Number of Ghanaians Studying in the United States Increases

November 19, 2018 – The 2018 Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.09 million international students during the 2017/2018 academic year.  This marks a 1.5% increase over the prior year.  The number of Sub-Saharan African students hit a record high at 39,479, marking a 4.6% increase over the ...
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USA-Ghana Partnership for Education

Our Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II and EducationUSA Kumasi advisor Marilyn Owusu recently conducted public outreach programs in the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions, where they met students and presented them with books and soccer balls. In addition, they attended a Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) and International Leadership and Excellence Program (ILEP) workshop ...
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Ghanaian Youth to Study in the USA

On June 21, the U.S. Embassy in Accra welcomed four Ghanaian senior high students, their parents, and a teacher for an orientation session prior to their three week visit to the United States of America under the Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP).  The students are Emma Hawa, from Tamale Girls Senior High School, Atubsaan ...
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Ambassador Welcomes Back Ghanaian Teachers from ILEP/TEA Fellowship

On May 23 2018, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson welcomed back to Ghana five high school teachers following their visit to the United States under the International Leaders for Education (ILEP) and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) programs. The Ambassador congratulated them on their visit, and solicited their observations on the highlights from their trip.  ...
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32 Young Ghanaians Selected for 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship

After multiple rounds of review in the United States and across Africa, hundreds of interviews, and tens of thousands of applications, selection for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is now complete. 32 finalists were selected from Ghana! We are excited to welcome them to the United States from June 18 to ...
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Ambassador Jackson Congratulates Webster University Graduates

During a commencement ceremony held at Webster University’s campus in Accra on May 19, Ambassador Jackson congratulated the graduating class of 2018 and exhorted them to seek careers which fulfil a purpose in their lives: “Purpose is an essential element of you.  It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson: AMCHAM Farewell Luncheon

AMCHAM Farewell Luncheon Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson Labadi Beach Hotel Friday, March 16, 2018 | 12 noon AMCHAM President Joe Mensah and members of the Board, AMCHAM Executive Secretary Simon Madjie, Representatives from the American business community, Colleagues from the U.S. Embassy, Good afternoon, and thank you once again for such a warm ...
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Six Senior High School Teachers From Ghana Selected for Education Fellowships in the U.S.

Six Ghanaian senior high school teachers have been selected to participate in the International Leaders in Education (ILEP) and Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) programs. The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) bring outstanding secondary school teachers of English, math, science, social studies, and special education from ...
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Ghana Sends Third-highest Number of Students from Africa to the U.S.

The latest Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.08 million international students during the 2016/2017 academic year. This marks a 3 percent increase over the prior year. The number of African students hit a record high at 37,735, marking a 7 percent increase over the prior year. There ...
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Ambassador Jackson Lauds Exchange Programs

On October 13, 2017, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson lauded “the enormous and indisputable benefits of cultural exchanges” during the AFS Global Citizenship Education Dinner held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. The event celebrated 50 years of exchanges facilitated by AFS-Ghana. “Thanks to you, countless young people have dared to dream of visiting a ...
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USA Promotes Youth Leadership Partnerships in Volta Region

From September 15 through 16, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II, Cultural Affairs Specialist Sophia A. Bosompem, and Alumni Coordinator Rukmini Essel traveled to the Volta Region to promote education, entrepreneurship, and the empowerment of youth, women and girls, and to encourage their contributions and efforts to advance development in their communities. See Facebook album ...
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First-Ever Spelling Bee in Ghanaian Language to Promote Reading

Yendi, GHANA— On July 25, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education partnered with the Young Educators Foundation to host Ghana’s first-ever spelling bee in Dagbani—a language widely spoken in the Northern Region. This event brought together the Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, the Municipal Director of Education, the representative ...
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Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks: “Partnership for Education – Innovating” Launch

    Good afternoon. As a former teacher, I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be here today to launch the USAID Innovating Activity. USAID’s purpose is to support the Ministry of Education in harnessing the power of parents, family and communities to improve reading for all children in Ghana. One of our ...
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USAID Promotes Development in the Volta Region

Volta Region, GHANA – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana Mission Director Andrew Karas traveled to the Volta Region January 24-27 to visit USAID projects working to increase access to quality healthcare and education. During the trip, Mr. Karas met with a number of USAID partners and reiterated the U.S. government’s support for promoting ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson at the Final Day of Spelling Bee Camp

  Dear spellers, good morning! I bring you greetings from the American Embassy and I am delighted to join my colleagues to support this wonderful event.  We have some good connection to your event and to the Spelling Bee tradition.  I note that our Embassy’s Cultural Attaché, Sarah Shabbir, was a Spelling Bee regional state ...
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