More news from Ghana 170712

I started to give you info of my family in Ghana in the desciption of this category. Now I will continue.

Right now Mustapha, the eldest and I are working out the details for his attending university in Canada starting September, 2012. At Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Mustapha is now registered into a double degree Business Administration and Computer/Computer Science programme, has already been granted one small entrance scholarship and has been told he is already a part of the co-op programme. That is not usually allowed until into the second year.
Yes, I am very proud of this young man. He finished high school with a 96.7 per cent. In Accra, the capital from July to December, 2011 while studying Business Administration, Accounting, then Computer technology; first at Gates Management Institute and later at the National Institute for Information Technology (NIIT), he had a 3.85 GPA out of 4.0.
His sister, Ayishatu, turning seventeen this year miraculously recovered from Ebola Hemorrhaging Virus and Yellow Fever in May, 2012 and is now home again with her brother and their younger cousin, Aminu, a fourteen year old boy.

I will do my best to keep you updated on further progress.
Brian

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“Getting to know you…”

I am a Music Therapist Accredited, living in Guelph, ON and sibling of a regular blogger on Wordsmith. I must be too old fashioned or perhaps I worked for too long in another country, as I get very upset about the abuse of the English language. Sorry folks, but my teachers and mother (the ultimate tutor) insisted that I use no dangling participles. In other words, no sentence should end with a preposition. I talk about “the people with whom I work”; not, “the people I work with”. Oh, you should have seen the looks I got in the Houston area writing and talking in this manner! The same goes for my rejection of run-on sentences and comma splices.

As you can see this is my way of getting to know this site and how it is used. Eventually, I will learn the ins and outs; however, that will be in the proper English grammar with which I was inculcated and using which I thrived. It is interesting the applications for professional credentials that I send back because they have do not know how to write in proper English and that the submissions have not been proofread. If the appicant wants a professional credential, they had better learn how to write professionally.

Okay, I am now off my soapbox.  I hope everyone has a great day; a great night.

Brian