More Investment Needed in Education

first_imgThe Regional Program Officer of the Right To Play (RTP) based in Accra, Ghana has described education as the single most important investment that any nation can make for the wellbeing of its citizens.George Boakye-Yiadom noted that “education is a catalyst for sustainable change” and helps to stimulate economic growth, improve maternal, newborn and child health.He also observed that education deepens the foundation for good governance, stability and democracy and empowers women and girls.Boakye -Yiadom made the statements last Thursday at a one-day national consultation with officials of the Ministry of Education and partners for the RTP for the Advancement of Quality Education (PAQE) held in Monrovia.The program sought to address the educational needs of over two million vulnerable and marginalized children and youth.He indicated that the PAQE Program is a two-year pilot quality education program that is expected to kick off in October in eight countries – Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Pakistan.He explained that the purpose of the consultations is to provide the platform for partners to contribute to the development of a robust and realistic program implementation plan for PAQE.In remarks, Assistant Education Minister Felicia Doe- Somah expressed gratitude that Liberia has been selected to participate in the two-year pilot PAQE program to buttress government’s efforts to improve Liberia’s educational sector.Minister Doe-Somah said the Education Ministry will collaborate with RTP Liberia to successfully implement the program to enhance the learning capacity of Liberian children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Floyd Mayweather is the worlds highestpaid athlete for 2018

first_imgSomething for the weekend: American boxer Floyd Mayweather has secured his latest sporting victory, ranking as the world’s highest-paid athlete in Forbes’ 2018 list.Between 1 June 2017 and 1 June 2018, the undefeated boxing champ earned $285 million (£214 million) including salary, bonuses, prize money, endorsements, licensing and appearance fees. This is the fourth time in the last seven years that Mayweather has topped the highest-paid athlete list.The top 100 best-paid athletes earned a total of $3.8 billion (£2.9 billion) over the past 12 months, a 23% increase from 2017’s highest sporting wages.Footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo also ranked highly, with salaries of $111 million (£83 million) and $108 million (£81 million) respectively. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer took home an impressive $77.2 million (£58 million) over the last 12 months. American golfer Tiger Woods hit gold rather than the green with a total of $43.3 million (£33 million), but British race driver Lewis Hamilton sped ahead of him with $51 million (£38 million).The world’s highest-paid athlete list features no female sports stars for 2018.The top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world for 2018 are:Floyd Mayweather: $285 million (£214 million)Lionel Messi: $111 million (£83 million)Cristiano Ronaldo: $108 million (£81 million)Conor McGregor: $99 million (£74 million)Neymar: $90 million (£67 million)LeBron James: $85.5 million (£64 million)Roger Federer: $77.2 million (£58 million)Stephen Curry: $76.9 million (£57 million)Matt Ryan: $67.3 million (£51 million)Matthew Stafford: $59.5 million (£45 million)Here at Employee Benefits, we are thinking of raiding our sportswear. Clearly a career as a professional athlete is incredibly lucrative, although we do not plan on fighting Mayweather for his salary any time soon…last_img read more