The Extra And Co-Curricular Education Expo
We launched ECCE in 2013, seeking to encourage a comprehensive re-evaluation of basic education beyond the normal school classroom and timetable, with a particular focus on:
ECCE was inspired by an observation that the Ghanaian student, upon entering the “working world”, soon learns that various factors, including leadership, creativity, teamwork and even the ability to express oneself, impact more heavily on one’s productivity and desirability as an employee, than academic qualifications. An individual who lacks these and other skills may end up missing good career opportunities despite having been among the top students in his or her class. The event placed focus on the fact that such activities would develop and enhance the above skills and more, and were just as critical to a basic education as the regular academic activities.