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New City College welcome Ghanaian ministers

Posted 25th January 2018

Staff and students at the New City College Hackney Campus were delighted to welcome delegates from the Ghanaian Ministry of Education and National Teaching Council.

The Ghanaian government is focused on the successful development of technical and vocational education and visited New City College to discuss key issues such as how students are informed of the benefits of vocational education, and how highly-skilled vocational teaching staff are recruited and trained.

The delegates took a tour of the Hackney campus’ impressive facilities, and dropped in on carpentry and hospitality training sessions where they spoke to the college’s students and staff. This was followed by an isightful round table discussion with college managers.

The visit was organised by the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

Chief Director of the Ministry of Education in Ghana, Enoch H Cobbinah, commented: “As leader of the delegation from Ghana, I wish to on behalf of my team, express our gratitude for the opportunity to visit New City College. We were impressed with what we have seen and hope that through this visit we can improve TVET (Technical and Vocational Educational Training) in Ghana.”

New City College’s Director of International, Richard Surtees said: “We were delighted to welcome our visitors to the campus, and to share our experiences with the key people who will be able to impact the development of skills training and education in Ghana.”