COPIL 2019 : Teaching of French in the military [fr]
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the steering committee of the project on the teaching of French in the military was held at the Alliance Française in Accra in the presence of HE Anne-Sophie Avé, Ambassador of France to Ghana.
This project, created in 2003 by the military cooperation of the French Embassy in collaboration with the Ghanaian army’s education department, enables its officers to learn the French language in order to conduct operations in French-speaking countries. To date, five language centres have been opened to offer French courses taught by qualified Ghanaian teachers, some of whom have been trained in France.
The main objectives of the annual steering committee are to review the project and achievements in 2019 and to propose new objectives for 2020. In 2019, 214 trainees attended French courses. With a success rate of nearly 89% in the DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française), teachers and trainees have once again demonstrated their determination and willingness to learn a necessary language in the field of international action.
At the committee meeting, Lieutenant-Colonel Thierry GELAS-DORE, Liaison Officer, and Evelyne SASSY-AKUÉ, the French Language teaching coordinator in the military, awarded the "Best 2019 Centre" diploma to the Tamale Centre for its excellent results during the 2019 academic year. Indeed, thanks to its teachers Elom NYONATO and Narcisse COUASSI-ABOU, the centre registered 42 trainees for the DELF exam and obtained a 100% success rate. Congratulations!