HOLY Child College of Education over the weekend held a matriculation ceremony for 344 diplomas students in Takoradi in the Western Region.
The ceremony was to usher in fresh students who would undertake courses in basic education (general programme and early childhood programme). Headmistress of the College, Mrs. Margaret Boadiwaa Lemaire, said the ceremony was a key academic procedure to welcome newly enrolled students qualified to undertake excellent education.
She said the selection of the students was based on their academic qualification, abilities and aptitudes, and was therefore hopeful the students would uphold the standards of personal conducts, honesty, integrity and sincerity of purpose to sustain the image of the college.
Mrs. Lemaire said the essential purpose of tertiary education is to equip students in solving challenges by means of proper analysis and generating solutions to them, saying this will form the basis for the future of the students. She explained that the school also recognises the need to equip graduates with intellectual and employable skills to help students and alumni explore possible careers that match their skills and interest.
Mrs. Lemaire urged the students to study hard and imbibe the practical skills to improve upon their work performance and take advantage of every facility available to enable them acquire the knowledge and skills they need for their careers. She also assured the students to be of good behaviours and instil good morals.
Council Chairman, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, added that students will not only be academically skewed but also practically and professional oriented, thus they will be equipped to enhance their career prospects.
He urged the students to be disciplined in the area of time management and adhere to all rules and regulations to achieve academic success. The occasion was graced by Prof. Anthony Annan Prah, a representative of affiliate university, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Madam Benedicta Biney, former Director of Education, Madam Enyonam Amafugah, Regional Director of Education Western Region, Nana Fijaiba, Queen mother of Fijai, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, the Council Chairman and Mrs. Margaret Boadiwaa Lemaire, the Principal.
Source: Ghana/todaygh.com/Simon Ahensah