Education – The Premise of Progress

Knowledge is power, information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

– Kofi Annan

Just last weekend I was sitting at home reading a book I had just acquired when my dad sits down and starts a conversation on the current state of education. Incidentally, the book I was reading (Black Boy by Richard Wright, a 1900s book) also talked lightly about the educational system so I knew I had to write on it.

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Technology will disrupt how Farmers operate in Ghana

Do you recall the year of ‘83 in Ghana?

It was the year of the harshest famine ever to be recorded in the nation’s history. Stories are told of how uncooked mounds of ‘kenkey‘ were distributed to long queues of people- queues that would not move for hours. Stories are also told of how people would eat unripe fruits and even leaves just to stave off their hunger. The year was one of the nation’s darkest times and a reminder of how fast and how hard we can fall if we are unprepared for the future.

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Snap Your Fingers – It’s Music Time!

Music is universally recognised as ‘soul food’. It is believed that the soul just like the body requires sustenance, so it is almost impossible to go through the day without ‘feeding your soul’. The consumption of music has increased exponentially because of technological advances. Ghana’s music industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. It offers Ghana an opportunity to promote our national culture. It has also been used on several occasions to put across social and political messages and has proven to be a great avenue for transmitting information. Messages that are otherwise shunned are somehow easier to listen to and even accept when it is transmitted through music. The internet has also become an effective medium for accessing music- both by streaming or downloading it directly.

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