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President of Seychelles Island requests for Ghanaian teachers

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The President of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, has requested for more Ghanaian teachers to be sent to his country to help in boosting the education system.

Already, five Ghanaian teachers are in the country and it is believed that their quality output and excellent delivery has culminated in this request. An agreement to that effect is in the offing.

This came to light when Ghana’s Ambassador to Seychelles, Charles Asuako Owiredu presented his accreditation to President Ramkalawan at the State House in Victoria.

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Mr Owiredu, a former Deputy Foreign Minister is Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa with accreditations to Seychelles, Mauritius, Lesotho and Eswatini. He is based in Pretoria, South Africa.

Mr Owiredu was given full diplomatic reception including a guard of honour mounted by the military and a red carpet treatment after which he presented the credentials and had a brief interaction with the President.

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Owiredu noted that his discussions with President Ramkalawan centred on ways to reinforce the existing bonds between the two nations for the mutual benefit of their peoples.

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He indicated that the meeting with the president went well and the discussions was on how to strengthen the relationship further.

“We already have five Ghanaian teachers here and the president thinks that it will be good if we increase the number of teachers. That will be part of the agreement we are seeking to establish with Seychelles,” Mr Owiredu added.

Mr Owiredu also noted that Seychelles and Ghana have signed five agreements among those a general cooperation agreement, avoidance of double taxation, visa waiver for both countries, and re-exportation of tuna from Seychelles.

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“So far we are doing well. Seychelles is doing well in the tourism sector due to the boldness of the president and the measures taken by the government. I want to take this relationship a notch higher to try and help each other. Ghana can also learn so many things from Seychelles,” Owiredu explained.

The High Commissioner also called on Vice President Ahmed Afif. Later he paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the National Assembly, Roger Mancienne, Designated Minister Jean-François Ferrari, ministers, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and the Secretary-General of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Mr Owiredu also met with members of the Ghanaian community living in Seychelles.

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Odoben SHS Places 2nd In 2022 National Public Speaking Competition

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The Odoben Senior High School better known as ODOSCO on Sunday, November 13, 2022 made the good people of Asikuma Odoben Brakwa and Central Region proud for placing 2nd in the 2022 edition of the National Public Speaking Competition.

Contestants of Odoben SHS together with their MP, Hon. Alhaji Kobina Ghansah, Wife and Trainer, Mr. Abel Quaye.

The grand finale of the 2022 edition of the National Public Speaking competition was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Sunday, November 13 ,2022.

The Educational Public Speaking Contest which is organized annually under the auspices of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin in collaboration with the cultural unit of the Ghana Education Service saw 6 schools from 5 zones who qualified to the final stage of the competition.

Odoben SHS qualified to the final stage of the competition after beating Mfantsipim School, Holy Child School, Ghana National College , Swedru SHS and Nyakrom SHTS during the Semifinals contest.

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For this year’s edition of the National Public Speaking Competition, the orators presented on the theme: “GREEN RECOVERY FROM COVID-19: GHANA’s PERSPECTIVE”

Odoben Senior High School was  represented by Elizabeth Wilson, Esther Joy Oppong and Priscilla Yenu who delivered excellent presentations with great convincing points making them most promising orators among several  students from other schools consistently during the period of the contest.

Contestants for Odoben SHS were Elizabeth Wilson, Esther Joy Oppong and Priscilla Yenu.

Elizabeth Wilson from Odoben Senior High School exhibited professionalism, excellent display of eloquence with her presentation at the grand finale becoming the 1st runners up and Second Best Orator for the 2022 National Public Speaking Competition.

Elizabeth Wilson, Main Speaker for Odoben SHS.

Elizabeth Wilson’s outstanding performance secured of 75% of the total scores for Odoben Senior High School which placed the School in the 2nd Position of the contest having beaten with just a point by Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS  with 76% emerging as champions of the 2022 edition.

Aburi Girls’ Senior High School also  placed 3rd with 74.3% while the  4th , 5th and 6th positions were taken by Tamale Senior High School with 73.7% ,  Adisadel College with 72%  and Achimota Schoolwith 68% respectively.

Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS Won The 2022 National Public Speaking Competition

Winners of the 2022 edition of the National Public Speaking Competition, Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School won a cash prize of GHC 10,000 in addition to products from sponsors of the competition.

Odoben SHS placed 2nd, took home a cash prize of GHC 8,000

Odoben Senior High School took home a cash prize of GHC 8,000 in addition to products from sponsors of the competition from placing 2nd.

Mr. Abel Quaye, Tutor & Trainer for Odoben SHS

The contestants from Odoben SHS were trained by Mr. Abel Quaye, an English Language and Literature Tutor of the school.

Hon. Alhaji Kobina Ghansah, MP, Asikuma Odoben Brakwa

The Member of Parliament for Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Constituency, Hon. Alhaji Kobina Ghansah graced the occasion to support the contestants from Odoben SHS where he motivated them to achieve such a resounding success.

Speaking to students and audience at the auditorium, Mrs Kate Addo , a representative of the Speaker of Parliament reiterated that it is paramount for Ghanaians to maintain a good environment to ensure keeping our country safe.

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NPSC 2022

The National Public Speaking Competition (NPSC) is an annual Public Speaking Contest which runs across Senior High Schools in Ghana .

It is designed to discover, recognize and foster the dynamism, creativity and initiative of the Ghanaian youth in promoting a culture of patriotism and national development;

The National Public Speaking Competition is aimed at building a genre of speakers who will use public speaking to influence society positively.

The competition offers students the acknowledgement and encouragement towards a successful career in public relations, compèring, film and advocacy.

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The 2022 edition of the National Public Speaking Competition is  powered by DeeDeeGlobal.

 

Story By: Bismark Botchwey
Source:http://Sintim Media

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