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The ‘As If Principle’

Friday, 20 October 2017 09:32

By Abundant Robert K. AWOLUGUTU
If you want any quality, act as if you already have it.
- William James, Professor of Psychology.
Today I show you the ‘As If Technique’, which you can apply to make changes in the way you feel to enhance your lifestyle and achieve greater success and happiness. It was used as far back as the time of the Greek philosopher Aristotle who mentioned it in his writings.

Can Ghana’s emergency response handle terror attack?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:48

By Richard MENSAH (citifmonline.com)
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, news of an alleged terrorist attack at the Accra Mall made waves on social media, sparking fear and panic countrywide.

Tolerance in marriage

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 07:01

I recently read a post on Facebook by a woman whose husband died about four weeks ago; it was a touching one.
The woman said, among other things, that, “...I still wait for you every evening and yearn to hear your voice but there is silence, you are truly gone, RIP…”

In the matter of gas explosions, Cabinet must not ignore DVLA

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:45

By Atoampomah Koduah
The last few days have typically seen the nation at its pretentious best. Pretending as usual to be concerned about safety when indeed it means next to nothing to us.

Noisy alarms at all fuel and gas filling stations

Monday, 16 October 2017 07:04

By Bartholomew DARKO
It is very sad that predictable fire risks get crystallised before we all run helter-skelter, looking for preventive or curative solutions.

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Gender-Responsive Public Services and Young Urban Women’s Economic Empowerment: A report on research in Ghana and South Africa Part II

Monday, 16 October 2017 06:34

Continued from the previous week…
In last week’s article, we delved into two of the three key findings uncovered by ActionAid’s latest report, ‘Gender-Responsive Public Services and Young Urban Women’s Economic Empowerment: A report on research in Ghana and South Africa’, which were:
1. Poor access to essential services means poor access to decent work
2. Violence and stigma undermine economic rights
In today’s piece, we will be looking at the third key finding of the report, as well as some recommendations.

Executive Summary (cont’d)
3. Multiple factors cause poor access to decent work opportunities in the labour market
The challenges we describe unfold within a macroeconomic context that is characterised by stagnant, if not regressive, job creation, especially of decent jobs.

New Insurance Commissioner Justice Yaw Ofori

Friday, 13 October 2017 11:18

Mr Justice Yaw Ofori has been appointed as the Commissioner of the National Insurance Commission (NIC), effective July 12, 2017 by H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He takes over from Ms Lydia Lariba Bawa.

If you don't remember your PhD Thesis, then you didn't write it

Friday, 13 October 2017 11:13

"Individuals and unaccredited institutions who are engaged in these activities [fake degrees) are academic voyeurs and pimps.
“It is an epidemic that is governed by ignorance, self-flattery, lack of shame and a complete erosion in the Ghanaian honour code system...aided by an uncritical media," said Dr Prosper Yao Tsikata, Assistant Professor of Communication, Valdosta State University, USA
Before Golgotha, there was a Gethsemane. It is appointed unto anybody seeking high academic honours to toil, labour and burn the proverbial midnight oil before they qualify to present themselves for the revered honour.
It is a laborious and harrowing undertaking that requires an unusual combo of intellectual aptitude and emotional intelligence to survive the marking scheme of a supervisor who is a cross dresser.
PhD or ABD
The theoretical framework, literature review and methodology may have been cancelled several times. Before you finally get it right, you would have contemplated quitting the PhD programme many times.
You are prepared to abandon it and settle for ABD (All But Dissertation). At least, you tried your best.
You would be counted among the few ambitious people with above average intelligence for attempting a PhD.
There is some honour in being a PhD wannabe, even if you abandoned the punishing routine of pouring through boring research papers to settle for a career in industry.
You would find that the salary of a university professor is not any bigger than a middle-level employee in the manufacturing and services sectors.
You wonder whether all the fret and weariness in writing the comprehensive PhD examination, getting published in academic journals and defending a thesis had paid off when you see intellectually bankrupt buffoons driving in luxury vehicles you can never afford.
When finally you pass the dreaded defence of your research before ill-intentioned and grey-haired academics, it is joy incomparable.
Academic orgasm. You feel fooled, stupefied and intellectually abused when a fraudster who does not know the difference between a hypothesis and a research question is able to afford the same distinguished honour of a PhD by pimping his way through the cheap world of academic voyeurism.
Four years of hell
While a genuine PhD programme takes some four (4) years, sometimes five (5) or six (6) years to complete, the pimps and degree fraudsters use a year or less to acquire theirs.

The Torgbe Lablulu Education Fund: Securing the next generation through education

Friday, 13 October 2017 11:10

By Daniel NONOR, ACCRA
In October 2015, an initiative to help raise the falling standards of education and, ultimately, improve the living standards of the people in the Adaklu District of the Volta Region was birthed.

Embrace science as the only option to improve food security in Africa – Ugandan Prime Minister

Friday, 13 October 2017 11:08

By Ama Kudom-Agyemang

Whether or not Africa will be able to maximise her potential in food production will depend to a large extent on the ability of countries to adopt science, technology and innovation. And if the continent can fully maximise her agricultural capacity, then she has to

Research shows impact of Camfed teacher mentoring programme

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:09

Background
Teacher mentoring is a crucial student support service that is aimed at helping individuals to discover and develop their educational, vocational and psychological potentials, and thereby achieve an optimal level of personal happiness and social usefulness.