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IFC, UGBS cooperate to improve business practices in Ghana

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is collaborating with the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) to update its corporate governance program, helping students gain a better understanding of complex modern business issues.
Good corporate governance practices help improve business performance, strengthening the broader economy.

Under the partnership, IFC will help UGBS revise and implement its corporate governance syllabus. UGBS will provide oversight of the entire review process, working closely with other stakeholders.
Prof. Joshua Yindenaba Abor, Dean of the University of Ghana Business School said "Our vision is to become a world-class research intensive University with a strong focus on relevant business and policy research that update academia on current business developments and provide inputs that will shape the business world as well as policymaking. We believe this would lay a solid foundation for overall economic growth in Ghana and we are collaborating with IFC…

Data prices won’t change – MTN

Ghana’s leading telecom operator MTN Ghana is assuring its subscribers that the cost of data and other services won’t change when it launches its 4G services.
With the introduction of a much improved and faster data service for Ghanaians, the company, which has the largest market share of telecom subscribers, says the current data rates will still apply.
MTN got its 4G 800MHz FDD spectrum license in December last year and promised a commercial launchof the spectrum in six months.
MTN bought the 2x10MHz spectrum with the 800MHz for US$67.5million and finished paying in January this year. The company has so far earmarked an additional US$18million to specifically deploy the service across the country.
Allaying fears of subscribers that they may pay more for the 4G LTE service, Ruben Opata, Head of Planning at MTN Ghana explained to that nothing will change.
“Whatever you are paying today on MTN will not change. If today I do a download and I pay X cedis, if I do the sam…

Grade buying hits Wisconsin University

…Some staff indicted
By: Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express
Some staff and administrators of Accra based Wisconsin International University College (WIUC), have been indicted by the university authorities for selling grades to students, Daily Express investigation has revealed.
The grades-selling syndicate was fished out following a formal complaint to the management of the school by some aggrieved students in December 2015.
The aggrieved students alleged that some lecturers of the Wisconsin University were selling grades to some under-performing students, and also trading grades for sex with some female students.
These necessitated investigations by the authorities of the university with the help of some external investigators.
Following weeks of evidence gathering, the school confronted the workers involved.  Eight workers, made up of lecturers and administrators were complicit in the acts, prompting the school to suspend them.
Checks by the Daily Express revealed that students paid between  …