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09.03.2009 Press Release

GHANA MAKES HISTORY TODAY AS SHS EXCHANGE PROGRAMME ENDS IN ACCRA

By The Country Award Council

Ghana will today make another history when the 2nd batch of the Senior High School (SHS) Division of the National Exchange Programme School comes to an end. The largest of its kind in the world.

On the 13th of February last month, the Vice Patron of the Board of Patrons of the Country Awards Council - Ghana, His Awardship Major Courage E. K. Quashigah (Rtd.) opened the senior high schools exchange programme in Accra.

The programme was aimed at promoting a holistic approach towards academic advancement, bridging of gap amongst schools thereby promoting a common educational platform and the true Ghanaian cultural identity in order to build a united front for national development. The programme is also for the sole purpose of developing quality leaders to suit all geographical terrain and further promote internal tourism. That national exchange programme has also been designed to ensure volunteerism and service to the nation is high on young person's development agenda. It will further seek to promote sharing of skills and harnessing of ideas amongst students, lifelong networking and also to afford students a lifetime opportunity to enrol in their dream schools. The pursuit of sporting activities, health programmes such as the practise of regenerative health and HIV/AIDS awareness creation has been inculcated in the programme to give a broader approach towards its management.

Today Accra Academy would be crowded by four hundred and nine (409) students who have gained diverse experiences to share with their colleagues, parents, teachers and friends. The Senior High Schools that were involved in programme include Accra Academy, Sekondi, Zion and Bishop Hermann Colleges. Others are Opoku Ware School, Mfantsipim School, Ola Girls', Mawuko Girls' and Krobo Girls' Senior High Schools. The rest are, Nkawie SHS, Keta SHS, Aggrey AME Zion SHS and Apam SHS. And finally Ghana Sec/Tech. School and Pope John's SHS.

His Awardship Major Courage E. wK. Quashigah (Rtd.) said, the Senior High School (SHS) Division of the National Exchange Programme School is one of the pragmatic interventions designed to promote and develop young people whose skills and experiences can match the demands of our time and the future.

The Media is therefore invited to take coverage of this event.

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