Feasibility study on establishing a French-English bilingual school at Medie in the Ga-West District for Mr and Mrs Paintsil

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2017-04
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Okyne, Naa Okailey
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Mr. and Mrs. Paintsils are a young couple who recently bought a plot of land at Akutuase/Medie and intend to develop the land by establishing a bilingual school on the land. The main objective of this study is to determine the feasibility, viability and desirability of establishing a bilingual school in Akutuase. Secondary data collected from online journals, news articles and scholarly articles showed that bilingualism is being bilingual is important because it gives a person a competitive edge in the society and aids in communication. The best form of bilingual education is one where the pupil develops mastery over the two languages whereas the best structure is the 50/50 structure with both languages being used equally in schools. It is essential to study French in Ghana because Ghana has French-speaking neighbors and is also a member of bodies like the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) where French is one of the languages for communication. Nonetheless, factors that would hinder the project of the clients include l inflation rates which was 12.80% as at March 2017 and government establishing about a hundred community day schools To test for the viability, thirty parents were interviewed from neighboring towns around Medie. From the study conducted it was clear that there was no other bilingual school in the area and parent were willing to send their children to such a school provided it was at an affordable cost. However, financially, the project will not be feasible as the clients will not be able to recover their initial investments even after thirty years. The proposed solution therefore is a lean-start-up model where the clients run series of tests on generated hypotheses to assess the reaction of customers and make the necessary adjustments where needed. It is flexible and less costly as it does not require a large initial investment.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, April 2017
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Medie, Ghana, fesibility study, pedagogy, bilingual education
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