Wrote this piece on 19th January when Katanga turned exactly 50.
Social change comes from collective action at the grassroots level. – unknown
On January 19, 1963, some young noble gentlemen walked into the newest hall of residence on campus KNUST then; to become its first occupants. Little did they know that the seeds of courage, excellence and solidarity they sowed will germinate and grow into a mighty tree that can neither be truncated nor uprooted. Continue Reading
NB: This post is appearing here at this time because another attempt is being made to break a United students front. Read on.
The university is undoubtedly every Ghanaian student’s dream destination. Over the years, a lot of private universities have sprung up to augment the effort of the few public ones across the country. One phenomenal characteristic of the public universities is the presence of all-male and all-female residential halls on their campuses. There are quite a number of mixed-sex halls but their significance or prominence compared to the single sex halls is quite negligible. Continue Reading
I am not trying to take the path of that Kyeiwaa movie with its 13 parts or Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Adam’s Apple. Maybe I might outpace them by bringing you thirty chapters of university lessons. This is just part two of it. Please do not miss the substance by jumping the part one. This is a continuation of my lessons. Enjoy every bit of it.
- WE LIVE IN A MAN’S WORLD RULED BY WOMEN. I read about ‘women and politics’ in my final year Political Science class. I did some works on male chauvinism in my Literature class. However I have come to realize that despite the fact that it is the men who hold the gun and press the trigger, it is the women who know and decide what kind of bullet is put in that gun. Most at times, you hear ladies complain that it is a man’s world. My cursory tour down memory lane shows otherwise. Most important and destiny changing decisions that are implemented have some kind of woman power influencing it. I recall certain decisions I had to take that affected the whole university indirectly and affected an all male hall. Little did those gallant men know that the decision was influenced by a fervent appeal of a sweet feminine voice. It however proved to be the best decision at the time. I remember a gentleman who used cute ladies as a campaign tool to become SRC president. He mistakenly allowed one beloved of his to also call the shots throughout his administration and the results were very disastrous. Women indeed rule the world of men. Continue Reading