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Mrs. Akua O. Boateng Appointed As Ghana University Student Chamber Patron.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana has assigned Mrs. Akua Ofosua Boateng, Assistant Director IIB/Multilateral Relations Bureau at the Ministry as Patron/Advisor for the University Student Chamber-Ghana.
The Ministry made this known in a letter dated 29th April, 2019 addressed to the President of the University Student Chamber-Ghana, Mr. Addo Benjamin Armah.

Mrs. Akua Ofosua Boateng, the patron of University Student Chamber-Ghana.

UNISC Ghana had written to the Ministry requesting it to appoint one person to the position of a Patron/Advisor of the organization.

The Ministry assured UNISC Ghana of its highest consideration and in fulfilling their request appointed Mrs. Akua Ofosua Boateng, a selfless, devoted and determined woman, who tries her best to make the best out of anything!

By: campusradar.org

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UDS SRC LOOSES FIGHT?…. DEMONSTRATION SUSPENDS

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  1. The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the Navrongo campus of the University for Development Studies has strongly stated it will resist any attempt by management of the institution to upwardly adjust academic fees.

The council says the school in the last two years has seen increment in fees and that, another attempt to make an inflation will be unfair, unconstitutional and against the regulatory policies of the National Council for Tertiary Education.

Speaking at their “Who Is Speaking The Truth” press conference held at the school premises Wednesday, President of the Council, Raymond Korbla Otivi, stated that any “unjustifiable fee inflation” the University authorities would come out with will be met with fierce resistance from the student body.

He questioned why the authorities would want to increase fees when the facilities of the school are nothing as compared to what students in other universities in the southern part of the country enjoy, even though they pay comparatively low fees.

Mr. Raymond Korbla Otivi said: “per history and records, we are to pay something for the management of the facilities that we use and that is the basics for the academic facility user fee. We know that. But what is happening currently, our managers of tertiary institutions have turned it into a different thing altogether. And we want to use this press conference to send a signal and make government aware of what is happening in UDS. If there are increments and they say universities must increase fees, UDS should never increase fees. No matter the kind of services they provide for us, we are telling the whole world that UDS doesn’t have any right to increase our school fees. This is because our Academic Facility User Fee (AFUF) has been inflated two or three times in the last two years and we have been paying this same amount”.

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Curvy high school students disqualified for ‘swimsuit violation’

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‘Curvy’ High School Swimmer Disqualified for Swimsuit ‘Malfunction’ — Feminists Cry ‘Body Shaming’

Breckynn Willis

A high school swimmer in Alaska was denied victory at a swim meet Friday because of a “uniform violation,” triggering accusations of sexism and racism.

 

Breckynn Willis, a 17-year-old state champion swimmer for Dimond High School in Anchorage, emerged from the water after a dominating performance in the 100-meter freestyle. But the male referee immediately disqualified Willis, ruling that her swimsuit was exposing too much of her butt.

 

An official at the meet, Annette Rohde, told the Anchorage Daily News that a female referee said the bottom of the teenager’s suit “was so far up I could see butt cheek touching butt cheek.’’

Rohde recalled that after the meet she warned the referee, who has not been identified, “This is going to blow up.”

The referee did not respond to requests for comment by local press.

However, as Rohde predicted, the disqualification became a hot topic in Anchorage and the Alaskan swim and dive community. Then, on Saturday, a woman who coached Willis when she was younger blogged about the incident in a Medium post, and it became national news.

“In a world where young girls are told at every turn that the skin they’re in is not good enough for a thousand reasons, the last thing we need to do in youth athletics is add to that unhealthy dialogue,” wrote Lauren Langford, who coaches swimming at Anchorage’s West High School. “If you do not like the way that swimsuits fit on these girls’ bodies then don’t look; they are minors, children, and no one should be looking at them anyway.”

 

“All of these girls are all wearing suits that are cut the same way,” Langford later told the Washington Post, referring to the school-issued one-pieces. “And the only girl who gets disqualified is a mixed-race girl with rounder, curvier features.”

