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UTAG STRIKE: University of Ghana, KNUST Suspend Exams

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UTAG on national strike

The University of Ghana (UG) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have suspended End of Semester Examinations due to the ongoing strike action by members of UTAG.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), directed members to withdraw all teaching and related activities beginning Monday, August 2, this year.

Members of the Association have subsequently laid down their tools.

Pursuant to this development, the University of Ghana, in a press statement, signed by the Registrar, Mrs Emelia Agyei-Mensah, issued Friday said, “the Business and Executive Committee of the University of Ghana at its meeting of 6th August, 2021, decided to postpone the upcoming Level 100 and 400 Second semester 2020/21 Academic Year Examinations.”

UTAG strike, UG suspends exams

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The University explained that the resumption of Level 200 and 300 students for the Second Semester, 2020/2021, has also been adjourned. The University, however, remains open, although academic activities will resume when UTAG’s strike ends.

Similarly, the KNUST, in a statement signed by the Deputy Registrar, Academic Affairs, Mrs. Margaret Dzisi, said, “due to the ongoing strike action by UTAG, the End of Semester Examinations, originally scheduled for Monday, 9th August, 2021 to Friday 20th August, 2021, have been temporarily suspended.”

UTAG strike, KNUST suspends exams

The KNUST authorities indicated that a new schedule for examinations will be released at the appropriate time.

 

 

 

 

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Good Or Bad News? Baby Mamas And Side Chicks Exempted From Property Succession In New Bill

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Good Or Bad News? Baby Mamas And Side Chick Exempted From Property Succession In New Bill

Chairman of the Executive Council of LAWA Ghana, Sheila Minkah-Premo says in the new Intestate Succession Bill, no provision has been made for concubines (Baby mamas and side chicks) to benefit from the property of a male lover if he dies intestate.

She explained that both the Intestate Succession Bill and the Property Rights of Spouses Bill that regulate inheritance, have not captured Baby Mamas  and Side Chicks because they are not considered spouses.

She revealed that some attempt was made to cover persons who have cohabited with the deceased for about 5 years in the Property Rights of Spouses Bill, but was unsuccessful.

“The big question of whether the mothers of children who were not married to the fathers can benefit, unfortunately, in this current draft, no provision is made for it.

“These two laws based on Article 22 have gone side by side. The Intestate Succession Bill and the Property Rights of Spouses Bill. In an earlier version of the Property Rights of Spouses Bill, an attempt was made to make provision for cohabitees who have lived for five years, but that was strongly objected to. So the last draft of the Property Rights of Spouses Bill, that has been totally taken off. The idea is that, they said, if you look at Article 22, it talks about spouses, it doesn’t talk about anything else,” she said.

Although ‘Baby mamas’ are not catered for, Sheila Minkah-Premo noted that children born out of such relationships are entitled to have a share of the deceased’s properties.

“But in this case, the children will benefit. Remember, the definition of children is children, whether born within or outside a marriage. So the children will benefit.

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“But unfortunately, the ‘Baby mama’ and ‘side chicks’ will not benefit, she stressed.

On the show, a viewer sought to know whether the duration of a marriage before a spouse kicks the bucket can prevent the widow or widower from having a share of the deceased’s assets.

In response, Sheila Minkah-Premo explained that once an individual can be proven to have been a spouse of the deceased, he or she is entitled to a share of the property in question regardless of the time they spent married.

“About a man who has been married a long time to his wife, and she dies or divorces him, and he gets married to someone for three months and he dies – too bad, under the law, that person is your new spouse and would inherit the property.

“As to the labels you want to give to the person… It is just fate. I don’t think the person came in with a plan to finish the spouse. Unless it is the person’s plan and you can prove some murder or manslaughter, that’s another thing.

“But so long as the person is the spouse, it doesn’t matter how short the time is. It can even be within a month,” she averred.

The new Intestate Succession Bill proposes a change from distributing the property of the deceased in ratios to percentages.

It also proposes for an estranged spouse (i.e a spouse who has been separated but not divorced) to benefit from the distribution of the property of the deceased spouse.

 

 

 

 

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‘Mahama And Akufo-Addo Sent Delegations To Visit Me’ – Rev. Owusu Bempah Reveals

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Rev. Owusu Bempah Finally Released From Jail!

Founder of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, has spoken for the first time after his remand.

The minister of God recently was in the news for being arrested after storming the residence of former traditional priestess Nana Agradaa now known as Evangelist Patricia.

Owusu Bempah after his arrest was hospitalized, and refused bail over the past week.

While addressing his congregants during his first church service after hus remand, Owusu Bempah revealed that both Akufo-Addo and Mahama sent delegations to visit when he was on a short admission at the police hospital. He took the opportunity to thank well-wishers and sympathizers who checked up on him during his troubles.

 

 

 

 

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JHS Student Earns A Fine Of GH1,800 Fine For Assaulting Teacher Over Homework

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JHS Student Earns A Fine Of GH1,800 Fine For Assaulting Teacher

The Juvenile Court ‘C’ in Accra has convicted the final year pupil of the Nungua KROMA 2 Junior High School (JHS) to a fine of GHc1, 800 for assaulting his teacher.

The JHS pupil was found guilty by the court for assaulting the teacher who punished him for failure to do his homework on February 22 this year.

The juvenile offender though denied conspiring with 15 other men to assault the teacher, was found guilty after trial.

The court said he will serve a jail term of three months if he defaults in the payment of the fine.

The prosecution told the court that the accused (name withheld) refused to do his homework and after he was punished, he dashed home to call 15 other young men who allegedly stormed the school in a Sprinter bus and attacked the teacher, inflicting wounds on his face.

The teacher, Moses Onyameasem, was rescued by his colleagues and rushed to the LEKMA Hospital, Accra, where he was treated and discharged.

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After the attack, the mother of the pupil was also alleged to have gone to the school and verbally assaulted the teacher, prosecution said, adding that the development led to the closure of the school.

On Monday, February 22, at about 1215 hours, the teacher, accompanied by Roger Asempa, the Head Teacher, went to the Police Station to report the assault.

The teacher reported that earlier at about 1200 hours, a student in his class and 15 other young men from the Nungua town came to the school in a bus to physically assault him.

Prosecution said a medical form was issued to the complainant to seek medical attention, whilst a joint stakeholder meeting was held over the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

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