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:

  • E-learning
  • Libraries and Research
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Special Needs Students

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.


Samsung Ghana Ltd

Samsung is the world’s largest information technology company, and a leading manufacturer of smartphones, tablet computers and flat-panel televisions. For more than 70 years, Samsung has been at the forefront of innovation. Our discoveries, inventions and breakthrough products have helped shape the history of the digital revolution. We are guided by a simple philosophy, strong values and high ethical standards that influence our work.
Tel: 0302 744444
Address: Millenium Heights Building, Airport, Accra.

Finlite Limited

Finlite Limited is committed to the advancement of e-learning in Africa. With cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions, the goal is to facilitate learning beyond the classroom. Finlite’s main activities are divided into 3 parts; Solutions, Content development and Corporate affairs. The tag line of Finlite is eLearning and more
Tel: 0302937001 / 0244058462
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Address: 1st Floor, Forico Mall, Osu
Box 14001 ACCRA

Autism Awareness Care and Training

AACT is an established not-for-profit and non-governmental organization which provides local support and education for children with autism. The key areas of AACT’s operation are raising awareness; education of persons with autism; and fostering inclusion through trainings for families, primary caregivers, other professionals and groups or communities.
Tel: 0302 224729
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Kids Planet

Kids planet provides a fun and healthy experience for all children in a clean, healthy and very safe environment. We have various educational toys, Wii & PlayStations, computer games, Games with tokens, Montessori toys; several play structures and special areas for toddlers. We also have art classes and dance classes and provide for outdoor occasions such as birthday parties and many more.
Tel: 054 5500000
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Website: Address: F9 First Floor, Marina Mall – Airport City, Accra

Apstar Tours Limited

Apstar Tours Limited is a travel solutions provider, offering ground handling, airport transfers,excursions, hotels accommodation and conference services. We specialize in educational tour packages for children, schools and families. With our committed and dedicated team of tourism professionals, we offer bedbank services to international partners including Expedia, Hotelbeds and Agoda. We work with over 80 properties and serve properties in Nigeria and selected West African destinations.
Tel: +233 30 298 0193 / 0244318278 / 0244 673489
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Address: 40 Forest Road, North Dzorwulu
P.M.B 175, Accra North

The Learning Playground

The Learning Playground is an after school facility based in Nungua where children come for after school care. We help with their homework and then keep them engaged till they are picked up. We specialise in Dyslexia Management, an often misunderstood condition. Our aim is to reach out to as many dyslexic children as possible to help them lead a normal life and attain their full potential through tailor-made strategies.
Tel: 0243456110

The Planetarium Science Centre, Ghana

Also known as ‘Ghana Planetarium’, this science centre project was the initiative of Dr Jacob Ashong and his wife Jane; and the British High Commissioner to Ghana formally opened it in 2009, The Year of Astronomy. The Planetarium activities suitable for all ages, including children’s craft activities on an astronomy theme, a full-dome planetarium show, and night sky viewing if the sky is clear. We also host lectures, teachers’ workshops and hands-on science events. We aim to use astronomy to inspire people of all ages to be interested in science, maths and technology.
Tel: 0302 770600 / 769204 / 0244341314
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Address: 12 Osu Avenue Extension, Cantonments, Accra
P. O. Box KA 30585 KIA Accra Ghana

Play Gym

Play Gym Amusement Park is situated on an acre-sized land at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre. It has a lot to offer for children and families, and provides a fun and an inexpensive way to spend special occasions (birthday parties, picnics, children’s days out, etc). The ground is well equipped with swings, bouncy castles, pool, climbing bars, carousel train, a canopy walk and lots of fun filled activities.
Tel: 026 815 1414 / 020 814 1415
Address: Ghana Trade Fair Centre, Behind Ayensu River Estates.

The Presenters

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Anis Haffar (Founder, GATE Institute)

A product of Mfantsipim School and California State University, Mr. Haffar taught English language professionally in the United States and coordinated a Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) program. In Ghana, he founded the GATE Institute to develop Seminars for updating school proprietors, heads and teachers in current trends in Education with emphasis on Critical Thinking skills. He has designed and taught a number of Teacher Education workshops through various districts in Ghana, and also taught Leadership Seminars at Ashesi University.

He has regularly appeared on various Ghanaian media to share views on Quality Education, National and International Leadership roles and the Affective Competencies for the youth in Ghana and is the author of two books: Anis Haffar also writes a column, Education Matters, for Ghana’s Daily Graphic, and The Weekend Globe.

Tel: 024 3819059


Mr. David Kwamena Tetteh

David has over 10 years teaching experience at the corporate level and is a regular visiting lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School. He has a passion for the advancement of learning through Information and Communications Technology (ICT). David followed up his passion by teaming up with a committed group of young men and the company, Finlite Ltd, is the result of their great ideas and undying passion.

Tel: 024 4610778


Mr. Maximus Ametorgoh

Mr. Maximus Ametorgoh (Managing Director, PopOut) He is the Managing Directos of PopOut, a start-up company based in Accra, and also a technology activist, social media strategist and visual communicator. He has practical experience in advertising, social media, concept/idea development, app development and new media. He regularly speaks on topical technology-industry issues, both at events and on the media and also organizes TopApps Award, Ghana’s first & premier Apps Exhibition and Award event every year.
Tel: 024 4767801


Mrs.Perpetua Dadzie

Mrs. Perpetua Dadzie (Information Studies Department, University of Ghana / President, Ghana Library Association) A Senior lecturer and Head of Department of Information Studies, University of Ghana; she holds a BA Degree in French and Linguistics, Pg. Dip in Library Studies and MPhil in Library Studies, all from the University of Ghana. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Africa. Prior to her employment at the University, Mrs. Dadzie had been a practising Librarian and for over 15 years, held various positions in school, special and university libraries in Ghana, Togo, Honduras and Jamaica. She is currently the President of the Ghana Library Association.
Tel: 0277602325


Dr. Nana Baa Wiredu (Apstar Enterprises Ltd)

He holds a BA in Languages (French and Spanish), MIA in International Affairs and MPhil/PhD in Development Planning. Dr. Wiredu has studied at the University of Ghana, University of Puerto Rico – West Indies, University of Dakar – Senegal, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A (1970-73) and City College of New York – Queens, USA. He participated in the establishment of UN Environment Programme, and worked with the UNDP and UNWTO. Dr. Wiredu also served on the Technical Advisory Committee of Tour Operators Union of Ghana in their national youth programme for first cycle schools, and has consulted on the Forestation programme for and youth hospitality programme for first cycle school for Apstar Tours Ltd
Tel: 024 1020333 / 020 2658929


Mrs. Gail A. Hyde (The Learning Playground)

She is an Early Years Professional, specialised in Dyslexia Management. She holds an MA in Childhood Studies and a Certificate in Teaching Children with Dyslexia, both from the UK. Gail Hyde runs The Learning Playground, an After School Club, with emphasis on reading and also identifying and managing dyslexia in children. She is married with two adorable children.
Tel: 024 3456110


Ms. Yesutor Gbewonyo (Autism Awareness Care and Training)

Starting out as a volunteer, Yesutor Gbewonyo trained as a facilitator and has since been very active in AACT’s education and training programs and awareness and advocacy campaigns on various social and media platforms. Yesutor has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Health Education.
Tel: 024 2666943