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Best Brain among top African schools

BY: Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor
Mr Akwasi Okyere (arrowed) receiving the dummy cheque from Mr Kofi Boakye, Head of EDQ, Ghana. Looking on are staff of OISL and the Best Brain International School.
Mr Akwasi Okyere (arrowed) receiving the dummy cheque from Mr Kofi Boakye, Head of EDQ, Ghana. Looking on are staff of OISL and the Best Brain International School.

The Best Brain International School located at Kronum-Abuohia in the Suame Municipality in the Ashanti Region has emerged as one of the top five schools in Africa that has performed in their Pathway to Excellence (P2E) competition.

The competition, organised by Education Quality, a United Kingdom-based non-governmental organisation, was open to all schools from five African countries taking part in the P2E which is designed to help schools to improve on their performance.

The P2E is a self-evaluation tool, guiding schools in their development planning through a framework of 31 educational areas, including a separate supplement for early childhood education.

Out of all the schools that were assessed based on their own priority areas set up in the P2E, Best Brain International School came fourth behind Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

For their prize, the school was presented with a certificate, a shield and a cash of $ 1,000.

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Presentation

At a ceremony to present the prize to the school, Mr Samuel Opoku of Education Quality (EDQ), commended the school’s management for ensuring that they kept to the plan and achieved some successes which enabled them to win the award.

He said there were lots of schools that took part in the competition and being among the first five was not a mean achievement and urged them to keep up with the good work.

According to him, the competition was opened to schools that were under the Edufinance product of the Opportunity International Savings and Loans (OISL) where the financial institution extended loan facility to improve on their infrastructure.

He said the Education Quality was the NGO that assisted the schools to improve on their practice to ensure that they made good use of the loans and also adopted best practices that would put their schools in good stead.

Proprietor

The Proprietor of the school, Mr Akwasi Okyere, was full of praise for OISL for its assistance to the school over the years.

He said but for OISL, the school would not have reached its current status as one of the leading schools in the country and also be known internationally through the P2E competition.

Mr Okyere said since the schools partnered with EDQ, the management had learnt a lot which helped in improving on teaching and learning in the school.­­