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14.07.2005 Diaspora News

Ghanaian students abroad urged to return home

GNA
Ghanaian students abroad urged to return home
Kumasi, July 14, GNA - Dr Charles Yeboah, Director of the International Community School (ICS) in Kumasi, has advised Ghanaian students studying abroad to return home after completing their studies to contribute to national development. He said most Ghanaian students by the education they acquired abroad were well equipped with the requisite expertise, which they could bring to impact positively on the nation's development. Dr Yeboah made the call when he addressed 34 graduates and undergraduates who had gained admission into various universities in the United States of America (USA) at a two-day orientation programme in Kumasi on Tuesday. The programme organised by the Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP), which facilitated the admissions was to give them an insight into the experiences they will go through in their respective schools. They were prepared particularly to adjust to the socio-cultural as well as racial differences they would encounter when they get to their various schools.
Dr Yeboah decried the situation where students sponsored by the government refused to return home under strange circumstances and said this had greatly contributed to the high rate of brain drain in the country and also depleted her human resource base.
Mrs Marilyn Owusu, Education Advisor of CEDEP, entreated the students to make good use of their time and opportunities there to enable them to realise their objectives.


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