Accra, Dec. 25, GNA
– Choosing a suitable course of study is one of the most important decisions
every student makes in his or her academic pursuits.
It is essential to
ensure that the qualifications are relevant, accepted and valued by higher
educational institutions and employers.
Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of
international education programmes for students between the ages of 5-19 years
whose qualifications are widely recognized and accepted throughout the world.
Success in Cambridge
assessment programmes often enables the student to gain admission in the best
universities of various countries including US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany
and here in Ghana.
School (DIS) is an example of one of the schools that run the Cambridge
Assessment International Education in Ghana.
It emerged from
Dolly Memorial crèche and nursery school which started from the garage of house
number D7 at the Labone Estates in September 1970 with six children school.
at DIS begins with the completion of a registration form which may be
downloaded from the schools website (www.dis.edu.gh) filled and submitted at
the school. Alternatively, registration can be done at the school.
Rockson-Ekpe, the Principal of the school, said DIS runs the Cambridge
programme that is predicated on equipping students with critical thinking
skills which would make them independent learners and expose them to the world.
He said the
intention of establishing an international school in Ghana for children from
diverse cultural backgrounds is to prepare pupils for a globalized world.
Mr Rockson-Ekpe said
DIS exists to meet the academic needs of Ghanaians who aspire to pursue
international education not only limited to Ghana or Africa but one that would
enable them to access education globally.
At present, he said,
the school has students who are expatriates from Liberia, Kenya and Nigeria
pursuing education at various levels.
expressed the hope that with the awareness creation effort, parents would want
their children to pursue the Cambridge assessment programmes because it
provides easy access to higher education.
He said it is more
practical- oriented and designed to give students exposure and global
perspective adding that it focuses more on application of knowledge than recall
Mr Rockson-Ekpe said
international education at DIS is for everybody as the fees are very affordable
with flexible payment options.
He said as an
emerging Cambridge qualifications provider DIS has the requisite human resource
and the necessary facilities needed to aid effective teaching and learning.
Guardians will find it fulfilling to enroll their wards at DIS”, he Mr