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Media Maven and  Radio Female of the Year award winner, Anita Erskine has earned a nod of influence on Social Media. Her twitter account, @theanitaerskine, has been ranked among the top 100 to follow for African Aid and Development.  

Ahead of the Aid and Development Africa Summit in 2018, the Aid International Development Forum (AIDF)  created this list of the Top 100 Twitter Accounts to follow in African aid and development, which comprises of 50 humanitarian leaders and 50 organizations all working to advance Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.

Anita Erskine shares this prestigious space with Bill Gates (@BillGates), Melinda Gates )@MelindaGates, UN Secretary-General António Guterres (@antonioguterres), featured amongst the 50 best individual Twitter accounts to follow. Whilst the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (@SDGFund), Farmerline (@farmerline), Médecins Sans Frontières East Africa (@MSFNairobi) and the World Health Organisation African Region (@WHOAFRO) are amongst top 50 organizations to follow.

‘I have always insisted on using my social media space to create impact. Much like what I may do on radio and television, Twitter is my channel to reach out to the world. Africa is an emerging market so it is very important for me communicate our efforts to the World. And I do so unapologetically.” Says Anita  Erskine.  

Anita Erskine’s work as an advocate for Women in Entrepreurship, Girls Education, Maternal Health and social welfare for displaced families is becoming a powerful movement single handedly created and funded by the multi-talented media maven.

SOURCE:  thebftonline.com

 

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The 2017 edition of the Model Bridge Contest, an initiative by Knight Piesold (KP) consulting, an Engineering Firm, came to end on 6th November 2017, with PRESEC Legon, emerging winners.

The contest which was on the theme, “building bridges-connecting people” saw many schools such as Achimota SHS, Accra Girls SHS, Aburi Girls SHS and Nungua SHS contesting to win the grand prize of a projector, a projector screen and a laminator.

Contestants had to use wood, strings and glue to design a model of a bridge for construction.

Achimota SHS placed second, followed by Accra Girls SHS in third, Aburi Girls SHS in fourth and Nungua SHS in fifth position.

 

PRESEC, the winning school received a projector, a projector screen and a laminator, whiles the second took away a projector and a projector screen, the third had a 40inch Plasma television (tv) set and a laminator, fourth grabbed a 40inch Plasma tv whiles the fifth received a 30inch Plasma tv.

 

Activities that marked the competition were a bridge display by schools, presentation and demonstration by schools, overview of bridge building rules, bridge inspection and testing by judges, and finally the presentation of awards.

 

Prior to the contest, the participating students were briefed on the preparation of a model bridge as such; marks were awarded based on bridge efficiency, aesthetics, design and record, and creativity.

 

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Jeffrey Coffin, Regional Manager for KP Consulting, West

Africa, said the programme was in line with the company’s vision of providing skills training for the youth.

 

He said as part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, KP Consulting was dedicated to supporting the educational sector and so decided to highlight civil engineering based on the level of participants.

 

He noted that with this year’s edition, even though all participating schools had access to information; each school came up with innovative and different designs.

 

Mr Coffin, who lauded the unique skills showcased by the participating schools, again revealed that with subsequent editions, there would be a need to put more design constraints on the bridge building; which according to him would further challenge the students to be more creative.

 

Madam Ama Nketiah, the Senior Project Engineer at KP Consulting, also told GNA that the company wanted to reach out to the next generation of engineers and teach them about the fundamentals of civil engineering.

She noted that the participating students had had their capacity enhanced to actualize the many dimensions of science learned in class into a practical civil engineering design.

 

    The initiative since its introduction has received positive feedbacks and would therefore encourage participating students to pursue varies engineering programmes in the universities.

 

 

 

(H/T: Ghana News Agency)

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The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has developed an information system that will alert the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to fire outbreaks for prompt response.

It was developed by the Earth Observation Research Centre of the university and officials of the centre said the system would provide the GNFS with information on fire monitoring, detection and alerting through the use of a satellite.

Known as the Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS), the technology, which was developed in partnership with some international organisations, also has the capacity to detect and predict wildfires in the entire West African sub-region.

Last Tuesday, officials of the university held talks with the management of the GNFS to fine-tune moves to link up the system with the information and communications technology (ICT) platform of the GNFS. 

The technology is said to be the first of its kind in West Africa.

The Head of the Earth Observation Research Centre of the UENR, Dr Amos Kabo-Bah, who led a delegation from the university to the GNFS Headquarters in Accra, said the AFIS would greatly assist in fire management in the country.

Features

Touching on the features of the AFIS, Dr Kabo-Bah said it had a statistics data portal which provided burned area estimates for any administrative boundary or pre-defined area of interest.

“There is a web viewer which is an online system that integrates dynamic fire information with baseline localised data sets to help with planning and the analysis of current and historical fire patterns,” he said.

