Anis Haffar

Anns H_1newAuthor, Columnist, Adjunct Lecturer, Teacher, and a Trainer of Teachers, Anis Haffar is committed to preparing a new generation of students and teachers for national and international leadership.

Columnist:  His columns, Education Matters with Anis Haffar, appears on Mondays in the Daily Graphic (Ghana), and in Business World Magazine (Ghana), under the banner, LEADERS – HUMAN CAPITAL.

He’s the author of the book “LEADERSHIP: Reflections on Some Movers, Shakers and Thinkers” which he used to teach Leadership Seminars at Ashesi University (2010 – 2011). His second book “MFANTSIPIM: The Makers of a Great School” was launched as a Fund Raising event for his alma mater at the Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence, Accra. He is working on his next book titled, “Transforming Education for Quality Leadership and Prosperity” which is a must read for all teachers, parents, policy makers, and governments.

Mr Haffar started off professionally in the United States with the Los Angeles Unified School District where, for 10 years (1984 – 1994), he taught English Language, English Literature, and Communication Skills. Additionally, he coordinated a Gifted An32ed Talented Education (GATE) program introduced by the State of California. He also taught English as Second Language (ESL) with the Dibble Adult School, La Puente, California.

In Ghana, he founded the GATE Institute in 1996 to update administrators and teachers in current trends in Education, especially in Critical Thinking for Effective Learning, ICT applications in Schemes of Work / Weekly Forecasts, Instructional Strategies, and Teaching and Learning Materials in public and private schools. He has designed and conducted numerous workshops and Teacher Education seminars in Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning in schools across the regions, from Greater Accra to the Mamprusi District in Northern Ghana; and for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s 7 sub-metros.    Participants in the Workshops for private schools include: Alpha Beta Christian College; 2. St. Martin De Porres; 3. Ave Maria; 4. Rect Academy; 5. North Ridge Lyceum; 6. Crown Prince Academy; 7. Faith Montessori, 8. Morning Star, 9. Jack & Jill, 10. John Teye Memorial Institute, 11. D & D Academy; 12. Ridge School.

He taught Leadership Seminars at Ashesi University College, and Literature in English (Cambridge International Examination, CIE) at Alpha Beta Christian College, Accra. He has been a resource person on various radio stations including: Citi Fm, Joy Fm, Vibe Fm, Radio Gold, Sunny Fm, Starr Fm, etc on topics on Education: Ghana Youth Policy and Youth Empowerment; Educational Institutions in Ghana; BECE Examination Results;  2009 Presidential Debates, etc.

He has appeared on TV Africa, GTV, Metro TV, ETV, TV3, Digital TV, and Joy TV for various discussions and interviews on Education Reforms. He was on Monday mornings on ATV “Anopa Bosuo” for a Twi program on Education, and on Wednesday mornings on Quality Education on XYZ radio 93.1 fm.