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Over 200 secondary students in Ashanti Region borrow uniforms for school PDF Print E-mail

200More than 200 students of Asare Bediako Senior High School in the Ashanti Region borrow uniforms from senior colleagues for school because authorities have failed to supply uniforms they have paid for.

For two years, second year female students of the school located at Akrokerri in the Adansi South District, have been stuck with wearing a worn-out check-frock, while the boys wear different unapproved attires for classes.

Students explain although they have paid the required fee for the approved uniforms school authorities have failed to provide them with the official school uniforms..

A student told Luv FM's Prince Appiah students who completed the school more than two years ago also attended classes without uniforms.

 
Australian MP slams volunteer Nurse for ‘putting nation at risk' after Ebola scare PDF Print E-mail

Australian MPAn Australian Federal MP Bob Katter has condemned a nurse for putting her nation at risk after volunteering in Sierra Leone –a West African nation endemic with the deadly Ebola virus.

Ms Sue Kovack returned to Australia on Tuesday from a one-month Red Cross duty and reported feeling a fever on Thursday. Initial test on Friday morning turned out negative but she is still under observation and has been quarantined at Cairns Hospital.

Chief Health Officer of the hospital Dr Jeannette Young explained,

'This is a necessary precaution given the patient has been to West Africa and has had a fever within the incubation period of 21 days. For the sake of her health and to follow due diligence, we want to be sure she is clear of Ebola virus disease as well as any other disease.'

But the Federal MP noted for blunt views would rather wish the 57-year old Ms Sue Kovack had not even dared helping Ebola victims in Sierra Leone.
Ms Kovack in Sierra Leone

He branded her return to Australia as 'unbelievable and incomprehensive' in view of the epidemic proportions the disease has taken in Sierra Leone.

 
Ghana’s unemployed youth are security threats PDF Print E-mail

youthMember of Parliament for Pru East in the Brong Ahafo Region, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, has urged government to address the problem of youth unemployment in the country as it poses a security threat to the country.

According to Dr. Donkor, the idle hands of unemployed youth are “effective tools for mischief” and the government has a responsibility to adequately and urgently deal with the problem.

“As long as young educated youthful people are unemployed, we will have a security challenge on our hands.

A report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) revealed that about 74 million young people in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are unemployed.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 22:33
 
US Ebola patient Thomas Duncan dies PDF Print E-mail

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has died, Texas hospital officials have said.

duncanThomas Eric Duncan, who caught the virus in his native Liberia, was being kept in isolation in a Dallas hospital and receiving experimental drugs.

Earlier the US announced new security procedures at entry points to check travellers for symptoms of the virus.

More than 3,000 people have died and 7,500 infected, mostly in West Africa, in the worst Ebola outbreak yet.

"It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am," a spokesman said in a statement.

The news came shortly after US Secretary of State John Kerry urged all nations to boost their response to combat the virus.

 
Preventing cholera, Ebola: Hand washing should be our top priority PDF Print E-mail

ebolaAt a time when sanitation related diseases like cholera has hit the nation, hand washing should be our main priority.

Speaking on JoyNews’ sanitation campaign, ‘Clean Communities’, Theodora Adomako-Adjei, Extension Services Coordinator for Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), advised the public that hand washing can save lives.

She said the public is at high risk of contracting all sorts of diseases as the hands act as disease vectors. She explained, as people move out from their homes, they touch the door knobs, car handles, stair railings that other people have already touched. They also come into contact with bacteria that cause diseases, which means the only way people can avoid transmitting the bacteria their hands pick up, is by washing their hands with soap and water.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 22:39
 
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