On 18th April, 2018, Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) hosted the 2018 edition of the annual How to Master Education Conference for High School Principals and Counsellors in Ghana. The conference held at LUG’s A&C Mall Campus was attended by over 50 High School Principals and Counsellors from about 24 public and private high schools in Ghana.
This annual conference is designed to provide participants with a rewarding experience in a lively intellectual interaction with other Principals and Counsellors, as well as to deepen their understanding of current practices in the field of leadership. It aims to help participants to further develop themselves as professionals so that they can contribute to the development of their students and the society at large.
This year’s edition, with the theme ‘Leadership Practice in Developing High Performing Schools’ was facilitated by Associate Professor Cynthia Forson, the Deputy Provost of LUG, and Johan Claasen, the LUG Foundation Programme Coordinator. The Keynote Speaker was Dr Ken Darvall, the Principal of Tema International School (TIS), with and second speaker was Professor Anthony Jarvis, the LUG Provost.
The day was full of interactive discourse between the Heads of Schools and the Counsellors who spent the morning together, and exchanged ideas and experiences. In the afternoon the participants were divided in two groups, and the Deputy Provost led a session for the High School Principals, while the Foundation Programme Coordinator led the session for the Counsellors.
All the participants were then presented with certifcates in a Closing Ceremony and Dinner held on the LUG A&C Square Rooftop. Below is the list of schools that participated in this year’s edition:
1. Aburi Girls
2. Achimota School
3. Aggrey Memorial A.M.E Zion SHS
4. Akosombo International School
5. Archbishop Porter Girls
6. Association International Academy
7. Dayspring International Academy
8. East Airport International School
9. Faith Montessori School
10. Galaxy International School
11. Ghana Christian High School
12. Life International School
13. Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School
14. Mfanstipim Boys Senior High School
15. Morgan International School
16. Penfield International School
17. Pope John Senior High
18. Presec Legon
19. Simply Education
20. Soul Clinic International School
21. St Roses High School
22. Vilac International School
23. Tema International School
24. Wesley Girls’ Senior High School
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