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WAEC: Pidgin, shorthand causes of mass failure in English

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The Public Relations Officer of the West African Examination Council in Ghana, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, said the 2018 WASSCE Chief Examiner’s Report attributed the massive failure in English to the use of Pidgin language and short-hand by students.
According to WAEC, 193,882 candidates, representing 61.67% out of the total number who sat for the exams failed to obtain a pass mark to enable them to secure admissions into the university, reports Adomonline.
Provisional results released by WAEC indicated that 99,402 which represents (31%) obtained D7-E8 in the English Language, 94,607 which represents (30.09%) obtained D7-E8 in Mathematics, and 109,069 which represents (34.72%) also obtained D7-E8 in Integrated Science.
68,002, representing 21.61%, obtained F9 in English Language; 99,275 (31.58%), obtained F9 in Mathematics; and 46,367, representing 14.76%, had F9 in Integrated Science.
Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive Monday, Agnes Teye Cudjoe explained that although 2017 WASSCE saw an increase in the passes in Science compared to 2018, there was a total drop in passes in English and Maths.
She added that the 2018 Chief Examiners Report informed WAEC of a lack of vocabulary in the scripts of most of the candidates.
The 2018 Chief Examiners Report has recommended extensive reading for the students to help students build their vocabulary.
“You would agree with me that these days, our candidates hardly read, everybody is busy doing WhatsApp and all that. If students spend more time reading very good books, textbooks, Literature and English books they will improve and have command of the English Language.
According to Madam Teye Cudjoe, the report also urged teachers to give students more exercises on spelling drills, comprehension and summary to help students improve their Vocabulary.
“With respect to Mathematics, the 2018 Chief Examiners report revealed that the major challenge for the candidates was as a result of their inability to translate story problems into mathematical statements. The report also discovered that the candidates failed to answer questions on trigonometry and geometry”, she added.

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HAELSOFT SCOLARSHIP TRAINING 2019

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HAELSOFT SCOLARSHIP TRAINING

Haelsoft Digital Marketing is a professional company that provides a broad range of programmes in digital technology, operations strategy and business. they hosted a scholarship programme which ran from the 10th of December to 13th of December.

The scholarship programme was a very wonderful package which helped to enlighten young talents who are passionate about Digital Marketing and technology find a path towards achieving greatness.

The programme kicked off at exactly 9:00am which started with an opening prayer and introductory speech by the CEO with the names Mr Ezeadichie Onyeka Michael who thanked everyone for being able to attend the programme.

The first item on the programme was introducing Digital marketing. The teaching also went further to talk about SEO optimization teaching us how to use those different tools for better performance. there was a short break with the interval of 30 minutes. they also taught about Google ads which brought the programme to a close for the day.

The second day kicked off at 9:00am as usual with an opening prayer. we went straight to the teaching of the day which talked about Google trends and podcast, that ended the programme for the day.

The third day talked about creation of website, how to create a website without stress and youtube video creation which ended the programme for the day with a closing prayer

The last day was about content marketing and content writing which helped channel young writers on how well to write. The last day was fun because interviews were taken from different radio stations. The scholarship programme ended well all thanks to the CEO of Haelsoft Digital marketing institute,

 

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Fun Games to Help your Child Develop( Pearsbaby)

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Age-appropriate activities are a great way for parents to help their children grow, and an even better way to share some very special time together. They are a way of teaching your children basic skills and exercising their brains, even while they’re very young. Here are a few exercises for you to try with your children when you think they’re ready.

0 – 6 Months:

Tummy Time,  is one of the oldest, and best exercises for toddlers because it’s so simple. Lay out some brightly coloured toys for your baby on the floor, in an area where you can watch them carefully, and let them squirm around and explore the world. Squat over them, hold toys above them, roll them from side to side, and above all else, have lots of fun!

Footsies, is another great game that stimulates your babies under developed motor skills. With your baby on its back, put brightly coloured socks or booties on their feet and then pinch one of their toes to grab their attention. When they become wrapped up in those colourful toes leave them to play, and watch as they exercise their back, arms, legs and core.

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7 Tips On How To Make Social Media Work For Your Business

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1. Every brand or individual who decides to use the social media platform as a tool for either personal branding or brand management must have a good strategy on how they intend to play on that space. i.e. what they intend to achieve and how they intend to go about it.

2. Having clear & engaging content would provide brand awareness & daily consumer interaction with your brand. Find content that resonates with your target group. For instance; if your TG is young people, research & discover what most young people are doing online, provide content they would be interested in (Music, football, videos, games, etc.)

3. Social media is a two way communication. If your audience/ consumers take out time to visit your social media page and interact with your content either by commenting, liking or sharing, please respond to them. No matter how flimsy or irrelevant their suggestions may be, the least you can say is “Thank you for your comment”. You would be amazed how much trust you would gain from your audience.

4. Always ask your audience/ consumers for feedback on your products. This would help the brand position itself in the right direction. Social media gives you the opportunity to reach as many people as possible, through one medium, all at the same time!

5.If your brand has a “serious tone of voice” offline and you decide to get on social media, find a “social media tone of voice” to increase your online presence & engagement.

6. On social media, sometimes images speak louder than words! Use images that are sharp, clear and attractive to the user. Your brand logo must always accompany your images as well! Images would serve as an advertising vehicle for your brand.

7. No matter what you do, be sincere. Sincerity equals believability and credibility for your brand.

 

source: Wildfusion

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