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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

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

NDC Deputy Secretary dies in fatal accident 3 days after wedding

The Kintampo South National Democratic Congress (NDC) Deputy Secretary, Issah Sibawe has died in a fatal accident on the Kintampo South National Democratic Congress (NDC) Deputy Secretary, Issah Sibawe has died in a fatal accident on the Kintampo-Techiman road.

The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday afternoon

This comes barely three days after Siba as he was affectionately called tied the knot.

As customs demanded, Mr Sibawe and his new bride travelled to Techiman to formally introduced themselves to their families but were involved in the accident on their return.

The constituency communications officer, Matthew Atanga confirmed the incident on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsemshow.

 

 

source; adomonline

 

A/R: Groom Dies In Car Accident On Day Of Wedding

A young bride-to-be is inconsolable after her fiancé lost his life in a car accident on his way to their marriage ceremony on Sunday, March 13.

According to the Police, the driver lost control of a Ford Escape vehicle and ran into a ditch, resulting in the death of the groom Mohammed Zakaria Babangida and injuries to the four other occupants of the vehicle.

The four other occupants were rushed to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Hospital for medical care.

One of the victims who sustained life-threatening injury has since been transferred to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for further treatment.

The accident occurred at Fumesua on the Kumasi-Accra highway around 1:00 pm.

Police say the groom was travelling from Juabeng to Kumasi and the driver of the vehicle was overspeeding at the time of the accident.

“When they got to Fumesua, the driver was overspeeding, so he lost control of the steering wheel and in the process hit a nearby culvert and landed in a ditch,” ASP Francis Mireku, the Ejisu Divisional Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) Commander said in an interview with TV3.

“The driver died shortly on arrival at the hospital. Three of them are currently at Tech hospital (KATH) and one has been referred to Komfo Anokye hospital.”.

The deceased has been buried in accordance with Islamic customs.

Meanwhile, the Ejisu Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) has commenced an investigation into the accident.

 

Source: graphiconline.com

Use Social Media To Promote Peace and Unity – Asanteman

The Asanteman Europe Association and Asanteman Council of North America, (USA and Canada), have called on social media users to use the channel to promote unity and peace and not to promote conflict.

They have observed that in recent times, there had been videos and audios circulating on social media portals that “are full of attacks and insults against the Asantehene and by large, all the good people of Asante, globally for no apparent reason.”

According to the group the actions of those involved had the tendency to create trouble in Ghana, and urged the perpetrators to put an end to that, “in order for all of us to continue enjoying the peace and stability for which Ghana is admired, globally”, they opined.

These were contained in a statement issued to the Ghanaian Times here.

The joint statement was signed by Mr Isaac Osei Tutu and Isaac Adu, press secretaries, North America and Europe respectively.

According to the group, the insults had attained an unimaginable dimension that “we have to react.”

“And, we condemn in unreserved terms their actions. The insensibility and preposterously hyped tribal overtures and sentiments that have found expression on social media are what we are condemning.”

“In as much as we respect freedom of speech, we cannot remain silent for people to insult us without any provocation,” the statement said.

It indicated their determination to take legal action against the perpetrators, no matter where they live, and “would not sit down unconcerned for few disgruntled persons through their unguided and primitive actions to bring chaos into our peaceful country, Ghana.”

The statement expressed their solidarity and unflinching support to Manhyia, stressing, “We are ready to defend Manhyia against these naked insults by some irresponsible individuals.”

It observed that such individuals might have engaged in that act out of ignorance that “Manhyia is noted for peace.”

Source: The Ghanaian Times