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Delhi Public School now in Ghana

Last updated: 21 June, 2011
Accra (Ghana), June 21 (IANS) 10:52 IST

An Indian steel manufacturing company in Ghana is spending $10 million to construct an international school under the Delhi Public School (DPS) franchise.

The aim is to improve the quality of education to benefit children in the West Africa region as part of the company's social responsibility, Mukesh Thakwani, a director of B5Plus Group, told IANS.

Known as the Delhi Public School, Thakwani said the school would provide a high standard of education that DPS is noted for. "There is no single international school in West Africa that is providing the sort of education that one would get from this school," he said.

"The school in Tema which is outside Accra would cater to over 2,000 children in both primary and junior high school," Thakwani said.

"We have noticed that high quality international school facilities available in the region are not affordable and we decided to provide that in Ghana, to be made available to children across West Africa," Thakwani said.

The school is not being set up to serve children of the growing Indian population along the West African coast, he said.

"School population is bigger than the number of children by parents of Indian region. So that cannot be what motivated us to get into this venture."

He said DPS, which is noted for its quality education, has over 150 such schools around the world.

The curriculum of the school has been designed to provide academic, film making and clay making crafts to prepare the students for work, he said.

"The B5Plus Group is venturing into this because of our belief in the education of the child. In addition, we are just giving back to society what we have achieved through our operation in the country," Thakwani said.

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