Tema, June 12, GNA - Delhi Public School
International (DPSI) Ghana has organised its first open day to showcase the
school’s learning opportunities and world-class campus to potential students
and their parents.
The ceremony brought together stakeholders in the education sector, who toured the various departments of the school ranging from Biology, Physics, Information Communication Technology, among others.
It also provided the opportunity for old and current students, teachers and parents of the school to share their experiences about the school which was established on September 13, 2010, under the aegis of the Delhi Public School Society.
Mr Mukesh Thakwani, Chairman of DPSI Ghana, said the rationale behind the Open Day was to showcase what the school had to offer learners regarding academic and extracurricular activities.
"We wanted to show our people coming from different walks of life. Today, we have children from 28 nationalities who are in different types of educational and extracurricular activities," he added.
He said their outfit want to use the opportunity to show the people that DPSI believed in the holistic approach of education; not only the academic aspect, but also believed in extracurricular activities.
Besides being a centre of excellence for learning, DPSI Ghana, Mr Thakwani underscored, also believed in giving back to society; an assertion that was amply demonstrated by the recent launch of DPSI Care Foundation, which donated a cash amount of GH¢ 8,000 to First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation, a couple of days ago.
A speech read on behalf of Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Basic and Secondary Education commended DPSI for awarding scholarships to numerous brilliant but needy children over the past years.
The Deputy Education Minister intimated that the DPSI scholarship initiative tied up with government’s agenda of making education free and accessible to every child regardless of their status in society, adding that DPSI's holistic approach to education was commendable and worth imitating.
According to him, DPSI's holistic approach was in line with international best practices and that government had chosen DPSI as one of the model international schools in the country to learn from and appealed to authorities of the school to forge close ties with Ministry of Education.
Mr David Raj, the Principal of DPSI Ghana, said the school had since its inception, strived for excellence in teaching and learning, saying "we strongly believe that being excellent is going the extra mile."
According to him, the school had achieved several successes and awards from renowned local and global institutions like the British Council in Ghana.
Mr Raj added that the school had strived to ensure that its students participated in major international learning competitions like the Southeast Asian Spelling Bee competition.
Sharing her experience about her days at DPSI, Lily Editi, an alumnus of the school, who is now studying Applied Mathematics at the University of Missouri, Colombia, United States, said: "my experience at DPSI was wonderful."
Ms Editi, who joined the school in 2013 from Nigeria and graduated in 2017, said DPSI has helped groomed her into a "fully mature" woman, recounting how the Principal of the School personally assisted her severally with her mathematics lessons.
A speech read on behalf of Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service commended DPSI's achievements and its state-of-the-art learning environment.