 

“We have a term for it — it’s called a suit wedgie,” she added, of the way the Willis was wearing the suit. “And wedgies happen. It’s uncomfortable. No one’s going to walk around that way intentionally.”

Breckynn Willis and her sisters had faced criticism for overexposure before

Langford’s outrage was echoed by feminists and other social-justice-oriented commentators on Twitter, many of whom cried “body shaming.”

“We treat women like garbage,” said Washington Post foreign affairs reporter Emily Rauhala in response to her colleagues report.

Rep. Judy Chu, a California Democrat, declared: “Stop. Policing. Girls’. Bodies.”

Transgender cyclist and activist Rachel McKinnon reacted withcharacteristic belligerence.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the news did not seem to have infiltrated conservative Twitter, which tends to be less sympathetic to identity-based claims of injustice.

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, the governing body for high school athletics in Alaska, all female swimmers must cover their buttocks and breasts and all male swimmers cover their buttocks.

Rohde and a local swim coach told the Daily News on Monday that they had never seen Willis deliberately adjust her swimsuit to make it more revealing. Whether or not that matters is disputed.

However, the Post reported Tuesday that Willis has been criticized for alleged overexposure before. Last year, a parent took a photo of her from behind and shared it with other parents as proof that girls on the team were wearing inappropriate swimwear.

Meagan Kowatch, Willis’ mother, told KTUU on Monday that the referee who made the call had previously embarrassed one of her two other daughters by critiquing the fit of her suit during a meet. She called for Willis’ victory to be reinstated and for the referee to be barred from officiating her daughters’ future races.

Also Monday, Anchorage School District officials announced that they are reviewing the referee’s decision, saying the disqualification “appears to stem from a difference of opinion in the interpretation of the rules governing high school swim uniforms.”

Source:Pluralist

 

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A month into the Wildlife closed season of 2019.

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The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission declared August 1 – December 1 as the closed season for wildlife in Ghana.  This declaration implied that no hunting during this season, no capturing of wild animals or destroying of any wildlife species.

A month into the closed season and we still have some more months to observe the closed season till the season is opened for hunting.

The purpose basically for the closed season is to give room for wildlife to breed since the nation’s wildlife resources is on the decline. This period is where most wild animals mate, give birth and nurse their infants. Observing it thus allow the wildlife to continue their existence.

Grass-cutter can however be hunted during this closed season

Grass-cutter can however be hunted during the closed season

However, Mrs Exorm Amtordo Erskine said only grass-cutter can be hunted in the closed season but individuals are expected to have a valid license from the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission.

Open season starts from December 2 – July 31st,2020 but the public in the wildlife enterprise is expected to obtain a license before hunting in the open season.

The general public is expected to help in the observance of the closed season. Defaulters can be punished by law. Hunting in the closed season can result in one being arrested, searched, seizure of wildlife and confiscation. Conservation officers are authorised to arrest defaulters and present them before a Magistrate court within 24hrs after the arrest.

In some other places, they can be charged to a tune of $5000 and be imprisoned for 3 years.

Endangered and Nearing extinction species.

Aside the grass-cutter that is allowed by law to hunt during the closed season, there are some wildlife to look out for since they are endangered and nearing extinction.

According to Harriet Nimmo, a zoologist with more than 20 years’ experience based in South Africa, she has listed some endangered species and near extinct wildlife in Africa.

1.Ethiopian Wolf

2.Pangolin

3.Black Rhino

4.white rhino

5.Mountain Gorilla

6.African Wild Dog

7.African Penguin

8.Rothschild’s giraffe

9.Hooded vulture

10.Chimpanzee

These wildlife species may not be easy to come across but the vast wildlife of Ghana hasn’t been fully explored. There is some slim chance of coming across any of them. The public will do the nation a great service to report such sightings to the nearest office of the forestry and wildlife commission.

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