Delhi Public School in Ghana trains kids in public speaking
The Delhi Public School (DPS) is leading the way in training kids from four years and above in public speaking. This is among several off the curriculum activities the school is impacting on its students to prepare them for the global world demands.
The Delhi Public School (DPS), established in Ghana in 2010, is affiliated to the Delhi Public School in India with 174 branches across the world including the United States.
The school located at Community 25, Tema in the Greater Accra Region has a student population of 400 made up of 14 nationalities and uses the British educational curriculum for its training.
Principal of the school David Raj told journalists DPS, the brainchild of the Chief Executive Officer of B5 plus, a leading steel supply company in Ghana, Mike Thakwani, exist to provide a child-centered syllabus in a friendly atmosphere. He noted that beyond the high quality education offered at the school, students are trained to compete with any child anywhere around the world.
“Public speaking is one key component of our training modules. Each child gets to face the camera or the crowd and the idea is to prepare students to be able to talk to any president of any country with confidence,” he added.
The school can boost of the finest tutors with most of them holding master’s degrees in their chosen fields. “The degree alone is not enough and when we recruit teachers we also ensure they are capable of doing something extra. For instance I am a trained maths teacher but I can also choreograph dance. We also have a swimming pool, long tennis, basketball courts as well as football pitch and other sporting activities for our students,” Mr. Raj added.
With a relative short stay in Ghana, DPS continues to raise the flag of Ghana high in international competitions especially the spelling bee contest and the Maths competition. The school topped both last year and this year’s national spelling bee competition and represented Ghana in the international event in the United States.
“We took the first position, the second and third positions as well in last year’s event and when our student competed in the international spelling bee contest in Washington USA, her peers were shocked to learn she came from a school in Ghana,” Mr. Raj intimated.
Chief Executive Officer of B5 Plus, Mike Thakwani whose vision saw the establishment of DPS considers it part of his social responsibility to the community.
According to him, the Board of DPS, which includes the Member of Parliament for Akyem Abuakwa north JB Danquah Jnr, is considering a scholarship scheme for needy but brilliant students within the locality the school operates.
“We are developing foundation courses to prepare students for the NTSE, medical and engineering entrance examination GRE and TOFEL in the pipeline,” he added.
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