Ghanaian ‘blackboard ICT teacher’ gets standing ovation in Singapore

33-year-old Richard Appiah Akoto, an ICT pupil teacher at Betenase M/A Junior High School at Sekyedomase in the Ashanti Region, who went viral on social media last month after he posted photos of himself improvising by drawing the entire Microsoft Word window on a blackboard to enable his pupils understand how the software functions, received…

Female student floors phone thief

A motor rider who snatched a phone from a female student at Lashibi, Accra met his match when the student held him tightly by his shirt until both of them ended the struggle in a gutter nearby. Her bravery drew the attention of some bystanders who went to her rescue and apprehended the suspect. Mustapha…

Ghana’s U-13 club beat Real Madrid to win 2018 Dubai International Cup

Ghana’s Lizzy Sports Academy U13 side emerged winners of the 2018 Dubai International Cup after tirelessly and relentlessly fighting to beat the U13 side of Spanish giants Real Madrid on penalties in the finals on Saturday afternoon. The promising Ghanaian side flawlessly converted beautiful spot kicks to beat their Spanish counterparts 4-2 in the finals…

Yale University President to visit Ghana on March 10

Yale University President, Peter Salovey, will make his inaugural visit to Africa with a trip to Ghana. Peter Salovey’s visit to Ghana forms part of six-day trip from March 10 to March 16 that will also take him to Kenya. The visit comes on the eve of the 5th year of the Yale Africa initiative,…

Microsoft to support man who drew computer on blackboard to teach ICT

A teacher in Kumasi who educates his students on computer technology without any computers will get support from Microsoft. On Tuesday, the software giant pledged to send Mr Richard Appiah Akoto a computer and give him access to its education material. Mr Appiah used his blackboard to meticulously draw a diagram of the popular Microsoft…

Martha Bissah adjudged the most outstanding female athlete for the year

Ghana’s female athletics prodigy, Martha Bissah, has been adjudged the most outstanding female athlete for the year at the Norfolk State University (NSU), where she is pursuing her career after successfully defending four gold medals she won last year.Martha claimed four more gold medals at this year’s MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships held last…

WAFU Zone B: Black Queens in final after edging out Nigeria

Ghana’s Black Queens are through to the final of the maiden WAFU Zone B women’s tournament after beating rivals, Nigeria’s Super Falcons 5-4 on penalties in their semi-final clash at the Parc des Sports yesterday. Dubbed the final before the final, it was a real epoch semi-final game which saw all the characteristics of such…

Carry on torch lit by Prof. Francis Allotey – Prez urges Ghanaians

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians, especially the academia, to strive to carry the torch Professor Francis Allotey lit in the study of Mathematics and Physics. In a tribute to the late professor, read on his behalf at the pre-state burial service, at the forecourt of the State House, President Akufo-Addo called for…

Family of ‘killed’ Achimota student demands justice

Family of Lily Donkor, the third-year student of Achimota Senior High School who was shot and killed by her mate, is demanding justice from the state. The 17- year old boy accused of shooting Lily was convicted and handed a three year jail term for manslaughter. An Accra High Court on Monday however quashed the…

Court frees Achimota student convicted for killing mate

An Accra High Court has quashed the three-year jail sentence handed to the 17-year-old Achimota Senior High School student who shot and killed his mate. According to the court, presided over Justice Kofi Dogu, the trial judge at the juvenile court erred in demanding a social enquiry report only after sentencing the accused, although it…

Ghanaian who invented ‘water bicycle’ gets University scholarship

The Takoradi Technical University in the Western Region has awarded a full scholarship to Mr Frank Darko, a student of the University, who invented a bicycle that is ridden on water. The University announced the decision on its website. A BBC video of the young Ghanaian inventor in January 2018, went viral on social media….