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Caption: Pictures from graduation and the launch

By
Julius K. Satsi, GNA

Accra, July 30, GNA – Mr Glen Askew, the
Deputy Australian High Commissioner, has said grant opportunities are available
for some selected basic schools to assist in their efforts at training
children.

He said the Australian High Commission was
interested in ensuring quality education for pupils and students.

Mr Askew said this at the launch of the 10th
Anniversary of Gold Avenue School held under the theme: “The Head, The Heart
and The Hand”.

The event witnessed the graduation of three
categories of pupils from Kindergarten (KG) to Primary, from Primary six to
Junior High School and those who had completed their Basic Education
Certificate Examination.

Mr Askew expressed confidence in the school’s
contribution to the advancement of children in society adding that this was the
first time the Australian High Commission was collaborating with the Gold
Avenue School.

He expressed the hope that this would become a
lasting relationship between Australian High Commission and the school.

Mr Askew said the partnership was necessary as
“clearly, their academic performances are exceptional and by virtue of that,
there are a number of international students from Ivory Coast, United States of
America and other countries.”

He said the Australian High Commission had
competitive grants opportunities available for schools such as the Golden
Avenue School to help them scale up.

Mr David Afriyie, the Proprietor of the
school, in an interview with the GNA, said it was his intension to expand the
school from its current status to a Senior High School.

The school, which started with a pre-school
system, now has a primary, Junior High School and three batches of student have
sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Mr Afriyie said the Gold Avenue School,
located at Ashongman in Accra started in 2007 with pre-school and continued in
2011 with the basic schools and JHS.

He said the school aims to become one of the
best schools in the country adding that all the staff of the school are
graduates from various tertiary institutions.

The launch of the school’s 10th anniversary
has paved way for the anniversary celebration slated for November

GNA

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