Sense of Nature

Posted: October 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hello all

Since we humans have successfully disconnected ourselves from Nature by destroying everything natural around us, our only option is to turn to other living things to reconnect.

These Living things,( plants and animals) still have their nature sense intact and I mean the ability to sense dangers or Natural disaster as it approaches. So get indoor plants to clean and recycle the air in your house and bedrooms.

Plant trees around your house to protect it from the strong winds/ Storms.

Get a Dog, take good care of it and it will not only protect you and your family, but also warn you when a Natural disaster approaches.

Have a good day and yes ! I’m a Member of National Geographic. 

Isaac

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Let me start by saying that is not Political but a “silent” policy of the Education Ministry, the process started during the NPP era through this current administration, but  officially captured in the just lunched NDC manifesto for 2012:
“Polytechnics will be officially affiliated to Universities to run and award degrees programmers “,   This shows how are not serious with our educational system to the extent that those in charge don’t seem to know the difference in purposes between a Polytechnic and a university.

Currently, over 90% of the programmes currently offered in polytechnics are not Technical / Technology related,  From Marketing, Accounting, Insurance, Statistics to  Business studies etc. Basically, strip down replica of the programmes offered in the University.  Polytechnics have lost the focus and now seems to be in competition with Universities in terms of the reading programmes.

Access to Polytechnic Education by students from Technical Schools / institutes  was blocked and opened wider to those from the Secondary Schools. That is how come a visual arts student ends up graduating in HND Mechanical Engineering after 2years. As to how he will perform when employed, well I don’t know , but I know for curtain that no private company will employ this graduate and teach him how to use Allen Keys or operate a Lathe machine. One of the main remarks  made by the Ghana Employers Associations  and the Association of Ghana Industries was the fact that most of the current Graduates produced by this education system are unfit for the job market and hence unemployable. The Private sector /Companies employes the few best ones  and the Government comes in for the rest and we all see how it plays out when the Government is unable to as usual employ 5 people to the do the same job per IMF directives, Unemployed Graduates Association is formed!. Part of the problem also has to do with  Educational institutions choosing  courses for students, rather than the students choosing what they want and are interested in.  So you get students reading courses they are really not interested in and the whole dislike attitude is transferred into the work place and everyone who has been to most of the Government offices know what I’m talking about.

Back to the issue,  At least its now clear that our goal as a country is to turn all the Polytechnics to Universities, Our Polytechnics were supposed  to be the Pinnacle of Industrial and Technological Research, give Support and develop new technologies for the transformation of our economy of our country. They were to produce well trained Human Man Power to also drive the development needs of this country and our leaders don’t see their use.  The effects is what we are seeing today. Not a every single project, be it Road contraction or Renolvation of State building to the installation of streets lights on the Tema motorway, Technicians and Artisans for these projects are brought from other countries mainly china and india and now that the Technician Programmes and courses in our Technical institutes and some Polytechnics have also been officially scraped, things will get interesting. Apparently Ghana dosen’t need Technicians anymore and when we eventually do, we will simply import them just as we do when with everything we need. Our policy makers now don’t consider HND as a tertiary programme, that is why HND graduates have to spend another 2 to 3 years doing Top -ups in a University for a degree in the same field.

Our leaders are aware that its very expensive to equip, maintain and run Polytechnics compared to  Universities as is the case in advanced countries and because they don’t know why, their brilliant idea is to save throw out the equipments and turned them into Universities. 

its sad that most of the equipment in the Polytechnics were donated  by development agencies of these advance countries like JAICA ( Japan ) and DANIDA ( Denmark ) as they saw education and  training of the middle level man power necessary developmental needs of every country.
Our job was to maintain them and use them in training our students but Our Governments would rather see them brake down by not providing money for their maintenance. We will later go to these same agencies for loans and use part of the loan to pay the Technicians we import.   

The Link below is to a Press statement in issued by the Polytechnics Teachers Association of Ghana and was addressed to the current Government
I think they are not amused with the current developments and positions may soon taken over by the university lecturers.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201210101232.html

Ghanaian don’t deserve this from our Governments, ( past, present and future) Lets draw our MPs attentions to this issue as no country can and will ever develop without Technical Education. 

Thanks for your time.

Isaac Mensah,

Will Start blogging tomorrow.!!

Posted: August 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

After about a year of long break,I will start my weekly blogs  from tomorrow. Hope you didn’t miss me much!!

See ya and keep watching this space!!

Started Work Today !!!!

Posted: March 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Started Work Today @ TCMS Ghana,  Osu, Accra. 

All Thanks Goes to God, Amen

I’m very happy the changes / upgrades we made to Spatsosa’s page and its working fine, especially the interactive part. We now have a common platform to among other things, chat with other old students and friends of the school. We can talk on issue of interest to the school or other general issues such as personal experiences and others stuff. Members can have a One-On-One Chat or join a group chat with other members.
I was in group chat and a member, Mr.Leon Acquaye, Completed in 1982, some 5 months before I was born, LOL interesting and fun.

We should also invite our school / classmates who are already on our friends list to joined the group by clicking the “add friends to group” link. We hope to hit the 220 membership by the end of this month, cus there alot SPATS old Boys out there, esp. on facebook, so lets just invite then to join.
We are also being encouraged to add/ upload old school photos and photos of meet-up with class/schoolmates.

Lets get interactive by posting trends, topics for discussions, news and comments.
Spreed the Good news and be proud of our school.
Thanks and Carpe Diem! :0)

-Isaac (Kenkey Ninja), yr 2000. co-Admin.
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website: https://imensah59.wordpress.com

MTN and GAVET

Posted: May 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Someone should tell MTN to chill and Relax cus they seem to be shivering all around and its very pathetic. Vodafone lunches their business solution, and now that MTN is telling us they also have one, did they just remember that? Glo lunches its fiber internet service ( glo 1) and oh, mtn holds a press conference stating they had invested X and Y dollars in a fiber cable yet to land in Ghana, but on its way from south Africa. So what ? we should wait for then ? whiles others Networks are advertising their product and Services, MTN now is only interested in Funny Adverts that seems to discredit others, but don’t sell MTN products. George Ander was the best you ever had, now we will watch Glo take MTN down as they did in Nigeria. interesting times ahead. LOL

Happy Easter to All

Posted: April 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hi,
I’ve been very good and everything is moving on smoothly by the Lord’s Grace.
So this is to wish the best of the Season to each and everyone, and hope the risen Lord Continue to Bless us all in all our Activities.

Happy Easter and Stay Safe. Catch you later.