German Swiss International School (Ghana)

German Swiss International School Accra (GSIS-Accra or German: Schweizerschule Akkra) is a German-Swiss international school in Accra, Ghana. It serves elementary and junior high school levels.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 1966, the RMS Swiss School,[2] meaning Ramseyer Memorial[1] opened in Accra with two teachers and 23 students. The school became jointly sponsored by Germany and Switzerland and uses a bilingual German–English programme.[2]

DemographicsEdit

As of 2007, almost all of the colored children came from mixed families, and only one student was 100% Ghanaian.[3]

In 2009, the school had 75 students.[1]

As of 2013, the school had 90 students originating from 13 countries in years nursery through 10 (age 15), and 15 teachers.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "German Swiss international school takes on new image" (Archive). General News of Sunday (GNA). 8 November 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Geschichte der Schule" (Archive). German Swiss International School Accra. 8 Retrieved August 2015.
  3. ^ "Die kosmopolitischsten unter den Schweizer Schulen" (Archive). Swissinfo. 7 July 2007. Retrieved on 6 November 2015. "In Accra ist denn auch nur eine Schülerin 100%-ig ghanesisch, und alle anderen farbigen Kinder mit beinahe blonden Haaren stammen aus gemischten Familien."
  4. ^ Home page (). German Swiss International School Accra. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2015.

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