The Study in France Fair 2017, organized by Campus France was held on Friday October 6, 2017 at the Great Hall, KNUST. The maiden fair which drew participants from both second cycle institutions and KNUST students was an opportunity to meet over 13 top Universities in France to interact, inform and advice attendees on admission opportunities within Universities in France.
The 13 universities included EDHEC Business School, Universite de Lorraine, Sciences Po Bordeaux, N+1 Schools of Engineering amongst others.
Nana Ama Ampomaah Awuah, a Final year French student at KNUST expressed interest in studying in Montepellier Business School and the University of Bordeaux of which she wants to pursue after graduation.
A senior French Tutor at Kumasi High School who attended the Fair further explained the opportunities being offered by the various universities; “We advise students to apply for schools with moderate tuition fees since they offer 100% bursary and scholarships”.
Fadilatou, a Burkinabe international student offering Real Estate and Management at KNUST who attended the Fair advised taking advantage of such opportunities to further their academics of which she believes will ‘open their minds’ to learning diverse cultures and education and urges students to pursue for their undergraduate and post graduate programmes.
A section of Senior High School students expressed interest in studying in France over studying in Ghana because of better employment opportunities after completion and the high quality of standards of education that the various French Universities exhibit.
Campus France Ghana assists students in Ghana (Ghanaian citizens and foreigners studying and/or living in Ghana) who wish to pursue academic projects at an institution of higher education in France.
Director of Campus France KNUST, Mrs. Anais Dassonneville expressed dismay on the low turnout of KNUST students at the fair inspite of the huge media publicities contrary to the same event that took place at University of Ghana campus of which patronage was very high. She further encouraged students to show more interest in French fairs since they go a long way to help students pursue academic projects.