Akufo-Addo reiterates government’s commitment to bilingualism in Ghana

President Akufo-Addo said education is essential to the future of the country and it is the sacred responsibility to guarantee that every kid in Ghana has access

President Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated the government’s dedication to promoting bilingualism in Ghana during the 60th anniversary celebration of Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert.

The event, themed “Proud Past, Bright Future: Reflecting on 60 Years of Lycee Excellence,” was graced by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, and other distinguished dignitaries, including Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education; Jules Armand Aniambossou, the French ambassador to Ghana; and Anna Bossman, the Ghanaian Ambassador to France.

Addressing the audience, President Akudo-Addo lauded the institution’s commitment to nurturing global citizens.

He stated, “Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert has been instrumental in shaping the intellectual landscape of our nation. For 60 years, it has stood as a beacon of academic rigour and cultural exchange, fostering a spirit of collaboration and understanding among students from diverse backgrounds.”

He also highlighted the importance of education for children.

“Education is the cornerstone of our nation’s future, and it is our solemn duty to ensure that every child in Ghana has access to quality education. It is through education that we empower our youth, unlock their potential, and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.”

“As we celebrate Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert’s 60th anniversary, let us reaffirm our commitment to providing all children with the tools they need to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances,” he added.

The French ambassador to Ghana, Jules Armand Aniambossou, commended the school’s contribution to promoting Franco-Ghanaian relations and advancing the French language and culture.

“Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert serves as a bridge between our two nations, promoting cultural exchange and strengthening ties between our people. It is a testament to the enduring friendship and cooperation between France and Ghana,” he stated.

Also speaking at the event, the board chair, Jean-Louis FEGHALI, reflected on the school’s journey and its role in shaping future generations.

“As we celebrate this significant milestone, we pay tribute to the visionaries who laid the foundation of this institution and the countless students and educators who have contributed to its legacy of excellence.”

The anniversary celebration featured various cultural performances, alumni reunions, and exhibitions showcasing the school’s rich history and achievements.

About Lycée Français International Accra (LFIA)

Established in 1963 by the Association of Parents and Schools, the Lycée Français International Accra (LFIA) was founded with the aim of providing the French curriculum to both Ghanaian and foreign students.

Over the years, LFIA has experienced steady growth and has been located in East Legon since 2000. During this time, the school has doubled its student population from 300 to over 700, welcoming more than thirty nationalities ranging from kindergarten to secondary high school.

As a member of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad), a globally recognised network of French schools, LFIA is renowned for its exceptional academic teaching and international environment, adhering to the French curriculum and international best practices.

Reporting by Seeta Semanu in Accra

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