The Lycée Français Jacques Prévert of Accra celebrates maiden “World French High Schools Week”

The Lycée Français Jacques Prévert of Accra (LFA) is the only accredited institution of French education in Ghana.  It is enriched with experience and the dynamism of the network of AEFE institutions to which it belongs and will from 12th to 19th November 2017 partake in the first edition of:

The World French High Schools Week

The LFA is one of the French educational establishments operating under the management of the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) that oversees no less than 494 institutions and schools more than 340, 000 pupils across the globe.

The LFA represents a medium of cooperation between France and Ghana. There are partnerships with the Embassy’s network in Accra, the French high schools within the sub-region and other schools in Accra. The institution makes it a top priority to meet the objectives set by the AEFE, namely: excellence, with an average success rate of 90% in the baccalaureate examinations, a high number of academic pursuits in French and international tertiary institutions (international opportunities), value-sharing, with the cohabitation of more than 30 nationalities and the showcase of French culture through the system of teaching.

Through close collaboration with parents, the administrative board and the school council, LFA is constantly improving its teaching and learning environment. As the educational arm of the French Embassy in Ghana, its objective is to as much as possible, open its doors to Ghanaian partners, as illustrated by the participation of the Ghana International School and Ecole Ronsard in this special week’s activities. Refurbishment and extension works are also set to be undertaken in the coming years. The school offers enrolments from kindergarten through to the high school level and prepares the pupils for French examinations while making provisions for transitions into other educational systems.

A summary of events taking place this week at LFA is as follows:

Monday 13th November

  • Theme: “Science, innovation and digital technology” – “International mobility of pupils within the network”
  • Videoconference between LFA’s 2nd Grade class and another 2nd Grade class in Laos as well as the departure of LFA high school students to Paris.

Tuesday 14th November

  • Theme: “Kindergarten, a distinctive French specialty”
  • Hosting of Kindergarten pupils, sports day and English slam poetry sessions.

Wednesday 15th November

  • Theme: “Sports in French institutions abroad”
  • Sports day : junior and senior high school tournaments – football/ basketball/ volleyball

Thursday 16th November

  • Theme: “The teaching of philosophy, culture and civic education”
  • Workshop on making of recycled paper, collection of donations for Beacon House Orphanage

Friday 17th November

  • Theme: “Artistic and cultural activities” and “ the inclusive school and the admission of students with special needs”
  • Workshops on art and Salsa, filming of Twi workshop, screening of Spanish movie and Flamenco dance performance.

Saturday 18th November

  • Theme: “Guidance on choosing academic and career paths” – “Former students French High Schools across the globe”
  • Press review breakfast meeting and videoconference with former students of LFA.

These activities will mobilize and bring together all the actors and partners of this school community comprising 570 students from kindergarten to 12th grade (age 3-18) of thirty different nationalities and 90 staff members including 55 teachers. The richness and specificities of the French educational offer in Ghana are evident in the selection of some of the themes featured in the course of the week.

This celebratory week, H.E. François Pujolas the French Ambassador to Ghana and Dr. Jean-Luc Mure, Head of Cooperation and Cultural affairs at the embassy, decided to visit the school on Tuesday 14th November, a day dedicated to welcoming new kindergarten pupils and to sports practice. “For the Lycée Français of Accra, this initiative affords the occasion to throw the spotlight on its dynamism, the commitment of the team and the success of its students. The French embassy is proud to be blessed with such a partner in education which directly facilitates integration and exchange between French and Ghanaian youth. This approach is fundamental to the relationship we wish to strengthen with Ghana.” he remarked.

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