mixing and mastering workshop, held in partnership with South Africa’s Sheer Music Publishing, is open to emerging and established sound engineers and other music stakeholders.

It will be led by renowned Ghanaian music producer and sound engineer Awal ‘Possigee’ Alhassan, who is known for working with popstars like SarkodieWizkidStonebwoyShatta Wale and Fuse ODG, among others.

The organisers said the masterclass would “engage young and creative engineers to learn the construction of fundamental mixing techniques that apply digital audio workstations like Pro Tools, DP and Ableton.”

Additionally, the workshop aims to impart proper production methods at every stage of the song-making process while allowing participants to mix along in real time.

“The government and leaders of our art and creative sector have contributed less to upsurge the music industry which could increase foreign direct investments in the country,” a statement on Possigee’s website(link is external) reads. “It is in this context that Possigee has devoted himself to help augment the sound engineering situation in Ghana by impacting the tacit knowledge and experience acquired in sound engineering to the young people of today.”

Possigee told Music In Africa that fellow producers DDT, Seshi, Fortune Dane and MOG would also facilitate the workshop. In addition, representatives from Sheer Publishing will be present to take participants through topics relating to copyright, royalties and publishing.

The deadline for registrations is 25 April.

Interested Person can register here

Ho Airport To Begin Flight Testing Exercise In Two Weeks

The Ho Airport located in the Volta Regional capital is expected to undergo a commercial flight testing exercise in two weeks. 

The Transport Minister, Kweku Ofori Asiamah, announced this after inspecting the facility on Tuesday. 

Africa World Airline will operate two Accra-Ho-Accra flights per week, Monday and Friday, possibly at a one-way fare of GhC100.00

The $25 million Ho Airport designed to hold two medium-sized aircraft at a time, with a passenger capacity of 100 was completed in 2017. 

In September 2020, Africa World Airline announced its readiness to begin operations at the facility after carrying out feasibility studies on the safety and economic prospects of the airport. 

Given this, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, the Transport Minister, Kweku Ofori Asiamah, and an entourage from the Ghana Airport Company Limited, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, and other relevant institutions toured the facility to ascertain its readiness for commercial flights. 

A full complement of communication and weather systems, an X-ray machine among other requisite machinery has been installed to ensure smooth operation of the facility. 

Mr. Asiamah expressed his satisfaction at the level of preparation and indicated that government aims to establish a pilot training institution at the airport to enhance the training of Human Resources for the sector. 

He appealed to the chiefs to ensure the lands allocated for the development of the airport are protected for future use.

Dr. Letsa implored people in the Volta Region to patronize the airport, adding that the facility would see an increase in allocation of flights, only if patronage is encouraging. 

The Warlord of the Asogli State, Togbe Lakle Howusu XII, said the airport would play a significant role in the socio-economic development of the Volta Region, and lauded the government on the operationalization of the facility.  

THE AIRCRAFT BLACK BOX AND IT PURPOSE -REXFORD WEST

Every time a tragic aviation accident occurs, you’re likely to hear the news mention something about the hunt for the plane’s black boxes. These units are said to contain vital information that can reveal why a particular airplane might have crashed. Since the 1950s, the data inside black boxes has helped accident investigators, airline manufacturers, and aviation professionals improve flight safety for everyone.

A Black Box is able to withstand many accident scenarios without sustaining damage. Before being put into use, they are tested to see if they can withstand an impact with a concrete wall at 750 kilometers per hour (about 466 miles/hour), a static load of 2.25 tons for at least five minutes, a maximum temperature 1,100 degrees Celsius (2,012 Fahrenheit) for one hour and water pressure found in depths of up to 6,000 meters (about 19,700 feet).

They are a significant contribution to airline safety, but have you ever wondered how they actually work

1. They’re actually made of two components: the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder.

Technically there isn’t one single “black box” on each plane. Instead, there are two parts — the flight data recorder (FDR), and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). During a flight, the FDR tracks information about the plane itself, like its direction and speed, while the CVR records audio of the crew’s conversations, radio transmissions, engine sounds, and alarm noises.

Sometimes they can be combined together in one unit, but they are often two separate devices. They’re also quite expensive to make. The standard flight data and cockpit voice recorder system can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 to produce.

2.Human error is one of the primary reasons black boxes exist.

It’s true that inventions are born out of human necessity. In the 1950s, an Australian research scientist named David Warren helped to investigate the repeated plane crashes of the first commercial jet airliner, The Comet. He proposed that if researchers had knowledge of what happened on the plane moments before it went down, it would help them figure out how to improve the next flight.

While mechanical failure is a very real possibility, it’s been noted by several sources that the most common cause of airline crashes is pilot mistake. This is arguably why the CVR (cockpit voice recorder) exists, and not solely the flight data recorder.

3.The locations of black boxes can be traced in the bottom of deep oceans thanks to a special tracking component.

Every flight data recorder contains a tool called an underwater location beacon (ULB). This makes it possible for investigators tofind it if a plane crashes into a body of water. Once underwater, it sends out an acoustic signal that searchers can detect with a special receiver.

Finding the FDR and CVR from a plane that’s crashed into an ocean can still be tricky. In order for the signal to be heard, one has to be within a 15-mile range of the beacon. On top of that, the battery life only lasts for 30 days after it’sbeen submerged.

However, it’s not impossible. Two years after the 1987 crash of South African Airways295, investigators found the plane’s cockpit voice recorder 16,000 feet below the surface.

4.Black boxes are usually placed in the airplane’s tail because that’s where the least damage will occurs.

Even though the CVR records cockpit audio, the recording device itself doesn’t sit up front with the pilots. Typically the pilot area is fitted with several microphones, but the actual device that stores the recordings is hidden in the tail of the plane. This prevents the FDR and CVR from being completely destroyed in a crash since the tail typically feels the impact last.

As Joe Janes of the Information School at The University of Washington said, “Planes rarely back into mountains.”

5.Airplane black boxes are extremely durable.

According to National Geographic, all FDR equipment undergoes extensive tests prior to being placed on an airplane, just to be sure they can handle the stress of an accident.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau reports that flight data recorders can withstand fires up to 1,100 degrees Celsiusand a continuous pressure force of 5,000 pounds for up to five minutesIn addition, they can endure water pressure at depths up to 20,000 feet.

6.Only a special committee is allowed to listen to black box data.

Once an FDR or CVR has been recovered from a plane crash site, it gets transported to a special lab for analysis. After the data is extracted, a panel of exclusive aviation VIPs, everyone from industry experts, airplane manufacturers, and FAA officials, meet to review its contents. They then piece together the audio recordings and information from the FDR and try to deduce what happened in the moments leading up to an incident. The rules regarding who gets to be involved in the investigation are very strict and highly regulated by The US National Transportation Safety Board.

In fact, the US Congress explicitly forbids CVR audio recordings from being released to the public. They only publish the written transcript of the CVR data after the official safety hearing occurs.

What are the colors black box?

Although they are called ‘black boxes,’ aviation recorders are actually painted bright orange. This distinct color, along with the strips of reflective tape attached to the recorders’ exteriors, help investigators locate the black boxes following an accident. These are especially helpful when a plane lands in the water.

THE AIRCRAFT BLACK BOX AND IT PURPOSE -REXFORD WEST