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Encourage more girls to study engineering

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A lecturer at the Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) who is also a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) advocate, Rejoice Ntiriwaa Ossei-Bremang is calling on stakeholders to sensitize females on the need to opt for professions in the engineering field.

She contends that over the years, engineering has been seen as a preserve of males, and females who are into it are at times stereotyped.

In a bid to change the narrative and encourage females to begin developing interest in engineering at the pre-tertiary level, the lecturer who is also a PhD candidate at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has begun a campaign to urge young girls at second cycle institutions to be enlightened on the importance of choosing engineering courses.

Speaking to students of the Wioso Senior High School in the Ashanti Region during world engineering day, Rejoice Ntiriwaa Ossei-Bremang who is also an engineer wondered if the students have paid attention to things around them and have even realised that a lot of things about women are engineering-related which should not be deemed as too technical or complicated for them.

“Almost everything about a woman is engineering, yet most of our young girls are not ready to consider engineering as an option at the pre-tertiary stages because of the stereotypes associated with the engineering field.”

“Intrigued or fascinated about how your gas (cooking fuel) or cookstove burns the way it does?
Ask the energy engineers, agricultural engineers, and biosystems engineers (Bioenergy). Clean cooking, climate change mitigation, and ecosystem restoration are serious indicators for us. Also, have you ever wondered about the chemical composition of your beauty products? Ask the chemical engineers and the cosmetic engineers. Make-up and hygiene products offer a rich set of problems for engineers.”

She then cited a number of examples for the students to further understand how engineering is very much relatable to women and should not be seen as complicated.

“Have you wondered how perishable foods are preserved for long term use? Both canned and frozen foods?
Ask the post-harvest engineers (Agricultural Engineer). They care about food security. Do you love to be seen in different textures of fabrics? Ask your textile engineers and industrial engineers.”

“Oh! Do you know how your wrist watches and other adorning accessories were glamorously made? Well! Ask the materials engineers, metallurgical engineers and mechanical engineers. Last but not least, wondering how you are able to charge and use your phone to access the internet, browse, trade, and enjoy social media? Then say a big thank you to the telecommunications engineers, network engineers and electrical engineers”.

As an ambassador for the one million girls in STEM initiative, which is aimed at a 10-year global campaign under the auspices of WomEng, Rejoice believes that a conscious effort by major stakeholders within Ghana’s education space will significantly improve the country’s strides in the area.

Why Wioso Senior High School?

According to Rejoice Ntiriwaa Ossei-Bremang, Wioso Senior High School resonates very well with the future of work and STEM coupled with the fact that she was the first female Project Manager of the school and as a result, went to give back to the institution by empowering students to get themselves ready for the future of work. She says the ethos of the school aligns well with almost all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG7.

“The main source of energy for the school is solar which powers all the structures in the school including their irrigation system on the school farm. They are already promoting engineering education subtly and they only need a boost from an expert to set the tone for their students, and I am excited to do that”.



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Butcher allegedly kills colleague over earpiece

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A 23-year-old butcher has been apprehended by the police for allegedly murdering his colleague over an earpiece at Kaneshie, Accra.

The suspect identified as Baba Ibrahim was reported to have stabbed 25-year-old Alhassan Zakari with a broken bottle.

According to reports, Baba Ibrahim got into a scuffle with Alhassan over earpiece and stabbed him with a broken bottle in the process.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police and the Kaneshie Divisional Police Commander, ACP Edward Faakye-Kumi confirmed the unfortunate incident.

ACP Edward Faakye-Kumi disclosed that Baba Ibrahim, who had a broken bottle in his hand, was escorted to the police station by a group of men with a swollen face and bruises on his arms.

The young men explained how the two butchers got into the scuffle and the victim was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching hospital as he sustained serious injuries.

ACP Faakye-Kumi indicated that the victim was confirmed dead when a police detective went to the hospital.

The doctors revealed that Alhassan Zakari died while he was receiving treatment and his body has been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

The suspect is currently in police custody after he was also discharged from the Kaneshie Polyclinic where he was treated for his bruises to aid in investigations.



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“Where’s Chioma?” Reaction as Davido’s girlfriend moves into his house

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Fans have been asking questions about the whereabouts of Chioma Rowland, the known girlfriend and baby mama of Nigerian singer Davido.

This comes after Davido’s new girlfriend Ama Reginald has reportedly moved into the singer’s house.

According to reports, the social media influencer now lives with Davido in his house and performed duties as the bonafide replacement for Chioma.

Netizens also suspected that the crooner was the one who purchased the Range Rover SUV she flaunted a few weeks ago.

According to gistangelblog, Ama Reginald now spends more time with the artist, stays in his residence on a regular basis, and cruises in his private jet.

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On the back of that, any netizens have been asking about Chioma. Many believe Davido has made a strong statement about his relationship with the cheff by allowing Ama Reginald to move in with him.



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“Your dumsor demo was useless”

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Actor-turned-politician John Dumelo has fired colleague Yvonne Nelson’s activism during the tenure of former President Mahama and described it as useless.

According to him, whatever prompted the Yvonne Nelson-led “Dumsor” demo at the time was ill-thought through and did not represent the situation at the time.

Accosting Yvonne Nelson in the studios of Adom FM, John Dumelo pointed fingers accusingly at the actress. He added that she rushed in organizing people to demonstrate against the Mahama government.

In providing an explanation for why he felt the demo was useless, John Dumelo intimated that former President Mahama solved the dumsor menace before leaving office. Therefore, Yvonne Nelson and her colleagues embarked on a fruitless agenda.

“I don’t believe it was required.” Let me explain why. Because the president (then-president John Mahama) promised to fix the problem at the time. That’s what he stated, and he rectified it before leaving. It’s a proven fact.

“I’m sure people were fed up at that point in time when Yvonne spearheaded the march. As a result, they needed to take action. But (ex-President) Mahama has promised to rectify it.”

The Dumsor Demo in 2015 was a demonstration organized by celebrities and spearheaded by Yvonne Nelson to campaign against the erratic supply of power at the time.

The demonstration received nationwide attention with notable celebrities like Prince David Osei, Van Vicker et al taking part in it.

After several years, John Dumelo has described the demo as useless and urged Yvonne Nelson to stage a similar demonstration against the current NPP administration.



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