US Embassy holds Education USA college fair

Liz Ategou, Cultural Attaché, US Embassy

The US Embassy in Ghana has held a college fair in an effort to demonstrates the United States’ partnership with Ghana on education.

Speaking at the opening of the Fair in Accra on Friday, the Cultural Attaché, Liz Ategou encouraged the students to take advantage of the available opportunities presented by the almost 50 US. Colleges and universities at the Fair.

“There are currently over 3,200 Ghanaians studying in the United States if they can do it so can you!” she stated.

“And after today, I encourage you to stay in touch with the US. Embassy though our website and through our social media platforms that is the best way to find out about cool opportunities and programs offered by the United States, Ategou said.

A robust economy in Ghana depends on much more than its natural wealth and resources.

“We know that access to quality education is a pre-condition for equitable economic growth, for improving critical health indicators, for advancing gender equality, and to promote socio-economic progress.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership for education with Ghana,” Ategou indicated.

Universities at the Fair were; Black Hills State University, Boise State University, California State University Long Beach, Calvin College, Carnegie Mellon University, Africa Columbia College Chicago, Drew University, Fulton Montgomery Community College, as well as George Washington University and Georgetown University in Qatar.

Others include, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, University Johns Hopkins SAIS, among many others.