13 February 2013

Ghana: Work Promotion for Ghanaian Fellow After His Experience With the Alliance in the UK

A Ghanaian education professional is celebrating his promotion at work, less than a year after his visit to the UK on the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Scheme.

The Alliance sends hearty congratulations to former commonwealth fellow Adam Seidu Danda today as he shared the great news of his promotion to District Education Directorate for the district of Bunkpurugu Yunyoo, Ghana.

Seidu participated in the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Scheme last year, with three other education professionals, spending time with organisations in the UK and completing working placements in order to experience the education sector and learn from education experts.

Here is his message to the Anglican Alliance, which details his achievement and expresses his thanks for the scheme:

"The big news of the year I am sending you is that following a highly competitive interview I have been promoted to the grade of Director II in the Ghana Education Service and am now posted to manage a district in the north-eastern part of the country, in a district called Bunkpurugu Yunyoo. The district capital is Bunkpurugu you can find it when you log into Ghana. Many thanks to Anglican Alliance for all you did and above all the management course organised for us at the University of Nottingham. I was the only candidate who impressed the national panel in Accra; I have been given the opportunity out of thirteen short-listed candidates from the Northern Region of Ghana.

"I was to take over my new post as substantive District Director on the 28th of January 2013, but being such a high post the directorate is being audited before I take over on the 20th of February 2013.

"So you see to report after a year of fellowship with Anglican Alliance in the UK I only have to say that following my fellowship the Ghana Education Service has now promoted me to manage a District Education Directorate (the equivalent of a Borough Education Secretary in the UK).

"I am really really happy and I know the Alliance must be, because I strongly believe that my educational study tour of the UK played out for my success."

Watch this video from Adam Seidu Dauda reporting on his experience on the fellowship scheme and showing the ways that his work in Ghana has benefited from his learning.

Many congratulations to Adam on his success, and best wishes for the 20th February and the beginning of his new role!

The Alliance are looking forward to this year's fellowship scheme, which invites four healthcare professionals from Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan to learn from the healthcare sector in the UK.

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