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Gov’t Absorbs Wassce Fees of Final Year Students

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President Akuffo Addo has announced the absorption of fees for all final year students who will be sitting for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

According to the president, a total of 313,837 students, who are the first batch of the Free Senor High School programme, will benefit from the relief package set to cost the state some 75.4 million cedis.

He made this announcement in his 12th televised address to the nation on Sunday June 21, 2020.

“For the first time in our nation’s history government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313,837 students who will sit for the exams. 75. 4 million cedis will be spent on this” he stated.

As part of measures to ease Covid-19 restrictions, final year students from basic to tertiary level have been directed to return to school with all safety protocols being observed.

Final and second year gold track students in Senior High Schools are to return to school on Monday, June 22 for six weeks during which the final years will prepare to sit for their WASSCE examination.

Gold track students are expected to complete their final semester to be at par with their colleagues in the green track system.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Akufo-Addo Unfazed By Domelevo Antics – Increases His Leave To 167 Days

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President Akufo-Addo has replied to the Auditor General Daniel Yaw Domelevo through his Executive Secretary, refusing to rescind his earlier directive for him to ‘proceed on leave’.

The President also lashed out at the Domelevo for addressing a letter to his office with political undertones, while also leaking the said letter to the media while the office of the President is yet to receive a copy.

Read the President’s letter below……..

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I Have The Stamina to Endure Protracted Litigation – Kweku Baako Replies Ken Agyapong’s Lawyer

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Managing Editor of The New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has noted that he has the endurance for a protracted litigation with Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.

Lawyer for Mr Agyapong, Ralph Agyapong had disclosed in an interview Net2 TV that the Assin Central Member of Parliament is ready to appeal the defamation case to the highest level.

“If there is a judgement, after one week the judgement ceases. So after one week if you have any processes you can go ahead with it. As I speak to you, that Judgement will be a subject of appeal from Monday because as I speak, the notice of appeal is ready. So If it becomes subject of appeal, there’s a process called a stay of execution pending an appeal.

Responding to this, Malik Kweku Baako stated in a post that he is unbothered and ready to face Mr Agyapong in court no matter how long it takes for justice to prevail.

“This is the judgment that would be a subject of appeal as indicated by Mr Kennedy Agyapong’s lawyer, Mr. Ralph Agyapong. Appeal is an option guaranteed by law. And must be respected by all. I have the requisite stamina to endure a protracted litigation. It doesn’t matter how long it takes the courts to make a final determination, judgment day shall come. And INTEGRITY shall triumph over UGLY NOISES and MALICIOUS ALLEGATIONS ! TRUST ME!!!,” the post read.

An Accra high court had found Kennedy Agyapong guilty of defamation against Mr Baako and ordered him to retract and apologise three times on the platforms he used to defame the veteran journalist within 30 days.

In addition, he’s supposed to pay a fine of GHS100,000 in damages plus cost of GHS30,000.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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It’s Not Ethical to Name Coronavirus Patients – GHS

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The Ghana Health Service has said it will not be revealing persons, particularly government appointees who have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

According to the Director General of the GHS, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye, it is against medical ethics to expose individuals infected with the virus, noting it could have a toll on the fight against stigmatization.

“As I mentioned, I cannot really, ethically, tell you all these numbers and mention names and their status. It cannot be done,” Dr Aboagye said at the Covid-19 press briefing at the information ministry.

He however added that it is upto these infected individuals to decide to come out voluntarily and announce their status.

“I’m sure there are media men who have also been exposed, and we don’t have their numbers and names (in the public domain) but those who came out and did that voluntarily, that’s what we encourage. We are not going to be able to mention anybody’s name and there is no need,” he stressed.

Ghana’s total case count as at dawn of July 4, stood at 19,388, with active cases standing at 4,941 and 14,330 recoveries. Death toll at 117.

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