Month: November 2021

Ghana’s Economy Is Recovering – Abu Jinapor

The Minster of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has said Ghana’s economy is recovering contrary to cynicism by the opposition that the economy is deteriorating.

He said “Out of the efforts of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the economy is recovering”.

Mr Jinapor, who was contributing to the ongoing debate on the 2022 budget statement and economic policy of government, on Wednesday, at Parliament, said the budget sought to respond to Ghana’s peculiar challenges that has arisen as a result of COVID-19, and must be supported.

He said: “Mr Speaker, just on Monday, the Bank of Ghana reported

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The little-known Black history of the wing

In the city of Buffalo, the Buffalo wing does not exist. There are only wings. And it is a truth universally acknowledged that the wings were born in Buffalo

Alongside Rick James and the Goo Goo Dolls, the hot wing stands as Buffalo’s most famous export of the past 60 years. On Super Bowl Sunday alone, sticky-fingered Americans might pick clean 1.4 billion of the chicken’s dinkiest, boniest cut. 

The wings’ rudiments are by now so well-known to every college-town sports bar they might as well be a natural resource. There are the crispy-fried chicken wings cracked into drumettes

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Denver Scholarship Foundation scholar comes full circle

DENVER — Making college a possibility for thousands of Denver Public School students is the mission of the Denver Scholarship Foundation, which is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month.

That’s 15 years of Denver students showing what they can do when given the opportunity.

One of the first scholars from 15 years ago, Derrek Sandoval, has been a success story that has come full circle.

“At a very young age, my parents instilled in me you are going to college,” Sandoval said. “We don’t know what that looks like or how we’re going to pay for it, but it’s something

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NSE Awards Scholarship to UTME Engineering Candidates

Funmi Ogundare

For their outstanding performance in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) has awarded scholarships to the engineering candidates to enrich the management and practice of the profession in the country.

The NSE last year had instituted a scholarship award of N16 million to encourage candidates who intend to study engineering-related courses in the university. The beneficiaries will enjoy a scholarship of N1,000,000 each for five years after gaining admission into the university of their choice studying Engineering.

The beneficiaries include Miss Agnes

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Georgia university system refuses to rename buildings, insists ‘history’ teaches ‘important lessons’

Georgia’s public university system will not rename any of its 75 buildings with ties to slavery or racial segregation, explaining that “history can teach us important lessons.”

“The purpose of history is to instruct,” the Board of Regents for Georgia’s public university system wrote in a statement. “History can teach us important lessons, lessons that if understood and applied make Georgia and its people stronger.”

The board voted unanimously on Monday against such changes, nearly a year after it established a committee to study the names and potential changes. The internal committee had advised that changes be made to

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LearnAm breaks the language barrier to digital education and inclusion

The World Bank said some years back, that over 230 million jobs will require digital skills by 2020. The figure is way higher than this now but the reality for developing countries in Africa is that the language barrier still stands as a barrier to rapid digital education towards a skilled economy. The pandemic made the digital gap even more obvious, with the lockdown causing loss of jobs and a general shift towards remote working and demand for digital skills.

And then, ScholarX comes up with LearnAm – a learning platform that allows people acquire knowledge and digital skills in

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Governor Hochul Announces First Round of Winners for New ‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ Vaccine Incentive Program for 5- To 11-Year-Olds to win a Full SUNY or CUNY Scholarship

Today, Governor Hochul announced 10 winners of New York’s “Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate” vaccine incentive program. The Governor also personally called several parents to share her congratulations that their child would be able to attend SUNY or CUNY on scholarship.  

“The ‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ program provides the life-changing opportunity for young New Yorkers to win free tuition to a SUNY or CUNY college or university,” Governor Hochul said. “As we enter the holiday season and the risk of transmission increases, it is absolutely critical that we stay vigilant. The vaccine is the surest way to keep you and your loved

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UNIABUJA Students Laud ASUU Over Scholarship Disbursement

Students of the University of Abuja have commended the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) branch of the institution over the disbursement of scholarship award to some selected students.

Recall that the Union recently granted scholarships to nine students studying in the institution, following a directive from its national body.

Some of the students who spoke to LEADERSHIP said the scholarship would help ameliorate their financial condition.

A 400 level student in the department of Agric Economics, Adenabu Shaibu Maryam commended the union for funding them worthy to be given the scholarship.

“I can say that ASUU is one of

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Revamping the North East economy

A recent report by the World Bank has revealed the decline of economic activities in the North East region due to strident attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents. According to the bank, the destruction caused by the sect through terrorism and kidnapping in the North East has resulted in the decline of economic activities by 50 per cent.

The global financial institution also noted that Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, the epicenter of the insurgency and the safe haven of Boko Haram, witnessed a fall in economic activities from 10 to 14 per cent between 2009 and 2013. This was

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