Sunday 15 February 2015

The Track to Success

Over sixteen UK institutions participated in the Education UK mini exhibition in Ghana, starting on 10 February in Kumasi and finishing on 13 February in Accra with over 1000 attendees.

There was also a mini session between the delegates from the UK institutions and lecturers from tertiary institutions in Kumasi as a response to the high demands for PhD programmes in the academia enabling discussions on possible educational partnerships.

On Thursday, 12 February, 2015, delegates from the sixteen UK institutions went on an international schools and corporate tour in Accra and Tema with seven institutions visiting international schools and corporate institutions in Tema while the other nine toured international schools and corporate institutions in Accra. The corporate institutions visited included Cocoa Processing Company, Tema Oil Refinery, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Vodafone, uniBank and Stanbic Bank where the UK delegates actively engaged with staff and management of these organizations and institutions.

During the opening ceremony in Accra, our Country Director, Liliana Biglou noted that British Council Ghana was dedicated in ensuring that young Ghanaians interested in studying in the UK received the best knowledge and tools they required to enhance their studies.

The Deputy British High Commissioner to Ghana, Caron Roshler, also entreated students to use the opportunity to learn more about the courses and products offered by these prestigious universities. She mentioned that students who studied in the UK were enabled to become creative and independent thinkers, had the ability to adapt to a fast changing world and become global citizens.

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

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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