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GRASAG-UEW Call for Papers for its 6th International Multi-disciplinary Conference for Postgraduate Students

Winneba chapter of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG-UEW) announces its 6th International Multi-Disciplinary Conference for Postgraduate Students

The University of Education, Winneba has since establishment been an excellent hub for leading academic development in education in Ghana and beyond. Among the numerous achievements of the University is the establishment of the Secretariat of the International Multidisciplinary Conference for Postgraduate Students.

The Secretariat organizes annual Research Conferences aimed at sharing ideas and experiences with the purpose of shaping policy and influencing practice across multiple academic fields.

Speaking to the Public Relations Officer Mr. Emmanuel Darko, he said “this year, I am leading the Conference under the theme “Change and digital transformation in the new normal: The role of the postgraduate student” scheduled to take place at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana from 7th – 9th September, 2022.

The following are the sub-themes for the conference:

  1. e-learning (mobile learning, online, distance education).
  2. Science, Technology and Mathematics education for development
  3. Emerging Technologies in Education
  4. Adaptation to New Technologies
  5. Constructive Alignment of Graduate Capabilities
  6. Rethinking Pedagogies for the 21st Century
  7. Innovation in ICT Infrastructure
  8. Pedagogical Innovation in Education
  9. Framing quality education for equitable learning
  10. Teacher education for school improvement
  11. Equity and Inclusivity in Education
  12. Promoting good health and psychological wellbeing.
  13. Learning and Teaching with Blended Learning
  14. Trends and Issues in Education
  15. Gender Parity, Equity and Balance

Submission of Abstracts

We hereby invite you to submit an abstract of not more than 250 words on any of the above sub-themes for paper presentation and panel discussion.

Please include a brief bio-data detailing the author’s name and institutional affiliation to the Organizing Committee via imcfps@uew.edu.gh

Format for Abstract Submission

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12-point font, with a left margin of 3 cm and all other margins of 2 cm, in double spacing.

Full-refereed papers and working papers are accepted from prospective presenters.

Presentation Modes 

  • Standard Presentation

Standard presentations are face-to-face, classroom-style presentations.

Standard presentations are scheduled for 20 minutes each. Your presentation should be a maximum of 10 minutes, with the remaining 10 minutes allocated for Questions & Answers.

  • Virtual Presentation

Virtual presentations are online presentations. It is scheduled for 20 minutes each. Your presentation should be a maximum of 10 minutes, with the remaining 10 minutes allocated for Questions & Answers.

Deadlines for Submission

Abstract: 15th August, 2022

Feedback on Abstracts: 20th August, 2022

Payment of Conference Fee: 30th August, 2022

REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE FEE

S/N DESCRIPTION GHS US$
Face to Face Presenters 250  
Virtual Presenters 200  
GRASAG-UEW Participants 20  
External Participants 50  
International Participants   100

Registration Fee for Presenters include:

  • E-brochure with abstracts for virtual presenters
  • Certificate for presentation
  • Participation in panel discussions
  • Participation in social network

Additional Benefits for face- to-face presenters include:

  • T-Shirts
  • Note Pad and Pens
  • Feeding
  • Coffee Break

Registration fee for non-presenters include:

  • Certificate for Participation
  • Feeding
  • Coffee Break

Payment of Conference Fee

Local delegates (Ghanaians only) could pay in advance into GRASAG-UEW Bank Account.

Bank Name: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited

Account Name: GRASAG-UEW

Account No: 3051130004584

For further information, please contact: 

Mr. Enock Yeng, Secretary:        +233(0) 248308616

Mr. Emmanuel Darko:                      +233(0) 544643882

 

Gas tanker drivers intensify strike, halt transport of all petroleum products

The Ghana National Tanker Drivers Association has escalated its ongoing strike to include drivers who transport all forms of petroleum products.

The strike which began on Monday saw drivers who transport mainly LPG abandoning their trucks in protest of their treatment by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited and the National Petroleum Authority.

They have been unhappy with the continuous ban on LPG Stations under construction since 2017.

