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China reported 13,000 Covid cases on Sunday, the most since the peak of the first pandemic wave over two years ago, with Shanghai now the epicentre of the country’s worst outbreak. The highly transmissible Omicron variant has spread to more than a dozen provinces, rattling China’s “zero-Covid” strategy which had until March successfully kept the daily caseload down to double or triple digits. But the current outbreak is also testing the patience of the Chinese towards tough restrictions, as Beijing imposes targeted lockdowns, mass tests and travel curbs at a time when much of the world has re-opened. Tens of…

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Basic schools in Sefwi Wiawso are faced with challenges in literacy and computing. These schools feel removed from the digital economy, which the ICT curriculum should be preparing them for. There are few resources to aid the teaching and learning of ICT. The Otumfuo Osei Tutu Foundation aims to bridge these digital gaps among students. JoyNews’ correspondent Nana Yaw Gyimah has more in the following video report.

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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) says the level of indiscipline, including lateness and laziness, is affecting the nation’s development. Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako also said such negative attitudes affect students’ academic success and the expected outcomes in the world of work. Speaking to JoyNews at the sideline of the 10th matriculation of UENR, Prof Asare-Bediako, therefore, advocated for the inculcation of civic responsibilities, intending to help address the growing national canker, starting from the basic schools through to the tertiary institutions. “We are always quick to condemn the politicians, but what we are doing? The negative attitude…

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District Chief Executive for Amansie South district of Ashanti Region has pledged to promote science and technology education in the district. Clement Opoku Gyamfi states that science education will continue to be his priority and therefore calls on stakeholders to provide their maximum support to make it a reality. According to him, the assembly has put in place measures to ensure their efforts are not in vain. He says the district would not see the results of their efforts immediately until at least six years down the road. Mr. Gyamfi commends the district’s teachers for their ongoing efforts to share…

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Deputy Minister of Education, John Ntim Fordjour, on Wednesday paid a visit to the students of St John’s Grammar SHS. The unannounced courtesy visit to the school enabled the Deputy Minister to be abreast with the school’s ongoing enrolment of fresh students. He also inspected the newly completed Girls Dormitory. Mr Ntim Fordjour took advantage of the visit and joined the students to have lunch at the dining hall. The meal for the day was Jollof. In a tweet, the Deputy Education Minister also noted that he inspected the school’s kitchen facility and their food store. “Yesterday, I paid an…

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Otto Addo is in talks with Borussia Dortmund to sign a short-term deal with the Ghana Football Association [GFA] to lead the Black Stars to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After Ghana’s abysmal performance at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Cameroon, Milovan Rajevac, who signed a one-year renewable deal with the GFA was sacked after the team exited at the group phase for the first time since 2006. However, the country’s football governing body appointed Otto Addo on an interim basis in February ahead of the 2022 World Cup playoff games against Nigeria. Addo was assisted…

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Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has had $7bn (£5.4bn) of assets linked to him frozen by a Jersey court. On Tuesday, Jersey Police searched premises suspected to be connected to Mr Abramovich’s business activities on the island, Jersey Law Officers’ Department said. The billionaire is on the UK sanctions list over Russia’s war in Ukraine. Channel Island Jersey follows UK policy and imposes sanctions on the same people. “The Royal Court also imposed a formal freezing order on 12 April, known as a saisie judiciaire, over assets understood to be valued in excess of US$7bn which are suspected to be connected…

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SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to semifinal action from the FA Cup, with matches scheduled to be played on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April 2022. DStv and GOtv are the only true home of football in Africa, offering a range and depth of action that no other rival can match – it’s literally ‘Unbeatable Football’! If you’re going to spend your money on something, it may as well be on the best football in the world. The FA Cup has reached its penultimate phase, with the semifinals set for Wembley Stadium this weekend. The headline…

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For many, the welterweight division is the hottest in boxing. This weekend, this belief ought to be reaffirmed when unbeaten Errol Spence fights Yordenis Ugas in Texas to unify the WBA, WBC, and IBF welterweight titles. All the action will be broadcast live on SuperSport Action from 1am, Sunday). Spence is one of the superstars of world boxing, a slick, hard-punching operator who will be making his sixth championship defence. Ugas, meanwhile, is riding high after his shock 2021 defeat of Manny Pacquiao that shot him into the upper reaches of the sport. Having unified the belts in 2019, Spence’s…

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