Ghana's move to digital migration is...smart TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration is...smart TV!!

What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?




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Monday, September 10, 2007

How an Itinerant Newspaper Vendor on a Rainy September Day Threw Open the Debate on Education


See the guy in the picture? He's selling newspapers in traffic--a very common sight in Accra, and much of the metropolis all over the country...

Common, because Ghanaians like to carry newspapers when driving, so that when they stop, they can read--or so I think. The whole irony surrounding the act of reading is that despite this, it's difficult to meet any politically-minded Ghanaian--as many are--that can not only argue with a passionate intensity about what one party is or not doing, and also string a coherent and correct sentence together in English!!

A report from one of the popular and leading ENglish-speaking private radio stations wrote a report that maintained:


Back home in Ghana, over 10 percent of Ghanaian children in class six cannot read while about 50 percent of the adult population is said to be totally illiterate
http://www.myjoyonline.com/education/read.asp?contentid=7970


Obviously, this is a VERY serious cause for concern. According to the CIA World Fact Book, Ghana's literacy is listed as 66.4% of males being literate (according to 2000 census) and 49.8% of women.

Evidently, our educational standards have dropped significantly. The incumbent government's new educational policy might just help address this deficit in the most significant manner possible!!

According to the article above, the new syllabus is already available on the Ministry of Education's website here: www.edughana.net

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