Some LPG marketing companies also shut down their stations in solidarity.

Following the government’s failure to address their concerns, the group says transportation of products such as Petrol, Diesel, aviation fuel, kerosene and petrol will be halted as well until their demands are met.

The Chairman of the association, George Nyaunu, said this escalation is necessary to stress their demands.

“We don’t want to take the country to ransom but with this indication… failing to address the issue, the white product drivers will also join,” he said.

The group was absent from a meeting with the National Petroleum Authority on Monday.

 

 

Source: citinewsroom

Afia Schwarzenegger Sues KLM $220k After Being Kicked Off Flight For Drunken Behaviour

Afia Schwarzenegger has sued Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) for kicking her off a flight over alleged drunken behaviour.

According to a writ of summons making waves online, Afia is seeking compensation for her flight ticket, damaged luggage, cost of broken drinks and damages due to an alleged show she was coming to perform at in Accra but missed out on.

You may recollect that Afia Schwarzenegger was in the news for the wrong reasons once again several weeks back.

A video of her looking drunk and misbehaving on a KLM flight popped up online.

Afia was in an altercation with airline staff of a KLM flight.

She was angrily telling them she did nothing wrong whilst complaining over the moment being recorded.

The video popped up online with reports that Afia was drunk and was kicked off the flight due to her behaviour.

However, Afia is seeking five reliefs from KLM, to wit:

Refund of the sum of EUR2,934.18 or its cedi equivalent being the cost of the Plaintiff’s elite ticket.

Pay the sum of USD4,600.00 or its cedi equivalent being the cost of Plaintiff’s two (2) damaged bags.

Pay the sum of EUR312.00 or its cedi equivalent being the cost of the broken drinks.

Pay of a sum of GH48,000 being the amount paid to the Plaintiff to perform at a show in Ghana.

Compensation in the sum of TWO hundred thousand Euros

 

 

Source: .ghanacelebrities.com

 

 

 

 

62-yr-old security man murdered, body exhumed in Wa

The Upper West Regional Police Command has commenced investigations into the alleged murder of a private Security man, Mumuni Jartoe at Kpaguri, a suburb of Wa.

The deceased, 62, according to police report left home for work at Kpaguri on Friday, July 29, 2022 at about 8:00pm and did not return.

A search party was thus mounted for the deceased, amid police investigations.

On Sunday, July 31, 2022 at about 11:00 am the deceased’s body was discovered in a shallow grave in an uncompleted building opposite the stores he guards at Kpaguri.

“Body of deceased was exhumed with the assistance of the Municipal Environment Health Directorate and same conveyed to the Regional Hospital/Wa, where the Medical Doctor on duty confirmed subject dead,” Head of Public Affairs of the Command, Chief Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng said.

The body has since been deposited at the morgue for preservation and autopsy.

 

source: kasapaonline

Ghana card will end age-cheating in football – Bawumia

Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, believes the Ghana card will help fight age-cheating in football.

More than 14 million Ghanaians have been issued with the Ghana Card, according to the National Identification Authority.

According to Dr Bawumia, the phenomenon of fake certificates and multiple ages in sports will be curbed when all data of individuals are interlinked.

“Fake birth certificates were a big problem for our country and it made it very difficult for people to trust our documents at embassies and everywhere because people will just go and have fake birth certificates,” Dr Bawumia said at the Accra Business School on Sunday.

“In fact when we went to the birth and death registry, we found three different databases and we had to harmonise the databases.

“Once you have a unique identity you’ll not have fake birth certificates as there will be no football age versus normal age. That business will come to an end,” he said.

e added: “Recently you would know that our women’s team was banned for presenting some overaged players. Hopefully, now we are going to strictly require that they bring their Ghana card before they are going to be registered to play.”

Last year, seven players who failed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging test were dropped from the Black Starlets squad.

Meanwhile, in June, FIFA slapped Ghana’s U17 women’s team, the Black Maidens a two-year ban over age cheating following their ultimate World Cup qualifier against Morocco.

