The two deputy ministers of education, executives of Ecole Thérèse and some dignitaries during the inauguration of the institution We all want the best in life, for ourselves and for our children and that is why quality education is a value we must uphold.
The need for a greater focus on French tuition is progressively being felt in our schools and in business collaborations. To quote President Nana Akufo-Addo, “Ghana is an English-speaking island in a French ocean,” literally, Ghana is entirely surrounded by French speaking countries.
As such, children in Ghana should have a strong command not only of English but of French as well in order to have a broadened horizon and access to more opportunities internationally as they grow.
Adult professionals also need to be proficient in the French language to be competitive globally, occupy international positions and deepen business collaborations internationally.
Facts to note about French Language:
From a recent study by the ‘Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie’ – OIF, (the community of 84 countries which share the official use or teaching of French), there are currently 300 million people worldwide who speak French across five continents, with an overwhelming majority in Europe, Africa and North America.
French is one of the six official languages used in the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU). French is also one of the three co-official languages used by ECOWAS.
With the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area, (an arm of the AU creating one common market for the entire African Continent),the French language has become non-negotiable for professionals. Rev John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Education, delivering a keynote address during the inauguration of Ecole Thérèse on August 20, 2021 at East Legon
Introducing Ecole Thérèse
Ecole Thérèse is a two-tiered Bilingual (French & English) institution that uses innovative and results-based approaches to address the needs of its clients.
A very successful inauguration of the institution took place last month – August 20, 2021 at East Legon on their junior campus, near the American House.On this occasion, the institution was duly launched by the Deputy Minister for Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, assisted by the Deputy Minister of Education, Ms Gifty Twum-Ampofo, as well as a Chief Director at the Office of the President, Mr Henry Wood, Mr Frank Wood and Mrs Theodora Wood, representing the directors of the institution, Mrs Aminata Diakite-Tanefo, representing senior management of the institution […]