The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra in partnership with the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC) is organising a two-day education and career fair in the month of June 2017. Dubbed as the 2017 Dutch Education and Career Fair, it is scheduled to take place at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June, 2017
The fair, to take place between 8.30am and 3.30pm each day, is open to the general public and themed “Holland – Ghana, Growing Together”. Expected audience will include graduates and students of colleges and senior high schools, tertiary and post graduate students, administrators of educational institutions, members of the academic fraternity and other professionals.
The participating Dutch universities are International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), University of Groningen, Leiden, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. The others are Tilburg, PTC+, Wageningen University, MAASTRICHT school of Management and Study Group-Holland International Study Centre.
Also participating in the fair will be Dutch-Ghanaian multinational companies whose executives will be interacting with students and mid-career professionals at a career workshop on how to be successful in the job market. These companies include IOI Loders Croklaan, Vivo Energy, Kwatson & MaxMart, Ntrakwah &Co, Access Bank, Peoples Pension Trust and SFAN.
Commenting on the fair, Mrs. Gladys Ofei, a Senior Trade and Information Officer at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra, indicated that “the aim of this fair is to give Ghanaian students and knowledge institutions, the opportunity to interact and tap into the exceptional Dutch higher education and knowledge exchange options. The Netherlands is known for its plethora of uniquely diverse study programs and teaching methodologies”.
Admission to the fair is free and registration is currently open on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dutch-education-career-fair-2017-tickets-34698370761). Attendants are expected to come along with a valid student or national identification card (passport, voter identity card, national health insurance card, etc).