 

source: Adomonline

Two jailed for flouting AMA sanitation bye-laws

An Accra Magistrate Court has sentenced two persons to a fine of GHC 10,000 or in default spend three months imprisonment with hard labour.

The two – Ebenezer Lamptey and Mawuli Wudaa- who pleaded guilty, were convicted on Monday by the court for flouting provisions in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Bye-laws 2017 and Public Health Act, 2012 (851).

The court has also fined Madam Mercy Sackey GHc 1,200 for preparing food for sale using firewood, producing smoke nuisance to some residents of the Okai-koi Sub-Metropolitan District.

According to the Head of Public Affairs, Gilbert Nii Ankrah, the offenders were dragged to the court on a bench warrant effected by Public Health officers of the AMA led by Florence Kuukyi after they failed to appear before the court when they were summoned.

He disclosed that Mr Lamptey was dragged before the court by the Assembly for operating an unhygienic dilapidated concrete pit latrine on the verge of collapsing and discharging effluent into the drains contrary, to Section 11 of the AMA Sanitation Bye-laws whilst Mawuli Wudaa at the time of inspection had employed the services of seven persons without health certificates at an eatery and stored their food items in a rusted refrigerator likely to cause contamination.

He explained that under the AMA 2017 Sanitation bye-laws, a person commits an offence if that person for instance discharges effluent into the open, drains, the compound of that person or the environment, operates a public or commercial toilet without a valid permit from the Assembly, defecates in the open, drains, or one’s compound, or indiscriminately dumps solid and liquid waste in open spaces, drains, gutters, behind walls, or burns solid waste in one’s compound.

“It is an offence u der the by-law if you fail to keep the premises free from overgrown weeds & hedges, stagnant water, and any unwholesome or otherwise offensive matter as well as drains that abut the premises up to the middle of the street, clean,” he added.

He said the AMA Food and Hygiene bye-laws 2017 also mandates all food handlers to be subjected to screening after which they would be issued with valid health certificate renewable yearly basis adding that Food handlers were required to produce on demand.

He cautioned individuals and entities that produce food for public consumption to ensure that their staff were medically screened and issued medical health certificate cards to ensure food and public safety.

 

source: AMA

Minority warns gov’t on looming $7bn judgment debt

The Minority in Parliament has warned that the legal dispute between ENI/Vitol and Springfield Ghana may lead to a $7-billion-dollar judgment debt.

ENI/Vitol challenged a decision of then Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, for a Unitization and Unit Operating Agreement with Springfield Ghana, at the Sankofa and Afina fields

A legal tussle subsequently ensued, with ENI/Vitol eventually initiating action in the International Court of Arbitration for 7 billion dollars against the Government of Ghana.

In this vein, the Minority has expressed worry over the development and urged President Akufo-Addo to intervene to avoid the judgment debt.

In a statement signed by a ranking member of the Mines and Energy Committee, John Jinapor indicated that the legal tussle has negative implications for attracting investment into the oil sector.

He further urged the government to do all within its powers in getting an amicable solution to the matter.

“So, the last thing the government should be contemplating is to watch their reckless decision to wilfully cause Ghanaians an avoidable judgment debt to a gargantuan tune of $7 billion.”

“The dispute with ENI requires tactful leadership, which is unfortunately not forthcoming from this government,” the ranking member warned.

 

 

 

Source:Starrfm.com

Court restrains UEW from forcing Registrar to go on ‘accumulated’ leave

Cape Coast High Court presided over by Her Ladyship Patience Mills-Tetteh has restrained the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, from forcing its Registrar to go on ‘accumulated leave.’

The Vice-Chancellor, in a letter, directed the Registrar to go on his accumulated leave, a directive the Registrar of the University vehemently contested.

Even though the Human Resource Division of the University wrote back to the Vice-Chancellor of the University indicating that the Registrar had accumulated no leave, the university authorities went ahead and appointed Mrs. Wilhelmina Tete-Mensah in an acting capacity.

