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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Teachers must support efforts to end exam malpractices

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur says teachers have an important part to play in efforts to end examination malpractices.
The Vice president urged teachers across the country to support the efforts by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to end the cheating at exams halls and the recurrent feature of exams question leakage.
He also said efforts by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to check charging of unapproved fees at some schools can be successful with the help of teachers. 
The Vice President made these comments during the World Teachers Day and 21st National Best Teacher Awards ceremony held in Tamale.

Bring back Nana Aba Anamoah campaign launched

A solidarity campaign has begun to bring back long serving news anchor of TV3 Nana Aba Anamoah who is serving an indefinite suspension for what managers of TV3 say is misconduct.
The anchor has been trending on facebook and Twitter for over a week now after it emerged she had tweeted a thoroughly edited photograph of a Ghanaian football fan watching a game at Old Trafford.
Critics say the manner in which the photograph was edited and posted on her twitter handle subtly created the impression as though she was at Old Trafford when she was not.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Stop ‘Phubbing’ Up Your Relationship

Are you giving more attention to your phone than your S.O.? This habit is called “phubbing,” and it’s probably not doing your relationship any good. 

We’ve all been there: You’re spending quality time with your partner, when they whip out their phone and completely block you out.
While the action is small, it can be infuriating — and new research has discovered that it can cause everything from a decrease in your relationship satisfaction to feelings of depression.
For the uninitiated, phubbing (short for “phone snubbing”) is a term coined to capture the practice of ignoring the person you’re with by paying more attention to your phone than to, a tongue-in-cheek website devoted to spreading awareness about the behavior — they report that “if phubbing were a plague, it would decimate six Chinas” — features a spot where you can upload images of your friends phubbing, called “the Phubbing Hall of Shame.” 
The new research findings were part of a study of more than 450 adults on “partner phone snubbing” (which they called  “Pphubbing”) that was published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior
Among the more detailed findings:
  • More than 46 percent said they’ve been phubbed by their partner.
  • More than 22 percent said phubbing caused issues in their relationship.
  • Nearly 37 percent said they feel depressed at least some of the time.