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Akufo-Addo says his government is making the youth globally competitive

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President Akufo-Addo says his government is determined to improve the skills of Ghanaian youth around the world in order to make them globally competitive.

He said he hopes to see Ghana’s youth at par with their peers anywhere in the world when it comes to science and technology.

The President made the statement during Monday, May 6’s inaugural inter-generational dialogue at the Kempinski Hotel, in Accra.

“The 21st century is both a competitive one and the era of century of science and technology. We must educate and equip our youth with the requisite skills to enable them compete in today’s world,” he said.

Nana Addo said he is happy to have been able to implement the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) Policy

This, he said, would make the acquisition of education easier for all Ghanaians, including the less-privileged ones.

“Today, in Ghana, I am delighted to be able to say that education in the public sector is now free from Kindergarten to Senior High School, with the adoption of my government’s Free Senior High School policy.”

According to him, it is a key priority for my government to invest massively in Ghana’s educational system.

“… we have ensured that a third of our nation’s budget is dedicated to educating our young people,” he stated.

The President further assured that 21 state-of-the-art Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Centres and 10 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centres will also be constructed across the country.

This, he said, is aimed at equipping the Ghanaian youth to be able to survive the competitive, technological environment.

“They have to survive. Technology is what helps us to make the world truly a global village, and enables once poor people to become prosperous, and scale up the value of their economic activities,” President Akufo-Addo added.

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Billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell

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The FBI and the Inspector General are investigating after billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell after apparrently taking his own life.

The New York Post reports that a gurney carrying Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Centre around 7:30am (9:30 AEST) and headed to New York Downtown Hospital.

Paramedics tried to revive Epstein as they wheeled him into the hospital but were unsuccessful.

The medical examiner’s office in Manhattan confirmed Epstein’s death.

 

A call for a reported cardiac arrest came in at 6:38am, Fire Department sources said.

Two weeks ago, Epstein, 66, was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck.

However, The New York Times reports that he was taken off suicide watch at the time of his death.

The billionaire financier was being held without bail pending his trial on child sex-trafficking charges.

 

Some reports suggest cameras inside the Manhattan Correctional Centre malfunctioned around the time of his suicide.

The MCC has some of the tightest security in the US and has housed notorious criminals including Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, mob boss John Gotti, the World Trade Center bombers and Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff.

 

~ More at The Daily Telegraph

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‘Ideal role model’: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pay tribute to late Princess Diana on social media

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made a rare and very personal statement about the late Princess Diana.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have honoured the late Princess Diana.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex today shared an inspirational quote from Harry’s late mother on their joint Instagram account.

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you,” read the quote, which was featured on a blue background with the royal couple’s monogram.

In the caption, Meghan, 38, and Harry, 34, added: “Words have the power to inspire, which is why we’re happy to share some of our favourite quotes”.

The late Princess Diana is being remembered by her son, Prince Harry, and daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle. Picture: AFPSource:AFP

 

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

 

“From members of the public to public figures, from teachers and students to young leaders, we begin with a quote from Diana, Princess of Wales.”

Although the post marks the first time Meghan and Harry have mentioned Diana by name on social media, the pair did include a special nod to her in a picture they shared of baby Archie on Mother’s Day, according to People magazine.

 

Diana’s favourite flower, forget-me-nots, were pictured in the background of the photograph.

In 2017, Harry called his late mother his “ideal role model”.

“I think she had a lot in common with everybody but also she certainly listened in a very, very short space of time,” Harry said at the time.

“In society, we suffer from this illusion or this reality where some problems get so big that nobody wants to get involved. She was the one that changed that,” he continued. “I will always look up to her as being my ideal role model.”

 

~News.com.eu

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