Worldview Education Fair is dedicated to helping institutions recruit prospective international students from Ghana. This fair is open to all institutions worldwide, helping you meet and recruit a wide pool of quality potential students.
Many fairs and exhibitions focus only on recruiters from a specific country, thereby attracting a limited pool of students with predetermined interests in those specific study destinations. The Worldview Education Fair brings institutions from all around the world to one place; giving students more opportunities and options, thereby attracting a larger, more diverse pool of students. For recruiters, this exhibition provides an opportunity to improve their reach and brand awareness; marketing to a larger number of students and alongside some well-known institutions.
|Event & Location||Day & Date||Early Bird Rate (Closes 31st July)||Standard Rate|
|Accra Exclusive Seminar||Saturday – October 21, 2017||£125||£185|
|Accra Education Fair||Saturday – October 2017||£1,649||£1,899|
The West African nation of Ghana has experienced a decade of sustained growth, outpacing that of nations such as Taiwan and South Korea. Its education expenditure relative to income is double the average for Africa, yet as in many developing nations, challenges remain.
Children in Ghana attend primary school for six years. The official language of instruction is English, however, students are exposed to French and local languages from an early age. The vast majority of Ghanaian students attend public boarding schools, many of which are highly competitive; there are only six international private secondary schools in the country. The junior Secondary/High School lasts three years, as does Senior Secondary School. The latter was introduced in 2007, expanding the system to four years but not otherwise changing the curriculum. This policy was reversed after three years. In 2010 there were no graduates, and in 2013 two cohorts graduated.
Ghana’s higher education system is comprised of polytechnics, universities, university colleges, academies, and tutorial colleges. In all, there are 140 accredited institutions, according to the National Accreditation Board. These schools offer four-year Bachelor’s degrees, as well as two- and three-year diplomas.
These numbers represent an increase from previous years, but facilities are struggling to meet the demand, a situation made even more dire thanks to last year’s double cohort. Otherwise qualified candidates sometimes must take supplementary admissions tests, or are turned down completely. Competition from students who apply from neighboring Nigeria adds pressure for locals seeking places.
There is also concern among academic observers within Ghana that the education system – considered one of the best in the region – falls short of meeting the highest international standards, and may not completely equip students to function in a global economy.
As for its research and science and technology institutions, it has been said the system is “stretched thin and overburdened in relation to available resources, leaving many of the country’s important science institutions unable to carry out their mandates effectively.”