The institution was the only pre-tertiary school across the entire continent selected for this prestigious award after a rigorous screening and voting process from the hosting World quality body, BID.
The event was presided by Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO, along with outstanding personalities from the business world and diplomatic corps. The award represents Golden Sunbeam International Schools commitment to make quality a core focus for continuous improvement and to maintain leadership in its sector and community.
According to Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO, “The award recipients are icons of commitment to leadership, technology and innovation, making them models for others in their sectors.”
In this way, the quality symbol and BID's QC100 Model is present in 179 countries around the world, creating a firm ground for the implementation of integral quality processes through the technology and procedures of this model of total quality management. The purpose of awards is to recognize the commitment to quality of those awarded in the top areas of business, services and industry
Other companies and organizations from Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East, received the World Quality Commitment in recognition of their achievements and commitment to quality, thereby joining the historic group of prestigious BID Winners of 2015.
Mr. Opare reiterated his institution’s vision of redefining education in the last 5 year and how it is impacting education sector positively in Ghana. He further explained that one of the innovations recently introduced in Golden Sunbeam is the ICT led education at the Basic and High School level over the last five years with the use of tablets in teaching and learning, culminating in the learners receiving their lesson content electronically on a learning management system (EMLEARNER) before going to class. This is to allow learners to read ahead, find out more about the topic and get their questions ready for discussions in class when they met their teachers. This great innovation saves class time and allows one -on -one interaction, which affords training executives ample time to identify and assist learners who may be struggling with academic work. Parents on the other hand can also monitor the progress of their wards through this system.
Future Outlook & Other Achievements
Golden Sunbeam is working on affiliating with quality conscious and reputable universities around the globe to deliver world class education in other areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) as well as education, physician assistant programs, medical laboratory technology, computer science, ICT, Montessori education, and relevant business courses.
Other notable alumnus from the school include Ezekiel Ansah who was a former prefect was the first Ghanaian to be drafted into the American National Football League (NFL) after graduating with a BS in Actuarial Science in Brigham Young University. Other learners are studying medicine, humanities and social sciences in universities in Ghana, Europe, China, Canada and America.
A former school prefect of the senior high school, Emmanuel Ampadu who was the commander of the Golden Sunbeam Naval Cadet, now studying in Ashesi University College won a Dalai Lama fellowship award in the USA in recent times.
Golden Sunbeam was founded on May 22, 1989 by Mrs. Monica Ohene Opare, an entrepreneur, in an effort to rescue children roaming the streets of Odorkor, in Accra, Ghana. Another another branch of the school was started at Adenta, a suburb of Accra on January 4, 1993.