Dambai College of Education holds 11th congragation

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By Lorlornyofm June 19, 2018 07:24

Dambai College of Education holds 11th congragation

Dr. Musah Yambah Issahaku in a handshake with the best student, Nina Dominic Mawindal

 

The Dambai College of Education (DACE), affiliated to the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has held its 11th Congregation ceremony for students who had successfully completed their programmes in the 2016/2017 academic year.

A total of 327 students made up of 167 regular students and 160 Untrained Teachers Diploma in Basic Education (UTTBDE) students graduated on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

They were awarded Diploma in Basic Education. Out of the 167 regular students had only one student obtained first class, 38 had second class upper, 59 obtained second class lower, 47 had third class and 22 recorded passes. The UTTBDE made up of 160 graduates had one student obtain third class division and 159 passes.

Delivering a keynote address on the theme, “The introduction of the four-year Bachelor of Education Degree Programme: the role of T-TEL Ghana”, the Country Director and Team Leader of T-TEL Ghana, Todd Robin said Ghana is failing at the most important aspect of education especially at the basic level where school children are completing the basic level of education without the ability to read and write fluently.

He also noted that the education system in Ghana is focused only on examination thereby making the students to engage in ‘chew and pour’ practice of learning.

He said the system must rather encourage development of critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Mr. Robin, said it is in view of this that, the introduction of the four-year Bachelor of Education Degree Programme will help bring concrete measures to curb the lapses and poor academic performance at the basic level.

He announced the readiness of T-TEL to support and equip teachers of the various colleges with new knowledge and strategies to deliver quality teaching and learning in preparedness as colleges assume tertiary status.

The Principal of Dambai College of Education, Dr. Musah Yambah Issahaku, said, infrastructural projects including the complex assembly hall, the administrative block and the construction of roads linking various parts of the campus have been halted. He called on government to come to the aid of the school to give the college a face-lift befitting a tertiary status.

He commended the Member of Parliament for Krachi East, Michael Jato for helping resolve the inadequate water sanitation temporarily. He also admonished to find permanent solutions to the water crises in the school.

“Since he is an old student of the college, he needs to lead the finding solutions to our problems, for in the treatment of a dog, it is the owner that holds the head”, he said.

Dr. Yambah Issahaku, urged the graduates to eschew any form of laziness and truancy in the performance of their duty. He also advised the male graduates to shun away from having sexual affairs with the little girls in their various stations.

“You will lose your respect if you do so, for when a lion puts on the skin of a monkey, it is pursued by dogs”, he stated.

“Do not meddle with the geopolitics of the area when you are posted. You may not know the people you are dealing with, for I believe that when a goat is made the MC in a dinner of wolves, he positions himself by the door. You should avoid heated political arguments as much as possible, for when two hawks are fighting, the hen does not run commentary”, he told the graduates.

Mr. Nina Dominic Mawindal who presented the valedictory address on behalf of the grandaunts recounted how challenging it was to combine academic work with and social roles.

He congratulated his fellow grandaunts for their determination to successfully complete their respective programmes of study and wished them well in their future endeavours.

GBCONLINE

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