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.

MakingNUGsKnown &BeKnown

FOCUSEDNUGS

ALUTACONTINUA.

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.  

“YAGA CARES” DONATES TO TWO BASIC SCHOOLS IN NIMA, ACCRA.

Over the weekend, the YAGA CARES foundation made donations to two Islamic basic schools “Qubbatu Islamic primary school Tafsiliyya School for Education”, in Nima a sub town in
Accra.

According founder, Aziz Tanko Nuhu they provided the items to help and empower the Islamic communities that were badly affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and also seek to cause societal change through education and youth empowerment.

Below are number of items donated

• 600 branded book for both schools

• 30 packs of fanta

•4 packs of bottled water

• 4 box of Chalk for each School

•8 packs of Nose mask ( 2 for each student)

• 4 pack of Crayon for each sch

• Packs of toffees

• 4 box Of Pens.

  1. Number of Children We Helped
    We donated to over 500 students in both schools present and sorted out even absentees.
  2. Our Ultimate Goal was to bring back the children who are intellectually great back to their classrooms and support them financially,and also to put smiles on the faces of those already in the classrooms and assured them that they have got our support financially, physically and emotionally.
  3. What Was Their Reaction.
    The smiles of the faces of these kids were priceless,they were super excited and glad that at least they have people to look up to when the need arises and they ain’t left out.

•The was no social distancing going on with the first school.

• No Veronica Buckets to wash their hands in other To help observe the Covid 19 protocol..

*About the foundation *
The YAGA Cares Foundation is a non-profit wing set up by Young And Gifted Africans with the aim of improving social lives Our main aim was to bring back the kids who are intellectually good but needed material support back to school. We also aimed at putting smiles on their faces.

•Founder Aziz Tanko Nuhu

Also listen to the<a href=”http://<iframe src=”https://anchor.fm/rexford-west/embed/episodes/YAGA-CARE-DONATES-TO-TWO-BASIC-SCHOOLS-IN-NIMA–ACCRA-et7fft&#8221; height=”102px” width=”400px” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”> podcast

15-year-old American Scientist to Speak on STEM in Ghana

The Transformation Ghana Leadership Initiative (TGLI) is hosting a 15-year-old American Scientist, Ms. Gitanjali Rao to speak on creativity and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The workshop is scheduled for March 16th at 4:30 PM GMT.

Ms. Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America’s Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device “Tethys”—an early lead detection tool.

Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and “Kindly”—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

She was honoured as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and “Kid of the Year” for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 38,000 students in the last two years across four continents.

In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world.

She is an experienced TED speaker and often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.

Gitanjali is a partner for Forbes Ignite Network where she has piloted a concept called Empathy Sharktank that helps in employee-employer engagement and staff development for start-ups and schools.

Click here to register to join the workshop.

GES to allegedly sanction the teacher who feed her pupils with her salary because it’s against the rules to do so

For the past few days, one Abenah Serwaah Mankosa who’s a teacher at Aninkrom D/A Primary one in Adankwame District in the Ashanti Region has been trending on social media for her kind deeds.

The young female teacher has decided to use her salary to give a well-balanced diet to her pupils.

Her act of kindness has caught the heart of Ghanaians with a lot of people pledging to support her in many ways.

News of her kind deed has also been well publicised in the media.

Well, as it stands, we all might think Ms Abena Serwaah was doing good but it appears the Ghana Education Service is not happy with what she’ doing.

She has taken to her Facebook handle to reveal that she was invited to report herself at the GES district office for questioning.

According to her, GES claims feeding, taking pictures of pupils and sharing them on social media is against its codes and ethics.

I just don’t know any GES rules that is against taking pictures of children,so we can’t reach out to the less privileged in the society in peace.

Can the community turn against me that they don’t like how I treat my children under influence of any power.

