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We’re Disappointed In Bridget Otoo For ‘Rubbishing’ GIJ : Dept. Rector

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The Deputy Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah, has responded to claims by broadcast journalist, Bridget Otoo, that her alm mater did not equip her with skills for the job market before completion.

During an interview a few weeks ago, the popular television presenter noted that after she left GIJ, she could hardly put together a good news story for public consumption.

“I left GIJ and I couldn’t even write a single report so the certificate was rubbish,” she told GhanaWeb.

“I learnt on the job when I started to write and learned to tell a story. I learnt to be on camera, I learnt but yet I had a degree in Journalism. A degree in Communication Studies so that foundation is crap,” she added.

Bridget’s comment took many by surprise when she “rubbished” her alma mater which is rated one of the best journalism schools in Ghana.

Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah responded to the remarks expressing disappointment in Bridget’s claims. He lamented how many old students tend to focus attention on their secondary schools than their tertiary institutions.

“When you leave school, no matter how small the infrastructure was, if it becomes big, it becomes part of your pride,” reports graphic.com.gh quoted Prof. Mensah as saying.

“So some of us were saddened when we noted in the news, a few days ago, the story from Bridget Otoo, who claims to be an Alumna of GIJ, and argued that when she was here she did not get a good foundation and that the foundation she was given was ‘scrap’,” he added.

Prof Eric Opoku Mensah said this while speaking when the 2001 Year Alumni group donated some books to the institute last Friday (November 19, 2021) at the North Dzorwulu campus in Accra.

He further urged graduates of higher education institutions to constantly contribute to their alma mater.

“All of us, what we learned in school and what we have become today, it is not our school that trained us 100 percent, but the school certainly gives you a platform.

“Right now, if you pull your GIJ certificate, if even you’ve gone ahead to learn at Harvard, everything will crumble down because GIJ is the foundation, so you cannot, and all of us don’t get everything that we want to know in school.”

Prof. Mensah urged all Alumni to be proud of their school, adding that: “it is important that what you have become, or what you become should be largely credited to a school because if you take out our certificates, so far as our first-degree certificates are concerned, technically you are removing your very foundation.”

“So, I am worried that anybody will make very disparaging remarks about his or her school. It is not the best of things a person could say in public. And I think that, what we should do if we feel there are capacity issues still lacking, we should constantly contribute in one way or the other.”

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Why I Left For Dubai After I Quarreled With My Husband : Xandy Karmel Speaks

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Xandy Karmel has finally explained why she left for Dubai amidst marital woes with her husband Kaninja.

A video of the actress and Angel TV host at the Kotoka International Aiprirtrt readying to enplane abroad surfaced on the internet which coincided with the dirty feud she had with her husband and his side chic.

Addressing this and other issues on being sacked from Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN), Xandy gave us a different perspective about what’s going on in her life.

“I’m still working with ABN; I’m still the host of Yenom tea; I’m still with Angel TV,” she said in an Instagram video. “That is what you need to understand. I have not been sacked or suspended,” she said.

She added that she took permission to heal herself and will be back soon hence urging her teeming fans to disregard the false reportage that she has shown the exit door. She further added that she only flew to Dubai to relieve stress.

“I asked for sick permission to heal myself, and that is what I have been granted. And by God’s grace, I’m getting better. Ignore the fake stories. “

Xandy Kamel said her leave only coincided with her problems with a year-old marriage with sports presenter Kaninja who is also employed at the same media house.

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“7 Spirits Have Possessed Wendy Shay” : Lady Reveals Why She Couldn’t Repent

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A lady identified on Instagram as @Nyameba_Posh has made a startling revelation about top Ghanaian singer, Wendy Shay following her viral twerking video.

Wendy Shay is currently the topic of discussion in most social media group pages due to her epic display of flexibility in her body.

This lady in her reaction to the video pointed out that Wendy Shay’s swift ‘u-turn’ to the world after announcing that she has become born-again and given her life to Christ is not normal but spiritual because 7 demons are controlling her.

According to her, it is the main reason why the ‘Uber Driver’ hitmaker could not repent although she lived a decent lifestyle.

She wrote under Wendy Shay’s video, ‘This gal is becoming something n its not funny. She was so descent d last time on united or whatever show she went saying she had repented eeeiii or d spirits came with 7 others this time around😂‘

Before then, Wendy Shay had announced that she going to snatch people’s boyfriend with her small waist.

Wendy Shay who is signed to Rufftown Records made this known in a new song titled ‘Break MY Waist’ which will soon become a trend due to the nature of the video she posted on her Instagram page.

In the video, Wendy Shay is seen dancing wildly to her song and urged her female fans to do same by filming themselves as they dance.

Watch the video below;

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“You’re Very Stupid” : Kevin Taylor Heavily Descends On Sarkodie In A Fresh Attack

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CEO of Loud Silence Media and unapologetic NDC stalwart, Kevin Ekow Taylor has launched a fresh attack on Sarkodie over the claims that he has kept quiet under Nana Addo’s bad governance.

As we all know, there’s no way Kevin Taylor will launch an attack on any of his enemies without using unprintable words on him or her.

According to Kevin Taylor, he’s very disappointed in Sarkodie for failing to speak up about the pressuring issues in the country as a concerned citizen and not a spectator.

He went on to allege that the most decorated African rapper has been bought by the NPP party reason he has refused to talk about the economic hardships in the country.

In the words of Kevin Taylor who sounded very infuriated whiles speaking in a Facebook live some few hours ago, Sarkodie is very stupid for selling his moral sense in exchange of peanuts.

He also wised oom on his career and his family as well, praying that a deep calamity befalls on them.

Aside from Kevin Taylor, many Ghanaians have also questioned why Sarkdoie who dropped diss songs for John Mahama when he was in power has suddenly gone deaf and dumb under Nana Addo.

Many attackers have drawn the conclusion that he has taken money from the NPP reason he gave shout-outs to Nana Addo in his “Happy Day” song.

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