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Report: Over 6,400 Ghanaians are studying in the United States

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According to the data, Ghana is the 14th largest sender of graduate students to the United States. According to the study, Ghanaian students earned approximately $9 million in scholarships from over 700 higher education institutions across all 50 US states in the previous year.

There are now 6,468 Ghanaians studying in the United States (US). This information comes from the 2023 Open Doors Report for the school year 2022/2023.

4,140 of these students are enrolled in graduate degree programmes.

The Institute of Foreign Education (IIE) publishes the Open Doors Report yearly to analyse the number of foreign students in the United States.

According to the data, Ghana is the 14th largest sender of graduate students to the United States.

According to the study, Ghanaian students earned approximately $9 million in scholarships from over 700 higher education institutions across all 50 US states in the previous year.

“To help meet the growing demand, the U.S. Embassy processed a record number of student visa cases in the last fiscal year,” it added.

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Read the press statement on the report below:

Accra, Ghana – Increasingly large numbers of Ghanaian students are choosing the United States as their undergraduate and graduate study destination of choice, according to the 2023 Open Doors Report published today. More than 6,400 Ghanaian students studied in the United States in the 2022-2023 academic year, representing a 31 percent jump over the last academic year. The Open Doors Report is published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE), analyzing the number of international students in the United States.

“U.S. colleges and universities offer world-class educational opportunities and Ghanaian students in the United States are deepening the ties of friendship, family, and business between our countries. We are so happy to see Ghanaians seeking to learn, develop their skills, and return to Ghana to benefit their communities,” said U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Virginia Palmer.

Ghana is now in the top 25 countries worldwide for sending students to the United States. According to the 2023 Open Doors Report, a total of 6,468 Ghanaians studied in the United States in 2022-2023 – an increase of 31.6 percent and an all-time record. Ghanaians in graduate degree programs totaled 4,140, a 38 percent increase over last year, making Ghana the 14th largest sender of graduate students to the United States. Last year, Ghanaian students earned nearly $9 million in scholarships to more than 700 higher educational institutions in all 50 states. To help meet the growing demand, the U.S. Embassy processed a record number of student visa cases in the last fiscal year.

The United States remains the top destination for international students with over one million (1,057,188) international students in academic year 2022-2023, which is a 12 percent increase over the previous year. The majority of international students in the United States study in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields; math and computer science continued to grow as the leading field of study for international students in 2022/23.

This year, U.S. Embassy Ghana hosted the two largest EducationUSA college fairs ever held in Ghana in Accra and Kumasi, which attracted more than 13,000 students, parents, and academic professionals.

The U.S. Embassy guides qualified individuals to be successful applicants to U.S. colleges and universities through EducationUSA, the U.S. Department of State’s network of education advisers. Ghana currently has two EducationUSA Advising Centers at the U.S. Embassy in Accra and at ACE Consult in Asokwa, Kumasi. EducationUSA Advisors work with students in-person and virtually to enhance understanding of the college or university application process to be successful applicants. Over the last year, EducationUSA advisers from the Accra and Kumasi- based centers helped thousands of Ghanaian students apply for admissions to hundreds of accredited U.S. institutions of higher learning.

For more information, visit: https://gh.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-center/

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Ghanaian socialite Ama Governor finally called to the Bar

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However, the Registrar's notification indicated that the presence of one's name is not conclusive and final proof of enrolment. Ama has been in a year-long struggle with the General Legal Council (GLC) since a concerned citizen submitted a complaint in November 2022. This complaint claimed that she had engaged in behaviour that was "unbecoming of a bar applicant."

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Ghanaian celebrity Elorm Ababio, often known as Ama Governor, will be among the attorneys inducted into the Ghana Bar Association this year.

Ama Governor’s name appeared on a list of entrants signed by Yaw Oppong, the Director of the Ghana Law School.

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However, the Registrar’s notification indicated that the presence of one’s name is not conclusive and final proof of enrolment.

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Ama has been in a year-long struggle with the General Legal Council (GLC) since a concerned citizen submitted a complaint in November 2022.


This complaint claimed that she had engaged in behaviour that was “unbecoming of a bar applicant.”

As a consequence of this complaint, the GLC halted the process of summoning Ama to the bar.

She fiercely denied the claims of impropriety, claiming she had been treated unfairly throughout the affair.

In a surprising turn of events, the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) representative’s report to the General Legal Council at the 2022/2023 bar conference held in Cape Coast revealed that Ama Governor has been given the opportunity to complete the application process for her bar call, which is scheduled for the October/November 2023 sessions.

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Information Minister defends SSNIT’s investment in Rock City Hotel

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In the past, SSNIT effectively exited unprofitable ventures, allowing other shareholders to take control. According to the Information Minister, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with a successful track record in hospitality has indicated interest in acquiring SSNIT's stake in Rock City Hotel, which has over 800 rooms and employs many young people. The entrepreneur intends to build infrastructure, create more employment, and make substantial contributions to Ghana's economy, notably in the hotel industry, which is expected to rise to $5 million yearly. Despite satisfying regulations and going through a competitive procedure, others contend that the minister's involvement creates a conflict of interest.

Fatimatu Abubakar, Minister of Information, has shed light on Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) investments during a familiarisation trip at Multimedia Group Limited.

SSNIT, which was formed to offer pensions to participants, invests contributions to create cash for beneficiaries.

However, SSNIT’s venture into hospitality businesses, including hotels and guest homes, has created criticism.

In the past, SSNIT effectively exited unprofitable ventures, allowing other shareholders to take control.

According to the Information Minister, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with a successful track record in hospitality has indicated interest in acquiring SSNIT’s stake in Rock City Hotel, which has over 800 rooms and employs many young people.

The entrepreneur intends to build infrastructure, create more employment, and make substantial contributions to Ghana’s economy, notably in the hotel industry, which is expected to rise to $5 million yearly.

Despite satisfying regulations and going through a competitive procedure, others contend that the minister’s involvement creates a conflict of interest.

However, the entrepreneur was not a cabinet member when the procedure began. Politics should not deprive a talented Ghanaian of the opportunity to contribute to their country’s prosperity.

She also stated that Ghanaians should encourage local investment and assist talented individuals who can drive economic progress and generate jobs.

This allows us to encourage tourism, hospitality, and economic growth, which will help our country in the long run. Let us create a culture that promotes local investment and celebrates Ghanaian success stories.

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4-year-old manoeuvres father’s car and slams into an electric pole

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To satisfy his curiosity, the four-year-old manoeuvred the car, leading it to collide with an electrical pole. According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle collided with the pole head-on, mangled the whole front end of the automobile before coming to a stop. Concerned spectators raced to the scene to carefully remove the youngster from the automobile. Fortunately, the event did not result in any injuries to the youngster.

A four-year-old youngster barely avoided harm after driving his father’s automobile unaccompanied in Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central area.

The event happened when the toddler was left alone in a black SUV with the plate number GS 8757-10.

The boy’s father allegedly parked on the shoulder of the road and walked out to attend to other business.

To satisfy his curiosity, the four-year-old manoeuvred the car, leading it to collide with an electrical pole.

According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle collided with the pole head-on, and mangled the whole front end of the automobile before coming to a stop.

Concerned spectators raced to the scene to carefully remove the youngster from the automobile.

Fortunately, the event did not result in any injuries to the youngster.

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