Wednesday, May 5, 2010
As I am a junior in high school, the SAT is the most stressful thing to think about at this point in my life! I am actually taking the SAT here in Ghana two days before my birthday! So, to prepare for my big test, I have been taking some SAT study courses at the US Embassy at the EducationUSA Advising Department. To the equivalence of 70 US cents, I sit in an air conditioned room equipped with a full library and computers. For four hours my fellow Ghanaian "classmates" and I sit and exercise our brains with SAT practice problems and standard English lessons. It is so nice that the US Embassy has made this available to its country's citizens to able themselves to fulfill their dreams to go to America to study. One person that I chatted with wants to go to America to study to be a marine biologist. In Ghana they don't quite have the resources and equipment to support such a career fully. So studying to get a good score on the upcoming SAT would enable this person to travel to America, learn all that is required, and bring it back to Ghana to educate others! This department (Ghana) also receives the largest amount of financial aid and scholarship awards for college students out of all the African countries. I just think that it's great that people get the opportunity to carryout their passions here in Ghana; whether they come from a wealthy family or not. All it takes is a bit of hard work and dedication! Osei Ghana (Go Ghana!!)!!