The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOP) has commenced discussions with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Opportunity International to support private schools in the country.
In a post sighted by AcademicWeek, the Private Schools Council said the meeting is geared toward a 5-year Capacity Building Training Programme for school administrators and owners of schools in the Northern part of Ghana.
“The Ghana National Council for Private Schools has activated conversions toward a 5-year Capacity Building Training Programme for school administrators and owners of schools in the Northern part of Ghana,” the School Council said.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.
Opportunity International is a 501 nonprofit organization chartered in the United States of America. The opportunity provides small business loans, savings, insurance and training to more than 14 million people in the developing world.
In other development, the Ghana National Council of Private Schools has partnered with the Ghana Taekwondo Federation to introduce Taekwondo in all private schools to develop students’ mental alertness and self-defence skills.
“The Council has also collaborated with the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, to introduce Taekwondo in Private Schools, so that our learners can be trained to develop mental alertness and self-defence skills,” the GNACOPS said in a post.
The Private Schools Council in the social media post sighted by AcademicWeek.com said that Taekwondo education when introduced in private schools will benefit students, hence schools are encouraged to embrace this initiative.
Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean form of martial arts involving punching and kicking techniques, with emphasis on head-height kicks, spinning jump kicks, and fast kicking techniques.