Accra – The United States (U.S.) Embassy in Ghana has officially launched this year's EducationUSA College Fair in Accra, offering Ghanaian students a chance to explore educational opportunities in the United States.
Ms. Laneice Brooker, Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, emphasized the fair's goal of introducing Ghanaian students to tertiary educational opportunities in the United States.
She noted that in the past year, thousands of Ghanaian students received assistance in applying to U.S. universities and colleges, resulting in admissions to hundreds of accredited institutions and the facilitation of $7 million in financial aid and scholarships.
Ms. Brooker highlighted the eagerness of U.S. institutions to welcome Ghanaian students, citing the valuable diversity, both intellectual and cultural, that they bring to American classrooms.
She referenced the recent “Open Doors Report,” which revealed that during the 2021-22 academic year, more than 4,900 Ghanaians studied at 600 U.S. colleges and universities, spanning all 50 states—a 16% increase from the previous year.
Anticipating a substantial turnout, Ms. Brooker revealed that they expected over 4,000 Ghanaian students to attend the Accra fair.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, addressed the Ghanaian students present at the fair, encouraging them not to limit themselves in their pursuit of excellence.
He urged them to explore the diverse opportunities and programs offered by foreign universities and to become ambassadors of excellence wherever their educational journeys may take them.
Reporting by Jesse Ampah Owusu. Editing by Mariam Aminu.