Several Ghanaian parents and guardians have turned out for the British Boarding School Expo 2018, which is currently ongoing at the African Regent Hotel in Accra.
The Expo, which opened on Wednesday evening with a Launch & Networking session, is targeted at parents and guardians in Ghana, who are interested in educating their children and wards aged between 5-18 years in the United Kingdom (U.K).
Within the past two days of the event, highly qualified representatives from several reputable U.K boarding schools have interacted with parents and their wards to help them make informed decisions about their educational experience in the UK.
Some of the participating UK schools include Stover School, Queen Anne’s School, St. Edwards College Malta, Lucton School, ACS Cobham, Woodbridge School, among others.
A cross-section of the Ghanaian parents interviewed at the event indicated that they are excited about the Expo because of the quality education and cross-cultural exposure that the UK educational system offers to students.
Others also attended the event because of the scholarship opportunities that the participating boarding schools are offering to brilliant but needy students. One parent emphasized that she was attracted by the news of the Expo in the media space because, “the world is now a global village with immense opportunities for everyone, so access to quality education in any part of the world, should not be a preserve for the privileged few.”
On her part, the Event Organiser for the Expo, Elaine Cunningham-Walker, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Everything Education in the UK, assured the Ghanaian public that the event would be extended to other parts of the country in the near future.
The British Boarding School Expo continues at the African Regent Hotel on Friday 9th February 2018 from 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm, and on Saturday 10th February 2018 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The event is free and open to the general public.
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