Ghanaians have been urged to take keen interest in learning foreign languages to enhance their communication with their foreign neighbours.
Ms. Angelina Osei, Acting Director of the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), who launched the call, said Ghana’s being surrounded by French-speaking neighbors compelled the country to focus on learning new languages.
Speaker at 21st from the Institute’s Kumasi campus, she said that multilingual education was an indispensable tool for peace, tolerance, diversity and understanding.
Twenty-nine students, including 20 boys and nine girls, were admitted to various courses at the bachelor’s, higher national diploma and bachelor’s levels for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Ms. Osei encouraged new students to take their studies seriously and avoid procrastination since the Institute has not compromised on the integrity of its examination.
She also asked students to use the appropriate channels provided to address their concerns on campus if they encountered any difficulties that threatened their time on campus.
“You come from different backgrounds. Don’t allow yourself to be under a bad influence. Be careful of the company you keep as it may lead to truncating your continued stay here,” she added.
Ms. Osei advised the students to work hard to become responsible citizens who would contribute to national development.
She announced that the Institute will introduce in the next academic year seven industry-relevant programs aimed at training students to play a vital role in the socio-economic development of the country.