Ghana’s prisoners to have university education behind bars

Ghana’s prisoners to have university education behind bars

The Ghana Prisons Service is on the verge of introducing university education programmes to qualified inmates who want to improve academically. According to the head of public relations for the prison service, Superintendent Vitalis Ayeh, three Ghanaian universities have been invited to extend their distance learning programmes to inmates, local Ghanaian news portal GhanaWeb reported. “We are in talks with the Universities of Ghana, Cape Coast, and [Education], Winneba to extend their services to the Prisons Service of Ghana so that these inmates who have qualified to enter university but…

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Sleeping pods, slides, snack bars – do you work in the world’s coolest office?

Sleeping pods, slides, snack bars – do you work in the world’s coolest office?

Forget office sleeping pods or snack bars – Amazon has gone a step further, building treehouses for its workers. The treehouse meeting areas will be located in the company’s new offices in Seattle. The buildings will be sited around three transparent structures Amazon has called “spheres” that will act as hi-tech greenhouses. As well as including treehouses, they will also be home to plants, suspension bridges and indoor streams. Amazon isn’t the first company to do something like this: Apple is planting 8,000 trees on its new campus in Cupertino,…

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