The Barbados High Commission to Ghana is set to organise school fairs to provide an opportunity for Senior High School students to get admission to the University of the West Indies in the Caribbean, the Ghana Education Service has said.
The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek.com said the soon-to-commence school fairs form part of efforts to contribute to the education landscape in the country.
“As part of efforts to contribute to the education landscape in the country, the Barbados High Commission in Ghana is set to organize school fairs to provide an opportunity for our High School students to transition to the University of the West Indies in the Caribbean,” it stated.
The move comes after the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah Eric Nkansah received the Chargé d’Affaires of the Barbados High Commission in Ghana, Ms Juliette Babb-Riley in his office on July 20, 2023.
A spokeswoman for GES commenting on the initiative set to take place later this academic year said many Barbadians trace their ancestral lineage to Ghana hence initiative will further strengthen the ties between the two countries.
In other news, the Minister in Charge of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has unanimously been appointed as the patron of the African Curriculum Association (ACA) to bring his expertise to bear on its deliberations.
The Association was founded in 2018 to bring together curriculum experts from other countries on the African continent to assist member countries in strengthening their National Curriculum Centres through international best practices.
African Curriculum Association (ACA) was created with the aim to make it an umbrella which brings together all curriculum practitioners in Africa and some affiliated members from European countries.
The idea of creating the African Curriculum Association (ACA) was born during a Regional Seminar on “Advanced Training in Systematic Curriculum Development and Evaluation” that took place in Ghana in 1975 and the approval of its creation by Ministers of Education of the Organisation of the African Union (OAU) ‘s Member States happened during the Conference of Ministers of Education in 1976 in Nigeria.