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Nana Yaa Ofori Atta

Education: Leaking with foreknowledge, and awards

Ghana's President Mahama named AARE ATOLASE of the Offa Kingdom, Kwara State, NigeriaThe West African Examinations Council (WAEC), insists on titillation, essentially licking its exposed and hairy navel in public. The 2016 exam and in some instances, the answers for three of the four core exams: Oral English; Integrated Science; and Social Studies, were broadcast via a social media chat group.

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Ghana: To memory, not rubbish

Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta, Political analyst. Photo©All Rights ReservedEchoes of Ghana's past glory and shame bubbles to the surface as the murder of a prominent Ghanaian politician triggers painful memories of the death of his namesake J.B. Danquah almost exactly 51 years earlier, while another Nkrumah seeks to lead the proud West African nation. Amid the soulful reflection, a travelling Nigerian 'man of God' failed to remind his congregation that cleanliness is next to godliness.

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Ghana's fiendish equation that does not add up

Before Ghana saw fit to dismantle its education system, children swotted for three critical exams – Common Entrance, 'O' Levels and 'A' Levels. Facing down long mathematical equations and with precious little time, Ghanaian children knew to apply BODMAS. Solving in this order – Bracket, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition and then Subtraction – should get you the right answer.

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