In two weeks’ time, a large number of UK’s leading boarding schools will be sending their head teachers and/or senior members of staff to the 5th edition of the British Boarding School Expo in Accra, Ghana.
The objective of the Expo will be to meet and recruit Ghanaian parents, students and families, to some of the top boarding schools in the UK.
Specifically, parents and their wards would be able to discover at first hand, what boarding school life is like, what these schools have to offer and discuss career development and subject options.
The event is organised by Everythings Education, an educational consultancy with extensive experience in placing African children in top UK boarding schools.
This year, the British Boarding school Expo is supported by the Africa office of the Royal Commonwealth Society, the leading Commonwealth organisation in the areas of education and literacy programmes such as the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.
Speaking to the press, Elaine Cunningham – Walker, Chief Executive Officer of Everythings Education explained: “UK Boarding Schools are a popular choice for Ghanaian parents because it gives their children a rounded global education and exposure to different cultures, friends and networks.”
She added, “Choosing the best fit for a child is a significant and daunting task. Sometimes you do not even know where to start. And that is why these top schools are coming to Accra to meet families face to face on February 15 – 17, 2019”.
She further explained: “The schools that are coming to Ghana this February are some of the best, of the best. They have been carefully handpicked by my team for their quality academic education, excellent pastoral care, trust and respect that they continuously exhibit.
“They have a history of helping Ghanaian and African students to reach their full potential. I would advise parents not to miss this opportunity for guidance and advise”.
According to the German-based International Consultants for Education and Fairs, Ghana’s well-performing economy, together with its growing middle class means that Ghana has fully joined the major players like Nigeria and Kenya, in sending students to top UK Boarding schools.
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Proponents of UK boarding education point to the many confident former students, including Ghana’s current President Nana Akufo-Addo, who have are leaders today in various fields such as politics, business, the arts, law, military, science and engineering, to name but a few.
Ms. Cunningham – Walker attributes the success of these former students to: “a bespoke academic, confidence - building, nurturing, and all rounded education that these tested institutions provide.
She concludes, “Products of these top UK boarding schools are also highly - prized and sought after by top Universities in Ghana, South Africa, the UK, America and the rest of the world.
The Schools attending the Expo in Ghana are: Millfield School, Lancing College, Queen Anne’s School, Warminster, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Culford School, Woodbridge School, RMS School, Brooke House School, Princes Helena College School, Stonar School, Royal Hospital School, St Georges Ascot, King Williams College, Isle of Man and St Edwards, Malta.
The Expo begins with a networking event at the main auditorium of the British Council in Accra on February 15 from 5 pm – 8 pm.
This will be followed by two further days of the Expo at the Marriot Hotel at the Airport Residential Area on the February 16 – 17 from 2- 6 pm.
The event is free to attend and those interested can register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.