Ghana has a long-standing educational partnership relationships with Canadian institutions of higher learning, dating back to the early 1960s. More recently, the Mission’s priorities, in line with Government of Ghana policy directions, is to focus on educational partnerships to enhance more practical technical and vocational skills development in order to create jobs, especially for the youth. Additionally, Ghana is seeking to build capacities for collaborative research engagements with Canadian institutions. In this respect:
- Ghana High Commission has started engaging with the Government of Quebec in relation to linkages with Quebec-based colleges and universities to support Polytechnics in Ghana
- Universities in Canada, such as University of Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and others, are engaged in various forms of research, student and faculty exchange partnerships with Universities of Ghana, University for Development Studies, and the University of Cape Coast.
- The MasterCard Foundation based in Toronto Canada, is actively supporting both the KNUST and the Ashesi University in developing youth entrepreneurship, as well as promoting development of a large number of African scholars, including a specific on women and girls education.