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Ghana is the second top study destination for US students in sub Saharan Africa

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Ghana falls behind South Africa as the most popular country in Africa where US students are getting an education.

The 2019 Open Doors Report on international education shows 18.5% increase in 2018 in the number of US students attending universities and colleges in Ghana, from 1,865 to 2,210.

The number one spot is held by South Africa with 6,001 US students. This figure represents a drop of 0.7% from its 6042 students in 2017. This makes Ghana the only region in Sub Saharan Africa that has experienced the largest growth.

Currently, Sub Saharan Africa plays host to 14,416 US students which is 4% of the total number of the country’s study abroad population.

Benin, Nigeria, Sierra Leone in West Africa saw a marginal growth as a study destination for Americans schooling abroad.

On the other hand, Ghana also experienced an increase in the number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States.

The number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States now sits at 3,661. That is an overall 13.9% increase from that of the previous year.

This brings Ghana into second place in Sub-Saharan Africa, a spot previously held by Kenya. The number one spot is held by Nigeria, with 13,423 students.

Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange is a comprehensive information resource on international students and U.S. students studying abroad. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and is published by IIE.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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