St. Louis College of Education, Kumasi held its 17th matriculation ceremony for students who gained admission into the College for the 2022/2023 academic year. The ceremony took place on Friday, 10 March 2023, at the College auditorium. A total of 320 students which constituted the 5th batch of the initial Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme were matriculated.
Mr Justice Owusu-Amoako, a Tutor with the Education and Professional Studies Department of the College, in an address called on the matriculants to imbibe skills and attitudes of the 21st century teacher in order to remain relevant to the nation and the world at large.
Mr Owusu-Amoako charged the students to learn leadership skills, collaborative skills, adaptive skills, lifelong learning and play advocacy for their chosen profession.
Delivering her address, the Principal of the College, Ms Monica Konnie Mensah, officially welcomed and congratulated all the 320 fresh students on their admission to the college. She recounted the many sessions the students were taken through during their weeklong orientation programme and advised them not only to study hard but to also study smart in the fast pace technological world.
The Principal admonished the students to realise that they are geniuses and have the potential to achieve remarkable results. She stated that “there are ways of learning and patterns of study that not only help make you more knowledgeable but also increase your inherent intelligence”.
Mrs Monica Konnie Mensah called on the freshers to be skilled and fluent in acquiring knowledge, and adopt the 3 models of learning, that is, visual learning, auditory learning, and kinaesthetic learning. She also advised them to find study places devoid of distraction as well as define their goals and objectives anytime they settle to learn.
The Principal also charged the students to learn computer skills and digital skills to be rounded scholars. She also entreated them to take interest in skills training programmes such as soap making, powder making, cake making, decoration of event grounds, etc in order to enhance their incomes in the future.
On issues of social relationships on and off campus, Ms Mensah advised the ladies to live in peace with all since “we are a diverse community and in diversity, we find our strength”. She also encouraged them to join and participate in clubs and associations and other groups on campus to unearth their potential.
To forestall some of the infrastructural challenges, the Principal indicated that the government has started the construction of a 300-bed capacity hostel project which is progressing steadily.