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JOIN THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND CAREER FAIR IN KUMASI - GHANA

16th to 18th OCTOBER 2019

HOTEL GOLDEN TULIP KUMASI CITY

WHERE & WHEN?

OPUVIA FAIR is dedicated to helping institutions and companies recruit prospective students and skilled professionals from Kumasi. This fair is open to all institutions and company’s worldwide, helping you meet and recruit a wide pool of screened and quality potential students and skilled professionals.

Many fairs and exhibitions focus only on recruiters from a specific country, thereby attracting a limited pool of students and skilled professionals with predetermined interests in those specific study and work destinations.

The KUMASI International Education and Career Fair October 2019 will take place at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi. The fair is a one day event open to all institutions and companies world wide drawing a larger pool of students and skilled professionals by giving them several options to fit their price, applications, location, course and work requirement.

Students and Skilled professionals are encouraged to come with all the necessary documentation in order to allow them to make immediate applications to institutions and companies.

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti Region, in southern Ghana. It’s known as a centre for Ashanti culture. In the huge, open-air Kejetia Market, stalls sell everything from glass beads to Ashanti sandals. The National Cultural Centre offers craft workshops and dance performances. It includes the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, which displays jewellery and ceremonial clothing belonging to the 20th-century Ashanti king.

The West African nation of Ghana has experienced a decade of sustained growth, outpacing that of nations such as Taiwan and South Korea. Its education expenditure relative to income is double the average for Africa, yet as in many developing nations, challenges remain.

Sub-Saharan Africa has become an increasingly important region for international student recruitment and is home to several significant emerging markets, notably Nigeria and Kenya. The region sent just over 33,500 students to the US in 2014/15, and a similar number to the UK.

But the potential is there for further growth, driven in part by large youth populations, rising incomes, and by a demand for higher education that cannot be fully met at home.

This is certainly true of the West African nation of Ghana, a country that has been one of Africa’s strongest performers in terms of economic growth and which has outpaced overall growth rates in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade and more.

Children in Ghana attend primary school for six years. The official language of instruction is English; however, students are exposed to French and local languages from an early age. Most Ghanaian students attend public boarding schools, many of which are highly competitive; there are only six international private secondary schools in the country. The junior Secondary/High School lasts three years, as does Senior Secondary School. The latter was introduced in 2007, expanding the system to four years but not otherwise changing the curriculum. This policy was reversed after three years. In 2010 there were no graduates, and in 2013 two cohorts graduated.

Ghana’s higher education system is comprised of polytechnics, universities, university colleges, academies, and tutorial colleges. In all, there are 140 accredited institutions, according to the National Accreditation Board. These schools offer four-year bachelor’s degrees, as well as two- and three-year diplomas.

These numbers represent an increase from previous years, but facilities are struggling to meet the demand, a situation made even more dire thanks to last year’s double cohort. Otherwise qualified candidates sometimes must take supplementary admissions tests or are turned down completely. Competition from students who apply from neighbouring Nigeria adds pressure for locals seeking places.

There is also concern among academic observers within Ghana that the education system – considered one of the best in the region – falls short of meeting the highest international standards, and may not completely equip students to function in a global economy.

As for its research and science and technology institutions, it has been said the system is “stretched thin and overburdened in relation to available resources, leaving many of the country’s important science institutions unable to carry out their mandates effectively.”

Set on a palm tree-lined property, this relaxed hotel is 3 km from Kumasi Central Market and 4 km from Manhyia Palace Museum. 

Modest rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities; some feature private balconies. Casual apartments have kitchenettes and living/dining areas.

There’s an informal restaurant and a lounge bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool with a bar, a fitness centre and tennis courts. Parking is available.

ATTENDEE STATISTICS

 

 

 

 

Attendees will include:

  1. Parents/ guardians with their wards
  2. Top secondary schools
  3. Government officials in the education circle
  4. Students with GCE A’ Levels certificate
  5. Researchers of Education Development
  6. Entrepreneurs with training plans
  7. Representatives of education funds
  8. Graduates
  9. General public etc.

The fair will give visitors the opportunity to meet directly with admission officers to discuss what courses, pathways and opportunities are available, as well as the general application and enrolment process.