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AIBF Literary Awards renamed in honour of Ghanaian poet, Prof Lade Wosornu

The annual literary awards organised by the Accra International Book Festival (AIBF) is to be named after retired Ghanaian surgeon and poet, Professor Lade Wosornu. The Book Festival in a statement Thursday announced the literary prize formerly the AIBF Literary Awards would now be called the Lade Wosornu Prize for Literature. The components of the

DEFICIT OF CRITICAL CITIZENSHIP IN GHANA: A CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL (IL)LITERACY, CIVIC (IR)RESPONSIBILITY AND (UN)CRITICAL FOLLOWERSHIP

ABSTRACT DEFICIT OF CRITICAL CITIZENSHIP IN GHANA: A CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL (IL)LITERACY, CIVIC (IR)RESPONSIBILITY AND (UN)CRITICAL FOLLOWERSHIP Both the theoretical literature and policy discourses on good governance tend to, almost exclusively, focus on the state with scant, if any, attention to responsible citizenship as a sine qua non for effective governance. Inflections to citizenship gravitate

Prof. Mensa-Bonsu On Air

Prof. Mensa-Bonsu was on Joy 99.7FM Super Morning Show o the 22nd of January, 2019. She addressed various topical issues. These included the kidnapping of women, the Free Tertiary Education and Feminism. A lecturer of Feminist Jurisprudence has stated that feminism “is not about fighting men at all.” In her words, feminists “are seeking a

THIRD FEMALE PRESIDENT FOR GAAS

THE GHANA ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ELECTS THIRD FEMALE PRESIDENT FOR 2019 – 2020   The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on Thursday 17th January 2019 inducted into office, the 37th Council to steer the affairs of the nation’s premier learned body for a two-year term; from January 2019 to December 2020. The

EULOGY FOR PROF. FRANCIS KOFI AMPENYIN ALLOTEY

EULOGY FOR PROF. FRANCIS KOFI AMPENYIN ALLOTEY By Albert K. Fiadjoe, Emeritus Professor of public law & fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Delivered at The Forecourt of the State House On Friday February 23, 2018   Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey – of the Royal Sempe Stool, Accra, of Saltpond, of Ghana,

High School Outreach Programme

Kumasi, February 14, 2018 – The Ghana Young Academy’s Infections and antibiotic Resistance Project took off in Kumasi, Ashanti Region Ghana. The GhYA collaborated with Africa Hall, KNUST. Female Senior High School students form seven (7) schools in Kumasi were counseled on vaginal infections  and rational use of Antibiotics. Misconceptions on proper vaginal care and medicine use  in

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