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Press highlights call for strengthening of private universities, others

The call by the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Accra Business School (ABS), Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi, for…

The call by the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Accra Business School (ABS), Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi, for the strengthening of private universities to contribute their quota in providing easy access to tertiary education for free senior high school graduates is one of the leading stories in the Ghanaian press on Monday.The Graphic reports that the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Accra Business School (ABS), Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi, has underscored the need for private universities to be strengthened to contribute their quota to provide easy access to tertiary education for free senior high school (SHS) graduates.

Consequently, he has called on the government to, as a matter of urgency, support private universities in the acquisition of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) architecture to facilitate teaching and learning.

He said the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic had led to a paradigm shift from traditional teaching and learning to the virtual space, hence the need for universities to be adequately equipped to embrace digital learning to ensure quality educational outcomes which would, in the end, benefit the nation for its human resource development.

Prof. Omane-Antwi was speaking at the 11th congregation of the ABS at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra last Saturday.

It was on the theme: “Education in a post-COVID-19 era: A digital perspective”.

A total of 227 students were conferred with various degrees and awarded diplomas by the school.

The newspaper says that former President John Dramani Mahama has called on members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be vigilant at polling stations and collation centres in the next general election.

That, he said, was the only way to ensure victory for the NDC.

He made the call at a stakeholder meeting at Juaboso in the Western North Region at the end of his ‘thank you’ tour to that part of the country.

Former President Mahama has been on a thank you tour of the middle belt; namely, Bono East, Bono, Ahafo and Western North regions.

Mr Mahama commended residents of the region for their unflinching support for the NDC and said the party would win any election that was free and fair.

He asked the rank and file of the party at the Akontombra Constituency to remain united to win back that parliamentary seat in the next election.

“Let’s ensure the figures from the various polling stations are a true reflection of the results that will be declared. I have decided to be a polling agent in future elections,” he added.

The Times reports that the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry has adjudged Core Construction Limited as the overall Best General Construction Company for the year 2020/2021.

Established in 1995 as a wholly Ghanaian-owned limited liability construction company, Core has lived up to its vision of becoming the fattest growing construction company in Ghana and Africa at large.

Core Construction Limited edged out other top industry giants to win the award in the keenly contest category at the maiden Ghana Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2021 in Accra on Friday.

The citation accompanying the award read: “Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry has not lost sight of the fact that the Core Construction Limited has over the years maintained its market premium with the modern state of the art construction equipment’s such as the biggest ever bitumen processing plants in Ghana and across the sub-region, asphalt processing plants, quarry processing plants among others”.

“In recognition of your outstanding performance in the construction industry in the country, the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry and its partners congratulate you on being the accorded the overall Best General Construction Company for the year 2020/2021 Award.”

The Managing Director and founder of the company, Frank Lartey, receiving the award, dedicated it to all who have played a part in the company’s success.

“I extend my gratitude to everyone who has played a part to recognise our efforts, I am grateful that our efforts have been recognised and rewarde,” he said.

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