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.
The Cambridge 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.
Dison International 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.
Admission arrangement 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.
Mr Isaac 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.
Mr Rockson-Ekpe 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 of facts.
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.
“Parents and Guardians will find it fulfilling to enroll their wards at DIS”, he Mr Rockson-Ekpe.