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Student Dies In Sandema School Riots

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'A male student is reported dead and another in critical condition when a riot broke out at the Sandema Senior High Technical School in the Builsa North District of the Upper East Region.The two met their fate after they were hit by warning shots from police personnel deployed to stem the melee.The school has been closed down indefinitely after a meeting between the Regional and District Security Committee and the school authority yesterday.The riots broke out when at about 9.40pm some students who were loitering after prep hours were forced to kneel down by some members of the school cadet corps whom the school authority had engaged to complement the security on campus and to maintain discipline.When the punished students were later released, they informed their colleagues in the dormitories.They were infuriated by the incident, for which reason they confronted the cadets at their duty posts.The ensuing riot was extended to some teachers regarded as the sources of the power being exercised by the cadets.Besides the life lost and injuries sustained by some, a motorbike, and a car belonging to teachers were destroyed, including louvre blades by the irate students.When the police appeared at the scene, they fired warning shots to bring the situation under control after the students had pelted them with stones.The deceased and his injured colleague are believed to have been hit by the warning shots of the police.A post mortem will be carried out on the corpse to establish this fact.Investigations into the case have already begun.FROM: Ebo Bruce-Quansah . The post Student Dies In Sandema School Riots appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'

Klipfontein Primary School celebrates Mandela Day

School and Education Talk of the Town

The children and staff at Klipfontein Primary School held a special day for the elderly in their community to celebrate Mandela Day on Thursday.
'The children and staff at Klipfontein Primary School held a special day for the elderly in their community to celebrate Mandela Day on Thursday.Here, the children for the choir sing the Khoisan version of our national anthem, “Nkosi Sikelel’iAfrika”. More pictures in next week’s Talk of the Town and on the Talk of the Town webpage as well as its Facebook page and group. . The post Klipfontein Primary School celebrates Mandela Day appeared first on Talk of the Town .'

Africa: Why Central Banks Need to Take Human Rights More Seriously

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[The Conversation Africa] Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access to housing, healthcare, education, work, to adequate food and
'[The Conversation Africa] Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access to housing, healthcare, education, work, to adequate food and water and the security of their pensions.'

Two Local Schools Benefit From Big Donation Of Food, Learning Materials And Equipment

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A collaborative community effort led by Upper Highway NPO, Zero2Five Trust, saw hundreds of local schoolchildren in the Shongweni Dam area receiving nutritious meals, learning materials and a playground as part of a Mandela Day initiative.
'A collaborative community effort led by Upper Highway NPO, Zero2Five Trust, saw hundreds of local schoolchildren in the Shongweni Dam area receiving nutritious meals, learning materials and a playground as part of a Mandela Day initiative.Local organisations, Futurelife Health Products,  Marriott and Clover sponsored supplies for the day with Grade 8 pupils from St Mary’s DSG preparing 1 800 lunchboxes on the morning of Thursday, 18 July.Representatives then accompanied Zero2Five to two schools – Egcekeni and Edamini Primary Schools – where happy children greeted the guests.Zero2Five promotes holistic Early Childhood Development in formerly disadvantaged areas by improving learners’ health and education outcomes with nutrition and education programmes. “Mandela Day is more than a commemoration of the life and legacy of Madiba, it is an opportunity for all of us to honour his life’s work and make a lasting impact on the day,” said Julika Falconer, Head of the Zero2Five Trust. “Our regular sponsors come together every year and fund extra resources needed to strengthen our programmes for the rest of the year.July marks the beginning of a new financial year for us so this is always a great kick off with a big bang.” Futurelife donated Futurelife oat breakfasts and brown bread, with sponsorship of  Sunshine D margarine & spread., Clover 1800 cheese slices and Marriott bringing breakfast bowls and lunchboxes.Local business The Juice Kitchen, Mark & Tamara Ogilby, undertook to donate a piece of fruit for each learner to make the healthy lunch complete.Egcekeni Primary School will also receive a new playground with both schools benefitting from additional English learning materials.The generosity continued as schoolgirls from St Mary’s DSG arrived early to prepare all 1800 lunchboxes with delicious sandwiches.There was also an interactive story explaining Mandela Day with singing and dancing to finish on a high note.Local NGO partner Peace Players International entertained with a motivational talk and a fitness programme.Solomon Mpulo, principal of Egcekeni Primary School, said: “We were a school for farm workers’ children, based in an area which is poverty stricken.The majority of parents work on farms and some depend on the government grants.We lack a lot of resources and any help is highly welcomed.This was a memorable Mandela Day gift for our Grade R learners as they also received a jungle gym.” Mpume Dladla, Edamini Primary School principal thanked all involved for their continued support: “Zero2Five has been at the forefront of ensuring our underprivileged learners get the help they need.As well as providing them with porridge, Zero2Five donated eight boxes of LEGO educational toys which help our learners with counting and building skills.The language boards and puzzles supplied help in developing the vocabulary and language.As our learners are from poverty-stricken areas, a conducive learning environment gives them an equal opportunity.” . The post Two Local Schools Benefit From Big Donation Of Food, Learning Materials And Equipment appeared first on iAfrica.com .'

Vets, volunteers and visitors at the SPCA

School and Education Talk of the Town

Vets, local and from Makhanda (Grahamstown) were on-call to assist in the neutering of animals for Mandela Day on Wednesday.The vets and volunteers from 43 Air School, assembled at around 8am to help keep unwanted puppies, kittens (especially from
'Vets, local and from Makhanda (Grahamstown) were on-call to assist in the neutering of animals for Mandela Day on Wednesday.The vets and volunteers from 43 Air School, assembled at around 8am to help keep unwanted puppies, kittens (especially from feral cats) down to a minimum.Lisa Nyanya was the big star on the day as it was her hard work that brought everything together, including platters from Niche Cafe and rolls from Superspar for those who brought their animals, the vets and volunteers as well as visitors who brought their animals to be neutered.More Mandela Day pictures in next week’s Talk of the Town as well as on our Web page, and our Facebook page and group . The post Vets, volunteers and visitors at the SPCA appeared first on Talk of the Town .'

Parliament Approves UDS Wa Campus Conversion

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Parliament has endorsed the conversion of the Wa Campus of the University of Development Studies (UDS) into an autonomous university.
'Parliament has endorsed the conversion of the Wa Campus of the University of Development Studies (UDS) into an autonomous university.The new university, DGN Online , is informed, is to be known as the University of Business and Integrated Development Studies.Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof.Kwesi Yankah, moved the motion in Parliament and it was seconded by the Chairman of the Education Committee of the House, William Agyapong Quaittoo.BY DGN Online . The post Parliament Approves UDS Wa Campus Conversion appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'