The Municipal Chief Executive Officer ( MCE ) for Komenda- Edina- Eguafo- Abirem, ( KEEA), Hon. Appiah Korang has urged the graduands of teacher training College not to rest on their oars but instead, try to improve on their education to the appreciable level.
This, he noted would further enhance their status and equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills to become marketable in the global competitive job market.
” I want to encourage you to see your graduation as the beginning of a new one to come”, he said, adding that ” every end has a new beginning and that this occasion is your tickets to your next destination”.
The MCE further assured that his outfit would do everything possible to address the students concerns and intimated that the Assembly has already completed a feasibility studies and will soon start work on main road from the Komenda junction to the college which is in a deplorable state which had been a major setback to the college’s advancement.
The MCE who gave the assurance when he joined several other dignitaries to mark the 10th Annual Congregation for graduation of 2016/17 Sandwich & Regular Students at the Komenda College of Education on Saturday.
The auspicious occasion drew together several imminent people from all walks of life including Politicians, Clergy, Academicians, KOSA, Parents and was well-wishers and chaired by the College’s Principal, Mrs. Comfort Sarpong Akosa with Prof Joshua Alfred Amuah, Dean of Faculty of Music, University of Ghana, Legon as the Guest- Speaker.
In his keynote address, Prof Joshua Alfred Amuah who is also a proud product of the College however reminiscent the experience of his student days in the college to serve as a guide to upcoming students of his alma mater.
Besides, he dwelled extensively on the topic of what constitute Quality Education saying ” it is important that elements that form quality education such as Attitudinal Change be reflected in the conduct of the instructor in order to impact on the students” adding that ” example is always better than precept”.
Prof Amuah then urged the young graduands to live the ideals of the College in wherever they find themselves as teachers while concluding that ” in spite of their problems, they should look beyond saying “behind the cloudy weather, there is sun shine” and furthermore, they say there is always a light at the end of the tunnel”.
For her part, Mrs. Comfort Sarpong Akosa, the college’s Principal lauded the founding farthers of the college for their remarkable sense and vision and also praised the hierarchy of Methodist Church for their motivation which she observed had enabled smooth administration of the college.
She also commended the Management, Staff and KOSA for their unyielding sports and regular contributions towards their alma mater and urged them to go the extra mile.
Touching on challenges facing the college, she enumerated a few of them specifically the deplorable state of the main road from the Komenda junction to the college which she described as a disincentive to the progress of the college and extended a passionate appeal to give to come to the aid of the college.
Earlier in a welcome address, Mr.Samuel Kow Parker, the Vice Principal traced the history of the college which was established by the Methodist church in 1947to be used as the Church’s teacher training college.
He further said the college had a track record having churned out several quality teachers who were well placed in the society and thus challenged the young grace to follow suit.
Contributing, Prof Eric Nyarko Sampson, Dean of Graduate Studies, UCC who deputised for the Prof Amppiah-Ghartey, the Vice- Chancellor ( UCC) prior to dissolution of the Congregation advised the graduands to go out there to serve as role model in all their engagements in order to impact their students and their communities in which they live.
From: Rev. Edwin Kojo sakyi