Culture

Wearing Kente Clothe for Women

Kente is a ceremonial cloth hand-woven on a horizontal treadle loom, kente comes in strips measuring about 4 inches wide and sown together into larger pieces of cloth. It comes in variety of colours and different designs. Kente Royal Cloth are very important for its rich colours and meaningful designs. Infact the premisence of the Asante Monarchy is interfered with ...

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Child Naming Among the Ga’s

As soon as a child is born, the husband and his family are at once informed, so that they may go and congratulate both the mother and the newcomer. The husband then sends a present to all who have assisted at the birth. The present frequently consists of rum, and therefore called “Defomo dan,” the hand washing rum. The husband ...

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Traditional Wedding In The Northern Region

Marriage ceremonies among most ethnic groups in the Northern and Upper Regions of Ghana seem to be the same. When a man wants a wife, he starts giving the girl gifts. The gifts are usually in the form of money, handkerchiefs, towels, etc. If she accepts the gifts, then they become lovers. Occasionally, the man presents gifts to the girl’s ...

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History of Education in Ghana III

AFTER INDEPENDENCE ERA First, the Act established Local Education Authorities within Local Authorities and entrusted them with the responsibility. The second important feature of the 1961 Act was the fact that it made education compulsory. Section 2(1) states that: “Every child who has attained the school-going age as determined by the Minister shall attend a course of instruction as laid ...

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History of Education in Ghana II

COLONIAL ERA It was in accordance with the spirit of the bond that Governor Hill proposed his 1852 Ordinance. This recommended that a poll tax be imposed to finance the general improvement of the territories—including the provision of education that could lead to the establishment of a better educated class of African. Following the consolidation of the coastal region as ...

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History of Education in Ghana

Introduction Ghana is endowed with a good education system. a statement made by BBC News Monitoring Department. The History of education in Ghana dates back to 1592. Over the centuries education has had different goals, from spreading the Gospel to creating an elite group to run the colony. After Ghana gained its independence in 1957 the education system, then modelled ...

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Different Drums In Ghana

Sub-Saharan African music is characterized by a “strong rhythmic interest” that exhibits common characteristics in all regions of this vast territory, so that Arthur Morris Jones (1889–1980) has described the many local approaches as constituting one main system. C.K. Ladzekpo also affirms the profound homogeneity of approach. West African rhythmic techniques carried over the Atlantic were fundamental ingredients of Afro-American musical genres ...

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Ghanaian Professor makes Ghana proud in USA

A Ghanaian Professor based in the USA, Professor Kwame Awuah-Offei has been appointed as part of a 38-member Advisory Board on Mineral and Energy Royalty Policy Committee by United States Secretary of Interior. Kwame is one of the alternates for the Academic and Public Interest Groups is the only African to have been appointed to the board. Kwame received his ...

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The Smock

A Ghanaian smock is a plaid shirt that is similar to the dashiki, worn by men in Ghana. There are also female versions of it. The smock is also called a fugu or a batakari in the northern region,dansika in Frafra,futik in Kusaal both in the upper east region. It is worn by kings in the three northern regions but is now popular across Ghana and even southern Burkina Faso. ...

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Akan Names after Days and Their Appellations

Days which people are born in Ghana automatically give them a particular name. For instance every baby born on thursday, if a boy automatically acquire Yaw or Ekow in addition to his names, If a female too, she acquires Yaa as part of her names. All these names have appellations and some things to look for in them. Below educates ...

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