The St. Francis College of Education at Hohoe has awarded Diploma in Basic Education Certificate to over 200 newly trained teachers.
The certificates were presented to the new teachers made up of 73 females and 182 males during the College’s 11th Congregation held on the School’s premises.
Mr. Raphael Kodzo Kwashie, the College’s Principal, commended the graduates for their academic performance and advised them to be self-disciplined in their field of work.
“My graduates, I don’t have many things to tell you but what I want to say briefly is that the world is a very big but place, be nice to people be humble, stand for the truth at all times, and above all don’t forget your God” he said.
He said the College, since its establishment over hundred years ago had provided sound academic and morale training to its trainees, who are serving in various sectors of the country.
“The College continues to turn out students with fantastic results, in the maiden Diploma in Basic Education Examination results in 2007, Franco top all the 38 public college of education then by placing first, with the introduction of excellent award by University of Cape Coast (UCC) the list is never complete without the names of Franco students”
Mr. Kwashie stressed that despite the success, the College over the years have been battling with inadequate infrastructures, unavailability of school bus and poor road network within the campus.
He however appealed to government agencies to come to the aid of the School in providing these needs, mostly the GetFund Authority to complete some stalled facilities to house more students.
A High Court Judge, Justin Kofi Dorgu, who represented the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo as the guest speaker, advised the new teachers to exhibit the knowledge acquired to raise responsible future leaders, saying “you should be role model of everybody, the letter writer, the interpreter, the mediator and a linguist to the chief” he said.
He also called on them to serve as a mouthpiece of security to help reduce criminal and conflict relates issues in the various educational institutions they would be posted.
The Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, Andrew Teddy Ofori assured that, the challenges at College would be forwarded to the appropriate quarters for redress.
Five of the graduands were also honoured for their sterling performances, they include Best Behaved Student (Class of 2017) Donkor Ernest, Most Innovative Student, Agbador Larry Kofi, Best Student in General Studies Programme, Vita Samuel, Best Student in Science/Maths Programme and the 2017 Best Graduating Student goes to Seddoh Onorion Raul.
By: Albert Kuzor/ Voltaonlinegh.com