Vilac International School, a private international school in Accra, yesterday held its 10th Anniversary and Graduation for its Pre-school and high school.
As part of the celebrations, the school awarded 100 outstanding students and 30 teachers.
About Fifty-four (54) students graduated from the school.
Delivering her speech at the 10th Anniversary celebration, Eunice Agyei Wiredu, the Principal of the Pre-school said the school’s vision is to become a leading educational institution renowned locally and globally for both academic and moral excellence.
She said the school prides itself with the state of the art facilities to ensure that students received the best learning experience, adding that, her outfit provided quality and holistic educational services to children from six months to 18years.
“Until 2012, Vilac was the only school which running both Ghanaian and Cambridge curricular examinations,” she stressed.
She, however, mentioned finances as one of the major challenge facing the school, especially, the inability of some parents to pay their wards fees and put the blame on the country’s economic circumstances, adding that, “Vilac has some measures in place to help curb such issues of concern.”
On her part, Mrs Catherine Agyapomaa Appiah-Pinkrah, Director Pre-Tertiary at the Ministry of Education announced government’s plans to improve on existing standards for both private and public institutions in the country.
She disclosed that the Ministry was collaborating with the private schools to pull resources in terms of experiences and ideas together improve on the quality of teaching and learning in school.
Mrs Appiah-Pinkrah also reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to ensure that majority of students enrolled into the universities and technical colleges available in the country, hence, their quest for free basic education.’’
“I congratulate the school for how far you have come as a school”.
The school is accredited by the University of Cambridge International Examination and the GES and currently home to 420 students from 20 different countries.
It offers a curriculum modelled alongside the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Cambridge International Examination, IGCSE and GCE Advance level with English language its medium of instruction on its campuses.
Its pre-school department curriculum is based on the Montessori Plus system striving to facilitate the physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional and social development of its pupils to their full potential in the most stimulating and creative way, in an environment that promotes joy, respect and peace.