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Over 15 million girls marry before 18th birthday globally

Over 15 million girls globally, get married before their 18th birthday, Mrs Matilda Banfro Greater Accra Regional Director, Department of Gender, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has revealed. Speaking at a dialogue with identifiable groups on their role...

Researchers worry co-habitation is taking a toll on academic performance of students

By Kofi Sekyiama Pobi. The Centre for Gender Research Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), at the University of Cape Coast has stepped up its mandate in advocacy to help improve gender-based issues within the University Community. In line with this, a...

Report: 691 pregnant girls return to school in Eastern Region

Statistics from Eastern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) indicate that a total of 691 teenage girls returned to school either pregnant or after given birth as at May this year. The report, representing 27 Municipal and District...

Research shows 32,000 children born with Cleft in Africa every year

By Nicholas Osei-Wusu. The Ghana Cleft Foundation, Journalists and the Smile Train, a US-Based Humanitarian Organisation are to step up awareness, for the public to accept Cleft as a deformity rather than a spiritual punishment for an offence committed by...

Wa: Research shows faecal pollution of well water and bacterial contamination of borehole water

Residents in the Wa Municipality are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases as most of the water sources for drinking and other daily activities are contaminated with feacal matter. While water sourced directly from the Ghana Water Company Limited GWCL...

Gov’t to allocate one percent of GDP to support research and scientific activities

The Government has announced that it will dedicate a minimum of one per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to supporting research, science, technology, and innovative activities. To that end, the government was putting measures in place to...

July sets record for world’s hottest month ever recorded

July was the world's hottest month ever recorded, a US federal scientific and regulatory agency has reported. The data shows that the combined land and ocean-surface temperature was 0.93C (1.68F) above the 20th Century average of 15.8C (60.4F). It is the...

Unscrupulous persons are using child begging as business – Study

The use of foreign children to beg on streets in the Kumasi metropolis is done for business purposes, a study by the Department of Children has revealed. The study conducted in April, this year, under the auspices of the Ministry...

First-ever World Drowning Prevention Day marked

The United Nations (UN) on Sunday, July 25, 2021, marked the world’s first-ever World Drowning Prevention Day. The global organisation dedicated this day for the global advocacy of drowning prevention in April this year through a resolution, moving towards a...

2021 Population Census mop-up exercise ends

The seven-day mop-up exercise announced by the Ghana Statistical Service on Monday, July 12, to complete work in the outstanding enumeration areas ended on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The Service was expected to update the public on the completion rate...

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Ashanti Gold, Inter Allies scandalous game: Spare no one, GFA!

By John Vigah On Saturday July 17, 2021, Ghana football earned rave reviews - not for its spectacular exhibition of...

UTAG threatens to resume strike if no concrete action is taken to resolve concerns

The University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, has threatened to resume their strike if government remains adamant about addressing their concerns. Speaking to GBC News,...

Local Government Minister expected to announce list of MMDCEs on Sunday September 19

Reports suggest that the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development, will be announcing the final list of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief...

Eduwatch welcomes arrest of key operative behind rogue website

Think Tank, Africa Education Watch, Eduwatch has welcomed news of the arrest of the alleged dealer in WASSCE Examination leakages at Kasoa in the...

WAEC announces new dates for cancelled papers as mastermind of leakage is apprehended

By Eugenia Asumadu-Sakyi               Following the rescheduling of the Physics and Business Management papers in the ongoing West African Senior...