Our year of activities began with the participation in the 2020 Ghana Higher Education Fair (GHEF). Out of 16 locations this year, DAAD Information Centre Accra chose to be part of the fair in Tamale, Ho, Cape Coast and Accra. The fair in Cape Coast has been postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic.
The exchange with students who are about to complete their secondary school curriculum was fruitful. Every school had the opportunity to be informed about study and scholarship opportunities in Germany through a 5 minutes lecture given by a DAAD Ghana representative. During the lecture, general information was given on international Degree programmes in Germany, general entry requirements and application procedures to German Universities, DAAD scholarship programmes, visa requirements and many more. After the lecture, students were given the opportunity to visit the DAAD Ghana stand in order to ask further questions. Prospective students asked subject related questions such as how to start a medicine programme in Germany, how difficult the German language is and whether it is compulsory to learn it before studying in Germany, how to find a job in Germany after completion of a degree programme and many more.
In Ho, the Director of the DAAD Information Centre also took the opportunity to offer an Informative Talk at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) with the collaboration of the Centre for International Programmes of UHAS.
The GHEF is a yearly event organized by I-Texon Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service under the auspices of the Ministry of Education for students about to complete secondary school. The DAAD Information Centre Accra is happy to be part of such events in order to open several other academic choices to prospective students.