From February 12 through 15, U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II and EducationUSA Advisor Ethel Caulley traveled to the Western Region to promote education. The U.S. Embassy team traveled to Takoradi and other communities to visit heads of school, teachers, and over 1,300 Ghanaian students to encourage them to apply to study at American colleges and universities. The schools visited included Ahantaman Senior Girls High School, Shama High School, Ghana Secondary Tech School, Fiaeeman High School, and Tarkwa Senior High School. In addition, they visited the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), conducted an interview with 94.7 FM Twin City Radio, and hosted a dinner with alumni of U.S. exchange programs.
Mr. Quiroz said: “The youth are truly the future of Ghana and the world, and we are proud to exhort them to consider studying in the United States. We are especially pleased to have met with large numbers of them since promoting education and the empowerment of youth, women, and girls are essential to promote development in Ghana and around the world. Similarly, we are visiting universities throughout Ghana to further strengthen the ties between American and Ghanaian institutions which is also a key priority for the United States.”
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