US Universities Court Ghanaian Students
Almost 50 institutions of higher learning from the United States (U.S.) have participated in a days’ educational fair to showcase opportunities for tertiary education in their country to Ghanaian students.
The 2019 ‘Education USA College Fair’, held at the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (SHS) in Accra, created the platform for over 1000 students from 20 SHS and the public to interact with the universities about programmes they offer and scholarship opportunities.
Cultural Attache, US Embassy, Liz Ategou, opening the fair on behalf of Stephanie Sullivan, US Ambassador to Ghana, said the fair was a demonstration of United States partnership with Ghana on Education, adding “it is wonderful to see such an amazing example of the people-to-people ties that strengthen the bond between our countries.”
She said a robust economy like Ghana’s, depended much more on the country’s natural wealth and human resources.
Mrs. Ategou observed that access to quality education was a precondition for equitable economic growth, improving critical health indicators, advancing gender equality and promoting socio-economic progress.
She thus urged the students to make the most out of the fair and explore the various options of higher education available.
“The representatives from the colleges and universities in the United States have come to meet and talk with you in person! Please make the most of this opportunity. There are currently 3,200 Ghanaians studying in the United States, if they can do it – so can you”, she encouraged.
Headmaster of Presec Boys SHS, David Adjidja, speaking with DGN Online, said the U.S. education fair is a great opportunity for students to be informed on the programmes they want to pursue and the requirement needed.
“Some of the students from this school have gained scholarships to study in the US through education fairs like what we are having here today,” he said.
Source: dailyguidenetwork.com | Jamila Akweley Okertchiri