Mr. Israel Titi Ofei has a BSc in Chemistry and attended an MA in Education programme at the Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. He has been a teacher of long standing, first at the prestigious Achimota School, Ghana, then for the past twenty-four years, at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (SOS-HGIC), where he first served as Vice Principal and is now the Principal.
Mr. Ofei was also an Educational Consultant for the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) educational projects in Ghana and also served on the SOS Kinderdorf International Organisation’s Educational Expert Team that worked on its current Educational Policy. He was involved in the educational reform process in Ghana, serving as a Trainer of Trainers during the reforms of 1987. He was involved in the National Distance Education Programme in Ghana (especially the Educational Television Programmes and Girls Clinic for the promotion of Science and Mathematics Education) and he leads School Authorisation Visits for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for Europe, Africa and the Middle East Region.
He has also served as a consultant to various schools in Ghana and Nigeria, assisting them to introduce the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programmes. He initiated the SOS-HGIC Distant Intervention Programmes for SOS schools across Africa.
Mr. Ofei’s core values include integrity, compassion, the courage to do right and respect for all, especially children. He believes that all children can learn successfully if given the right support and he is committed to life-long learning. His key interests include:
- Educational Improvement and Quality Issues
- Educational Access and Equity Issues
- Institutional Capacity Building
- Skills Development
Mr. Ofei was born on 27th October 1954 and is an educator whose vision is both international and Pan-African. He has a broad spectrum of knowledge and contacts, as well as the interest and vigour, to make a meaningful contribution to any undertaking that he commits himself to. He serves on the following Boards:
- SOS Children’s Villages Association, Ghana
- The International Senate of SOS Children’s Villages (SOS-KDI)
- Child Helpline Foundation, Ghana
- Institute of Teacher Education and Development (INTED), Chair
- International Schools, Association (ISA)
- Databank Educational Investment Fund- Edifund, Chair
Mr. Ofei Chaired the Board of Ghana Industrial Skills Development Centre and continues to pursue his desire to develop 21st century skills in young people.