British Council has established an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) venue in Kumasi to improve on their examination services delivery and make them accessible to customers in the Ashanti and Northern Regions.IELTS

A statement issued by Madam Efua Asiedu, British Council Country Exams Manager and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday said the move will bring the test to the doorsteps of candidates and remove the burden of travelling to Accra to write the exams.

British Council Ghana Country Director Liliana Biglou said: ?I am delighted to announce the opening of an IELTS test centre in British Council Kumasi to bring the test closer to our customers in the Northern regions, particularly as more Ghanaians each year, are choosing to sit IELTS to increase their global education and employment opportunities?.

The statement said IELTS could now be written in Kumasi starting in February 2015 at the British Council?s office, Adum.

It said the first examination would be held on Saturday, February 7, at New Mission Academy- Opposite Lasarp Hotel, Kwadaso, Agric Junction.

It noted that IELTS candidates in Ashanti and northern Regions would also attend their speaking test session at the British Council office in Kumasi.

The statement said registration was ongoing via online at

IELTS is jointly managed by British Council, IDP-IELTS Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, giving it truly international scope and enabling English language learners from around the globe to further their education.

The British Council is the UK?s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

The Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.



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