Category: Education

UG Final Year Student Drowns In Swimming Pool

A final year student of the University of Ghana (UG) is reported dead after he drowned in the school’s swimming pool. The incident happened when the 22-year-old level 400 student identified as Dennis Akoto went to the poolside to swim on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017. The deceased was a student of Economics and Information Studies and a resident of Akuafo hall. Reports say he was rushed to the University Hospital after lifeguards and a doctor on duty conducted CPIs on him. He, however, gave his last breath at the hospital notwithstanding all attempts by medical officials to save him. He celebrated his 22nd birthday last Monday. The sad news came as a shock to most of his friends as they knew him to be a good swimmer. Kofi Odoom, a floor-mate of the deceased, who was with Dennis in the swimming pool described his death as strange as “Dennis is a very good swimmer and very cautious,” citi fm reported. His body has since been deposited at the morgue for...

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All Is Set For UMB GTA 2017 Nomination Launch

All is set for the launch of nominations for this year’s Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) Ghana Tertiary Awards (GTA). Ghana Youth Web presents the launch of the fourth edition of Ghana’s biggest annual students festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Airport View hotel in Accra today [Saturday, 22nd April, 2017]. Organizers are currently at the venue setting up the place for tonight’s nominations party. The launch event will see unveiling of this year’s award trophy and opening of nominations. Other activities lined up for tonight’s event include: 1. Big Cake Cutting 2. Over 500 Free Chilled...

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Bolga Poly Suspends SRC Accounts Over ‘Questionable’ Cost Of Vehicle

The management of Bolgatanga Polytechnic has temporarily suspended disbursement of funds from the accounts of the Students Representative Council (SRC) for any activity, pending a final resolution of the confusion over the purchase of what has been described as a questionable  Toyota Hiace van by the SRC President, Francis Bugase. Students of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic had set 24th of April to demonstrate over the cost of the vehicle. The SRC leadership claim the vehicle, which has been described as rickety, a 2004 model, cost GHC66,000.00, and they  also paid GHC4,000.00 to transport it to the school. The angry students are...

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UG SRC Presidential Election Heads Into A Runoff

Daniel Otting Awuah and his vice presidential candidate, Moses Acheampong won the most votes to come first in the University of Ghana (UG) Students’ Representative Council (SRC) presidential elections on Thursday, 20th April, 2017, but failed to clear the 50 percent + one vote they needed to win the position outright. As a result, Daniel Otting and Moses Acheampong will face second-place finishers, Sylvester Amoako and his vice presidential candidate, Kezia Deguenon in a runoff election which will decide who succeeds Esinam Afi Seade, the current SRC president. Daniel Otting Awuah and Moses Acheampong won the race with a...

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Scholarship For Ghanaian Students To Study In Russia

The government of the Russian Federation, through the State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), is offering 10 Scholarship positions in Nuclear Science Programmes to Ghanaian students. Eight (8) positions are in Bachelor Degrees and two (2) in Masters. The scholarship covers tuition fees ($ 3500-$ 6000 per year). There is also a discount on transportation within Russia, food and dormitory. Candidates/Students will, however, be required to take care of living expenses ($200-$400 per month) and Medical Insurance ($ 100 – $ 150). Ghanaian students who have WASSCE (General Science) or Bachelor Degrees (Physical Sciences and Engineering) can come to the...

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