Over 6k teacher trainees graduate from UCC

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Over 6,000 teacher trainees have graduated from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the Central Region.

During the ceremony, Vice Chancellor, Professor Johnson Nyarko Boampong entreated graduating teachers of the school to embrace technological and innovative teaching methods to make the best impact on their students.

He urged them to stay informed about educational policies and adapt accordingly while sharpening their communication and instructional techniques.

He said as teachers, they needed to build rapport and have empathy toward their students to create a friendly academic environment where the students could reach their full potential.

The Vice Chancellor was addressing the first and second sessions of the university’s 56th congregation which graduated 6,819 students at the Institute of Education of the College of Education Studies.

Education Studies, he said they were mentoring many Colleges of Education and organizing continuous development programs for in-service teachers in the Central Region in areas including good governance, finance, administration, and academic research.

He said in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and the Trades Union Congress, the college was running special programs for non-professional teachers in private schools under the Ghana CARES Obatanpa program.

He added that it also undertook a project to adopt selected low-performing basic schools in Cape Coast to improve teaching and learning.

The Vice-Chancellor further flaunted UCC’s position as the topmost-ranked university in Ghana and West Africa and among the top 10 ranked universities in Africa. He said the feat was unprecedented in any university in Ghana and assured that they would continue to forge strategic partnerships in areas of their core mandates to consolidate their achievements.

Prof. Boampong appealed to the university community to ensure that the campus was violence-free going into the 2024 general elections. He admonished the student body, members of staff, and management to be tolerant of one another, reminding them of the potential dangers which accompanied conflicts and war.

The valedictorian, Mr Osei, encouraged his colleagues to continue to add value to themselves and put their knowledge and skills to use to benefit society.

 

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