Q&A: The reality of free education for all in Ghana

Two NGO workers explain why, despite free tuition, some Ghanaian children still struggle to get an education. Since gaining independence in 1957, Ghana has focused on improving access to education and achieving universal enrolment. Primary education became free in 1961 and the 1980s saw major reforms swept through the education system, including ...

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for ‘Dreamers’

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie donated $33 million recently to fund scholarships for “Dreamers,” according to TheDream.US program. The grant pledged to TheDream.US scholarship program will help fund college for 1,000 undocumented immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, the organization said in a news release. ...

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Ordinary families, Extraordinary Children: The Journeys of Two Ghanaian-American Students to Harvard and Yale

Fall College Series By: F.  Kojo Kyeremeh The Ghanaian American Journal (GAJ) sat down with two Ghanaian-American youngsters; Kevin Adusei from Worcester, Massachusetts who was admitted to Harvard University this Fall; and Kofi Adofo Ansong from Manchester, Connecticut who also enrolled to Yale University. As part of GAJ’s Fall College ...

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New Yorker Redesigns Her Life To Help Kids In Ghana

By: Amy Yee NPR– It’s afternoon, and in a spacious courtyard in Accra, Ghana, children sit at tables and talk to adult mentors. Pat Wilkins, a youthful 52-year-old, firmly asks what they’ve been learning in school. She peers seriously at them through her glasses. And then “Aunty Pat” — as ...

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The Lack of Black Men in Medicine

In the dozen years it has been on television, the fictional medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has garnered numerous awards. But the show’s biggest accomplishment may be the diversity of the actors, cast as doctors using a color-blind technique. Unfortunately, racial diversity in the field is not reality. In fact, medical school matriculation rates ...

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