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North Hills International School holds maiden 'Speech and Prize Giving Day'

Head Teacher of the school, Emma Opoku addressing the gathering


North Hills International School (N.I.S.) located at North Legon, Accra, has held its maiden Speech and Prize Giving Day which was characterized by the awarding of huge scholarship packages to its brilliant pupils and the overall best teacher of the 2017/2018 academic year.

The event which took place on Thursday, 28th June 2018 at the school premises was under the theme: “Promoting Academic Excellence Through Holistic Education.”

At the well-attended event, seven (7) pupils were awarded 50 per cent tuition scholarships—an initiative instituted to encourage the other pupils to make efforts to excel in their studies and push the borders of academic excellence.

Beyond the tuition scholarships which went to seven (7) excellent pupils, the beneficiaries also received bank accounts at NIB, sponsored by the bank with a free initial deposit of 200 GHS each meant to highlight to parents the importance of early savings for their young children and wards.

Teachers of the school who have made an impressive mark with their teaching were also awarded plaques and various parcels—with the overall best teacher taking home a full scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in any University of her choice.


The maiden Speech and Prize Giving Day was graced by numerous dignitaries. Among them were Dr Adu Boateng (CEO of Endpoint Homeopathic Clinic), Professor Opanyin Agyekum (Ag Dean, School of Performing Arts - UG, Mrs Olivia Asante (Educationist), Mr. Wilson Kofi Agbeke (Educationist, University of Education, Winneba), Beverly Afaglo (Actress) et al.

In a welcome address, the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Emma Opoku, traced the history of the school from its humble beginnings to the present day when the school has been consistently maintaining good academic performance, adding that it would not have been possible without its disciplined and dedicated staff.

Mrs Opoku said the school commenced with a total of 96 pupils on 5th September 2017 but could now boast of 109 pupils while the teaching staff stands at 23.

The Guest Speaker of the occasion, Mrs Olivia Asante, a lecturer at the University of Education – Winneba (UEW), appealed to parents and teachers to help their children and wards acquire the 21st century skills’ set, which includes critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, initiative, technology literacy, collaboration and teamwork, among others.


She noted that without the aforementioned skills, children would not be able to successfully participate in the global economy and wouldn’t be prepared for further education and work.

This, she said constitutes academic excellence.

Parents present at the occasion expressed delight for the good work done by the school’s management.

There were several displays of talents by the pupils which included poetry recitals, cultural dance, taekwondo, choreography, etc.

About the School:

North Hills International School is approved to run the highly sought after Cambridge curriculum alongside Ghana Education Service (GES) curriculum.

The school has highly trained tutors and expensive yet necessary educational facilities that you wouldn’t find all in one place at most schools in Ghana, even the highly rated ones.

North Hills International School has on campus guarded swimming pool with a professional swimming instructor, a basketball court, a lawn tennis court, a spacious library stocked with needed books, an up to the minute computer lab, a modern football pitch, and a fully equipped colourful playground for Pre-School.

The classrooms are not just conducive for teaching and learning; physical class sizes are super spacious, an administrative cap of a maximum of 12 students per class for the Pre-School and 15 students for the Primary and Junior High School has been instituted—to enable the teachers pay the much-needed attention to each student in a class.

The school currently has the following; Pre-School Stage, Primary School and Junior High School–and the school has air-conditioned buses that pick and drop its pupils daily.

Source: Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri
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