- The US Ambassador to Ghana has pledged continued support towards the achievement of Ghana’s educational goals
- The US is currently assisting education in Ghana in a number of ways including promote reading and literacy among primary school pupils, and access to education for adolescent girls
- About 2,300 American students come to Ghana yearly to pursue various academic programmes
Robert Porter Jackson, the United States Ambassador to Ghana has pledged to deepen the cooperation and support towards the achievement of Ghana’s educational goals.
Mr Porter Jackson said the US was already assisting the Education Ministry and the Ghana Education Service (GES) in their effort to promote reading and literacy among primary school pupils. In addition to this, is the 'Let Girls Learn' programme, under which, the US is helping to expand access to education for adolescent girls.
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The ambassador was addressing students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) during a visit to the university to interact and explain America’s policy towards Ghana in the areas of education, health, good governance, peace and security.
He reiterated the importance of education, saying it was the main catalyst for socio-economic development - a vital tool to fight poverty. He said it was on the account of this that they would continue to provide the needed resources to complement the nation’s effort.
Ambassador Porter Jackson used the occasion to throw more light on the US’ educational policies and opportunities for the African student, exchange programmes and technology transfer initiatives. He highlighted the strong partnership between Ghana and the US, which had made the West African nation a popular destination for many American students.
Professor William Otoo Ellis, the Vice-Chancellor, hailed the US for being supportive of research activities at the university.
It is estimated that about 2,300 American students come to Ghana yearly to pursue various academic programmes, while more than 3, 100 of their Ghanaian counterparts are also studying in the US.