FRANCO produces best College of Education Student in the Volta Region

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By Lorlornyofm July 3, 2017 08:44

FRANCO produces best College of Education Student in the Volta Region

The St. Francis College of Education (FRANCO) in Hohoe has produced the best College of Education student in the Volta Region.

 

Evaristus Ametefe did not only topple the 2016 diploma graduating batch at FRANCO, but also scored the highest mark among his year group in the seven Colleges of Education in the Volta Region.

 

Mr Ametefe has, thus been awarded by the University of Cape Coast (UCC) for his sterling academic performance and has been offered scholarship to pursue his degree at the university.

 

The Principal of St. Francis College of Education, Mr Raphael Kodzo Kwashie revealed this at the weekend during the 10th Congregation of the College, which graduated 470 teacher-trainees.

 

Mr Kwashie, in an address said FRANCO had on three successive years won the Overall Best Student Award in the Volta Region, a feat he attributed to the hardwork of tutors and the high level of discipline inculcated into the student body.

 

“The performance of St. Francis College of Education among the 40 public Colleges of Education in the country has been very consistent since the inception of the Diploma in Basic Education programme. The College continues to be amomg the top colleges in the country. I attribute this success and consistent performance rate to the dedication and hardwork of my staff; teaching and non-teaching as well as the commitment and discipline of the students,” he noted.

 

He lamented about the old-aged land encroachment menace, noting that the phenomenon had assumed an alarming rate which would require the intervention of government, the traditional rulers and well-meaning citizens of the Gbi land.

 

The Principal also stressed the need for a new dinning hall for the college, as the existing 400-student capacity facility can no longer accommodate the more than 800 students, who turn up to eat, some of whom he said are compelled to eat under trees and in the open.

 

He was full of praise to the former Volta Regional Minister, Madam Helen Adjoa Ntoso, also a former student, for her instrumentality in securing funds through the GetFund project for the construction of a one-storey girls dormitory.

 

“This is surely going to increase female intake during the next admission.”

 

He, however, appealed to government, through Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to pay John Mork Company Limited, the contractor who built the facility.

 

The Minister of State, In-Charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, speaking as the Guest Speaker, urged them to be abreast of the current trend in the 21st century, using the newest methodical approaches in teaching.

 

He was hopefull that the newly trained teachers will accept posting to deprived communities, and make a differrence in the lives of the children they will teach.

 

Out of the 470 teacher-trainees who graduated: nine had First Class Honours; 150 had Second Class Upper; 228 graduated with Second Class Lower; 73 had Third Class Honours and three had Pass.

 

Seven students from the 2014 and 2015 batches, who for one reason or another could not graduate, were also graduated successfully.

 

Story by Isaac Kwesi Mintah

 

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