Additionally, he mentioned the fire dashboard, which had been developed for a control centre environment where operators could set up, integrate and visualise various data sources for a specific area of interest.

To ensure that the system was effective, Dr Kabo-Bah said, the centre was seeking to integrate its system with the ICT Unit of the GNFS and other relevant institutions.

He said the centre was also proposing that public premises, including industries, markets and filling stations, have watch fire towers, while there should be a mandatory policy for such institutions to install specific cameras for surveillance which would also feed the AFIS.

Besides, he said, the centre had recommended the use of drones for firefighting on both land and sea for the GNFS, especially for situations where the fires were intense.

Objectives

The system, he said, sought to build a strong fire detection system as part of efforts to strengthen the work of the GNFS.

He said it also sought to create citizen-based crowd sourcing of fire incidents.

Additionally, he said, it was to make Ghana a centre of excellence for fire detection in the sub-region and leverage international cooperation with the rest of the countries in the region.

Besides, he said, it was to create a revenue pool to support infrastructure at the GNFS and the UENR.

AFIS different from GhanaPost GPS

Differentiating the AFIS from the GhanaPost GPS, Dr Kabo-Bah explained that while the GhanaPost GPS gave only location and address, the AFIS gave details of the situation based on a current location or defined area of interest.

Nonetheless, he called on the government to consider integrating the AFIS into the GhanaPost GPS system.

The acting Chief Fire Officer, Mr Edwin Ekow Blankson, said the system would help the GNFS respond promptly to fire outbreaks and other disasters.

He said it would also help assess the extent of damage to the environment caused by fires and personnel would be educated on the system to enable them to acquaint themselves with it.

While commending the University for the Initiative, Mr Blankson noted that the GNFS would partner the UENR to ensure that the system was fully implemented to help improve fire management in the country.

About UENR

The UENR was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 830, 2011 on December 31, 2011.

It is a public university which seeks to provide leadership and management of energy and natural resources and be a centre of excellence in these critical areas.

It is a multi-campus institution with three campuses located in Sunyani (main), Nsoatre and Dormaa Ahenkro.

 Source: Daily Graphic

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The Vice-Chancellor of the Nduom School of Business & Technology (NSB&T), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has announced that the school has "finally" been accredited by the National Accreditation Board and will begin receiving new students on November 3, 2017.

Dr Nduom in a post of Facebook said admission was open and only 200 students will be admitted.

Nduom University receives accreditation; to admit 200 new students - Graphic Online

According to him, all the admitted students will be mandated to stay on campus where accommodation has been provided.

"Finally, the Nduom School of Business & Technology (NSB&T) has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board. We are ready to receive applications from prospective students NOW.

"Any applications will be given a response within two days of receipt. NSB&T will be open to receive new students on November 3, 2017. We will admit ONLY 200 students.

"Accommodation will be available for all 200 students on campus. All students must stay on campus".

He said, ten percent of the admitted students will be given scholarships to cover accommodation and tuition based on academic excellence and financial need.

He also noted in his post that only four programmes will be offered. They are BSc. Banking and Finance, BSc. Information Technology Management for Business and BSc. Information and Communication Technology.

Ten percent of the admitted students will be given scholarships to cover accommodation and tuition based on academic excellence and financial need.

 

 


Background

The NSB&T is sited at Ayensudo in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) Municipality in the Central Region.

The university sits on a 100-acre land has lecture halls, an administration block, a cafeteria, a library and an auditorium. The official opening was done on December 6, 2016.

Portions of the school land have also been earmarked for the construction of a teaching hospital for health and allied sciences programmes.

Communities in and around the catchment area are expected to benefit immensely from the facility; that was evident on the day of opening as some residents of the adjoining communities engaged in brisk business activities. 

The Rector of the University, Prof. James Hawkins Ephraim, disclosed that the University was registered as Nduom University, but the accreditation requirements made it change to Nduom School of Business and Technology.

The University is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) as the country’s Tertiary School law stipulates that any private institution of higher learning should be affiliated to a public university at inception.

He mentioned that more programmes including law will be added to the School’s curriculum in due course.

 

Source : Graphic.com.gh

 

 

 

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A 13-year-old academic prodigy, Miss Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa, has been admitted as the youngest ever student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.

According to The Chronicle Newspaper, the girl is a native of Anyimon, Berekum in the Brong-Ahafo Region, and who lives at Prempeh College, Kumasi, where her father is a senior tutor.

She attended the Christ Our Hope International School in Kumasi, and later the Abraham Lincoln Junior High School (JHS), where she wrote the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in JHS 1 at the Justice International School Asuofua in the Ashanti Region.

According to her father Mr Kwadwo Gyan-Darkwa, she then entered St. Louis Senior High School at age 10 and offered General Science, and continued to complete her Senior High (SHS) education at age 12 plus.

Born on May 29, 2004 in Kumasi, Miss Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa will pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Mathematics) in Mathematics at the KNUST.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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