Jacques Prévert French School on Saturday organized an open day for prospective parents who would like to have their wards admitted in the school.
The session had some of the senior pupils take turns to show the parents round the school.
Abou-Chedi Mansour, a ninth grader, sharing his opinion on the open day program, said the day gives an opportunity for them as students to show to the public the various activities they engage in.
“I think it is a great opportunity for the school to open up and for everyone to discover the school as it is really…Parents can see what the school truly is, and students can show to the world that the french school is a community, we are all here to welcome you.”
Speaking about his experience so far in the school, he said he loved the fact that they are constantly encouraged by their teachers to do their best and are also taught a number of international languages.
“… I really like the French school because the skill acquisition is more important than the grades and our teachers are highly qualified. Some are from Ghana and across the world. They really encourage the students to do their best for them to overcome every obstacle in school and in life. Students are taught a variety of languages such as French, giving the situation that Ghana is surrounded by three francophone countries, English, Spanish and Twi.”
For Mahamadu Ndau, a parent of a continuing student, the multi-cultural interactions the students’ experience give them a very opened outlook towards life, adding that, the serene atmosphere the school offers gives him the assurance that his wards are in a secure environment. He further added that, the certificate the students graduate with is internationally recognized and makes getting admissions abroad easier.
“ .. My kids have been schooling here for 4 years now, the positive part is that, they are mingling with different nationalities; French, Ghanaians, Senegalese, Belgians etc. They are also educated in two different languages, French and English. The last thing is the degree is an international one so wherever they go its is recognized. Aside the education itself, the environment is very healthy and secure and when we bring our kids here we know they are safe.”
The school is part of the French network of institutions managed by the AEFE [Agency for French Education Abroad], which comprises more than 494 institutions and 340,000 students across the world.
It was founded in 1960, and currently has over 500 students with various nationalities.
The Mission of Jacques Prévert French School is to provide students from kindergarten to senior high school, excellent education through international teaching techniques, open-on Ghanaian culture acquisition and multilingualism, guaranteeing success for all.
Admissions commenced this February and the Management of the school say they are open to questions from parents who would like to secure admissions for their wards.