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Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, the Speaker of Parliament will on Monday, January 14, open the 70th Annual New Year School and Conference at the University of Ghana.The week long programme being held under the theme: “Building Strong Institutions for Democratic Consolidation in Ghana”, is being organised by the School of Continuing and Distance Education of the College of Education, University of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, the host of the programme, would deliver the welcome address, while the keynote address would be delivered by Professor Atsu Ayee of the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana.Sub-themes of the 70th Annual New Year School and Conference include: Legislative Powers and Strong Oversight: Dealing with Corruption and Consolidating Democracy, and Judiciary Independence and Democratic Consolidation.Others are Building Strong Institutions and strengthening Anti-corruption State Institutions, and 25 years of Decentralization: Challenges and Prospects.Promoting Active Citizenship through Civic Education: The Role of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in Consolidating Ghana’s Democratic Gains.

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