Ghana is sweet😂 . Daddy said am stronger than this. Final verdict at my district education office. I love my country Have just lost appetite .So will Ghana ever develop”, Abenah Serwaa Mankosa posted on Facebook.

Ten KNUST Optometry Students Secure Highly Ranked Student Fellowship at American Academy of Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has awarded ten (10) students from the Department of Optometry and Visual Science, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, with the prestigious Student Fellowship Award.

The Student Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge research and enhance their knowledge of modern technology deployed in eye care through lectures, workshops, poster presentations, and many more. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, these outstanding students defied the odds to participate in the first-ever virtual AAO Annual Meeting 2020 at home, and have completed the requirements to be Student Fellows of the Academy.

On 8th February 2021, Dr Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, OD, PhD, FAAO, a Fellow of the Academy, and a Lecturer in the Optometry Department KNUST presented the awards to the respective students on behalf of AAO.

Below are the names of the students who have earned this designation:

Isaiah Osei Duah Junior, Naa Adorkor Lomotey, Ben-Nathaniel Fosu, Joycelyn Arko Arhin, Earl Boadi Appiah, Lucy Akua Afriyie Karikari, Benjamin Baah Konadu, Christabel Arthur, Ewura-Ama Horthman, and Adwoa Owusuwaa Broni.

Each student received a certificate of completion and lapel pin. The students have also been granted complimentary registration for AAO Annual Meeting 2021 which will take place November 3-6, 2021 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, USA.

Congratulations on setting the pace! All the best in your endeavours, and keep making your families and KNUST proud!

Picture description: On the front row from left to right (Adwoa Owusuwaa Broni, Lucy Akua Afriyie Karikari, Ewura-Ama Horthman, Ben-Nathaniel Fosu), middle row (Isaiah Osei Duah Junior, Joycelyn Arko Arhin, Naa Adorkor Lomotey, Earl Boadi Appiah) back row (Dr Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, OD, PhD, FAAO, Benjamin Baah Konadu)

Ghana, UK Finalizes Trade Partnership Agreement

Ghana and the United Kingdom have signed a new interim Trade Partnership Agreement after days of negotiations, ending the Transition Period following the withdrawal of UK from the European Union

The agreement is expected to provide for duty free and quota free access for Ghanaian goods to the UK market and preferential tariff reductions for UK exporters to the Ghanaian market.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, “the agreement will enter into effect following the completion of relevant internal procedures required in both Ghana and the UK”.

Earlier this year, UK companies threatened to reject imports from Ghana as the country and Britain failed to reach a trade agreement, post Brexit.

Banana farmers were the hardest hit, losing about 20% of their exports to the UK and could have lost about 70% more if the agreement was not finalized.

The new agreement is said to reaffirm the deep interest of both Ghana and the UK to strengthen their longstanding trade and economic relationship.

The agreement also reflects the importance of integration between the West African States within the context of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and amongst African States within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Read the full statement below:

Ghana Music Awards Organizers Decide to Lift Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy Ban

The board of the Ghana Music Awards has “decided” to lift its ban on Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.

In a new interview, Robert Klah, Head of Public Events and Public Relations Officer of Charterhouse stated that the issue came up during its first meeting for the upcoming edition of the awards.

“It was in principle decided that the ban should be lifted,” remarked Klah to Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM.

He also added that an official announcement will be made after organisers meet with the artistes and their management teams.

“There is a reason why this altercation happened and you want to be sure that they don’t resurface. You want to have that kind of conversation to understand and agree on how things should move.”

Background

Stonebwoy pulled out a gun on stage minutes before he was supposed to make a speech for his record win at the 2019 Ghana Music Awards.

The announcement that he had won the “Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ category for the fifth consecutive time was met with displeasure by Shatta Wale.

Stonebwoy apologized on stage, and later released a press statement apologizing for “the part” his conduct played in the incident.

Organizers of the scheme, CharterHouse banned the two artistes indefinitely following the brawl, and asked them to return the plaques they won for awards on the night.