Proud Past, Bright Future: Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert Marks Diamond Jubilee

Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert school in Ghana has marked its 60th anniversary, commemorating six decades of academic excellence, cultural enrichment and fostering international understanding.

With the theme “Proud Past, Bright Future: Reflecting on 60 Years of Lycee Excellence”, the colourfulevent mixed with joy and cheers from students and parents, was graced by H.E. Nana Addo DankwaAkufo Addo, President of Republic of Ghana. The event saw the participation of other dignitaries including Dr. Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, Jules Armand Aniambossou, the French Ambassador to Ghana, Ms Anna Bossman, The Ghanaian Ambassador to France and many others.

Addressing the audience, President Nana Addo, lauded the institution's enduring commitment to nurturing global citizens. He stated, "Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert has been instrumental in shaping the intellectual landscape of our nation. For 60 years, it has stood as a beacon of academic rigor and cultural exchange, fostering a spirit of collaboration and understanding among students from diverse backgrounds."

The President highlighted the importance of education for children. “Education is the cornerstone of our nation's future, and it is our solemn duty to ensure that every child in Ghana has access to quality education. It is through education that we empower our youth, unlock their potential, and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.”

“As we celebrate Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert’s 60th anniversary, let us reaffirm our commitment to providing all children with the tools they need to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances." He added

The French Ambassador to Ghana, Jules Armand Aniambossou, commended the school's contribution to promoting Franco-Ghanaian relations and advancing the French language and culture. "Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert serves as a bridge between our two nations, promoting cultural exchange and strengthening ties between our people. It is a testament to the enduring friendship and cooperation between France and Ghana." He stated.

Also speaking at the event, the Board Chair, Mr. Jean-Louis FEGHALI, reflected on the school's journey and its role in shaping future generations. "As we celebrate this significant milestone, we pay tribute to the visionaries who laid the foundation of this institution and the countless students and educators who have contributed to its legacy of excellence.”

“Our commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and global citizenship remains steadfast as we embark on the next phase of our journey. Lycée Français International Jacques Prévert has not only been a school; it has been a cornerstone of inspiration, fostering a community where students learn, grow, and become global citizens.”

As we commemorate 60 years of excellence, our commitment to shaping minds and nurturing talent remains stronger than ever as the school plans to embark on massive expansion projects.

The attendance of dignitaries, alumni, parents, students and well-wishers of the school showcased the school’s legacy which extends far beyond academic achievement. It is a testament to the power of education to transcend boundaries and unite people in a common pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and mutual respect.

The anniversary celebration featured various cultural performances, alumni reunions, and exhibitions showcasing the school's rich history and achievements.

About Lycée Français International Accra (LFIA)

Established in 1963 by the Association of Parents and School, the Lycée Français International Accra (LFIA) was founded with the aim of providing the French curriculum to both Ghanaian and foreign students.

Over the years, LFIA has experienced steady growth and has been located in East Legon since 2000. During this time, the school has doubled its student population from 300 to over 700, welcoming more than thirty nationalities ranging from kindergarten to secondary high school.

As a member of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad), a globally recognized network of French schools, LFIA is renowned for its exceptional academic teaching and international environment, adhering to the French curriculum and international best practices. See below for contact information.