Wednesday 21 January 2015

British Council has set up an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) venue in Kumasi to improve on our examination services delivery and make them easily accessible to our customers in the Ashanti and Northern Regions. This is to reduce the travel time of candidates who otherwise travel to Accra to write the exam, thereby bringing the test to the doorsteps of our customers.

Country Director, British Council Ghana, Liliana Biglou comments,  “I am delighted to announce the opening of an IELTS test centre in British Council Kumasi to bring the test closer to our customers in the Northern regions, particularly as more  Ghanaian’s each year are choosing to sit IELTS to increase their global education and employment opportunities”

 IELTS can now be written in Kumasi starting this February 2015 at the British Council’s office, Adum. The first examination will be held on Saturday, 7th February, 2015 at New Mission Academy- Opposite Lasarp Hotel, Kwadaso, Agric Junction. IELTS candidates in Ashanti and northern Regions will also attend their speaking test session at the British Council office in Kumasi. Registration is ongoing via online at

 Missionaries of Africa, The Rector, Friar Emmanuel Adeboa comments, I have just learnt about the new IELTS exams center in Kumasi. This is great news indeed. It is long overdue. I hope it has come to stay. We no longer have to travel to Accra with our students several days preceding the Test date. No more sleeping in guest houses, hunt for  food to eat in restaurants and chop bars and miss lectures for several days just to do a  IELTS Speaking Test of less than half hour and the written test on the Saturday morning. Moreover, having a new center in Kumasi for us means we are dealing with people we know since we visit the offices of the British Council in Kumasi regularly. If nothing changes, we know we can count on quality services. It is a lot cheaper and time saving for us and other colleagues who are living and working in the three regions in the north. Congratulations for this initiative.” 

For further information please contact:

Efua Asiedu, Country Exams Manager T: +233 302 610090


Notes to Editor

IELTS is jointly managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations giving it truly international scope and enabling English language learners from around the globe to further their education.


IELTS is the leading and most widely accepted international English language test in the world for higher education such as Degree and Master’s program and migration purposes taken by over a million people a year and accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide. It is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL, the British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia.  IELTS is also used for immigration purposes by the governments of UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand and is approved by the US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Education for the CGFNS/ICHP VisaScreen® Program for foreign nurses and other healthcare professionals. It is the principle English language test used by medical regulatory bodies in the UK including the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council. All tests are scored on a banded system from 1 (the lowest) through to 9 (the highest possible score).

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We work in more than 100 countries and our 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes. We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides 20 per cent of our turnover which last year was £864 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, such as English classes and taking UK examinations, and also through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally. 

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