The 2018 graduating class of the Ghana International School (GIS) has received scholarship packages from international universities and corporate organisations worth US$1.9million
GIS, a highly respected Council of International Schools (CIS) accredited institution with both local and international recognition, held its annual graduation, speech and prize giving day ceremony 2018 at its premises in Accra.
The ceremony saw a total of 82 students graduate with ‘A’ Level qualifications, with most of them already securing admission with international universities on early decision.
Mary Ashun, Principal of GIS, said: “today, our students have received US$1.9 million in scholarship and this is a rise from the US$1.7million received last year.
Talking of global competiveness, our 82 ‘A’ Level graduates this year have been admitted to universities all over the world to study courses in; Accounting, Biochemistry, Business, Computer Engineering Communication and media studies, Economic and Political science amongst others.
Universities include York University, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, Manchester University, Liverpool University, University of Pennsylvania, John Hopkins, Yale University, Colombia University, among others,” she concluded.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Influencing our world, It starts with you’, Kwame Pianim, Guest of Honour and former Board Chairman of GIS, advised the graduates to uphold their responsibilities and duties as ambassadors of GIS to the world by continuous exhibition of the hard work, spirit of professionalism, respect and team work the school imparted into them.
Students were awarded for being outstanding Sports Personalities, for their Community Services, Academic Excellence, Leadership, Best Personality, Social Entrepreneurship, and Excellence at IGCSE.
The GIS Alumni Association Prize for Student of the Year Award went to Isabelle Quaye, who also won the Science Scholar of the Year and Best Prefect for 2017.
GIS, received its second re-accreditation by CIS and NEASC, two of the foremost education accrediting agencies worldwide this year, a process that is repeated every five-years. This reassures students and parents of the global competiveness of the school and the standard of practice Board of Directors, Administration and Teachers have maintained.