The Registrar, who had refused to proceed on leave, was subsequently locked out of his office and had to operate from outside.

The Minister of Education, through the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), also directed the management of the University of Education, Winneba, to pull the brakes on the directive to the Registrar of the University to take his accumulated leave.

According to Yaw Osei Adutwum, although he appreciated the prerogative of the management of the university to decide when its staff must take their annual leave, a perception of unfair treatment had been raised, hence, his intervention.

Tension began to rise at the university to the point that the Efutu Municipal Assembly also wrote a letter to the Registrar to go on the purported leave to reduce the tension simmering there.

The Substantive Registrar, Paul Osei Barima, then sought an injunction at the Cape Coast High Court to restrain the Vice-Chancellor from embarking on such an enterprise.

Mr. Osei Barima sought a declaration that the Chairman of the Governing Council of UEW, acting in his individual capacity, cannot order the plaintiff to proceed on leave or otherwise; a declaration that the Vice-Chancellor cannot order the plaintiff to proceed on leave based on the directive of the Chairman of the Governing Council acting in his own individual capacity; and a declaration by the Court that the Vice-Chancellor of UEW cannot appoint an acting Registrar based on the Chairman of the Governing Council’s directive when the plaintiff is still at post and has not proceeded on a purported accumulated leave.

The Registrar also sought a declaration that the letter appointing Mrs. Wilhelmina Tete-Mensah as an acting Registrar should be declared null and void and of no legal effect since the VC cannot make such an appointment when the substantive Registrar has not proceeded on any purported leave and is still at post; and an injunction to restrain the University from appointing anybody to an acting position as Registrar since the substantive Registrar has not proceeded on any leave and is still at post until the final determination of the suit.

The defendant, the University of Education, Winneba, first raised jurisdictional issues, but the court shot it down and stated that it had jurisdiction to entertain the matter before it, and slated the ruling for July 29th, 2022.

The Court presided over by Her Ladyship Patience Mills-Tetteh restrained the University from forcing the registrar to proceed on leave with immediate effect. The Registrar, Paul Osei Barima, is expected back in office on Monday after being locked out of his office for nearly three months.

 

 

 

Source: myjoyonline

Black Stars arrive safely in Japan for four-nation tournament

The Ghana national team have landed safely in Osaka, Japan for the four-nation tournament (Kirin Soccer Cup 2022) which involves the hosts, Chile and Tunisia.

The tournament is scheduled to take place from Friday, June 10, 2022 to Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Black Stars arrived in Japan for the tournament on Wednesday without some key players including goalkeeper Joseph Wollacot, Gideon Mensah, Elisha Owusu and Jonathan Mensah.

Wollacot and Owusu were excused from the trip to the Asian country due to illness and injury they are carrying which saw miss the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central African Republic last Sunday.

Mensah who has been key to the team since the World Cup playoff has been given permission to go and sort out his future. His loan spell at Girondins Bordeaux has expired and is expected to find a new club this summer.

Mensah also missed out on the journey to Japan for the tournament due to a serious head injury he suffered against Central Africa in the AFCON qualifications.

The experienced central defender was rushed to Clinica Girasol in Luanda for further medical care after receiving an emergency treatment on the field. He was released from the hospital on Monday.

Ghana is already missing the services of Arsenal star Thomas Partey due to an injury, Joseph Aidoo, Richard Ofori, Antoine Selorm Semenyo and Alexander Djiku.

The Black Stars will begin the Kirin Soccer Cup tournament with an encounter against the host country on Friday at the Noevir Stadium Kobe before facing either Chile or Tunisia four days later.

 

 

 

source: ghanasoccernet.com

 

Black Stars target Inaki Williams and brother Nico spotted in Ghana

Athletic Bilbao attacking duo Inaki Williams and Nico Williams have both arrived in Ghana for vacation.

The brothers, who have been targeted by the Ghana Football Association for selection to the Black Stars, arrived on Monday night and are spending time with family and friends.

This is their first visit to Ghana, having spent their entire lives in Spain, where they were born to Ghanaian immigrant parents.