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Buduburam
Refugee Community School

Country:

  • Ghana

Description:

  • The Buduburam Refugee Community school, located at the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Gomoa, Ghana-West Africa was established in 1990 by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to address the educational needs of thousands of Liberian refugees who had escaped the civil war back home. Presently, its day-to-day affairs are conducted by a School Management Committee which was constituted by the refugee community leadership following the withdrawal of UNHCR from the camp in 2000.
  • The school, has a current enrollment of approximately 2000 students consisting of two major divisions:
    • A primary section and a junior secondary section, running from grade one to grade nine.
    • A senior secondary section running from grade ten to grade twelve.
  • The primary and junior secondary section offers a pre-technical skills program; the senior secondary school section offers an Arts and a Business program. Courses taught at the school include Language Arts, General Science, Agricultural Science, Environmental studies, Mathematics, History, Christian Religious studies, Governmental studies, Basic Reading and writing skills, Accounting, Economics, Business Management and Costing, Pre-technical skills, Business Management and Catering.

Comments:

  • Although it lacks basic facilities such as a computer laboratory, library, and adequate infrastructural facilities, the school is well staffed with fifty-five (55) trained and competent school administrations and teachers who are themselves Liberian refugees. However, it solicits for support and assistance from humanitarian and donor organizations, countries and individuals who are interested in its welfare as it is largely supported by the Parents' Teacher Association.

Contact:

  • Buduburam Refugee Community School
  • P.O.BOX 46
  • State House
  • Buduburam Refugee Camp
  • Gomoa District
  • Accra, Ghana
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